It would be fair to say that the novel coronavirus – now named Covid-19 – has been making our work at the Asia New Zealand Foundation a bit more challenging.
Kia ora koutou. Kia pai, kia harikoa hoki Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. It is an important week in Aotearoa as it is a chance for us to celebrate and help revitalise this country’s indigenous language.
‘Governance’ is one of those words so often used these days that when said it can mean nothing or everything. It is, at its core, one of the key parts of any functioning organisation, hard to get righ
With the country now at level 2 and most days seeing no new cases of COVID-19 reported, things have begun to return to something more closely resembling life before the virus.
It’s hard to believe another year is almost over. Looking back over the activities the Foundation has delivered or supported, and people and organisations we have been involved with, it amazes me how
At the start of the month, at the invitation of Singapore Defence Minister and Asia New Zealand Foundation Honorary Adviser Dr Ng Eng Hen, Foundation Chairman Hon John Luxton and I attended the Shangr
By the time this newsletter goes out, I will be in New Delhi for a Track II (informal diplomacy) dialogue the Foundation is leading in partnership with the New Zealand India Research Institute.
Kia ora koutou. Since last month's update I've spent a fair bit of time on the road - first up was our annual ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand (AANZ) dialogue in Kuala Lumpur, organised with partners AsiaL
Executive director Simon Draper writes about what has been happening over the last month, and what we can look forward to in May.
No doubt everyone's minds are still on last night's political events, so I'm willing to accept my update this month may not be the topic du jour of watercooler conversations. Despite this, I'm happy t
Since my last update, we've welcomed nine new New Zealand Honorary Advisers to the team and said goodbye to a departing cohort.