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SCNZ 2017 Conference

News posted 7 February 2017 by Jess Corbett

Sister Cities New Zealand 2017 Conference is being held in Invercargill, 4-6 May 2017.

The Theme is Communication Overcoming Distance.

Conference 2017

Mayoral Forum

Conference Programme

Accommodation, tour and price options

Registration Form

Dunedin Otaru Sister City Society - Nov 2016 newsletter

News posted 28 November 2016 by Jess Corbett

October 2016 newsletter

News posted 14 November 2016 by Jess Corbett

SCNZ Newsletter August 2016

News posted 31 August 2016 by Jess Corbett

Indigenous writers to take part in festival

News posted 12 July 2016 by Jess Corbett

Indigenous writers from Adelaide and Seattle – two of Christchurch’s Sister Cities – will take part in this year’s Word Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival.

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SCNZ Newsletter June 2016

News posted 7 July 2016 by Jess Corbett

CLAIR newsletter 100 - June 2016

News posted 6 July 2016 by Jess Corbett

Sister Cities Australia June 2016 newsletter

News posted 6 July 2016 by Jess Corbett

SCNZ 2016 Conference programme

News posted 30 May 2016 by Jess Corbett

2016 SCNZ Conference Presentations

News posted 8 May 2016 by Jess Corbett

Here are PDF copies of the presentations from the 2016 SCNZ conference in Nelson, 29th and 30th April, and also presentations from the Mayoral Workshop on 28th April.

If you need Powerpoint (PPTX) versions please email to request these.

The following files were too large to upload – if you would like them please email, advising which presentation you would like, and what version (PDF or PPTX).
I will then provide you with a link to download the files directly.

  • Miyazu and Huangshi gardens – Nelson City Council
  • The Toraja Project – Mayor Kelvin Coe
  • Nelson-Huangshi Schools’ Art Exchange – Christine Ward
  • CPAFFC – Vice President Mr Xie Yuan

2016 Award winners

News posted 3 May 2016 by Jess Corbett

The winners of the 2016 Sister Cities New Zealand awards, sponsored by Air New Zealand, were announced in Nelson on April 29th.

Best Youth Education or School Project
Winner: Nelson City Council in association with NZCFS Nelson Branch

Best Cultural Sport or Recreation Project
Winner: Dunedin-Edinburgh Sister City Society
Runner Up: Gisborne District Sister Cities Inc.

Best Business or Commercial Project
Winner: Auckland Council
Runner Up: Wellington City Council

Best School Cultural Awareness Project
Winner: Halswell School
Runner Up: Tui Glen School

The prizes are as follows:

Winner in each category will receive air travel with Air New Zealand to the value of $1500.

Runner Up in each category receives a return journey for two on the Air New Zealand domestic network.

Sister Cities New Zealand are grateful to acknowledge the support of Air New Zealand.

Canterbury Regional Focus Group Meeting - 16 March 2016

News posted 20 April 2016 by Jess Corbett

Dunedin Regional Focus Group meeting - 16 March 2016

News posted 20 April 2016 by Jess Corbett

Rotorua Regional Focus Group meeting - 8 March 2016

News posted 20 April 2016 by Jess Corbett

Newsletter February 2016

News posted 29 February 2016 by Jess Corbett

2016 SCNZ Conference in Nelson - registrations now open

News posted 21 December 2015 by Jess Corbett

DATE: 28-30 April 2016
VENUE: Rutherford Hotel, Nelson
THEME: Connecting People – Celebrating our Past, Creating our Future

The 2016 Sister Cities Conference is a collaborative event facilitated by Sister Cities New Zealand (SCNZ) & Nelson City as the 2016 hosts.

New Zealand currently has around 150 sister city relationships with 17 countries around the world. Part of the role of SCNZ is to help facilitate these important links, provide support to organisations & individuals working in this area and to share best-practice.

The SCNZ conference aims to bring together a vast array of passionate individuals & organisations, including business groups, grass-root community organisations, schools and education-providers, local & federal government & non-Government organisations. All are involved in promoting people-to-people relations with international counterparts and fostering global connections.

The link below will take you to the conference information and registration page.

Nelson City Council – SCNZ 2016 Conference registration

Newsletter December 2015

News posted 21 December 2015 by Jess Corbett

SCA conference report from Bernard Duncan Nov 2015

News posted 16 December 2015 by Jess Corbett

42nd Joint Meeting of the Japan New Zealand Business Council Tomakomai: 18-20 October 2015 Chairmen’s Summary

News posted 13 December 2015 by Jess Corbett

October 2015 newsletter

News posted 30 October 2015 by Jess Corbett

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