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SCA conference report from Bernard Duncan Nov 2015

News posted Dec 16, 08:21 PM by Jess Corbett

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

News posted Dec 13, 06:33 PM by Jess Corbett

October 2015 newsletter

News posted Oct 30, 10:10 PM by Jess Corbett

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Chinese Scholars' Studio at Victoria University

News posted Oct 28, 04:57 PM by Jess Corbett

August 2015 newsletter

News posted Aug 30, 01:20 PM by Jess Corbett

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Logo Competion - closing date extended to 31st Aug

News posted Jul 2, 03:53 PM by Jess Corbett

Our logo competition has had the closing date extended, to 31st August 2015.

The prize for the winning logo is $500, and entries can be either individual, or as a group entry (one prize only).

See the terms and conditions in the file below, or if you have any questions please email

20th Anniversary of Lower Hutt - Minoh sister city relationship

News posted Jun 3, 05:31 PM by Jess Corbett

Tomadachi Day

Newsletter - May 2015

News posted Jun 3, 05:15 PM by Jess Corbett

Citizens Goodwill tour of China - 2015

News posted Jun 2, 04:30 PM by Jess Corbett

From 6th March to 3rd April 2015, a group of New Zealanders led by Bernard Duncan of the Christchurch-China Sister Cities Committee embarked on a tour of China.

2015 Conference - Wellington 10-11 April 2015

News posted Apr 23, 07:56 PM by Jess Corbett

2015 Government House workshop

News posted Apr 19, 08:08 PM by Jess Corbett

It was an honour for Sister Cities New Zealand and the wider sister city community to hold this important workshop at Government House Wellington on 9 April 2015. Sir Jerry Mateparae, Patron to Sister Cities New Zealand, shared his insights on the importance of working together to achieve global connections, both inspiring and encouraging leaders all over New Zealand to collaborate and foster the sister city movement as one.

It was a memorable day for Mayors, CEOs, Councillors, Government officials, business and community leaders to share their personal stories and experiences, and discuss ideas around working together to build greater people-to-people connections between New Zealand and the world.

Sister Cities New Zealand, a non-profit organisation, has reached a significant milestone and is celebrating its 35th anniversary next year. Those involved and interested in sister city work are welcome to attend our annual conference, which will be hosted by Nelson City Council in May 2016.

Thank you to all those who contributed and participated in the Workshop at Government House and our 2015 SCNZ Conference, we look forward to carrying the momentous passion and energy gathered from our sister city family into the future of Sister Cities New Zealand.

Government House 2015

Feb 2015 newsletter

News posted Feb 6, 03:07 PM by Jess Corbett

Tempe Arizona supplementary article to Sep 2014 newsletter

News posted Sep 16, 03:13 PM by Jess Corbett

Infosheet - business delegation to Tempe, Arizona October 2014

News posted Sep 8, 04:11 PM by Jess Corbett

SCNZ newsletter July 2014

News posted Aug 14, 12:26 PM by Jess Corbett

May 2014 newsletter

News posted May 13, 11:24 AM by Jess Corbett

2014 SCNZ Conference - Gore, Southland

News posted May 8, 10:48 AM by Jess Corbett

Youth Forum, 13 March 2014, Southland District Council

News posted May 7, 02:26 PM by Jess Corbett

A practical demonstration of preparing Asian foods was hosted by Chef Mavin Dohey from the Southern Institute of Technology as part of the International Youth Forum held at the Southland District Council (SDC) last month.

The forum had been planned and presented by members of the SDC Friendship Committee. It was attended by about 45 people including secondary students from around the SDC and Invercargill area, Committee members and Council staff. The day’s programme introduced exchange students from Europe and Asia, young entertainers from the group My RAP (Respect for all Peoples), Council and Committee members and Mavin and his assistant. A BBQ lunch was served – along with the products of the interactive food demonstration and a very happy time was shared by all.

The Friendship Committee hopes that this Forum is indicative of others to follow on an annual basis as the members were very pleased with the results of the day. Introducing youth to the concept of Sister Cities relationships at an early age may lead to expanding the organisation’s membership. If youth can learn about other cultures at an early age then hopefully they will understand the benefits of this knowledge and carry this awareness and understanding forward throughout their lives.

Gwen M Neave

Photo: Mavin the Wonder Chef instructing Lorenz (James Hargest College Invercargill) from Austria on Thai cooking skills.

Feb 2014 Newsletter

News posted Mar 4, 04:13 PM by Jess Corbett

2014 SCNZ Conference - Gore - draft programme

News posted Feb 18, 08:44 PM by Jess Corbett