Events & News

19/4/21 – Sister Cities 40th Anniversary Conference

We would like to sincerely thank all our members, sponsors, speakers and attendees who made our recent SCNZ conference a huge success.

You can find speaker presentations and event photos on our website.

Our 2022 Conference will be held in Marlborough.

16/4/21 – History of Sister Cities

A comprehensive history of Sister Cities New Zealand has been compiled by our recently retired Board Director, Bernard Duncan. In light of SCNZ reaching a 40 year milestone, we would like to share some of our rich history with you.

You can view our SCNZ history Here


SCNZ 2022 Conference

Sister Cities New Zealand – Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak

Sister Cities New Zealand would like to express our sincerest condolences to the city and people of Wuhan, and to all of New Zealand’s other Sister Cities in China, during the difficulties presented by the coronavirus outbreak.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the outbreak and commend authorities working together to address the serious health challenges which have merged. We respect China’s timely response in containing the contagion and the transparency of the process. Being part of the sister city community, it is our responsibility to reach out to love them and support them in any way we can.

International ties between New Zealand and China, have brought many cultural and economic benefits to all parties. We look forward to seeing these Sister City ties continue to develop in the future.
-Board of Sister Cities New Zealand

Past Events

SCNZ Annual Conferences

SCNZ Air NZ Awards

SCNZ Youth Tour 2018

Kōrero Events

NZIER Report: From Sister to Global Cities, by James Hogan

The NZIER report and presentation to Sister Cities New Zealand, titled “From Sister to Global Cities” by James Hogan, was officially launched at our 2019 Conference! The report describes the economic benefits of sister city relationships, covering both the positive experiences of such relationships, as well as the potential bottlenecks to progress the process may entail.

Download the summary HERE.

You can also read the full version on their website HERE.


Hastings and Guilin Celebrate a Sister City Connection Reaching 40 Years.

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