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Events & News

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The Spirit of Budō: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts

The Embassy of Japan and Victoria University of Wellington, in cooperation with Japan Foundation, are very pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation’s Travelling exhibition!
This exhibition was planned and produced against a background of strong international interest inJapan’s martial-arts culture. In it, you can expect tosee the brief history of Japanese martial arts – from battlefield combat technique (bujutsu), to popular sports or physical exercise tempering body and spirit (budō).
Date/time: Tuesday 2 July – Friday 26 July [open Mon-Fri, 9am-4:30pm]
Venue: The Atrium, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro Campus, Wellington
For more information, visit: The Embassy of Japan in NZ

2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

The China-New Zealand Year of Tourism, to be celebrated in 2019, has launched its website!
The website is largely aimed at tourism businesses and organisations wishing to build stronger relationships with China.
View the website at: China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

Past Events

SCNZ Annual Conferences

SCNZ Air NZ Awards

SCNZ Youth Tour 2018

Kōrero Events


Marlborough marks 30 years of city sisterhood with Japan

This week marks 30 years of Marlborough’s sister city relationships with Japan.
Marlborough’s sisterhood with the Japanese city of Tendo was signed by then mayor Leo McKendry in July 1989, followed by the city of Otari two years later.
Read the full article here:

New Plymouth Sister City Campaign Hots Up!

Ash Peters, founder of Texas BBQ Foods, has mounted a campaign for his hometown of New Plymouth to become Austin’s official New Zealand sister city.
Read the full article here: Scoop Regional News

July summit brings together young Chinese & Kiwi leaders

Senior school and first year university students from New Zealand and China will gather at St Andrew’s College in Christchurch this July for the New Zealand China Youth Leadership Summit (13 – 20/23 July 2019) to celebrate the two nations’ sister city links.
Read the full article here: Scoop Regional News

Cultural exchange as sister cities meet

Massey University hosted a Native American delegation as part of the recent annual New Zealand sister cities conference, which was held in Palmerston North.
The group from Palmerston North’s sister city Missoula included the delegation from Montana University who have been talking with Massey regarding indigenous programmes.
Read the full article here: Massey University Official Website

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