News

4th April 2022

CPTPP Roundtable

The New Zealand China Council (NZCC) recently joined the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) and the Centre for China and Globalization (CCG) for a virtual roundtable on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Our Chair John… Read More

28th February 2022

Dialogue on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

The New Zealand China Council (NZCC) and the China Development Institute (CDI) recently held a joint virtual dialogue on climate change and sustainable development. The dialogue included two sessions “Net-zero emissions strategies” and “Green transportation”. Read More

9th February 2022

Executive change at NZ China Council

New Zealand China Council Executive Director Rachel Maidment will step down from her role next week to take up the position of Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Auckland Office. Maidment has… Read More

21st December 2021

New Zealand China Council announces new chair

Sir Don McKinnon has retired from his role as chair of the New Zealand China Council.  Sir Don served as chair of the Council since its establishment in 2012. Executive Director Rachel Maidment says Sir… Read More

8th December 2021

Southern Link explainer

Rapid growth in trade between Asia and South America is opening the door for New Zealand to reap billions in economic benefits as an aviation hub for travel and e-commerce trade. There will likely be… Read More

25th November 2021

PODCAST RELEASE: Launching the Southern Link!

The Southern Link places New Zealand in the middle of a global value chain connecting Asia and South America, generating growth in trade, tourism and export opportunities. Transiting via New Zealand offers the shortest air… Read More

24th November 2021

Southern Link report launched!

Rapid growth in trade between Asia and South America is opening the door for New Zealand to potentially reap billions in economic benefits as an aviation hub for travel and e-commerce trade, according to an… Read More

2nd November 2021

Podcast Release: International Education Update

A year on, we reconnect with the education sector to discuss the impact of Covid-19. Our guests, Derek McCormack (Vice Chancellor – AUT), Danny Chan (Co-founder – ACG and Director – UP Education) and  Ainslie Moore (Deputy Director –… Read More

27th September 2021

This week is New Zealand Chinese Language Week!

As a sponsor and supporter of Chinese Language week, every year the Council has a variety of activities to encourage New Zealanders to learn Chinese! This year our Council Members Sir Richard Taylor – Co-founder… Read More

22nd September 2021

NZCC Insight page launched

A new ‘Insight’ page has been launched on the NZCC’s website. The page will host explainer videos, interviews, discussions and speeches on topics that influence and impact on the NZ China relationship. The Insight page contributes to the ‘inform’… Read More

7th May 2021

John Cochrane on his China Tech journey

New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA) and North Asia CAPE recently hosted a technology focused breakfast seminar featuring John Cochrane, General Manager of Facteon Intelligent Technology. John has had a fascinating China journey, working… Read More

26th January 2021

NZ China Council welcomes signing of China FTA upgrade

The New Zealand China Council welcomes the signing of the NZ-China free trade agreement upgrade as positive news for Kiwi exporters amid ongoing global uncertainty. Chairman Sir Don McKinnon says the upgraded agreement will contribute… Read More

13th January 2021

Highlights from NZCC’s 2020 Podcasts

What do Sir Richard Taylor, ZURU’s powerhouse Anna Mowbray, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Mohammed Hikmet and Zespri Chair Bruce Cameron have in common? They all have fascinating China stories to share. Read More