New Zealand China Council Podcast

New Zealand China Council
New Zealand China Council

Kiri Nathan on fashion, cultural connection and what resonates with consumers

Kiri Nathan is the founder of her eponymous clothing brand Kiri Nathan Ltd. Kiri has been travelling to China for years, a journey that started with sourcing fabric from one of the world’s largest textile markets. In this podcast we speak with Kiri about her China experience, including taking a hīkoi of young designers to market – which has led… Read More

Magic Memories discuss China market entry

It’s not necessarily about providing the lowest priced product that will make you a success in China… it’s about being able to add value and continue to create value. Magic Memories started as fast photo service for tourists on the Queenstown gondola more than 20 years ago. It is now… Read More

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 across both the private and public sectors on China focused business. John was CEO… Read More

A conversation with Australia-China expert James Laurenceson

How has the Australia-China relationship changed over the last few years? What has been the impact of the spill-over of politics into the economic realm? Have views on China become more polarised, and what is the impact of increased tensions on Australia’s Chinese community? These are some of the topics… Read More

NZCCRC Webinar on the Chinese Economy

This podcast is a webinar from the NZ Contemporary China Research Centre’s annual conference, which brings together leading scholars to examine key issues in China studies for New Zealand. In this webinar David Dollar, senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Centre at the Brookings Institute, discusses the challenges… Read More

Mark Tanner’s China market insights

“A lot of these Chinese companies are just much more dynamic and take more of a Lean Start-up approach. And I think as New Zealand companies exporting, we need to be aware of the way they operate. And in some cases, try and replicate some of the structural advantages.” What… Read More

NZTE’s Regional Director provides an update from China

How are Kiwi companies faring in China? How has trade been tracking over this unprecedented period? In this podcast, you will hear on the ground insights from NZTE Regional Director for Greater China, Fiona Acheson. Fiona provides an update on recent big events in the China trade calendar (including the… Read More

Mohammed Hikmet: Taking autonomous vehicles to the world!

Pakuranga, an eastern suburb in Auckland, is probably not the first place you’d expect to find a disruptive technology business. This is, however, exactly where you find HMI Technology’s bustling head office. HMI’s autonomous vehicle Ohmio is designed in NZ, manufactured in China, and exported to a range of international… Read More

Anna Mowbray Part 2: Responding to Covid-19

In part two of our conversation with Anna, you will hear how the ZURU team responded when Covid-19 first hit – maintaining supply chains and dealing with considerable uncertainty.  Anna also shares how during New Zealand’s Level 4 lock-down, she worked with her team to secure high quality PPE in… Read More

Anna Mowbray Part 1: ZURU’s China journey

Anna Mowbray is the co-owner and COO of ZURU toys, the eighth largest privately owned toy company in the world. ZURU is well-known for its disruptive and innovative approach to the industry. The company has now diversified into FMCG developing brands across a range of categories. In part one of a two part series,… Read More

North Asia CAPE Panel Discussion

The North Asia CAPE recently hosted a Post-Covid live panel: New Zealand’s mahi in the region. The discussion was moderated by North Asia CAPE Director Professor Paul Clark, and featured economist and commentator Shamubeel Eaqub; former New Zealand Ambassador to China John McKinnon and University of Auckland Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic… Read More

You live a new life for every language you speak

This week is the New Zealand Chinese Language Week, and we were delighted to interview Professor Martin East from the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics and Dr Danping Wang, a lecturer in Chinese from the University of Auckland. Professor East is also the author of the NZCC’s report on… Read More

Sir Richard Taylor: Forging a creative bridge

Sir Richard Taylor is the co-founder of the world renowned WETA Workshop. His credits to date include five Oscars, four BAFTAs and a raft of other international entertainment awards. Sir Richard has a long history of working with China, which extends from model making, to film and TV productions, to… Read More

Impact of Covid-19 on International Education

International education is NZ’s 5th largest export earner, contributing almost $5b to our economy and supporting more than 45,000 jobs. Closing our borders has required our education institutions to adapt to unique circumstances. We recently discussed the impact of Covid-19 on international education with Professor Jenny Dixon, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of strategic engagement at the University of… Read More

Impact of recent amendments to the OIA

The Government recently updated New Zealand’s overseas investment regime. The amendments are designed to balance the important role overseas investment will play as businesses look to recover and grow, while ensuring greater protection of New Zealand’s interests. This podcast updates listeners on the amendments; and discusses the current status of… Read More

How many eggs, in how many baskets?

In order to obtain greater understanding of New Zealand’s trade with China, and articulate the risks and opportunities this presents, the New Zealand China Council commissioned an independent report: “How many eggs, in how many baskets? An update on NZ-China Trade Patterns”, authored by John Ballingall from Sense Partners. At… Read More

Zespri’s China Journey With Bruce Cameron

Zespri is one of New Zealand’s few truly international brands. In this podcast, find out how Zespri grew its China market from a mere two percent, to over 20 percent of its global sales, on its way to becoming Zespri’s first billion dollar mark. Read More