Welcome to HKNZBA

Here on our online hub, we can provide you with the latest information on the Hong Kong and New Zealand business markets, and event details on the upcoming trade fairs in Hong Kong.  Visit our EVENTS section for a list of upcoming events in your region.

Is your business in the Wellington region? Our newly established Wellington Chapter is now registering new members, see our MEMBERSHIP section for a range of subscription options. For further information, email hk@hongkong.org.nz or phone +64 9 307 1216.

The HKNZBA proudly hosts the Hong Kong Festival (New Zealand) every year in August. Come join us and experience the arts, culture and opportunities Hong Kong has to offer. The 2013 edition will mark our annual festival’s 5th birthday, and will be expanding to Wellington.

Proud winner of the “Best Initiative Award (Asia-Australasia Region)” 2010, 2011, 2012 & “Outstanding Membership Award (Asia-Australasia Region)” 2013 from the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide.

(Auckland) March Event: Hong Kong Budget Briefing 2014

The Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association (HKNZBA), in conjunction with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), hosted a briefing session on the 2014/15 Hong Kong Budget on Wednesday 26 March in Auckland.

Presented by Mr. Steve Barclay, Director of the HKETO Sydney, the briefing presented the highlights from the recently announced Budget, as well as an update on the latest economic situation and government plans of the Hong Kong SAR.

Special thanks to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise for hosting this event.

Click below to view the photos from the Budget Briefing >>

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(Auckland) March Event: HKTDC F&B Delegation Visit

The HKNZBA hosted a Food & Beverage Delegation from Hong Kong, led by the HKTDC, in Auckland in March.  Mr Fred Lam (Executive Director of HKTDC), Ms Bonnie Shek (Director of Australia & New Zealand, HKTDC Sydney), members of the visiting delegation and the Executive Committee members of the HKNZBA were welcomed with a Michelin Star cuisine prepared with New Zealand grown organic produce.  Special thanks to our host for the evening, Zen Garden at Whitford.

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(Auckland) March Event: Annual General Meeting

The Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association Incorporated (HKNZBA) held our 2014 Annual General Meeting on the evening of Thursday 20 March.  It was a special occasion as the new Executive Committee for 2014/15 was elected.  Ms. Stella Chan, President of 2012/13 and 2013/14, have now completed her two-year term, we sincerely thank her for all her effort in successfully leading the Association through two fruitful years.

Congratulations to Mr. Andrew Sayers and Mr. Chris Hung for being elected as the new President and Vice President of the Association.  Joining them on the board are Ms. Bernice Lo and Ms. Carrie Lui as Secretary and Treasurer.  Bernice, along with Mr. Mark Russell (Wellington Branch), are new members to the Committee.  Mr. Felix Lee and Ms. Eva Ho, both ex-presidents of the Association, have stood down from their positions in the Committee but will continue their support as members of the Association.  We wish to thank both Felix and Eva for their valuable contributions over the past years.

Special thanks to The Langham Auckland for hosting this event.

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The Langham Presents Palm Court

Stylish and sophisticated à la carte dining with a refined service now has a new home: Palm Court. This elegant new bar is The Langham Auckland’s exquisite centrepiece, serving breakfast, light snacks, drinks and Tiffin Afternoon Tea daily.

The luxurious hotel’s guests and visitors can now start the day with a stylish and sumptuous à la carte breakfast that includes pancakes with bacon, maple syrup and cream cheese or warm croissants with Champagne and strawberry jam.

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Cathay Pacific Releases Combined Traffic Figures For January 2014

Cathay Pacific Airways has released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for January 2014 that show a year-on-year increase in passenger numbers, partially driven by the shift in the timing of Chinese New Year. Cargo and mail tonnage declined compared to the same month in 2013.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,544,259 passengers in January – an increase of 9.3% compared to the same month in 2013. The passenger load factor climbed by 4.9 percentage points to 83.4%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 3.3%

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Cathay Pacific Doubles Capacity on Auckland-Hong Kong Route for Peak Summer Months

Cathay Pacific has introduced double daily flights for the summer peak with flight CX117 between Hong Kong and Auckland touching down 10 minutes early at 7.20 am today (December 2) at Auckland International Airport.

The return flight CX118 departed from Auckland at 8.55am with a scheduled arrival into Hong Kong at 3.20 pm (local time). The schedule of this additional daily flight is designed to maximise connections to and from China, in particular, as well as Japan, Korea and the Middle East.

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2014 Membership Subscriptions Now Open!

The Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association has been helping foster business links amongst Hong Kong and New Zealand businesses since 1988. With an established relationship with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, we can provide your business with a solid network of contacts in Hong Kong and substantial knowledge databases. Similar links are in place with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Become a member today and enjoy the benefits and networking opportunities to expand your business growth. Our annual membership subscription is now open, visit our Membership page for more information, or contact us during business hours.

Download Link: HKNZBA Membership Subscription Form

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(AKL/WLG) February Event: CNY Receptions 2014

The HKNZBA jointly hosted the Chinese New Year receptions with HKETO / HKTDC / InvestHK in Auckland and Wellington in early February.  Members of the Association and guests were entertained by an amazing sand-art show on the big screen and celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Horse with fantastic music, bubbles and prizes!  Congratulations to the lucky winners of the various lucky draw prizes, including a return flight to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific.

From the HKNZBA, we wish you all a prosperous new year. “Kung Hei Fat Choy!”

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Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme 2014

The Administrative Service forms a cadre of multi-skilled professional administrators who play a key role in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. They are involved in policy formulation, resource allocation and implementation of major Government programmes. Posted around different bureaux and departments at regular intervals, they enjoy variety in their career and contribute to different areas of work in the Government.

The primary objective of the Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme (“the Programme”) is to give Hong Kong students who wish to pursue a career in the Administrative Service an early opportunity to get some hands-on experience of working in the HKSAR Government, so as to facilitate their future career planning. We now invite interested full-time students who fulfill our selection criteria to apply for the Programme in 2014.

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