HKNZBA was pleased to host two networking yumchas for Auckland and Wellington chapters. Both events were great opportunities for members and non-members to network in an informal setting. Thank you to Grand Harbour Restaurant in Auckland and Majestic Cuisine in Wellington.
Spring is here, so what could be better than enjoying an afternoon of delectable treats while viewing the new spring collection from WORLD!
In honour of WORLD’s 25th anniversary, The Langham, Auckland is hosting five very special Tiffin Afternoon Tea services every Wednesday in October, alongside a salon-styled show from this iconic Kiwi fashion house.
Sit down to a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne as Palm Court is transformed into the city’s most elegant runway, and partake of a decadent array of fashionable treats including chocolate stilettos, little ‘dress’ sandwiches with mustard buttons and a WORLD-inspired chocolate and yoghurt delice.
Plus, there’s a limited edition WORLD collectable gift for you to take home.
WORLD 25th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th October, 2014
Palm Court | 2:30pm – 4:30pm
$89.00 per person
As part of our HKNZBA MasterChef Closing Dinner, we held a silent auction where we raised $3,848 for St John New Zealand. To present them with the proceeds, President Andrew Sayers visited the St John National Headquarters in Mt Wellington on 23 September 2014. Thank you to all those who participated in our silent auction!
To celebrate the end of the Hong Kong Festival, HKNZBA was delighted to host a Banquet Dinner at the Floating Pavilion, Viaduct Harbour on 28 August 2014. We were very happy to be able to work in collaboration with Tanisha Kemp and Verena Doolabh from Masterchef NZ 2014 for this event. The girls who finished in fourth place on the hit television show, specially designed a Cantonese-fusion menu for this event. Highlights from the menu included XO Broth with Cloudy Bay clams and steamed Chinese Red Date Puddings with Coconut Butterscotch Sauce.
Guests had the opportunity to hear about Tanisha and Verena’s incredible experience on the show while enjoying some delicious food. There was also a silent auction on the night with prizes from our sponsors Cathay Pacific, the Langham Hotel, Auckland, HKTDC and Estuary Art Awards Winner Wei Lun Ha. HKNZBA was very happy to raise $3,848.00 for St John New Zealand.
Special thanks to our sponsors, speakers Arthur Au, Director of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office (Sydney) and Bonnie Shek, Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Office (Australia and Sydney), the Floating Pavilion for hosting and to Tanisha and Verena for their delicious cuisine.
HKNZBA was delighted to hold their annual Career Talk for university students at the University of Auckland. Interested students were able to learn about job opportunities in Hong Kong and about the wider job market in the Asia-Pacific region. Speakers included Bernard Lo, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in Sydney, and representatives from CPA Australia and the Langham, Auckland. Thank you to the University of Auckland for hosting this event.
In continuation of the Hong Kong Festival, we had Andrew Leung and Dr Stephen Noakes speak to guests about China’s position today. Dr Stephen Noakes, from the University of Auckland’s Political Science Department, spoke about the challenges Hong Kong faces as China moves towards establishing closer ties with this region. Andrew Leung spoke about the Chinese ‘economic miracle’ and the implications of this on a regional and global scale. The seminar was followed by drinks and canapés for attendees. Thank you very much to the Langham, Auckland for hosting this great event.
HKNZBA was fortunate to have Andrew Leung speak to members and non-members about China’s ascendancy today and the implications for Hong Kong and the Asia- Pacific region in Wellington, as part of the Hong Kong Festival. Mr Leung is a prominent China specialist and his experience and knowledge in this area is truly unparalleled. He spoke about some of the salient issues that China faces today, including the widening income disparities faced by the population, corruption and environmental protection. The event was hosted at the Wellington Club and guests enjoyed a delicious three-course meal. Thank you to the Wellington Club for hosting this event.
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HKNZBA opened its Event Calendar on 7 August 2014 with a Cocktail Gala at the Langham, Auckland. Mr Andrew Sayers, the President of HKNZBA and Mr Bernard Lo, Deputy Director of Hong Kong Economic Trade Office spoke briefly about the events coming up and Hong Kong and Auckland’s continuing trade relationship.
Special Guest Artist, Mr Wei Lun Ha, Finalist of the James Wallace Art Awards 2012, provided a Chinese Ink painting demonstration for guests. His work will be available for auction at the HKNZBA MasterChef Dinner on 28 August 2014.
Hong Kong: The opportunities for investment and trade
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most open and dynamic economies. With its free-port status, world-class infrastructure, world’s busiest international airport and container ports, it continues to offer investment and trade opportunities for New Zealand.
Hong Kong is the world’s 3rd most important financial centre and plays a unique role as a key business rendezvous point between Mainland China and the rest of the world.
Please join us to hear from business leaders and experts on the opportunities Hong Kong has to offer: