Taiwan Looks to Closer Relations

The number of Taiwanese visiting New Zealand has increased by 4 per cent since Wellington granted Republic of China passport holders visa-free privileges last year, Taiwanese representative to New Zealand Elliot Charng said. New Zealand is in favour of a free-trade system, which is seen as beneficial to export-driven economies, such as Taiwan, which is why the nation wants to establish closer economic relations with the South Pacific country. Charng said his office is also planning to expand a popular working holiday program under which up to 6 young people a year can sign up to do casual work in New Zealand to finance themselves for a year while they vacation in the country.


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What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

Wellington is, “of course”, the more “Melbourne” of the North Island’s two largest cities, according to Pedestrian TV correspondent Chantelle Schmidt. Schmidt writes that Wellington is “art, vintage, bars and all-round…