Tag Archives: China

Bullionaire Business Opportunity

Bullionaire Business Opportunity

A Massey University graduate may soon be striking agricultural pay-dirt after founding the world’s first gold-farming company, Tiaki International. Chris Anderson spent 8 years at Massey developing a chemical process which causes plants to “hyperaccumulate” gold particles…

Mongolian Musings

Mongolian Musings

Auckland born investment banker, John O’Loghlen, muses on Mongolia in the nicely titled Feeding a Dragon: Mongolia’s Position within a Rising Asia. Observations on the Land of Eternal Blue Sky for the Land of the…

Kiwi Quiz Goes Global

Kiwi Quiz Goes Global

The Kids’ Lit Quiz, founded in NZ by educationalist Wayne Mills, is growing increasingly popular in the UK, where it is now in its third year. The 2004 event was won by an all female team…

President Hu Jintao Goes Oriental to the Edge

President Hu Jintao Goes Oriental to the Edge

26 October 2003 – A 3-day diplomatic visit to NZ by Chinese President Hu Jintao has further strengthened economic ties between the two countries. Hu met with PM Helen Clark to discuss the possibility of a free…

AJ Hackett: Boucing Tiger, Dancing Dragon

AJ Hackett: Boucing Tiger, Dancing Dragon

King of all things extreme, AJ Hackett, has led the first dragon dance walk across China’s 233m high Macao Tower. Hackett and a Chinese bungy enthusiast each led a team of dancers around the outer rim of…

Napier Goes Ga-ga for Gingko

Napier Goes Ga-ga for Gingko

Ron Massey, of Napier Council, thinks the city’s onto an export winner after its successful growing of high-grade gingko trees. The Chinese herb is currently the trendiest pill to pop, supposedly offering dramatically increased energy and cognitive…

ANZUS Shmanzus

ANZUS Shmanzus

“The Chinese are not coming, the Russians are not coming, the Indonesians are not even coming. Time has moved on.” Helen Clark doesn’t miss ANZUS – and doesn’t think she will any time soon.  

Nearly There

Nearly There

“In principle, we are just about there. I want it and everyone wants it,” says former NZ-PM, WTO head Mike Moore, confirming his work on bringing China into the WTO has nearly reached its conclusion. …

Tests of Nationhood

Tests of Nationhood

“If you asked a random person how one can tell China and France are different nations, almost every test they would probably offer-language, culture, race, religion, cuisine, origins – would fail to distinguish the…

Right to Protest

Right to Protest

The actions of New Zealand police, removing protesters during the visit of the Chinese President Jiang Zemin last year were “unjustifiable and outside the law”.  

Hardie-Boys’ China Adventure

Hardie-Boys’ China Adventure

NZ Gov-Gen Michael Hardie-Boys will wrestle alligators and leap from speeding sampans as the guest of President Jiang Zemin.

Disease Beaten

Disease Beaten

Polio has been eradicated in the Western Pacific, which stretches from China to New Zealand to French Polynesia.

Rewi Alley

Rewi Alley

Student Resource: study ideas, questions and activities (pdf) Rewi Alley; social reformer, educator, fireman, writer, poet, translator, great internationalist, industrialist, revered citizen, potter, soldier, a hero and a friend of China. Edgar Snow,…

Gung Ho Tourism

Gung Ho Tourism

After China agreed to grant New Zealand “approved destination” status, Air China, the national carrier, will begin direct flights to Auckland, a move likely to spur further the growth of New Zealand tourism and NZ-China friendship. For…

Détente New Zealand Style

Détente New Zealand Style

The New Zealand-China Friendship Society is determined to double its efforts to promote friendship and exchange between the peoples of China and New Zealand the People’s Daily reports. Chinese Consul in Auckland, Zhao Xianling said…

Davids and Goliaths: Coalition Says Nuclear States Fall Short of Goals

Davids and Goliaths: Coalition Says Nuclear States Fall Short of Goals

United Nations: the “New Agenda Coalition”, of which New Zealand is a key member, criticised the ‘big guns’ (US, Russia, France, Britain and China) for making an empty pledge to eliminate nuclear weapons but falling short…