International agricultural and cultural exchange launched 7 Jun 2012
- Beef prices surge to record on US demand for hamburgers Business
- Taxpayers Forgotten in Ministerial Horse-Trading News
- Where next: Reflections on a defeat News
- Labour's Defeat Points to a Forgotten Target Market News
- Cunliffe may survive year but doomed by end of 2015 News
- Martin Doyle Cartoon: There's Always Hop News
- David Cunliffe and the future of the Labour Party News
- Scoop Coverage NZ Election Night 2014, And After News
- Gordon Campbell on the troubled aftermath of Scotland’s vote News
- President Obama Congratulates Key News
The People’s Republic of China’s Government of Guizhou Province and New Zealand’s Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Maori Development) have launched an international agricultural exchange programme.
The programme recognises that investing in the education of young people is a vital way to boost development in rural areas, The Vice Governor of Guizhou Province, Mu Degui and New Zealand’s Te Puni Kokiri Chief Executive, Leith Comer, signed a joint statement on agricultural co-operation in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China today.
New Zealand’s Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples is currently leading a trade mission in China. His 2010 business delegation included high level meetings in Guizhou, as did a smaller trade mission led by Mr Comer in 2011.
“We have developed a strong and close relationship with the people of Guizhou: a beautiful and unique province, rich in cultural and natural resources with significant tourism and agricultural potential,” said Dr Sharples.
“Centering on agriculture, indigenous/ethnic development, community development and cultural tourism, the programme will also enable cultural exchange and collaboration,” said Dr Sharples.
The exchange will focus on building the capacity of young farm managers and animal husbandry technicians from ethnic minority communities in Guizhou. They will be given the opportunity to visit pastoral farming institutions in New Zealand. Moreover, Maori farm managers from New Zealand will have the opportunity to gain experience and provide practical support to agricultural development projects in Guizhou such as the Dushan Pastoral Seed Demonstration Farm. Te Puni Kokiri is investing in this agricultural and educational exchange to help strengthen the relationship between Maori and Guizhou’s ethnic minorities.
Dr Sharples says the auspicious Year of the Water Dragon also marks the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations between the New Zealand and Chinese governments. New Zealand and Guizhou province share a special 27-year relationship built upon practical agricultural and development work.
“New Zealand’s 100% Pure brand is one Maori have held for generations. We are people of the land, tangata whenua, guardians. We also share ancient cultural bonds to the people of Asia and China, bonds that we are proud to strengthen and celebrate.”
“He aha te mea nui o te ao? It is people, It is people, It is people.”
“What is the most important thing of all? It is people, it is people, It is people”
(New Zealand Government)
22 Sep 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement of Afghanistan’s new President and Government of National... more
22 Sep 2014 Business News
MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares soar on election result, led by energy companies Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares jumped,... more
19 Sep 2014 Business News
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in September from a 10-month low, as households adjust to a more... more
15 Sep 2014 Environment
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more
3 Sep 2014 Property
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more
19 Sep 2014 Migration
NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow, fewer departures Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s... more
11 Sep 2014 Migration
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more
11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more
22 Sep 2014 Sailing
NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: Silver for Aleh and Powrie Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won silver at the 2014... more
22 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle Martin Doyle Cartoon: Slaughterhouse Blues more
22 Sep 2014 Appointments
Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch has continued to refresh its board, with chair Jane Freeman the latest to announce her... more
11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more
22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more