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New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

New Zealand Chamber of
Commerce in Hong Kong
meets for networking drinks
every third Tuesday
of the month at the
Mirage Bar (Lobby)
Renaissance Harbour View
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
6:30 to 8:30pm
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For a wrap of recent TeamTalkz events, please visit our dedicated TeamTalkz page

December 2015

Roger Kerrison of New Zealand's Renaissance Brewery came to Hong Kong and presented at an evening TeamTalkz event. New Zealand's craft beer scene is amazing and growing rapidly. Kiwi brewers are eyeing overseas market opportunities and looking into creative ways to fund business growth. Roger was the project leader that saw Renaissance become the first New Zealand beer producer to crowdfund when it raised NZ$700k in 10 days in August 2014. He explained the benefits of such a fundraising and the way in which the brewery distributes its "liquid' dividends!

Renaissance Brewing Company

November 2015

Pete Frost and Matt Brodie (at right of image) of Gallagher Security's Asia Team, discussed Gallagher Security's activities in the region including where the company has come from and where it is going. They shared experience in developing and implementing solutions practically for a wide-range of users - from the education sector, through to the recently opened Studio City Casino in Macau. The presentation included demonstrations of access control facilities as well as overviews of installations undertaken in the region.

Hong Kong

Over a thousand New Zealand and Australian residents and visitors gathered at the Cenotaph in Hong Kong to commemorate the 100th anniversary  of ANZAC Day  at dawn on 25 April 2015.

The ceremony  commenced with a piper from the Hong Kong Police Band and concluded with a haka in tribute to the memorial by Te Hokioi Ki Whanga Kakara. Later in the morning, the New Zealand and Australian communities gathered at Cyberport on Hong Kong Island to be hosted by NZCCHK and AustCham for a live broadcast of the dawn service from Gallipoli. Guests enjoyed ANZAC biscuits and other refreshments.

Traps of Innocently Committing
Financial Crime : 2September 2014

NZCCHK joined with Quam Financial Services Group to present a seminar on the topic “Traps of Innocently Committing Financial Crime on 24 September 2014.

The seminar featured presentations by United Kingdom based  Kate Blackwell QC (second left) and Alistair Wilson QC (centre), both Recorders (part time judges) of the Crown Court.

Also pictured are: David Whitwam, Chairman, NZCCHK (far left); Bernard Pouliot, Chairman, Quam Financial Services Group (second right); and Kevin Sew Hoy (Treasurer NZCCHK and CFO Quam Financial Services Group).

Friday 25 April 2014

New Zealand and Australian communities in Hong Kong
attended the 99th ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Hong on
 Friday 25 April 2014

Young Professionals’ Cocktail
Charity Donation
May 2013

New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong together with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong presented a donation of HK$39,425 to the Home of Loving Faithfulness, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong being the proceeds of the InterCham Young Professionals’ Cocktail charity event. The Home of Loving Faithfulness is a residential care facility catering for severely intellectually handicapped residents of  Hong Kong.

RWC : Rugby Water Charity with Richie McCaw : April 2013

New Zealand rugby legend Richie McCaw and Rugby World Cup winning captain visited Hong Kong and was guest at a dinner hosted by the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong held at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel. The dinner also previewed the For Everyone brand of mineral water from New Zealand as it debuted in Hong Kong supermarkets.

Anna Mowbray of Zuru Toys
December 2016

ZURU is a unique global toy company, which began in Cambridge New Zealand in 2004 and has quickly become one of the fastest growing toy companies in the world. Starting in a garage, they now have 500 people focused on the ZURU brand across the globe and factories manufacturing only ZURU items employing over 7000 operators, brands distributed and marketed in 121 countries worldwide and ZURU products can be found in almost all major retailers.

The core to their success is the focus to innovation, talented people, quality control and customer service.

Anna shared her insights on innovation, creativity and pure determination, as has created this multi-million dollar global business in this part of the world.

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Seminar on New Zealand Tax
May 2016

NZCCHK hosted a tax seminar featuring Ross McKinley, Partner, KPMG New Zealand at the offices of KPMG Hong Kong in conjunction with Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand

Fund Management Discussion August 2016

The Chamber hosted New Zealand based fund manager Chintaka Rangtunga (left) of Global from Day One Fund II. The discussion focused on the rationale behind having alternative assets in portfolios, diversification with angel investing, and ways of accessing deal flows via crowd funding, seed and venture capital. Additional the session overviewed returns from different asset classes and opportunities in the secondary market.

Chintaka is one of New Zealand’s leading early stage investors and has invested in over fifty seed companies in New Zealand, South East Asia, India and Silicon Valley.

January 2016

Heidi-Anna Gordon of AIM Altitude overviewed and showcased some of the world’s most iconic airline furniture. Heidi-Anna is Vice President Corporate Accounts Asia for AIM Altitude based in Hong Kong. 

AIM Altitude began its journey as Air New Zealand’s in-house engineering design organisation. In 2008 Altitude Aerospace Interiors became a wholly owned subsidiary of Air New Zealand to enable the team to better work with its ever growing airline customer base.

 In September 2014, Altitude Aerospace Interiors was acquired by AIM Aviation in the United Kingdom to become AIM Altitude. 

With two offices based in New Zealand, AIM Altitude has a primary focus on creating solutions for specific and unique customer needs whilst at the same time developing technological expertise to be at the forefront of innovation. 

Heidi-Anna Gordon
AIM Altitude

As part of the AIM Altitude group, the New Zealand team provide a centre of excellence for Boeing related programmes with airlines and with Boeing directly.

Rachael McGuckian
NZ Trade Commissioner

October’s teamTalkz featured a presentation by Rachael McGuckian (top left), New Zealand Trade Commissioner and leader of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s work to support businesses grow their exports into Hong Kong and Macau. At this edition of TeamTalkz, Rachael shared NZTE’s regional strategy and discussed the overall activities undertaken by NZTE from its Hong Kong office.  Rachael had business experience spanning more than 20 years across a number of commercial functions and sectors before joining NZTE in 2007. Most recently a Coalitions Manager at NZTE in Auckland, Rachael has previously been a Sector Manager and a Customer Manager. In 2012 Rachael was the Acting New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Italy and Turkey.

October 2015

Scott Brown
Redfern Associates
August 2015

The third bi-monthly TeamTalkz event was held on 13 August 2015. Thanks to Scott Brown (below left) of Redfern Associates, Hong Kong and Shanghai for his presentation on business experiences in China and the region.

Scott’s experience in China began in the mid 1990's with investment projects including China’s largest aquarium and Shanghai SOE leather tannery joint ventures for VC and a publicly listed company. He furthered his career as China CFO, then Managing Director of a Multi-national Packaging Group, Asia Development Director for an NYSE publicly listed talent company, and later as Director of Finance and Board Chairman for a leading European Measuring Equipment company.  In 2008 Scott was key note speaker on China Strategy and Market Entry for New Zealand’s historic China FTA..

May 2015

Dr Michael Hurley
Hong Kong Jockey Club

The second Team Talkz event was held on 14 May 2015. Thanks to Dr Michael Hurley, (right) the Deputy Head of Veterinary Clinical Services at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, for sharing some great information and old photos about horse racing in Hong Kong including pics of horses walking down Shan Kwong Road in the 1970s to the Happy Valley track, to the treadmills and swimming pools at the Shatin track. 

The importance of the New Zealand horse racing industry was highlighted through a number of facts including that 35% of the 450 horses imported into Hong Kong each year come from New Zealand.

The importance of the New Zealand horse racing industry was highlighted through a number of facts including that 35% of the 450 horses imported into Hong Kong each year come from New Zealand. 

One of the surprise roles that the Vets have is X-raying the balls in the Mark Six Lottery to check they have not been tampered with. Thanks also to Tony McGovern, the Head Race Starter at the Hong Kong Jockey Club for sharing stories about his role.

A Conversation with
Sir Stephen Tindall
December 2014

NZCCHK hosted businessman Sir Stephen Tindall at a networking presentation on Monday evening, 8 December 2014. Sir Stephen was joined by Stephen Dee (Director of the KEA World Class New Zealand programme) and Prof. Nigel Hemmington (Pro Vice Chancellor International of the Auckland University of Technology).

During his presentation, Sir Stephen spoke of the activities of the Tindall Foundation and its aims of investing into targeted sectors of society in New Zealand, particularly in areas of job creation and education of young students aiming to enter the healthcare sector in South Auckland.

The presentation was contributed to by Stephen Dee and Prof. Hemmington who each elaborated on their respective areas of interest. Stephen Dee discussed the World Class New Zealand programme and its objectives, whereas Prof. Hemmington elaborated on AUT's activities in the South East Asia region.

Timed to coincide with the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens, NZCCHK presented a cocktail and dinner featuring former All Black captain Wayne "Buck" Shelford at the Regal Hong Kong Hotel in Causeway Bay on 25 March 2015. Buck was welcomed to the event with a powhiri by Te Hokioi Ki Whanga Kakara, a Hong Kong based kapa haka group and guests were entertained by a performance of traditional Maori songs. After dinner, Buck spoke to guests covering a range of topics including rugby talent, coaching, politics as well as sharing anecdotes from his time with the All Blacks. A waiata was performed by Pauline Chen and Dr Michael Leung accompanied by the Apple Chip musicians to round out the evening. The event was supported by Quam, Bayside Dental and Air New Zealand.

NZCCHK Rugby Cocktail and Dinner : March 2015

Wine Dinner with Sam Neill
and Bruce Chapman
October 2013

NZCCHK hosted dinner at Crown Wine Cellars Hong Kong with guests Sam Neill and Buce Chapman. Sam is well known for his staring roles in motion pictures such as Jurassic Park and Hunt for Red October.  Bruce is Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and was visiting Hong Kong under the Hong Kong Government’s Sponsored Visitors’ Scheme. Guests enjoyed dinner accompanied by wines from Sam’s Two Paddocks vineyard located in New Zealand’s Central Otago region.

Gavin Faull of Swiss-Belhotel International
February 2017

Gavin Faull is a Hong Kong based Kiwi with over 35 years experience in hotel management, operations and corporate development with The Peninsula Group, Kingsgate International and Swiss-Belhotel International. He is currently Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International which has expanded under Gavin's guidance to include a portfolio of over 135 hotels and resorts located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Georgia, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. His presentation to TeamTalkz will provide unique insight into business across these diverse locations.

T3 ; Tax Tech & Tuatara

NZCCHK met during a networking event in March where around 25 members and guests mixed and mingled while discussing issues relating to tax, technology, start-ups and accelerators - all while enjoying Tuatara craft beer from Paraparaumu! Des Trigg, long time member of NZCCHK and authority on New Zealand tax, chatted with guests about latest issues regarding New Zealand tax. Chantaka Ranatunga, one of New Zealand's foremost investors into the tech sector will be available to discussed

latest developments in New Zealand's tech scene and investment opportunities. The good people from Tuatara's Hong Kong distributors Hop Leaf were on hand to assist with understanding New Zealand's leading craft beer brand.

We update photos of NZCCHK events as soon as
practicable after events. Watch this space!

World Class Kiwi performance comes to Hong Kong supporting the 20th Anniversary of the HKSAR
and the 25th Anniversary of NZCCHK

The 2017 National Band of New Zealand and the Aotearoa Maori Group performed at the Yuen Long Theatre in Hong Kong on Sunday 2 July 2017 en-route to the World Music Concourse in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. The Band was subsequently placed second at the Championships. Congratulations!

The Hong Kong stop-over was supported by  the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Leisure and Cultural Services Dept and the LCSD Music Office of the Hong Kong Government, the New Zealand Consulate General, Mainfreight (logistics) and GreenPro (programme).

The concert featured a variety of  music, and performances by the Aotearoa Maori Group and the local Engor (Dance of Heroes) troupe.