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January 2017 

  Members of Te Kapa Haka oTe Whanau-a-Apanui from Opotiki
Credit: Martin Hunter Getty & Tourism NZ

In This Edition

* President's Message
* New Zealand Ambassador
  on The Diplomat Specials
* Tri-Nations Braai & BBQ
* Inspiring women recognised
  in 2017 Honours 
* New Members

Upcoming Events

Tri-Nations Braai & BBQ
  Jan 18th, 2017 

2017 New Zealand Ball
  Feb 25th, 2017


President's Message

Dear Members,
I hope you all had a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year! I was lucky enough to be back in New Zealand spending time with family and friends; thankfully the weather in the far north was good enough to enjoy the beaches, although the water temperature only measured a chilly 18.5 degrees.

The NZTCC AGM was completed 24th November and I am pleased to welcome new committee members Paveena McLean, Paul Dibbayawan, Tomasz Kos, Brett Penny and Warren Boyes to the NZTCC. Additionally, I will be stepping down as President but taking on the role of Treasurer in the new look committee.

I am pleased to announce that Warren Boyes will be the new NZTCC President, he is currently the General Manager, Supply Chain Solutions, for Toll Group and brings plenty of experience to the position.

On the home front the resignation of our Prime Minister John Key took many of us by surprise, he has been a popular leader and guided the country well during his term. Our new PM John English has "big shoes" to fill but is up for the challenge.

The next event is the Vinarco Tri Nations Braai & BBQ to be held at the Four Points by Sheraton on 18th Jan, this is a combined chambers event with NZ/AUSTCHAM/SATCC and always a popular start to the New Year. I would remind all members that numbers to this event are limited and if you are looking to attend you will need to contact Khun Antz, our Executive Director otherwise we cannot guarantee you will be able to attend.

Also folks keep in mind that we have the New Zealand Ball coming up in February on the 25th. A limited number of tickets are still available for sponsors so should any of you be interested in sponsoring the Ball please let our Executive Director know by no later than January 16. These are the only tickets left for anyone wanting to attend.

Finally many thanks to the committee and members for their support during my term as president, I would ask everyone to welcome and provide continued support to Warren our new President.
Warm regards,
Peter Burgess

New Zealand Ambassador on The Diplomat Specials

Thai News Channel : TNN24

Vinarco Tri-Nations Braai & BBQ

Date: Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Sukhumvit 15
Price: THB 700 for member / THB 1,000 for non-member and walk-in


Inspiring women recognised in 2017 Honours

Hon Paula Bennett, Women Minister

Some of New Zealand’s most inspiring women have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list released today.

Olympian Valerie Adams, Maori educator Georgina Kingi and former Wellington Mayor Fran Wilde were all made Dames Companion and were among 81 women to receive a New Year Honour. Minister for Women Paula Bennett says all New Zealanders will be celebrating their achievements.

“Everyone on this list has been recognised for the exceptional work they do, for their communities and for their country. They are role models for all New Zealanders, and I am very proud of their achievements,” says Mrs Bennett.

“This year 43 per cent of recipients were women. Every day I met women across New Zealand who are making a huge contribution to our country and these Honours reflect that.

“These are real stories of success and proof that we live in a country where women can do anything. I’m especially proud of members of our police service Senior Constable Susan Guy and Sergeant Susan Robinson who have been made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit.”

Senior Constable Guy and Sergeant Robinson co-established the Wahine Toa initiative to work with young women who have been victims of sexual abuse and provide support programmes to improve the wellbeing, education, safety and self-esteem of the participants.

Co-founder of Napier Community Patrol Sandra Ibbotson has also received the Queen's Service Medal for services to the community.

“I am a staunch advocate for women and will continue to fight for equal rights for everyone. Making women more visible in all layers of society will help us fight unfairness and inequality wherever it may arise,” says Mrs Bennett

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New Members


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