Events & News


16/05/2023 – Sister Cities Australia Podcast

GCNZ President Grant Smith recently participated in a Sister Cities Australia podcast to talk about sister cities within New Zealand. You can have a listen the podcast here:

20/04/2023 – Upcoming Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our annual general meeting on Tuesday 2 May (12.30pm – 1.30pm) at Wellington City Council, 113 The Terrace

If you wish to attend the AGM either in person or online, please register here:

19/4/21 – Global Cities 40th Anniversary Conference

We would like to sincerely thank all our members, sponsors, speakers and attendees who made our recent GCNZ conference a huge success.

You can find speaker presentations and event photos on our website.

Our 2023 Conference will be held in Marlborough.

16/4/21 – History of Sister Cities

A comprehensive history of Global Cities New Zealand has been compiled by our recently retired Board Director, Bernard Duncan. In light of GCNZ reaching a 40 year milestone, we would like to share some of our rich history with you.

You can view our GCNZ history Here


GCNZ 2023 Conference

Past Events

GCNZ Annual Conferences

GCNZ Air NZ Awards

GCNZ Youth Tour 2018

Kōrero Events

NZIER Report: From Sister to Global Cities, by James Hogan

The NZIER report and presentation to Sister Cities New Zealand, titled “From Sister to Global Cities” by James Hogan, was officially launched at our 2019 Conference! The report describes the economic benefits of sister city relationships, covering both the positive experiences of such relationships, as well as the potential bottlenecks to progress the process may entail.

Download the summary HERE.

You can also read the full version on their website HERE.

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