Events & News


GCNZ Forum in November – Save the date

GCNZ Forum 
Thursday 10 November 2022
at Grand Hall, Parliament Building
Theme: “Celebrating New Zealand’s Diplomatic Relations – Global Connections and Diversity through Citizen Diplomacy”
Please join us to celebrate New Zealand’s diplomatic relations with the USA (80 years), Japan (70 years), South Korea (60 years) and China (50 years).
The forum can bring people together to share our stories, to discuss how we can reconnect with the world and work together to maintain the people based global connections established over the years, and to develop further, both internationally and locally.

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 2022 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 2022 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.



Hastings and Guilin Celebrate a Sister City Connection Reaching 40 Years.

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