Events & News



Registrations for the November forum are now open!

To register please fill out the following form:

Forum Information:

Date: Thursday 10 November

Time: 10am to 6pm

Venue: Grand Hall, Parliament Building

Theme: Celebrating New Zealand’s Diplomatic Relations with USA (80 years), Japan (70 years), South Korea (60 years) and China (50 years) – Global Connections and Diversity through Citizen Diplomacy                                                                                                                                           

If you have any queries regarding the Forum, please do not hesitate to contact

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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