Auckland Branch Christmas Garden Party

Dr Richard Grant, Chair, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

12-4pm, Saturday 17 December 2022

Auckland

John Kinder House, 2 Ayr Street, Parnell Auckland

All NZIIA Auckland Branch members. their partners and guests are invited to a Christmas garden party at Kinder House on 17 December. 

BYO picnic basket or a plate + bottle. 

The event will include a short talk by Dr Richard Grant, Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, and Dr Stephen Hoadley, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. 

Other activities include a 'blind' wine tasting and summer games in the garden. Guests can also view an exhibition of Sarah Kinder’s water colour paintings from the 1840s of the Russian Royal family's ‘dachas and summer palaces in Odessa.

Space is limited so please RSVP to nziiaakl@gmail.com by Weds, 14 December.

About Dr Richard Grant

Dr Richard Grant was previously Vice-Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs and is current Chair of the Institute’s Hawkes Bay branch. He was the Executive Director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation from 2008 to 2012. Dr Grant had a distinguished diplomatic career over 40 years working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Pacific, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is a former New Zealand Ambassador in Bonn and Paris and a former High Commissioner in London and Singapore. He has also represented New Zealand at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and held other senior positions including Deputy Secretary for External Economic and Trade Policy. He was chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand from 2013 to 2017. Dr Grant was educated at Victoria University of Wellington and received his doctorate at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France. In 1999 he was a Visiting Scholar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and in 2004 was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University.

Contact the Auckland branch

GARY RUSSELL

nziiaakl@gmail.com

All NZIIA Auckland Branch members. their partners and guests are invited to a Christmas garden party at Kinder House on 17 December. 

BYO picnic basket or a plate + bottle. 

The event will include a short talk by Dr Richard Grant, Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, and Dr Stephen Hoadley, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. 

Other activities include a 'blind' wine tasting and summer games in the garden. Guests can also view an exhibition of Sarah Kinder’s water colour paintings from the 1840s of the Russian Royal family's ‘dachas and summer palaces in Odessa.

Space is limited so please RSVP to nziiaakl@gmail.com by Weds, 14 December.

About Dr Richard Grant

Dr Richard Grant was previously Vice-Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs and is current Chair of the Institute’s Hawkes Bay branch. He was the Executive Director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation from 2008 to 2012. Dr Grant had a distinguished diplomatic career over 40 years working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Pacific, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is a former New Zealand Ambassador in Bonn and Paris and a former High Commissioner in London and Singapore. He has also represented New Zealand at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and held other senior positions including Deputy Secretary for External Economic and Trade Policy. He was chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand from 2013 to 2017. Dr Grant was educated at Victoria University of Wellington and received his doctorate at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France. In 1999 he was a Visiting Scholar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and in 2004 was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University.

Membership

NZIIA membership is open to anyone interested in understanding the importance of global affairs to the political and economic well-being of New Zealand.