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NZDF Personnel Should Not Be Deployed To Korea

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 4:56 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Increasing the number of New Zealand troops deployed in Korea will increase tension on the peninsula and the wider region. More >>

Hollow Words From Winston Peters

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 10:27 am | NZ DPRK Society

“North Korea would better serve its people by meaningfully re-engaging with the international community through diplomacy rather than threats” says Mr Peters. More >>

Stop NZ Being Dragged Back Into A Re-activated Korea War

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 11:31 am | NZ DPRK Society

“New Zealand must ensure that it is not manipulated into ‘reparticipating’ in a re-activated Korean War,” says Peter Wilson, Secretary of the NZ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Society. “We are concerned by a January article in ... More >>

This Week In Korean History

Monday, 13 December 2021, 9:17 am | NZ DPRK Society

This week marks two events of note. Firstly, 13th of December marks the signing of the 1991 Agreement on Reconciliation, Non-aggression and Exchanges and Cooperation between South and North. This was the culmination of two years of high level negotiations ... More >>

New Zealand Should Not Be Contributing To Malnutrition In North Korea

Monday, 8 November 2021, 9:55 am | NZ DPRK Society

The New Zealand Government has self-righteously announced that it is sending an Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft to detect and deter actions such as North Korean ship-to-ship transfers of illicit material at sea. The ‘illicit material’ being referred to ... More >>

The 1994 Agreed Framework – A Squandered Opportunity For Peace In Korea

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 8:57 am | NZ DPRK Society

On this day, twenty-seven years ago in October 1994, the United States and North Korea signed a document entitled the ‘Agreed Framework’. Had the agreement been implemented, in all likelihood, North Korea would not have subsequently developed ... More >>

68 Years After The Armistice – The Way Forward

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:05 am | NZ DPRK Society

North and South must join hands On 28 July 1953, the day after the signing of the Korean War Armistice, Chairman KIM IL SUNG spoke to the nation. His words are as pertinent today as they were 68 years ago. “Korea is one, the Korean nation is ... More >>

NZ Police Raid Of Society Members

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 6:06 am | NZ DPRK Society

Three weeks ago today the NZ police executed a search warrant in the homes of the two signatories of the NZ DPRK Society’s bank account and confiscated bundles of documents, bank statements, cell phones and laptops. The search warrants stated that ... More >>

Twenty-one Reasons Why The United States Does Not Want Peace In Korea

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 4:33 pm | NZ DPRK Society

North Korean International Peace Rally at Panmunjom, "Liberation Day"  15 August 2015 For the past 70 years troops from the United States of America have been occupying military bases on the Korean Peninsula. They claim to be there to ... More >>

The July 4 Joint Declaration

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:22 am | NZ DPRK Society

This year marks the 48 th anniversary of the Joint Declaration signed by senior officials of the two Koreas on 4th July 1972. The DPRK has commemorated this agreement by noting that ‘The July 4th Joint Statement clarified three principles of independence, ... More >>

Open Letter Requesting Re-activation Of Diplomatic Relations With The DPRK

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 1:22 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Dear Mr. Seed, We are approaching the formation of a new Government in New Zealand following the September General Election. We are aware that at this time all Ministries are preparing advice/briefing papers for the new Government. This letter is to request ... More >>

NZ NGO Provides PPE Gear To North Korea

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 5:01 pm | NZ DPRK Society

PPE gear being unloaded for delivery to Quarantine Services The DPRK Red Cross Society has used funding from the NZ DPRK Society to purchase 87 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for supply to North Korea’s Quarantine Services. North Korea was ... More >>

Donation To North Korea For COVID-19 Testing

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:52 am | NZ DPRK Society

Trustees of the Donald Borrie Memorial Scholarship Fund announce that they have provided US$2,000 to the Red Cross of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) for purchase of COVID-19 testing kits and related medical needs. ... More >>

Call for Jacinda Ardern to help break Korea impasse

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 2:20 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Negotiations between the US and North Korea have ground to a halt, and with it the détente between the two Koreas, but New Zealand, and its Prime Minister, could contribute to removing blockages and reinvigorating the peace process. More >>

President Moon’s visit – a lost opportunity

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:33 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Whilst we welcome President Moon Jae-in’s recent visit to New Zealand we are disappointed that the Government has failed to make full use of the opportunity to promote peace on the Korean peninsula and between the United States and the DPRK (North Korea). More >>

Open Letter to Prime Minister of NZ: visit of President Moon

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 5:20 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Your announcement that President Moon is to visit New Zealand early December is a most welcome one. That President Moon has chosen to come to New Zealand is of significance. It is also a plea for help. More >>

Celebrating 4th October Korean Summit

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:04 am | NZ DPRK Society

Eleven years ago hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula were at an all time high. After their 4th October 2007 summit meeting, Chairman Kim Jong Il and President Roh Moo-hyun jointly signed a Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, ... More >>

Kiwi Notches up Another First in North Korea

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 2:48 pm | NZ DPRK Society

New Zealander Roger Shepherd is this week guiding a small group of Norwegians and Australians on a pioneering camping trek in the mountains of North Korea. More >>

Letter to Ambassadors re Fourth Korea Summit

Monday, 28 May 2018, 10:19 am | NZ DPRK Society

Given the confusion and conflicting messages coming forth from the President Donald Trump administration, the NZ DPRK Society applauds the commitment of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in to the Panmunjom Declaration which “affirmed ... More >>

New Book by Roger Shepherd Scheduled for Publication

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:16 am | NZ DPRK Society

Roger first walked the 687 km of the South Korean mountain spine (the Baekdu Daegan) in 2006 and 2007. Since 2011 he has been visiting the DPRK and exploring the North Korean Baekdu Daegan. During these trips he has climbed at least 50 peaks and photographed ... More >>





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