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Asia celebrations resources

Exhibitions

Use the links below and keyword search "Asia" to find related exhibitions and events:

Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Pataka Museum of arts and cultures.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Online education resources

Publications

A list of publications to support the Asia Education Foundation’s Asia literacy project.

Exploring Japan

Online

AskAsia interactive resource
This website is an information resource about Asia. It includes maps and statistics for individual countries, latest news stories, and a glossary of terms covering economics, business, arts, politics, and religion. A teachers' section includes lesson plans, readings, maps, drawings, photos, and a timeline. A students' section has activities and games, and showcases student activitiy in Asian settings and situations.

Asia for Educators
This site from Columbia University contains many resources on the geography, culture, politics, and history of Asian countries, focusing on Japan and China in particular. The site provides resources for learning Japanese and Chinese, including animations showing stroke order, pronunciation guides, and reading activities. There are also video resources.

BBC – Religious Festivals
From the BBC Schools section, this website has information about religious festivals celebrating Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. Includes related student activities and worksheets.

Leading 21st Century Schools – Engage with Asia project
Curriculum resources to support the Asia Education Foundation’s Asia literacy project.

Human Rights Commission – Race Relations Day resources
A range of classroom resources that are produced to heighten the awareness and encourage an understanding of cultural diversity in Aotearoa.

NZ History online

Race Relations Day – social studies activities for levels 4–5

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)
TKI is a bilingual portal and web community that provides quality-assured educational material for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Undertake a general search for "Asia" or a more specific country (for example, China), or festival (for example, Diwali), or language (for example Japanese), to search for a list of specific educational resources.

Search examples:

Asia resources

Asia languages

wickED Hot Topic: Celebrations, festivals, and special occasions
Each TKI Hot Topic is a collection of web resources based around an interesting and topical subject, designed to help you to integrate ICT into your classroom.

The Association for Asian Studies

Search for festivals by country or religion

Asia Downunder
Asia Downunder is all about Asia and Asians in New Zealand. ADU features stories about Asian Kiwis, young and old, from topics as diverse as art, business, sport, music, fashion, culture, lifestyle, food and many more. Professional development and training

Asia EdNet – discussion group
The Asia EdNet discussion group covers questions about classroom practice, ideas for teaching Asia themes, curriculum resources and collaborative projects etc.

Asian Education Teachers Association
The Asian Education Teachers Association provides lesson plans, lists websites, and offers support for teachers at all levels of schooling.

Virtual libraries

Asian Studies virtual library, Australian National Univeristy

Key contacts list

Embassies

Consulate of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Wellington
Street Address: 57 Upland Road, Kelburn, Wellington, 6021
Telephone: (04) 475 9667
Email: tony.vanzijl@vuw.ac.nz

Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Wellington
Street address: 4 Halswell St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 473 3514
Email: chinaemb_nz@mfa.gov.cn

High Commission of India, Wellington
Street address: 102-112 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011
Telephone: (04) 473 6390
Email: hoc.wellington@mea.gov.in

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Wellington
Street address: 70 Glen Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012
Telephone: (04) 475 8697
Email: kbriwell@indonesianemb.co.nz

The Japanese Embassy to New Zealand
Street Address: Majestic Centre, Level 18, 100 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 473 1540
Email: enquiry@wl.mofa.go.jp

High Commission for Malaysia, Wellington
Street Address: 10 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Wellington 6021
Telephone: (04) 385 2439
Email: mwwelton@xtra.co.nz

Consulate of Mongolia, Auckland
Street Address: Office 1.5, 2-8 Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
Telephone: 021 766 031
Email: help@mongoliaconsulate.org.nz

Nepalese Consulate-General, Auckland
Street Address: 278A Remuera Road, Auckland 1050
Telephone: (09) 529 0460
Email: For Peter Gibbs: pwgibbs1@gmail.com

High Commission for Pakistan, Wellington
Street Address: 182 Onslow Road, Khandallah, Wellington 6035
Telephone: (04) 479 0026; 479 0027
Email: pakhcwellington@xtra.co.nz

Embassy of the Philippines, Wellington
Street Address: 1/95 Thorndon Quay, Pipetea, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 890 3741
Email: wellington.pe@philembassy.org.nz 

Singapore High Commission, Wellington
Street Address: 17 Kabul Street, Khandallah, Wellington 6035
Telephone: (04) 470 0850
Email: singhc_wlg@sgmfa.gov.sg

Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Wellington
Street Address: Level 11, ASB Bank Tower, 2 Hunter Street, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 473 9073, 473 9074
Email: ea-nz@mofa.go.kr

Consulate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Wellington
Street Address: 32A Izard Road, Khandallah, Wellington 6035
Telephone: (04) 976 8434
Email: slconsulnz@paradise.net.nz

Royal Thai Embassy, Wellington
Street Address: 110 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 496 2914 (Chancery) / (04) 476 3677 (Consular)
Email: consular@thaiembassynz.org.nz

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Wellington
Street Address: Level 21, Grand Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 473 5912
Email: embassyvn.nz@gmail.com

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Wellington
Street Address: Level 12, 36 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 472 2292
Email: democraticrepublic.timorleste@yahoo.com

Australian-based embassies/consulates

Royal Embassy of Cambodia, Canberra
Street Address: 5 Canterbury Crescent, Deakin, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
Telephone: (61 2) 6273 1154; (61 2) 6273 1259
Email: cambodianembassy@ozemail.com.au

Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, Canberra
Street Address: 22 Arkana Street, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
Telephone: (61 2) 6273 3811
Email: mecanberra@bigpond.com

High Commission of Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan
Street Address: c/- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Jalan Subok, BD 2710, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Telephone: (673 2) 261 177
Email: bruneihc.nz@mfa.gov.bn

Organisations, associations and societies

Asia New Zealand Foundation (Asia:NZ), a non-partisan and non-profit organisation dedicated to building New Zealanders’ knowledge and understanding of Asia.

Bangladesh New Zealand Friendship Society

NZ China Friendship Society

Japan Information and Cultural Centre, Wellington
Street address: Level 18, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
Telephone: (04) 472 7807
Email: japan.cul@eoj.org.nz

New Zealand Institute of International Understanding – student exchange

New Zealand South Asia Centre (NZSAC)

Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education

The New Zealand Asia Studies Society

Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) – USA

The Council on East Asian Community

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