Catherine Churchman standing outside a theatre in George Town, Malaysia

An Asia New Zealand Foundation grant in 1997 changed the course of Catherine Churchman's life.

The grant set her on the path to turning an interest in Asian languages into a career that has seen her live and work extensively in Asia. She recently returned to New Zealand to take up a position as Victoria University's new Asian studies lecturer.

Asia New Zealand Foundation 20th Anniversary

Insight: Informed commentary

Ikuyo Kuroda and Mamiko Oe performing on stage

The recipients of Asia New Zealand's performing arts tour to Singapore and Malaysia announced

Opportunity for up to 10 NZ business leaders/entrepreneurs to meet Southeast Asian counterparts in Malaysia. Applications close 27 May

We're now taking expressions of interest for this year's workshop, which gives teachers the chance to learn about Korea firsthand

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