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IN THIS ISSUE 7 November 2012

Executive director's update
A Gangnam Style quiz
Study in Singapore - all expenses paid
Grants for arts and culture projects
Asia internships for young journalists
Other opportunities for students and recent grads

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Executive director's update

This month, our acting executive director Adele Mason takes a look at the recently released Australia in the Asian Century white paper, and covers off the foundation's latest activities, including the Diwali celebrations in Auckland and Wellington.
This will be Ms Mason's last update, with John McKinnon stepping into the role of executive director early next month.

A Gangnam Style quiz

With all the attention on K-pop artist Psy and his break-out hit Gangnam Style, we thought it only appropriate to make this month's quiz about South Korea.
You may be able to dance like Psy, but what do you know about his home country?

Study in Singapore - all expenses paid

Alert all graduating high school students that you know - we're now taking applications for our Singapore Scholarship.
This is an amazing opportunity for a young New Zealander to earn an undergraduate degree at one of Asia's top universities - all expenses paid.
Applications close Friday 1 December.

Grants for arts and culture projects

Working on a project that will help educate Kiwis about Asian arts or culture?
Our arts grants help support such projects, and are open to New Zealand-based arts professionals, arts and cultural institutions, councils and festival and event organisers.
Applications close Friday 30 November.

Asia internships for young journalists

We're offering New Zealand journalism graduates and newly qualified journalists the opportunity to take up internships at
The Philippine Star in Manila
International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong
• CNBC Asia in Singapore.
Applications close on Monday 26 November.


Other opportunities for students and recent grads

We've got a range of funding opportunities for young New Zealanders that are closing this month including:
Kiwi Asian Journalism Scholarship - for Asian New Zealanders wanting to study journalism
Taiwan internship for commerce grads with Mandarin skills
David Holborow Award - for undergraduate students with Korean ancestry, or who are descended from Korean War veterans.


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22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

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Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

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