Tuesday marks the start of Lunar New Year, and many Kiwis will be joining in on the celebrations. This time of year raises some interesting questions about the funding New Zealand receives from the People's Republic of China, particularly in the cultural and education sectors. You can explore a range of local views in this edition's expert round-up.
Senior journalists and newsroom leaders can now apply for the 2019 Jefferson Fellowships programme to Asia, which is being made possible with a grant from the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Find out more about this opportunity below.
Finally, Wednesday is of course Waitangi Day here in New Zealand. In honour of the occasion, we interviewed a Japan-based kapa haka group which has been sharing Māori culture with Japanese audiences for more than 20 years.
The Asia Media Centre team