This is the third post in a series that introduces and explains some of the different Kiwi groups & organisations that exist in the Netherlands to support New Zealanders and New Zealand business.

New Zealand has always been a nation of explorers. At any one time around a million Kiwi, or 20% of New Zealand’s population live offshore. For a nation as small and geographically remote as New Zealand, offshore Kiwi are crucial to our ongoing global success. Keeping extraordinary Kiwi connected to Aotearoa is the key focus of Kea New Zealand.

Kea is a not for profit organisation, funded by the New Zealand Government and selected corporate partners. It works to highlight inspiring Kiwi doing world changing mahi offshore, profile the successes of Kiwi export businesses and showcase the significant opportunities in connecting with both offshore and returning Kiwi.

Although Kea doesn’t have an official presence in the Netherlands, its UK & Europe team is based a short hop away in London. It works with local organisations like NZTE and KIN to bring events, content and networking opportunities into the Dutch market.

For those looking for professional connections and networking, Kea hosts various virtual and in-person events, covering topics such as personal development, business development and insights. 

Every month Kea supports Kiwi businesses to compete on the world stage by providing direct support to establish or grow themselves in a particular market. As well as connecting your business to potential customers, Kea gives you access to New Zealanders working in similar industries to your own, providing essential peer-to-peer support and on-the-ground knowledge.

If all of this sounds good, check out the Kea website for more detailed information – and consider signing up for their mailing list so you can keep up with the latest news and info from their team.


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