NZ culture celebrated in Bangkok

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The New Zealand Society (Thailand), in association with the New Zealand – Thai Chamber of Commerce, recently co-hosted the NZI d’Vine Ball 2015 to showcase the culture, food and wine of New Zealand. Many guests attended the ball and enjoyed a traditional Maori welcome and a wonderful evening of Kapa Haka performances. Guests also had a delightful cocktail reception and a six-course Western Set Dinner at Watergate Ballroom, Amari Watergate. (l-r) David Cumming – Vice President Operational Development and Area General Manager Bangkok, OXYX Hospitality Group; HE Philip Calvert – Canadian Ambassador to Thailand; Assistant Professor Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak; Assistant Professor Dr. Pavida Pananond; HE Reuben Levermore – New Zealand Ambassador to Thailand; Sharon Nelson-Kelly – President, New Zealand Society Thailand; Martine Delogne – wife of the British Ambassador to Thailand; Chantal Meagher – wife of the Canadian Ambassador to Thailand; and HE Mark Kent – British Ambassador to Thailand.