(Picture caption: L-R Businessmen Tate Hui and John Hong were quick to lend a hand to Pacific people in need.)
In recent months, the Pacific region has been battered by not only the tsunami effect of COVID-19 but also Tropical Cyclone Harold, which hit Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga with force.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand is hugely grateful to those people who have selflessly given themselves to the call for help in the region.
Responding to the call by the Pacific Islands Forum through the Pacific Humanitarian Pathway for COVID-19, Chairman of Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships and New Zealand Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre Tate Hui has extended financial assistance to the Pacific people adversely affected by the pandemic.
Tate’s business partner and Vice Chairman John Hong was more than happy to support the Pacific island countries after PTI NZ reached out.
“Our organisations were also affected by COVID-19, but we recognised a little help to the Pacific Islands can make a huge difference,” John says.
Both businessmen are avid supporters of PTI NZ, particularly when it comes to promoting trade and investment in the Pacific.
Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships and PTI NZ are exploring business opportunities in distribution channels of Pacific Island products using New Zealand as the hub.
Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships is an established company in the People’s Republic of China and serves as the marketing arm of Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships in New Zealand.
The Chinese company also acts as the hub of the Pacific commodities for Asian countries and the United States of America; it is keen to engage with local entrepreneurs in the Pacific Islands to develop new and innovative agricultural production and renewable energy projects.
Contact Chief Investment Officer Manuel Valdez at Manuel.V@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz for more information.