Prior Group - Russia - New Zealand - Новая Зеландия - Россия

Welcome to Our company

Prior Group is a New Zealand company specialising in promoting business between New Zealand, Belarus, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Its focus is on business partnerships developed to the mutual benefit of New Zealand and Belarusian/Russian/CIS companies.

The Company was founded by Stuart Prior, New Zealand Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2003-2006, who has over thirty years of experience working with Russia and its predecessor the USSR. Prior Group has a base in Moscow, Russia and Wellington, New Zealand. In March 2012 Stuart Prior became the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Representative in New Zealand. In April 2012 Stuart Prior was appointed as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Belarus with consular jurisdiction throughout New Zealand.

Prior Group  offers  a broad  range  of  specialist  expertise, including business and transaction advisory, government relations, investor relations, public relations, research and language and culture services.

Prior Group has contacts with key advisers and companies in New Zealand and Russia, Belarus and other CIS countries who are totally reliable and confidential.  We can be trusted to give you the best possible advice on opportunities available and we can put you in contact with the specialists you will need to make sure of success in your New Zealand or Russia/CIS investment.

Our products & services

Prior Group offers its clients long-standing local market expertise combined with the highest practices and standards. Whether a client is a New Zealand company looking at expansion and new markets either a Russian or Belarusian or another CIS player seeking an international partner we can help build the relationships necessary for successful future business.

Our logo

The Koru is a very important symbol to the Maori in New Zealand. It is the name given to the newborn, unfurling fern frond and symbolizes new life, growth, strength, and peace. We chose the koru to represent our hope for revival and active development of Russia-New Zealand cultural and business relations.

 

Russia - New Zealand History

Every day that we were there the Zealanders would arrive at our sloops at about 10 in the morning and would remain until evening. Having traded their goods they would have lunch with us. They ate our dry bread, peas, kasha and sugar with real appetite. They did not like our salt beef at all and were not great fans of the pork, nor were they able to drink our rum and wine. From time to time they would help our sailors in their work, for which the hardest workers would be rewarded with nails. Sometimes, making merry, they would give us the pleasure of watching their dances and listening to their songs. For this, about 15 men would stand in a single line. One of them, stamping his foot, would begin to sing. In mid-verse there would suddenly be a common, quite quick and wild shout, then they would lift their arms up, extend them, and let them fall, while strongly stamping their feet, distorting their whole bodies and making fierce faces. They would finish this song by going down on one knee and making a frightful, lingering laugh. Our sailors adopted their dance and song very well indeed, and on our sloop at the South Pole where the daily dangers depressed the spirit, they would sometimes cheer everybody up with their imitation (of the haka - translated by Prior Group). N.Galkin, surgeon on board the Russian vessel “Mirny” (Peaceful), during their stay in New Zealand, Queen Charlotte Sound, Russian Expedition, 1820

Stuart Prior, Honorary Consul for Belarus in New Zealand

Currency Rate

December 2016

1 NZD = 45.24 RUB

1 NZD = 14,160 BYR

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1 NZD = 240.720 KZT

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Moscow, Russia

Minsk, Belarus

Astana, Kazakhstan

Wellington, New Zealand

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