New Zealand Embassy Brasilia, Brazil


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a report detailing the full diagnostic results of the whey protein concentrate (WPC) tests. The tests have come back negative for Clostridium botulinum.

The organism is confirmed as Clostridium sporogenes. It is therefore not capable of producing botulism causing toxins.


The New Zealand Ambassador, Jeffrey McAlister, visited the Municipal School Affonso Várzea in Complexo do Alemão, a lower socio-economic community in Rio de Janeiro, as a guest of the city´s Education Secretariat, on 9 July 2013.


The New Zealand Ambassador, Jeffrey McAlister, is supporting the Red Cross Committee in Brasilia (CVBB) to build a centre for identifying environmental risks in the Federal District. The Centre’s objective is to gather and assess information on areas of potential environmental risk in order to act preventively against natural disasters.


There have been protests in a number of cities across Brazil in the past week, including in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia. 


The New Zealand Ambassador is supporting a youth environmental project, called Projeto Florestinha, based in Campo Grande in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in the centre-west of Brazil, through his Head of Mission Fund (HOMF).


The New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, following his recent visit to Brazil and his goals to deepen bilateral relations, invited Brazil´s Secretary of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Tatiana Prazeres, to visit the country as the first `Prime Minister´s Fellow’ from Brazil.


New Zealand Ambassador talks to International Relations students of Federal University of Uberlandia.


The Deputy Head of Mission Helen Tunnah presented the award to the winners of the 17th National Competition for Innovation in Public Sector Administration for the project SIAVANAC – Flight Authorization and Control System of ANAC


The Embassy joined Zespri for a New Zealand promotion in Brasilia on 23 March at the American School’s Global Awareness Fair. 


Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomed today the Prime Minister’s announcement in Brazil on 11 March of a new open skies air services agreement between New Zealand and Brazil.

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