New Zealand Embassy Brasilia, Brazil


New Zealand Government is proud to announce the release of another United Nations Handbook edition. This year we released its 50th edition, and New Zealand is honoured to have produced them since 1961 as a symbol of our longstanding commitment to the United Nations.


Speech to Kangaroo Tours cocktail
Hotel Pestana, Curitiba, Wednesday 10 October 2012


The Embassy of New Zealand in Brasilia is seeking two (02) Policy Adviser/Translators to help advance New Zealand’s interests in Brazil.


Ambassador Jeffrey McAlister met with Congresswoman Perpétua Almeida on 21 August to discuss the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and Brazil and to share perspectives on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The Ambassador presented the Congresswoman with a bottle of New Zealand red wine and a bottle of milk produced on a New Zealand owned dairy farm located in Bahia as examples of products New Zealand exports to and produces in Brazil.


Ambassador Jeffrey McAlister visited UNICAMP on 24 August to discuss with the Rector Fernando Costa and his staff opportunities for cooperation with New Zealand universities.  This could include UNICAMP students studying in New Zealand under the Science Without Borders programme and New Zealand students studying at UNICAMP, one of the best universities in Brazil, while doing internships within Campinas' high tech industries.


The Brazil Working Holiday Scheme for 2012 will open in early September

This scheme is the result of a bilateral agreement between the governments of Brazil and New Zealand and opens up 300 places for Brazilians between 18 and 30 years old to stay in New Zealand for up to12 months with the opportunity to broaden their experience through working as well.


New Zealand Businesses will get better access to an estimated US$1.6 trillion worth of overseas government contracts, after New Zealand agreed to join the World Trade Organisation’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser announced today.


Immigration Minister Nathan Guy has announced that work rights for English language students in Canterbury will be extended, giving a boost to the export education sector in the region.


Ambassador McAlister donated a key piece of medical equipment to the EDS Health Expeditionaries group in Campinas, Sao Paulo, for the group’s surgical work in the Amazon. The equipment was funded from the Embassy’s Head of Mission Fund which is used to support grassroots socio-economic development projects in Brazil. The basic surgeries that EDS carries out in the Amazon such as cataract and hernia operations make a big difference to the quality of life for the Indian peoples of the region.

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