New Zealand High Commission Rarotonga, Cook Islands

18-05-15

The Governments of the Cook Islands and New Zealand today signed a new grant of NZD 12.7 million dollars towards the costs of the Te Mato Vai Water project, taking New Zealand’s contribution to $15 million.

12-05-15

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and a parliamentary delegation travelled to the Cook Islands this weekend to meet with Prime Minister Puna and mark the final stages of the $20.5 million Cook Islands Solar Project.


14-04-15

The New Zealand High Commission invites applications for activities funded through the Head of Mission Fund (HOMF) by 30 April 2015.   

14-04-15

This week the New Zealand Government is bringing Cook Islands officials who carry out Customs work in the outer islands to Rarotonga for a week long training course on Customs processes and reporting. 

01-04-15

Soon almost 100% of the electricity supply of the Northern Group will be generated using renewable energy. The ground-breaking Northern Group renewable energy project ‘Huira Natura ke Tokerau’ demonstrates what can be achieved through shared priorities and an ambition to improve the way of life for all Cook Islanders.

18-03-15

Acting High Commissioner Aimee Jephson and Police Commissioner Maara Tetava congratulate the winner of the Cook Islands ANZAC Secondary Schools Speech Competition, Moeroa Ben. 

26-02-15

New Zealand officials today introduced a $5 million, five-year initiative to improve Pacific navigation charts at a regional meeting in Rarotonga.

The Pacific Regional Navigation Initiative (PRNI) was announced last July by Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, Murray McCully, at the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau.

20-02-15

Officials from the New Zealand Aid Programme were in Rarotonga last week to participate in the 5th Annual Development Partners Meeting, which concluded in Mitiaro on Friday.

The meetings provided a good opportunity to talk with partners in the Cook Islands Government and to reflect on the previous three years of funding in a range of important sectors, such as health, education, energy, tourism, sanitation, and water supply.

20-02-15

Life is changing in the Northern Group with the rapid rollout of the renewable energy programme (Uira Natura ke Tokerau), funded by the New Zealand Government, continuing with almost 50% of the solar power stations now complete.

Officials from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) were in Rarotonga last week for the 5th Annual Development Partners Meeting, and took the opportunity to evaluate progress in the remote Northern Group.

28-01-15

New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook
2014-15

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release | www.beehive.govt.nz

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.