New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


Apply for your visa early - do not leave it to the last minute.

For people travelling to New Zealand over the Christmas period all Visitor Visa applications must be lodged with TT Services by Friday 20th November 2015.

(If you apply before this date a decision will be made on your visa application before 16 December 2015.)

Visitor Visa applications received after 20 November 2015 will have a ‘check back’ date of the 2nd week of January 2016.


Twenty-eight students from schools across Fiji were rewarded for excelling in the New Zealand High Commission-organised essay competition on Saturday 01 August.

Jointly coordinated by the New Zealand High Commission and the Fiji Association in Auckland (Inc), the essay competition is now in its seventh consecutive year and attracted 400 entries from 83 secondary schools around Fiji.


Open Debate: Peace and security challenges facing Small Island Developing States, delivered by Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, July 30, 2015 (New York time).

I thank our distinguished briefers for their informative contributions and the heads of government and Ministers who have come to New York to participate in this debate.

Of 44 small island developing states, only 6 have served on the Security Council.


Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been made aware of a new scam website and is urging customers to take special care that they are using the correct site.

The website appears to be a direct copy of the home page of the official INZ website, with a slight change in the domain name.

Consumers receive an email appearing to be from a trusted source inviting them to click on a link to the fake website where they are asked to enter personal details into a form as part of a phishing scam.


Friday 26 June marked the official launch of South Pacific Superyachting.

South Pacific Superyachting sees Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia promote the region as one cohesive destination, in the way that the Mediterranean and Caribbean act as large cruising grounds beyond the borders of the nations that form them.


A Grant Funding Arrangement (GFA) was signed this morning (29 June 2015) between the Ministry of Finance and the New Zealand Government for the purchase and implementation of a new automated Audit Management system.

The High Commissioner, H.E. Mark Ramsden said the new computer-based software system will help streamline and automate the audit process which is led by the Internal Audit Division of the Ministry of Finance.


There was a combined state of exhilaration and appreciation evident on the faces of the Nalotawa children when the New Zealand High Commission funded newly built kindergarten block was officially opened at the remote school.

The Deputy High Commissioner, Amanda Vercoe said the new educational facility will provide a conducive learning environment for the young active learners of Nalotawa District School.


The Immigration New Zealand Pacific Access Category quota was drawn by ballot on 5 June 2015.

A total of 250 places are available under the Pacific Access Category for nationals from Fiji.  A total of 8,997 registrations were received into the ballot representing 22,430 individual nominees.


Good sanitation practices are evident at Nailuva District School following the recent opening of a new ablution block funded by the New Zealand High Commission.

Nailuva District School is a remote boarding school, with a roll of 258 students, situated at the border line of Ra and Naitasiri Province.

A New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) grant of FJ$16,187 was provided to the school to help construct a new ablution block.

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