New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji


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.


There was unprecedented interest in applying for the Immigration New Zealand Pacific Access Category visa ballot from Fiji this year, however there has been a minor technical issue with notification to registrants.


Do you want to have a say on the future of the New Zealand flag?

Later this year and early next year, New Zealanders enrolled to vote will be asked to participate in two postal referenda to consider the future of the New Zealand flag:


The New Zealand Government is expected to invest up to NZ$10m in Fiji’s dairy industry over the next five years to help increase local milk production.

While opening training for dairy farmers and extension officers at Koronivia Research Station, High Commissioner, H.E. Mark Ramsden assured New Zealand Government’s support towards the development of Fiji’s dairy sector.

Mr Ramsden said that Fiji’s dairy industry has great potential to develop and New Zealand funding will tap into New Zealand skills and expertise. 


New Zealand High Commisison will be closed for Queens Birthday on Monday 01 June 2015.

Office will resume work on Tuesday 02 June 2015.


In a bid to support the ongoing relief effort for the Tropical Cyclone Pam victims in Vanuatu, Tuvalu, and Kiribati, the New Zealand High Commission has joined hands with the Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) by donating FJ$75,000 towards replenishing relief supplies.

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