New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji

28-02-11

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/).

21-02-11

Leadership Fiji got a boost of FJD15,000 from the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) for its 2011 programme, focussed on developing and enhancing the skills of future Fiji leaders.

Under its small grants scheme, NZHC is continuing the support it has given the programme since its inception.

Trade Commissioner, Peter Lund, formally presented the cheque to Chairperson William Parkinson recently and congratulated the organisation on its achievements to date and its ongoing commitment towards Fiji’s next generation of leaders.

04-02-11

To further enhance and improve the quality of life for children in the Dilkusha Children’s Home, the New Zealand High Commission recently donated two water tanks as a disaster relief resource to the Home.

Administration Officer, Alisi Koroi said the new resource is useful not only for the immediate needs of the Home but also for its strategic needs.

“More importantly, these needs become even more evident and critical during times of disaster,” said Ms Koroi.

04-02-11

New Zealand High Commission, in conjunction with The Fiji Association in Auckland Inc, is pleased to announce a secondary school essay competition for senior students. This is the third year that the competition has been held.

New Zealand High Commission, supported by The Fiji Association in Auckland Inc, has sent details of the essay competition to secondary schools in Fiji.

26-01-11

THERE is good news along with the beginning of a new school term for a rural school based in the interior of Labasa as it is now equipped with a most sought after facility.

It was a moment of joy for Nubu Primary School situated 60km away from Labasa town when it was assisted by the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) with the provision of solar light.

Under the Head of Mission Fund (HOMF), the school was assisted with the supply and installation of the solar power system which was worth over $22,000.

16-11-10

Recently a grant of FJ$14,000 was provided by the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) to sponsor a workshop on the production of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) for the Banabans Women’s Organisation on Rabi Island.

The week long workshop was attended by more than 100 participants, including both men and women, from the four villages on the island.

Project coordinator Terikano Takesau said it was a first ever VCO extraction workshop on the island and that it triggered a lot of enthusiasm amongst the people.

27-10-10

On 6 October 2010 the New Zealand Acting Head of Mission Mr. Phillip Taula and Vice Chancellor and President of the University of the South Pacific Professor Rajesh Chandra signed a Partnership Funding Agreement which confirmed New Zealand’s funding support to the USP for the 2010-2012.

The Partnership is worth F$19.2 million (NZ$13.8 million) over three years and will ensure close cooperation to ensure the achievement of New Zealand and the USP’s shared commitment to the sustainable development of the Pacific Region.

04-10-10

One of the priority areas of the New Zealand High Commission’s small grants scheme is assistance for disadvantaged communities, which includes people with disabilities.

The New Zealand High Commission is very pleased to provide assistance to the Gospel Deaf School hostel in Suva.

These were the words of Acting Head of Mission, Peter Lund, who donated new bedding materials for the dormitories used by the students of the school.

14-09-10

It is indeed very true that proper reading is critical to a good education. With assistance from the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC), a number of schools in rural areas are now making use of the available resources in their school libraries.

One such school is Turagarua Primary School located in the interior of Wainibuka in the province of Tailevu. The school building, which accommodates 78 students, is made of concrete, wood and bamboo.

14-09-10

It is indeed very true that proper reading is critical to a good education. With assistance from the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC), a number of schools in rural areas are now making use of the available resources in their school libraries.

One such school is Turagarua Primary School located in the interior of Wainibuka in the province of Tailevu. The school building, which accommodates 78 students, is made of concrete, wood and bamboo.

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