New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji

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.

24-08-10

An updated library collection is encouraging reading skills at a junior high school on the outskirts of Seaqaqa.

The principal of Nabala Junior Secondary School, Ms Jacquelin Low, thanked the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) for their donation of fiction and non fiction books for the school library.

The school is classified as a Rural 2 school under Ministry of Education regulations. It has a roll of 120 students but the school could not afford updated editions of reading and reference materials due to limited funds.

22-07-10

It was a proud moment for the winners of the secondary school essay competition when they were honoured with certificates, rewards, and trophies on 17 July. The ceremony was held at the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) Residence and attended by students, teachers, parents and other guests.

The High Commission joined hands with Fiji Association of Auckland in providing the opportunity for high school students across the country to show their essay writing skills.

The essay competition also marked the 40th Anniversary of Fiji’s Independence.

16-07-10

Following last year’s highly successful competition, the Fiji Association in Auckland Inc, in conjunction with the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) in Suva, organised a secondary school essay competition in early March this year.

This competition also marks the fortieth anniversary of Fiji’s independence.

Entrants were asked to write about Fiji’s role in international organisations and/or regional interaction on key issues such as environment, gender and social concerns.

07-07-10

It was a big boost in terms of good education and proper sleeping conditions for the students of Nalotawa District School when they were donated bunks and bedding for the school dormitories.

New Zealand High Commission in Suva under its small grants scheme donated 20 new wooden bunks, 40 mattresses and bedding material for the school dormitories.

Acting Head of Mission, Mr Phillip Taula travelled to the remote school in the interior highlands of Ba to officially present the bedding to the needy students.

28-06-10

A productive partnership between the Fiji Water Foundation, New Zealand High Commission and the people of Nananu Village in Tailevu was celebrated on Thursday June 24th with the opening of the village’s “Gaunavou” Kindergarten - a $35,000 project.

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