New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji


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.


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.


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.


New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) continues to support as a major sponsor the Leadership Fiji programme. This year NZHC under the Head of Mission Fund granted $10,000 to further the work of Leadership Fiji. The High Commission has been a sponsorship of its programme since 2002.


Assistance to children’s education has been a big focus of New Zealand Development Assistance program in the Pacific for many years.

These were the words of New Zealand High Commission’s acting Head of Mission, Phillip Taula, during his course of visits to the Western Division recently.

Mr Phillip visited a number of schools which were assisted under the Head of Mission’s small grants funding scheme.


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Australia and New Zealand work together to support cyclone recovery in Fiji

12 May 2010 - New Zealand and Australia are working together to continue to assist the people of Fiji to rebuild damaged homes, schools and health centres affected by Tropical Cyclone Tomas.

The cyclone caused significant damage to homes, schools and health facilities when it struck Fiji from 14 to 16 March, directly affecting over 39,000 people.


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