New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji


Public diplomacy and reinforcing the strong people-to-people linkages between New Zealand and Fiji is an important focus for the New Zealand High Commission.

We were delighted, along with other institutions, to provide funding for the production “Ta’aroa - Pacific Ballet of Creation.” Produced by the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the University of the South Pacific, the production presented creation mythologies from Tahiti, Samoa and Aoteara New Zealand as exciting theatre.


The New Zealand and Australian High Commissions hosted the 2011 ANZAC day dawn service at the New Zealand Official Residence on Monday 25 April.

The ceremony marked the 96th anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli.

Over 100 people attended the event, including representatives of the Fiji Returned Soldiers and Ex-Servicemen’s Association and diplomatic missions.


Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, has handed over a cheque to the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal to assist the recovery efforts in Christchurch.

Acting Head of Mission, Phillip Taula, thanked Minister Kubuabola and said that New Zealand deeply appreciates the generous assistance from the people of Fiji, following the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, which has claimed many lives.


A primary school located in the rugged terrain of Colo North about 20km from Tavua town recently received a timely boost in terms of school furniture from the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC).

Savatu Primary School situated in the highlands of Nadarivatu was donated 40 wooden desks and chairs to meet the development needs of the school.

School head teacher Meli Seru said the assistance would have a positive impact on academic performance and would contribute to improved learning and educational outcomes.


The NZ Prime Minister has announced the launch of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

The Appeal is an official global fundraiser for the recovery effort in Christchurch and the Canterbury region.
It has been launched by the Government to reach as many people as possible globally who wish to help and support Christchurch.

The February 22 earthquake affected countless people internationally.
The Appeal is designed to complement appeals already established, such as the funds organised by the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.


New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) wishes to advise the general public that it is opening a condolence book to the friends and families of the loved ones in the earthquake tragedy.


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 (


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.


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.


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.

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