New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji


With the beginning of the new school term, three schools on the outskirts of Savusavu, Nausori and Suva have benefited from the New Zealand High Commission’s (NZHC) small grants scheme.

Under the Head of Mission Fund, FJ$7000 worth of library books was donated to the schools.

In order to improve literacy, encourage students to read and research, especially students in disadvantaged areas, NZHC was pleased to provide educational support in the form of library books.


Australia and New Zealand will together provide up to F$1 million to assist the people of Fiji respond to the effects of the flooding that has caused extensive damage in recent days.

Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office reports indicate that more than 1,500 people have been evacuated because of the floods which now affect most parts of the country but, more particularly, the Western Division.


A school in the remote district of Ba is in high spirits after the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) stepped in to help upgrade the school’s furniture.

The school, with a roll of 47 students, received a delivery of 42 single desks and chairs recently.

The Head teacher of Qerelevu Hindu School, Navinesh Kumar, expressed his sincere thanks for the funding assistance of $2730 under the Head of Mission Fund (HOMF) scheme.


The New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) for a third consecutive year hosted the prize giving ceremony for the winners of the Secondary Schools Essay Competition at the New Zealand Official Residence on Saturday 6 August.

This competition is organised jointly by the Fiji Association of Auckland (Inc) and the High Commission.


New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) in partnership with Walk On Walk Strong (WOWS) organised a lunch for the Laughing Samoans at the Official Residence on Friday 12 August.

This was to celebrate the work of WOWS as well as acknowledge the contribution of the Laughing Samoans.

The Laughing Samoans had done three live shows in Fiji to support the WOWS Fiji event.

New Zealand Aid Programme Regional Development Manager, Emma Dunlop-Bennett said it was a very kind gesture of the Laughing Samoans to support the WOWS programme.


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.

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