New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


On 3 March, Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand His Excellency Jose Tavares hosted a dinner at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland in honour of Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. Invited guests included New Zealand Ambassador-designate to Indonesia, Dr Trevor Matheson, and members of the Indonesia New Zealand Business Council, as well as those with a strong connection to the New Zealand-Indonesia relationship.


The New Zealand Embassy invites individuals with an inquiring mind, enthusiasm and drive to contribute to the future development of Indonesia to apply. The scholarships empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within ASEAN nations. Up to 50 scholarships are provided by the New Zealand government to Indonesia.


This week sees the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar – Chinese New Year. But it also means that a number of our posts across the Asia network will be closed from Wednesday 18 February.

They will all reopen on Monday 23 February.
Posts that will be closed for Chinese New Year are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Ha Noi, Singapore, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur will also be closed for celebrations of Lunar New Year (same dates).


Recently, New Zealand's Ambassador-designate Dr Trevor Matheson presented a working copy of his letters of credentials to the Director General of Protocol and Consular Affairs of Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Ahmad Rusdi. The formal presentation of credentials will be to President Joko Widodo next month.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


From the Ambassador's blog:

I’ve been New Zealand’s Ambassador to ASEAN since April 2010.  My predecessor Phillip Gibson was our first Ambassador to ASEAN – he presented credentials to the then ASEAN Secretary General in 2008.  On 3 November, Stephanie Lee became the third New Zealand Ambassador to ASEAN and the first fully dedicated to ASEAN work.  Both Phillip and I have been double-hatted as Ambassadors to Indonesia and to ASEAN.


From Ambassador Taylor's blog:



The New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta is seeking a locally employed Administration Manager.  The role is varied and tasked with providing administrative support services for the Embassy as well as financial management advice.  This is a senior position with staff management responsibilities.

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