New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


New Zealand’s support of disaster preparedness interventions in Indonesia was highlighted during New Zealand’s Head of Global Division for Development Aid, Cecile Hillyer, recent visit to Sleman, Yogyakarta.


Ujung Kulong National Park has a newly printed revised guidebook – a book that Lonely Planet has described as “excellent, but rarely available.”

New Zealand’s Ambassador to Indonesia, David Taylor, launched the revised guidebook at a gathering in Jakarta recently that included National Park staff, senior Ministry of Forestry and Ministry of Tourism officials, as well as local government officials, community representatives and business people from Banten Province .


New Zealand film “Billy T: Te Movie” won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Balinale Film Festival in Bali . The screening on Thursday 17 November at the Balinale Film Festival was the film’s international premiere.


Indonesia and New Zealand have agreed to strengthen bilateral links in the geothermal sector. Last week, the President’s Special Delivery Unit on Development Coordination & Oversight (UKP4) held a roundtable discussion on geothermal cooperation between the two countries. At the event, New Zealand presented the findings and recommendations of the Geothermal Scoping Mission that New Zealand commissioned last March to Indonesian government agencies, industries, universities, as well as international organisations.


CEO of Garuda Indonesian Airways Emirsyah Satar and Chair of Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Suryo Sulisto visited New Zealand recently to explore possible cooperation. In New Zealand, they had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister John Key and Foreign Minister Murray McCully. Emirsyah Satar and Suryo Sulisto were also invited guests of the New Zealand Prime Minister for the Rugby World Cup.


According to the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, New Zealand’s economic freedom score is 82.3, making its economy the 4th freest in the 2011 Index. For further information, please visit the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom website.


Last week, NZ Ambassador David Taylor, accompanied by NZ Embassy Political Officer David Treacher, visited the office of KontraS (the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence) to attend the handover ceremony of equipment assistance for this human rights group.


Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Murray McCully and Indonesian Foreign Minister HE Dr Marty Natalegawa held the fourth annual meeting of the New Zealand-Indonesia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) in Auckland on Friday 9 September 2011.


New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser visited Indonesia recently. Minister Groser is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on international trade. He was New Zealand's Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Chair of Agricultural Negotiations for the WTO. The Minister also speaks Bahasa Indonesia, as he once served as the New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia in the 1990s.


Excellence in Indonesian journalism was honoured by the New Zealand Embassy at the 2011 Mochtar Lubis Awards ceremony held in Jakarta on 11 August in the presence of the children of the late Mochtar Lubis.

The Embassy, in partnership with the Institute for Press Studies and Development (LSPP), sponsored one of the award’s five categories – “Best Reporting in the Public Interest.”

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