New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

20-05-11

The University of Auckland hosted a function with the Embassy for geothermal alumni and friends from the geothermal sector on 19 May. Professor Michael Davies (Dean of Engineering) and Gary Putt (Auckland Uniservices) met with around 60 alumni and contacts from the geothermal sector to promote the University of Auckland Geothermal Institute which has trained over 160 Indonesian geothermal experts to date.

16-05-11

Ambassador David Taylor opened the Lance Cairns Pavilion at Taman Olah Raga Pancawati International (TOPI – the Pancawati International Sports Park) on 1 May. Former New Zealand cricket representatives Dipak Patel and Mark Greatbatch were present at the short ceremony and each captained New Zealand sides in the Java Legends cricket sixes tournament. Greatbatch’s New Zealand team reached the final of the tournament, having eliminated Dipak Patel’s New Zealand Embassy side in the semis. Indonesia won the competition with a team of young players from West Java.

16-05-11

Ambassador David Taylor recently visited Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) in Banten Province, Java. Home to many species of endangered animals, including the Javan rhinoceros, Javan gibbon, leopard, green pea fowl, and three species of horn bill, the park is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Taylor was accompanied by the park’s Chief Officer Agus Priambudi – a long serving conservationist with the Ministry of Forestry and a graduate of New Zealand’s University of Otago.

12-05-11

On Monday 14 March, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh hosted representatives from Paramadina University, one of a number of Indonesian universities with which Victoria is developing a growing relationship.

The delegation of Paramadina Rector Professor Anies Baswedan and Vice-Rector Professor Wijayanto was accompanied by Indonesia’s ambassador to New Zealand His Excellency Agus Sriyono. Also present were officials from the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as representatives of our Indonesian student community. 

12-05-11

Ambassador David Taylor visited Bandung on 2 May for discussions with the West Java government and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and then travelled to Malabar in Pangalengan sub-district for the inauguration of a primary school, built in part with New Zealand government assistance.

04-05-11

Indonesia will be the focus of one of the 2010/11 Postgraduate Field Research Awards that are being made available through the New Zealand Aid Programme.

27-04-11

Indonesian potters in Lombok have become so successful that their product is now exported around the world, and they attribute much of their success to the helping hand given by New Zealand through an aid project which began more than twenty years ago.

New Zealand became involved in helping the women potters in 1988 through a project called the Lombok Crafts Project.

11-04-11

Second Secretary Dr James Waite recently spoke at the launch of the Sampoerna Foundation’s ACCESS Education Beyond programme, which aims to open doors for all Indonesians to global higher education. Located in Sampoerna Strategic Square in Jakarta, the ACCESS Education Beyond office assists Indonesians indentify and apply for study overseas, including in New Zealand.

01-04-11

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 21 July 1985, since childhood, Jonas has had a passion for music and natural ability to communicate his emotions and stories through music. At the age of six, Jonas started his musical journey by learning piano, where he was taught the basic foundations of music. In 1997, he and his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where Jonas adapted to the different musical surroundings of his new environment. During this time, he discovered music was particularly themed around guitar, where he found his passion.

30-03-11

For the first time, the Indonesian students in New Zealand held a congress and established the New Zealand Chapter of the Indonesian Students Association (PPI Selandia Baru). The event took place at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington. William Huang, a student at Canterbury University, was elected as the Chair of the Presidium of PPI Selandia Baru.

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