New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia



The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars Awards seek to make a substantial contribution to ASEAN’s development by providing opportunities for postgraduate study (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s degree and doctorate/PhD) in New Zealand.

The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars Awards (NZ-AS) are part of the New Zealand’s official development assistance to the ASEAN region. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), through the New Zealand Aid Programme, delivers this scholarships scheme.


Blink and you might have missed it, but from this month New Zealand businesses will have greater and easier access to the fourth largest country in the world - and it's practically on our doorstep.

Indonesia completed the domestic procedures required to enter the Asean-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) in November - the last Asean member state to formally agree to implement the agreement. The FTA will come into force on Tuesday.


Today Indonesia enters the ASEAN/Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

The agreement, which was signed in February 2009, significantly opens the markets of ASEAN countries to New Zealand and Australian goods and services, and vice versa. There are many opportunities for Indonesian business to now sell their products in the New Zealand market.


Indonesia, which has gone through remarkable democratic transition over the past twelve years, has for four years now hosted the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) to allow countries to share their experiences and concerns about democracy and the democratic process.


“Climate Change Adaptation and Small islands in Eastern Indonesia” was the title of a forum held recently in Lombok, Indonesia to discuss issues relating to climate change.  The forum attracted around 80 people from Indonesia’s central and local governments, donor communities, as well as local and international non-government organisations (NGO’s) from across the country.  Staff of the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP) in Indonesia attended the forum given the NZAP's focus on eastern Indonesia.


Indonesia’s culinary high flyers were left impressed by New Zealand food and wine following two more successful Taste New Zealand events in Bali and Jakarta last week. Two lucky prize winners were presented with return flights to New Zealand: I Wayan Sukadana of the Four Seasons Jimbaran Hotel in Bali, and Marten Schwass of Jakarta’s Kempinski Hotel.


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.

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