New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


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.”


Minister of Education Anne Tolley promoted education cooperation and discussed how New Zealand and the Asian region could work together to improve education outcomes at an East Asia Summit (EAS) Education Ministers Meeting in Bali last week.

“This summit provides New Zealand with an opportunity to promote the reputation of our education system as world-leading, innovative and high-quality,’ says Mrs Tolley.


“The new partnership arrangement is an innovative instrument that will enable New Zealand government agencies to increase their cooperation with one of Indonesia’s premier universities,” New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia HE David Taylor said on 15 July in Yogyakarta after signing a partnership arrangement with the Rector of Gadjah Mada University Prof Ir Sudjarwadi, in the presence of New Zealand Minister of Education Hon Anne Tolley.

“Over the next three years the New Zealand Government plans to contribute some NZ$2 million to specific projects. These activities include a project on disaster risk management that will be implemented in collaboration with the New Zealand Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences, a series of training and workshops on community policing, and funding for UGM to manage additional projects.”


On 14 July in Jakarta, New Zealand Minister of Education Hon Anne Tolley signed an Arrangement on Education Cooperation with Indonesia’s Minister of National Education Prof Dr Mohammad Nuh.

“This Arrangement demonstrates the deep commitment of both countries to work together on education projects of mutual interest. Under the Arrangement, officials from both countries will meet regularly to progress specific cooperation projects,” Mrs Tolley said.


"The New Zealand education sector is delighted to recognise Indonesia as a priority country for at least the next five years," New Zealand Minister of Education Hon Anne Tolley said on 14 July in Jakarta after attending a training event for Indonesian education agents organised and conducted by Education New Zealand.

"Indonesia is now one of New Zealand ’s top ten priority countries for promoting education sector links. This reflects Indonesia ’s rapid development and growing demand for education services abroad."

"New Zealand offers world class education, in a safe and friendly environment and at a reasonable cost. We want to welcome more Indonesian students to New Zealand in the years ahead. Our education institutions are excited about the opportunity to build stronger connections with young Indonesians and with the tertiary sector in this country."


Joint press release: Hon Tim Groser, New Zealand Minister of Trade and Hon Dr Craig Emerson, Australian Minister for Trade

Malaysia will tomorrow host the inaugural Integration Partnership Forum of ASEAN nations, Australia and New Zealand to discuss the benefits of regional economic integration and trade deals.

Drawing on the example of close commercial ties between Australia and New Zealand , ASEAN countries will consider ways to strengthen their economic ties as they build a single ASEAN Economic Community.

The Forum, being held in Kuala Lumpur, was initially proposed by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in discussions with ASEAN leaders last October. The idea was further developed by Prime Minister Key and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in February this year.

The new Forum will share the Trans-Tasman experience of Closer Economic Relations (CER) with senior ASEAN officials responsible for ASEAN regional integration. Australian and New Zealand experts at the forum will include senior figures from government, business and academia.


The story of Mujid and his journey from scavenging to schooling was heard by the Australian New Zealand Association’s (ANZA) committee and its sponsors at a night hosted by the New Zealand Ambassador, David Taylor, and his wife Theresa Taylor, to thank the ANZA committee for its work and the companies for their support of the organisation. The Ambassador and his Australian counterpart are patrons of ANZA. Mrs Sara Moriarty, wife of the Australian Ambassador, and Deputy Head of Mission Paul Robilliard and his wife also participated in the event.


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.


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.

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