New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Over the period 14 to 19 March, Col Tony Hill, Defence Attaché, and Peter Nunan, Second Secretary and Consul, from the Embassy attended the ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster relief exercise (ARF DiREx) in Manado North Sulawesi.


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