New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


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.


The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars Awards are open to eligible candidates from the public, private and civil society sectors.


Tuesday 8 March 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD), an internationally significant day celebrated across the globe. The global United Nations theme for the day this year is ‘Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women’. Celebrations continue throughout the month of March, with hundreds of events taking place worldwide to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.


The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, has been pleased to approve the appointment of Lieutenant General Jeremiah Mateparae as the next Governor-General of New Zealand.

General Mateparae will serve in succession to the Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, who will complete his term of office on 23 August 2011.

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