New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


Ambassador David Taylor and Deputy Head of Mission Chris Langley called on the Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Taufik Kiemas to discuss key areas of New Zealand ’s bilateral engagement with Indonesia , including cooperation on geothermal energy, scholarships, agriculture cooperation and other elements of the development programme.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully this morning confirmed that there are now 300 international search and rescue personnel in Christchurch, from four international contributors, working alongside Zew Zealanders to boost rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake.

Support from the United States is due to arrive overnight and from the United Kingdom tomorrow morning, boosting the number of search and rescue personnel by 130.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully confirmed that New Zealand has grave fears that foreign nationals may be among the fatalities from Christchurch's devastating earthquake.

One of the most damaged buildings is the CTV building which housed a private language school for foreign students called Kings education, a regional television station and a nursing school and other businesses.

"The Minister of Tertiary Education, Hon Steven Joyce has today spoken with the Director of Kings Education John Ryder to offer any support the government can give.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (


  Indonesia akan menerima sampai 50 beasiswa dari Pemerintah Selandia Baru, naik dari 15 pada 2010,” Duta Besar Selandia Baru umumkan hari ini. “Penambahan jumlah beasiswa yang besar ini merefleksikan upaya-upaya Selandia Baru untuk memperkuat hubungan dengan Indonesia dan ASEAN secara keseluruhan.” Pendaftaran sekarang dibuka untuk beasiswa ASEAN untuk siswa pasca-sarjana Indonesia untuk melanjutkan studi di Selandia Baru pada tahun ajaran 2012.



 With support from the New Zealand Embassy, the Nairobi Trio will perform at the 2011 Java Jazz Festival, 4-6 March, alongside Indonesian guitar legend Jonas Julio. The Trio – New Zealand ’s premier jazz ensemble – will also play a free performance at Paramadina University at 5pm on 3 March.


 Open to eligible candidates from the public, private and civil society sectors, the
New Zealand-ASEAN Scholars Awards seek to empower individuals with the
knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic,
social and political development within ASEAN nations.

A revitalized scholarships scheme, the New Zealand-ASEAN-Scholars Awards, seeks to make a substantial contribution to ASEAN’s development by providing increased opportunities for postgraduate studies in New Zealand, including for Indonesians.


Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully today expressed New Zealand’s gratitude for the messages of condolence received and for the offers of assistance made by many countries to help New Zealand’s search and rescue efforts following yesterday’s earthquake in Christchurch.



The New Zealand Red Cross Person Enquiry Line is now activated.


People in New Zealand concerned about the wellbeing of friends and relatives in Christchurch should call 0800 REDCROSS (0800 733 276).


If you are unable to contact a friend or relative in the Christchurch area, call the Red Cross Person Enquiry Line. Red Cross will be able to tell you if they have registered with Civil Defence.


People are encouraged to do this before reporting friends and relatives missing.



Canterbury and Lincoln Universities have reported no casualties or serious injuries.

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