New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


Indonesia has just taken up the chairmanship of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Under ASEAN’s rotational arrangements, it will hold this important responsibility for all of 2011. Cambodia will be chair in 2012. For the complete article, please visit the Ambassador's blog at


The New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta welcomes applications for two vacancies both contributing to delivery of development activities through the New Zealand Aid Programme in Indonesia. They will join a small effective team who enjoy delivering New Zealand’s Aid programme in Indonesia and as such be capable in the following areas. For more info please read



A Muslim educational institution providing Islamic education and the New Zealand curriculum has become an Integrated School.


New Zealand will soon invite applications for the 2011 round (2012 intake) of the New Zealand - ASEAN Scholar awards. Fifty tertiary scholarships will be offered to Indonesian citizens for post-graduate study in New Zealand.


Dr James Waite, Second Secretary (Political) from the New Zealand Embassy, recently spoke to students from the Sampoerna School of Business in Jakarta about the Embassy’s efforts to lift education cooperation with Indonesia. His speech follows.


New Zealand is among the top three countries in the world for its humanitarian response to international crises, according to an aid watchdog's report.

In the Humanitarian Response Index 2010, published by DARA, New Zealand is placed just behind Denmark and Ireland, ahead of Norway, Sweden and the European Commission.


New Zealand’s top civil defence experts visited Indonesia recently to help in the establishment of a regional humanitarian assistance centre aimed at coordinating disaster management throughout the ASEAN group of nations.
“Our team of experts worked with Indonesia officials and the ASEAN Secretariat to see how New Zealand could help in the establishment of an ASEAN coordination centre for Humanitarian Assistance," said New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia and ASEAN, David Taylor.


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully, and New Zealand Ambassador to ASEAN, David Taylor, were in Viet Nam for the 5th East Asia Summit (EAS) held in Hanoi in recently.

The EAS confirmed ASEAN's plans to bring Russia and the United States into the group which includes the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam) together with China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.


"Helping New Zealanders when things go wrong" is the role of the New Zealand Consul, Peter Nunan and his Consular Officer at the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta.

Registering on the New Zealand Government Safetravel website is highly recommended before travelling overseas, said Mr Nunan who spoke recently at the Australia & New Zealand Association (ANZA) in Jakarta.


New Zealand support in the wake of the devastating tsunami that hit the Indonesian Islands of Mentawai recently was witnessed firsthand by Kirk Yates, New Zealand’s Aid Development Counsellor based at the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta

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