New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


New Zealand Aid Programme has committed more than three million US dollars in principle to support development and poverty reduction in Papua and West Papua Provinces.


Indonesia and New Zealand agreed to enhance cooperation in education, energy, counterterrorism and trade during a meeting between Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully in Jakarta on Tuesday 19 October.

Both countries also launched Tuesday the “Indonesia New Zealand Friendship Council”, which will consist of eminent persons from both countries working to boost cooperation and iron out issues between both countries. The council will consist of senior diplomats, scholars and society figures.


Indonesia’s newly arrived Ambassador to New Zealand, Antonius Agus Sriyono, talks to Duncan Graham of The Jakarta Post, about his career and the top priorities for his posting to New Zealand. See link below for this story.


New Zealand’s Ambassador to Indonesia, David Taylor, and the Embassy’s Second Secretary, Dr James Waite, visited ACG International School in Jakarta recently.


Six New Zealand Defence Force personnel recently spent time in Indonesia, providing medical and health assistance as part of a five day mission with the United States Naval Hospital (USNS) MERCY for Pacific Partnership 2010.
The annual exercise travels the Pacific nations with more than a thousand military and civilian personnel from around the world, whose roles include equipment repairs, engineering, veterinary support and medical, dental and surgical support.


New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Indonesia’s BINUS University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
New Zealand’s Ambassador to Indonesia, David Taylor, was present at the recent signing ceremony.
The arrangement between the two universities is an initiative that will benefit both countries, he said.
“Indonesia is a vital country for New Zealand and increasing the flow of people in both directions is helpful and the exchange of students is especially important.”


New Zealand’s Ambassador to Indonesia, David Taylor, has officially handed over a cheque for $NZ25, 000 to help in the rebuilding of an earthquake-damaged school in West Java.
A charity golf tournament held in honour of New Zealander Tim Mackay, former president director of Holcim Cement Indonesia, has raised nearly US$100,000 to help reconstruct the school which has approximately 300 students. The charity golf tournament, which will become an annual event, was organised by the Property and Construction Golf Club.  Mackay co-founded the club.


New Zealand’s Ambassador in Jakarta, David Taylor, has begun a blog aimed at keeping readers informed about what Embassy staff are doing in Indonesia and with ASEAN.
The Ambassador’s weekly blog, a new initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will be about strengthening the relationship between New Zealand and Indonesia.


New Zealander Alun Evans is helping Indonesian coffee growers put their coffee on the world map - a coffee that he believes is the best in the world, and has the potential to be a huge earner for the country.
An expat Kiwi originally from Wellington, Evans has a passion for coffee and Indonesia, arriving in the country twelve years ago to learn the Indonesian language so he could find out more about the coffee industry. He fell in love with the place and stayed.


Two New Zealand Muslim leaders have been ranked among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.

Anwar Ghani, president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ), and Kireka Whaanga, leader of the Aotearoa Maori Muslim Association, appear alongside kings, sheikhs and preachers in the list published by the Royal Islamic Strategic Centre in Jordan.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia heads the list as the world's most influential Muslim.

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