New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


"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


New Zealand wines were highlighted at a recent wine tasting promotion hosted by Ambassador David Taylor and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) in Bali.
Up to 30 people, including sommeliers, restaurateurs and local media attended the tasting, said Athena Wu, NZTE’s Senior Business Development Manager based at the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta.
“It was an excellent opportunity to highlight New Zealand’s reputation at producing wine, increase exposure, as well as strengthen ties with a key wine importer in Indonesia.


New Zealand has committed $500,000 in emergency funding to support humanitarian relief efforts following the eruption of Mount Merapi in Java, Indonesia, Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced.

“The scale of this disaster is rapidly worsening. The latest Government of Indonesia information confirms 141 deaths, 453 seriously injured and 279,702 people living in temporary sites across the four affected districts.


The grave of a New Zealand signalman who served on the HMS Exter during World War Two was visited by New Zealand’s Ambassador to Indonesia David Taylor while on a trip to Ambon city in the Maluku Islands recently.
NZ2923 Signalman Jeffrey Michael Grave Morris died on 31 January 1945 aged 22, and is the only officially marked grave of a New Zealander in the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery there, said Ambassador Taylor.
“There may be other kiwis who served with the Australian or British forces interred in Ambon or perhaps among the unknown soldiers buried.


New Zealand development aid is helping improve the lives of thousands of Indonesians living in Aceh at the same time as protecting the ecosystem of one of the largest tropical rainforests left in the world. Known as the Leuser Ecosystem, the rainforest is home to many endangered species including tigers and elephants native to Sumatra.


Award winning New Zealand film maker Gaylene Preston showcased her latest movie, Home by Christmas, at the Balinale Film Festival held in Bali recently.
Home by Christmas is a film memoir based on Gaylene Preston’s interviews with her father about his World War II experiences, and her mother’s life on the home front. It features the film maker's own daughter, actor Chelsie Preston-Crayford, who also attended the festival.


New Zealand is committed to supporting the peace consolidation process in Maluku province through a range of development programmes, said New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia, David Taylor at an ASEAN workshop held in Maluku recently.

New Zealand has channelled around NZ$8 million and another NZ$2 million in 2010/11 to various projects in Maluku in the past five years, with the aim of helping these once conflicted-affected communities, he said.


New Zealand will continue to build on its historical cooperation with the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB), according to New Zealand Ambassador David Taylor and NTB Governor Muhammad Zainal Majdi, who met recently in Lombok for discussions on how New Zealand can best support the province’s development.


New Zealand held a Commemorative Summit with ASEAN Leaders last week in Ha Noi, celebrating 35 years of partnership.

In the lead up to this historic event, the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the ASEAN Secretariat and met with both the ASEAN Secretary-General, Mr Surin Pitsuwan, and the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) during a bilateral visit to Indonesia, 19-20 October.

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