New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


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.


The New Zealand Embassy provided support to the 2010 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival held in Bali recently.
“The Festival attracted wide participation and attention as the premier writers gathering in Indonesia, and perhaps South East Asia,” said New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia, David Taylor.

”We were pleased to be associated with the Festival.”

New Zealand writer Albert Wendt was to participate in the Festival but family circumstances prevented him from doing so.


During his bilateral visit to Indonesia 19-20 October, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully called on the Executive Director of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Mr Hidetoshi Nishimura, at the ERIA offices in Jakarta.

This was the second time the Minister has visited ERIA, a signal of New Zealand’s strong support for the work of ERIA in providing policy support for the economic ambitions of ASEAN and EAS Leaders.


New Zealand sent its inaugural team to participate in the International Qur’an Competition for Southeast Asia held in Jakarta, 2-4 October 2010. The event was organised by the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs with the support of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.


New Zealand has provided an initial NZD$450,000 in emergency funding to support the immediate relief and reconstruction effort following the Mentawai tsunami, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

"Reports out of Mentawai show that the situation is worse than initially thought. The numbers of fatalities are rising and the latest official figures put the death toll at 311, and 400 missing," Murray McCully said.

"Hundreds of people have been injured and more than 4,000 families have had to leave their homes.


Indonesian mum’s Prima (mother of Baquis), Maria (mother of Kesia and Lena), Rina (mother of Anisa), and Kiwi mum Amy (mother of Joe), all have being a mum in common, but they are also all mothers of children who are blind.


New Zealand has committed an initial 40,000 New Zealand dollars to assist with rapid assessment and initial emergency relief in the Indonesian islands of Mentawai, hit by an earthquake and tsunami earlier this week. This relief will be provided through SurfAid International, which is working alongside the Mentawai District Government and provincial disaster management office.

New Zealand stands ready to assist Indonesia in the wake of this disaster and the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java, said New Zealand's Aid Development Counsellor in Jakarta, Kirk Yates.


Minister McCully welcomes announcement that Indonesia will fully investigate the apparent torture of two Papuan men by military personnel. Read the full release on the Beehive website.

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