New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


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.


New Zealand Samoan writer Albert Wendt has been translated into Indonesian language by publishers from Yayasan Obor Indonesia - reportedly the first time that a New Zealand work of fiction has been published in Bahasa Indonesia. The title of the novella is Flying Fox in the Freedom Tree.  First published in 1974, Wendt's classic work explores themes in Samoan history.


One of Indonesia’s leading batik designers, Iwan Tirta, who died recently, helped to put batik on the world stage as an Indonesian cultural icon, says New Zealand Ambassador David Taylor.

Before he died Mr Tirta had recently agreed to work with the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, on a special batik project, saysTaylor.
“His death is a huge loss for fans of his works. New Zealand expresses its condolences to the people of Indonesia for the loss of such a taonga (sacred treasure).”


New Zealand Ambassador HE David Taylor presented his Letter of Credentials to ASEAN Secretary General Dr Surin Pitsuwan at the ASEAN Secretariat on 2 August.

Ambassador Taylor looked forward to working towards the deepening and widening of the New Zealand-ASEAN relationship, which is one of the oldest dialogue partnerships with ASEAN, spanning 35 years.

“New Zealand is a close, long-standing friend of ASEAN, and the New Zealand Government has expressed its commitment to taking the relationship to the next level”, Ambassador Taylor said.


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 a school in West Java that was damaged in an earthquake.

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