New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


NZAID has recently boosted its support for Indonesian businesses and agriculture by increasing its funding of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) PENSA II Trust Fund, by more than half a million US dollars. IFC runs two programmes in Indonesia aimed at helping farmers and growers, and small and medium sized businesses.
NZAID’s aim is to support sustainable growth and development in Indonesia, and financially supporting IFC through their PENSA II Trust Fund achieves this, said NZAID Manager, Kirk Yates.


Former Ambassador to Indonesia, Michael Green, was in Jakarta recently on his way through to Bali to take up a temporary role at Udayana University.
This is Green’s second trip back to Indonesia. He recently took part, at the invitation of the Indonesian Government, in the Election Visitor Programme, a programme which offered participants the opportunity to witness how the Presidential elections were conducted in different regions.


New Zealand’s Ambassador to Jakarta David Taylor, kiwi chef Phillip Davenport of Ku De Ta restaurant in Bali and Indonesian chef Kelana, filmed a cooking demonstration in May for Metro TV’s “Menu & Venue”.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s outstanding produce available in Indonesia – and the dishes produced by the chefs were delicious,” said David Taylor.


The opportunity to study for post-graduate courses in New Zealand has
attracted a huge number of Indonesians to apply for the New Zealand
Development Scholarships (NZDS) 2011 intake, said Kirk Yates, NZAID
manager in Jakarta.

Final interviews for the 11 awards of the NZDS-Public category took place
from 24th to 28th May 2010 at the New Zealand Embassy.

"More than 300 Indonesians applied which is a substantial increase on
previous years, and the standard of candidates was very high," said Yates.


New Zealand wine and cheese was a big hit at the recent Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival celebrations, which attracted thousands of visitors.

“It was great to see how much interest there was in New Zealand wine and cheese,” said Ambassador David Taylor who also took part in a cheese demonstration with TV celebrity chef, Farah Quinn. The segment was later screened on Metro TV.

“New Zealand produces premium wine and cheese and I’m delighted that Indonesians are increasingly able to enjoy the best that we have to offer,” Taylor said.


Israel's Ambassador to New Zealand was called in this morning to see Foreign Minister Murray McCully

"I wanted to convey directly to the Ambassador New Zealand's concern about the incident off Gaza," Mr McCully said.

"I told him that Israel would need to respond to serious international scrutiny of yesterday's tragedy, and that New Zealand would be taking a close interest in discussions at the United Nations Security Council.

"I left him in no doubt as to the gravity of our concerns.


The New Zealand Government condemns the violence and especially the loss of life in the incident in international waters off the coast of Gaza, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

"I am taking immediate steps to communicate the Government's concerns over this incident to the Government of Israel," Mr McCully said.


A love of cricket, and the desire to help young Indonesians discover the game, brought former New Zealand cricketing great Chris Cairns and three of Australia’s cricketing legends to the hills of West Java, Indonesia 22-23 May to open Java’s first turf cricket pitch. New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia David Taylor officially opened the new clubrooms, which includes “The Lance Cairns Deck” – in honour of Chris’ father, also a great New Zealand player.


Recently arrived New Zealand Ambassador HE David Taylor presented his credentials to President Yudhoyono on 10 May at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.  Ambassador Taylor looked forward to increasing cooperation between Indonesia and New Zealand.  "The two countries had never been better placed to expand economic links and government to government cooperation," he said.  Education cooperation and development assistance would also be high priorities for the Embassy.  


Read an insightful Op Ed article by the recently returned Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand, Amris Hassan. Ambassador Hassan reflects on his experiences in New Zealand and the great potential to expand economic cooperation.

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