New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


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.


New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully and his Indonesian counterpart, Marty Natalegawa, launched an Indonesia-New Zealand Friendship Council during Mr McCully’s bilateral visit to Jakarta recently.
“The Council brings together a group of key individuals in Indonesia who will use their influence to help strengthen our bilateral relationship,” said Mr McCully.


Victoria University(VUW) and Paramadina University have signed a memorandum of understanding – a very important agreement, said New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia, David Taylor, who was present at the recent signing.
The universities had a lot to offer each other, with complementary programmes across a range of disciplines, said Mr Taylor.
“Public policy, business studies, English language training, and international relations are fields where there is a great potential for collaboration. Victoria University has strong programmes in these areas.


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.

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