New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


The New Zealand Government has recently developed a new scholarships scheme for New Zealand students, entitled 'Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia' - worth NZ $9 million over 5 years. These scholarships are designed to encourage New Zealanders to study at universities throughout Asia.

Students will gain valuable experience in a thriving and vibrant region, helping them to develop skills to prosper in the global economy, and increase New Zealand's links with the world.


New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia and to ASEAN, David Taylor, launched a New Zealand Embassy twitter account on 29 January 2014. Please follow him on Twitter @NZinJakarta.


From the Ambassador's blog:


As I sit at my desk at the start of 2014, thinking about what’s to come this year, elections is the theme for Indonesia.


From the Ambassador's blog:


At the beginning of last year I wrote a blog on the 2012 annual meeting of the Indonesian and New Zealand foreign ministers here in Jakarta.  The latest meeting took place in Auckland on 31 October 2013, following officials talks the preceding day.

The narrative for 2013 was even better than in 2012.

Ministers welcomed intensified high-level engagement over the year, with 15 Ministerial visits in both directions and other senior official contact also.


From the Ambassador's blog:


I recently received from retired academic Laurie Wesley a copy of a monograph he had edited celebrating the New Zealand University Students Association Volunteer Graduate Scheme (VGS) in Indonesia. The VGS operated in Indonesia in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Indonesia’s huge development needs in the post-independence period provided the spark for this initiative and an Australian volunteer programme that preceded the New Zealand one.


Press release from the New Zealand Government official website:

Steven Joyce, Michael Woodhouse

10 October, 2013

Changes to attract more international students to NZ

The Government has announced a package of new initiatives to encourage further growth in New Zealand's $2.6 billion international education sector.


Press release from the New Zealand Government official website:

31 October, 2013

McCully to meet Indonesian Foreign Minister

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and his Indonesian counterpart, Marty Natalegawa, will meet in Auckland today for the sixth annual Indonesia-New Zealand Joint Ministerial Commission.


From the Ambassador's blog:

The Value of Summits

The annual APEC Summit was held recently in Bali back to back with the East Asia Summit in Brunei.  I was talking to a journalist as we waited for the Sultan of Brunei to become available for a meeting with Prime Minister Key and we got onto the question of the value of these big regional meetings.


Press release from the New Zealand Government website: -11 October, 2013

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