New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia


(Press release by Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key, 22 January 2013 -

PM announces changes to Cabinet line-up

Prime Minister John Key today announced a series of changes to the National-led Government’s Cabinet, refreshing a Ministerial team which is firmly focused on delivering results for New Zealanders.


During the wet season (October- March), the greater Jakarta area (which includes Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi districts) is prone to floods and mudslides. In recent weeks, the very heavy rains in Jakarta (and even more so in the mountainous areas of Bogor district, home to the sources of a great number of rivers that cut through the greater Jakarta area) have created severe flooding in many parts of the capital and its surrounding districts. The Jakarta Governor has stepped up the capital city's flooding alert to its highest level.


Recent cases of severe illness (including permanent blindness), and death have been reported in Indonesia following consumption of arak. Travellers to Bali, Lombok and other parts of southeast Asia need to be cautious about drinking arak, a distilled palm wine.


Going to New Zealand for your holidays?

Applying for a Visitor Visa at Immigration New Zealand in Jakarta is a very simple process.  First of all, download a copy of the application form here: INZ1189 - Visitor Visa application form


Further strengthening a primary industries relationship and boosting trade is the focus of a visit to India by Primary Industries Minister David Carter.


Riduan Tomkins, a New Zealand painter of international acclaim, lived in Indonesia from 2001 until he passed away in Jakarta on 8 September 2009.  To view some of Riduan's recent works, please follow this link to the image gallery.


New Zealand and Indonesian scientists are at the forefront of research into real life “Hobbit”-sized people who lived in Indonesia in the past.  People in Wellington can go to New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa on Saturday 1 December for the unique chance to see and hear from New Zealand and Indonesian scientists about the remarkable discovery of this new human species, Homo floresiensis.


Immigration Minister Nathan Guy is representing New Zealand at the fifth annual Bali Democracy Forum (BDF), 8-9 November 2012.


Minister of Civil Defence & Emergency Management Hon Chris Tremain and MCDEM Director John Hamilton were in Yogyakarta last week to attend the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.


Defence Minister Chris Tremain will travel to Indonesia next week to attend the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The conference is being hosted by the National Agency for Disaster Management of Indonesia and supported by the United National International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

“Nothing tested New Zealand’s disaster management framework like the Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011,” says Mr Tremain.

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