New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Flag Consideration Panel has announced the four alternative flag designs for New Zealanders to rank in the first binding referendum. The designs can be viewed at


New Zealanders will have a fifth choice in the first postal referendum to rank potential alternative flag designs, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says.


New Zealand has produced the UN Handbook since 1961. The mobile app version of the Handbook  has been updated and is available to download from Google play (Android) or the App Store (Apple).

The app's new features include:

  • Updated 2015-16 content
  • Updated for latest versions of iOS and Android
  • Inline linking for footnotes making viewing additional information quick and easy
  • Links in text allowing you to view other sections of the Handbook
  • Add-to-Calendar function for meetings
  • Improved loading speeds

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 August: The New Zealand Government hosted an awards ceremony and reception in Kuala Lumpur on 22 August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s dialogue partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).


Penang’s renowned George Town Festival has joined forces with the Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur to bring to life The Crescent Moon: Sharing the Same Moon.  The photographic exhibition will feature images and personal stories of members of Malaysia’s Indian Muslim community whose lives are profoundly connected to the historic Kapitan Keling Mosque in Penang.


Brunei will tomorrow be honoured as the launch location of a new award to be presented by New Zealand to mark its 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  The special awards ceremony on board the visiting New Zealand naval vessel HMNZS Endeavour will begin a series of commemorative celebrations in each ASEAN capital this year.


Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York.


Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General of New Zealand

On 25 April every year we gather to remember our nation’s fallen, as well as the brave men and women who have served in all conflicts in both combat and peace-keeping roles.


One hundred years ago the newly formed ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) forces landed at what we now know as ANZAC cove on Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.  Every year on 25 April – ANZAC Day - we commemorate the courage, compassion, and comradeship of those ANZACs, and of all New Zealand and Australian service men and women who have served in conflict and peace keeping roles around the world. Given New Zealand’s long-standing commitment to peace and security in South East Asia, this includes the sacrifices made in support of security in this region.  In commemorating ANZAC Day, we also reaffirm our stake in regional security and our cooperative defence and security arrangements in the region.


The New Zealand High Commission has partnered with the Malaysia Red Crescent (MRC) in aid of flood victims in Kelantan and Terengganu.

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