New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


In January this year, 26 Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) students embarked on a five week study tour of South East Asia. High Commissioner Dr John Subritzky hosted a dinner at his Residence and locally based VUW alumni were also in attendance. The New Zealand High Commission also organised a roundtable discussion with three Malaysian think tanks allowing students to gain a better understanding of the political, social and economic landscape of Malaysia.


Tihe mauri ora!

E te tini, e te mano,

koutou katoa kua haere mai

ki taku pōwhiri ki te whakanui

i te rā tapu, mo Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Nau mai, haere mai

ki te whare Kawana o

Te Whanganui a Tara.

Kia ora huihui tatou katoa.

To the many, many people – all of you who have come on my invitation to celebrate this sacred day for the Treaty of Waitangi - welcome to Government House Wellington.  My greetings to all who are gathered here.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


Congratulations to our 2015 ASEAN Scholars!

On 13 January, the New Zealand High Commission welcomed this year’s three Malaysian recipients of New Zealand ASEAN Scholarships:


Many regions of Malaysia have experienced flooding following heavy rain in late December 2014.  In the worst affected areas a number of people were killed, with thousands of others displaced. Further heavy rainfall could occur, with the annual monsoon season expected to continue until March.


The Asia New Zealand Foundation held its Leadership Network Offshore Forum in Malaysia from the 17th – 23rd November. Fifteen Kiwi, young professionals with a passion for building New Zealand’s connections with Asia travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor for briefings, field visits, networking and leadership development through which they learned about Malaysia and about themselves.


The New Zealand High Commission and the University of Malaya held an opening ceremony for The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand on Wednesday, 12th November.   The exhibition, developed by the Asia New Zealand Foundation, will be showing at the University of Malaya Main Library until Saturday, 13th December.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand's new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to be based in Kuala Lumpur.


Have you ever thought about moving, working, studying or investing in New Zealand? For tips and advice, please visit New Zealand Now

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more | NZ Inc ASEAN strategy

NZ Inc ASEAN strategy

This regional Strategy outlines how New Zealand and ASEAN will become better connected. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.