New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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.


The New Zealand Government, as part of its engagement in the Joint Comprehensive Partnership with ASEAN, has developed a programme for young business leaders from ASEAN to travel to New Zealand to build their business skills and to enhance the economic relationship between ASEAN and New Zealand. Applications for travel in 2015 are now sought.


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and on Saturday 25 April 2015, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions will host the ANZAC Day Commemorative Dawn Service, at the Tugu Negara (National Monument), Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur.


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:

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