New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Stakeholder registration for Round 15 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is now open.  Round 15 will be hosted by New Zealand at the SkyCity Convention Centre in central Auckland over 3-12 December 2012.

Stakeholders from the eleven TPP participant countries are invited to a host-organised programme at the negotiating venue on Friday 7 December, comprising:

• 9am-2pm:  Scheduled stakeholder presentations
• 4pm:  Stakeholder briefing with Chief Negotiators from each TPP delegation


Preliminary information is now available for stakeholders from TPP participating countries who might be considering attending Round 15 in Auckland, 3-12 December 2012.  Keep watching TPP Talk for further information related to Round 15


New Zealand will host Round 15 of TPP negotiations over the period 3-12 December 2012 in Auckland.
Trade Minister Tim Groser says that New Zealand looks forward to welcoming hundreds of TPP negotiators from around the Asia Pacific region.
New Zealand previously hosted Round 4 in December 2010, also in Auckland.


A reunion for those who studied, lived or worked in ‘The Windy City’. A not-to-be missed evening of good food, fun entertainment and,
more importantly, happy times with old friends from Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Hongkong, Canada and elsewhere... All happening on SATURDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2012, at One World Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

You pay RM230 per pax for the dinner and get to attend for FREE the following Pre-Events in Kuala Lumpur (Pre-registration required):


New Zealand Week 2012 is being held in Kuala Lumpur from 13 – 17 February. New Zealand Week continues our two countries’ rich history of cooperation in education and science by bringing together Malaysian and New Zealand businesses, universities, and government departments during Malaysia’s ‘Year of Science’.


A large demonstration in Kuala Lumpur advocating election reform (under the banner Bersih 2.0) is expected to take place on Saturday 9 July. The organisers have been persuaded to stage the rally in a stadium rather than on the streets, but have since been denied access to Merdaka Stadium and other stadiums in Kuala Lumpur. The venue for the rally has yet to be confirmed, but it is possible large numbers of demonstrators may still gather around Merdaka Stadium between 2 and 4pm. Police have outlawed Bersih 2.0 and threatened to arrest anyone showing support for it.


CER and ASEAN are each advancing regional integration agendas and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard recognise that the Australia-New Zealand CER (Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement) experience – good and bad – might offer some useful insights for ASEAN as it tackles its own, highly ambitious, economic integration process.

Since CER was launched in 1983, the value of two-way merchandise trade has grown at an average annual rate of 8 percent. Integration has generated wealth and ever-deeper integration.


On 28 June Ms. Shannon Austin, Second Secretary at the New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, joined members of the Malaysia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce on a visit to Terengganu state. The delegates visited Kenyir Lake, the Knowledge Park in Besut, and the Tersat Breeding and Livestock Centre.


New Zealand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has won the 2011 Halal Journal Award for Best Service Provider. The Halal Journal Awards, presented by former Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi at a gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur as part of World Halal Forum 2011, recognise outstanding achievement and innovation in the halal industry.


ANZAC day 2011 - Dawn Service
When: Monday 25 April, 6.30am
Where: The Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur

ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, young Australians and New Zealanders waded ashore at Gallipoli and began seven months of intense combat that marked the arrival of two young nations on the world stage.

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