New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Immigration Act 2009 comes into effect from 29 November 2010. It does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand.


The Department of Internal Affairs has announced that the fees for all their products and services will be raised from 1 October 2010 in line with the Governments increase of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 12.5% to 15%.

For more information please visit the Department of Internal Affairs website.


New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has published guidelines for combating bribery and corruption in offshore markets.

The Ministry advises companies planning to enter a new market, or which are reviewing operating strategy in an existing market, to take a number steps to reduce their exposure to and impacts from corruption.

These include:


Daylight Saving began on Sunday 26 September 2010 (when clocks went forward one hour).

Daylight Saving will end on Sunday 3 April 2011 (when clocks go back one hour) when 3.00am will become 2.00am.


Professor John Mackie has just celebrated his 100th birthday.  More details can be found at the Otago Daily times website.


The initiatives announced by Foreign Minister McCully in Vietnam this week have been welcomed by the ASEAN New Zealand Combined Business Council (ANZCBC).

The Minister, during his trip to Viet Nam for several ASEAN meetings, announced four areas where New Zealand would support ASEAN's development plans.

These include the provision of 100 new education scholarships for developing ASEAN nations, a young Business Leaders Exchange Programme and new programmes in agricultural development and disaster risk management.


A big boost to education scholarships is one of four initiatives that will help New Zealand strengthen its relationship with ASEAN, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, today.


"ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations) has ambitious development plans over the next five years, and New Zealand, as a key regional partner, will offer its support by providing expertise in a number of areas," said Mr McCully.



As of 1 July 2010 the High Commission fees have increased for the following services:

Certifying documents as true copies of the original (eg. birth or marriage certificates):


New Zealand has come out on top of the ‘global peace index’ for the second year running.

The Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP), an independent not-for profit research organisation based in Australia, released its fourth annual global peace index earlier this week. The index ranks 149 countries according to their degree of peacefulness.


Rugby fans are in for a mouth-watering spectacle in the Spirit of Rugby Challenge 2010 to be held at the MBPJ Stadium Kelana Jaya, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 12th June 2010.

This is an event that will feature the legendary Classic All Blacks, a team made up of stars from the all-conquering New Zealand national teams of yesteryear who will be the main attraction when they play against the World XV.

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