New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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.


On 27 February Prime Minister John Key launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort in the city and the Canterbury region.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (


New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Malaysia, resident in Kuala Lumpur and cross-accredited to Brunei Darussalam, will be David Pine, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.


Immigration New Zealand is encouraging students to apply early for their visa in order to avoid processing delays, particularly in the peak processing months of February, March and July, when it receives an average of nearly 10,000 applications per month.


The New Zealand High Commission will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 24th December 2010 to 8.30am on Monday 3rd January 2011 for the Christmas/New Year period.

New Zealand citizens requiring emergency assistance can reach an officer 24 hours a day by calling 012 389 7692.
This number is an emergency service for New Zealand citizens only.  Please do not use this number for routine immigration enquires.  If you need information about a visa or permanent residence application please contact the New Zealand Immigration Service in Singapore.

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