New Zealand High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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.


Air New Zealand has scooped prizes in two recent international airline awards, and has also been voted the best airline in the world by British consumers. 


The World Economic Forum’s “Global Enabling Trade Report 2010” has New Zealand ranked as the economy with the sixth-best conditions for trade, up from eleventh in the 2009 report. 

The report, which was launched in 2008, now covers 125 economies and is intended to provide a yardstick of the extent to which economies have in place the necessary attributes for enabling trade and to show where improvements are most needed.


From 4 May 2010, anyone — no matter where they are based — who gives advice about immigration to New Zealand must be licensed, unless they have an exemption.  Immigration advisers based in New Zealand have had to be licensed since May 2009.

The Immigration Advisers Authority is responsible for the regulation of the immigration advice industry, and licenses advisers.


New Zealanders living overseas are being urged to pass on information about the best their country has to offer, with a focus on next year’s rugby world cup.

The Kiwi Expat Association (Kea) yesterday launched its “Pass It On” campaign, an initiative to turn the nearly one million New Zealanders who live overseas into a network of virtual ambassadors.

Kea has clicked onto the children’s birthday game of Chinese whispers and dragged it into the internet age.  The message is “New Zealand has plenty to brag about — Pass It On”.


Tournament Organiser, Rugby New Zealand 2011 (RNZ 2011) unveiled its ticketing policy for the seventh Rugby World Cup which will feature three sales phases, beginning with applications for Venue Pool Packs (tickets for all pool matches at a chosen venue) and Team Pool Packs (tickets for all pool matches for a chosen team).  More information can be found at


On 16 February 2010 the Malaysian Business magazine published a special feature on New Zealand.

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