New Zealand High Commission Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


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.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


Chairman of the Pacific Development and Conservation (PADEVCON) Trust Peter Kiely is encouraging groups and individuals with an interest in sustainable development and conservation projects to consider applying for grant funding from the Trust.

PADEVCON distributes about $250,000 each year to communities, organisations and individuals in the South Pacific for a range of development and conservation projects.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


Two Papua New Guinean post graduate students were each awarded a one-off cash prize award of NZ$1500 for being the highest New Zealand Pacific Scholarship academic performers in the 2012 academic year.


For the fifth time in two years the New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council is leading a trade mission to Papua New Guinea this time traveling to Port Moresby and Lae. The delegation which includes almost 30 people is here from 19 to 24 May.


New Zealand is playing host this week to more than sixty Pacific parliamentarians and political leaders, including eight MP’s from the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea.  They are in Wellington for the Pacific Parliamentary and Political Leaders Forum, organised by the New Zealand Parliament to give Pacific politicians and leaders and New Zealand MPs an opportunity to strengthen their networks in the region.


Victoria University of Wellington’s Assistant Vice Chancellor Pasifika, Associate Professor Hon Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, is visiting Papua New Guinea from the 17th to the 24th of March to discuss opportunities for the University to increase its ties with Papua New Guinea.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

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Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

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New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

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