New Zealand High Commission Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


From 31 July 2012, the receiving office for New Zealand visa applications for people applying from Papua New Guinea Islands is changing.


The New Zealand Aid Programme is inviting Expressions of Interest from Papua New Guineans to undertake short term training in New Zealand in 2012 and 2013 under the New Zealand Government's Short Term Training Awards (STTAs).


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 (


Last week the Minister for Education Hon James Marape and New Zealand High Commissioner Marion Crawshaw launched a new drive to get 80,000 books into Papua New Guinea schools before the start of the 2011 school term.  Funded through the New Zealand Aid Programme, the Library Book Distribution Programme is a project run by HOPE Worldwide to support the Department of Education’s policy of establishing libraries in Papua New Guinea primary and secondary schools.

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