New Zealand High Commission Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


The second Pacific Showcase at the Cloud on Auckland’s Queens Wharf kicked off last weekend, bringing the best of the Pacific to central Auckland.  It features a range of boutique stalls, a pacific themed market place, promotional kiosks, a pacific café and an entertainment stage.  RD Tuna and Banz Kofi from Papua New Guinea are there to promote their PNG products.  Organised by the New Zealand-based Pacific Cooperation Foundation the Showcase brings a focus onto the vast wealth of products, arts and culture across the region.  A spokesperson for RD Tuna sai


The goal of the New Zealand Scholarships scheme in PNG is to contribute to equitable economic growth and poverty reduction in Papua New Guinea.  Through scholarships for tertiary education and skills development, New Zealand contributes to a growing cadre of well-educated and highly-skilled people with the necessary abilities and qualifications to contribute to positive development outcomes and generate and sustain economic growth.


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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