New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

16-08-11

New Zealand flags around the world are flying at half-mast today in remembrance of former New Zealand Governor-General Sir Paul Reeves, who passed away on 14 August.

10-08-11

A delegation of high-level New Zealand defence officials visited Manila in the first week of August for discussions with their Filipino counterparts, including a strategic dialogue and the first co-chairs meeting for the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus expert working group on peacekeeping operations.

13-07-11

The inaugural ASEAN-CER Integration Partnership Forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25 June.  The forum is designed to complement the implementation process for the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, and also to provide a space for the lessons of the Australia-New Zealand integration experience to be shared with ASEAN as it works towards its goal of establishing an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.

Tim Groser and Craig Emerson, the New Zealand and Australian ministers of trade, released the following statement just prior to the start of the forum.   

20-06-11

Internal conflict in the Philippines starting in 2008 saw more than half a million people displaced from their homes.  As the conflict subsided most went back home home, though not all.  Those who have returned face significant challenges in restarting their farming and fishing livelihoods.  It’s difficult for them to feed their families.

17-06-11

The New Zealand Government is providing up to 25 scholarships for studies in geothermal energy — in the Philippines through the New Zealand ASEAN Scholars scheme.

16-06-11

New Zealand is funding a significant portion of a United Nations programme to mainstream disaster risk reduction in the Philippines.

16-06-11

New Zealand’s general election will be held on Saturday 26 November, 2011 — are you enrolled to vote yet?

31-05-11

New Zealand has been ranked second in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index.

23-05-11

The New Zealand embassy now has a Facebook page.

11-05-11

New Zealand's Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully says 16 different industry sectors have joined a nationwide effort to showcase New Zealand business to the world during the Rugby World Cup 2011 tournament.

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