New Zealand High Commission Apia, Samoa


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Development Programme Coordinator

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The following events are taking place in the lead up and to commemorate ANZAC Day 2015.


The New Zealand High Commission is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic financial administrator to join our team.  For more information, vist our job vacancies page.


APTC Graduates and Existing Students:

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships and Short Term Training Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities exist for Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) graduates and existing students to undertake further studies at a University in New Zealand or Technical Institution in 2016 under the New Zealand Pacific Scholarships.  Graduates of APTC who are currently working are also eligible to apply for Short Term Training Scholarships.


The competition has now closed.  Winners will be annouced by 31 March.


25 April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.  The New Zealand High Commission, Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture, Samoa Observer, and Returned Services Association of Samoa are proud to support a creative writing competition to encourage secondary school students in Samoa to develop a greater understanding of the significance of Anzac Day and the impact of the First World War on both Samoa and New Zealand.


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.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

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

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

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

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.