New Zealand Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

19-11-13

3 November 2013

Holy Qu’ran Translated into the Māori Language

Islam's holy book, the Qu’ran, has been translated into the Māori language by an 81-year-old Pakistani physicist.

"It took six or seven years to learn Maori," translator Shakil Ahmad Monir said yesterday at its launch at the new Baitul Muqeet mosque – New Zealand’s largest, with a capacity of 700 - in Homai, Auckland.

"It was quite hard, but I didn't give up," said Monir.

14-11-13

Marking the start of Islam Awareness Week, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins has today announced plans are underway for an official Muslim forum to be held in November.

03-11-13

John Key

27 September, 2013

New Zealand’s Statement to the UNGA General Debate

Mr President. Congratulations on your election to the Presidency of this General Assembly.  You take the reins at an important time.  We wish you every success. You have our support.

The recent events in Kenya, Iraq and Pakistan show how troubled the world can be. We commiserate with the governments and people of those countries and extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost family and friends in these tragic incidents.

03-11-13

John Key

27 September, 2013

New Zealand’s Statement to the UNGA General Debate

Mr President. Congratulations on your election to the Presidency of this General Assembly.  You take the reins at an important time.  We wish you every success. You have our support.

The recent events in Kenya, Iraq and Pakistan show how troubled the world can be. We commiserate with the governments and people of those countries and extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost family and friends in these tragic incidents.

29-08-13

The Ministry for Primary Industries has received results confirming that the bacteria found in the whey protein concentrate (WPC) manufactured by Fonterra is not Clostridium botulinum. The organism is confirmed as Clostridium sporogenes. It is therefore not capable of producing botulism causing toxins.

28-06-13

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully launched the New Zealand Inc Strategy for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during a speech to the New Zealand Middle East Business Council in Auckland on Thursday 27 June.

11-06-12

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Immigration New Zealand and Education New Zealand will improve visa processing times for international students wanting to study in New Zealand.

International students who use a New Zealand Specialist Agent (NZSA) will have their visa applications process within 10 working days.  There will also be a dedicated point of contact within Immigration New Zealand branches for NZSA members - education agents recognised as New Zealand education speicialists.

11-06-12

The Dominion Post published comments made by Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on his view that New Zealand can make a difference in the Middle East following his recent visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. 

 

06-06-12

The New Zealand Minister of Immigration, Hon Nathan Guy, has announced new immigration family policies which will help New Zealand attract and retain skilled migrants, and ensure that their family members can settle well and be self-sufficent.  Please read the Minister's announcement at: www.beehive.govt.nz/release/changes-immigration-family-policies-confirmed

28-05-12

Maximising Economic Opportunites in the Middle East

In the following speech delivered to members of the NZMEBC, Hon Murray McCully outlines government strategy to address the needs of private sector companies seeking to do business in the Middle East

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