New Zealand High Commission Singapore


Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government will invest NZ$1.75 million to fund New Zealand-Singapore collaborative research projects on the development of food products with validated health benefits.

New Zealand’s investment will be matched by Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), bringing the total investment amount to approximately NZ$3.5 million over two years.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


The New Zealand Government Safetravel website carries the following advice about Dengue Fever, which is included in the Singapore Travel Advisory:

There are seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever in North Queensland, Australia, in many parts of the Pacific, as well as countries in Asia (including Singapore and India) and Latin/South America.  Dengue fever is a serious viral disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes.


The High Commission has had a busy couple of months hosting several New Zealand Ministers and delegations in Singapore.  Our visitors have met colleagues and shared experiences in order to develop and strengthen the relationship between our two countries. 


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.


We wish to inform that the annual electrical shutdown in our office building at One George Street will be carried out from 0800 to 1700 on Saturday, 17 August.


The New Zealand Inc Strategy for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was launched by Prime Minister John Key this morning in Auckland.


The New Zealand High Commission in Singapore is moving office premises from Orchard Road to the Central Business District in the week of 8 July 2013. 

New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Tourism New Zealand and the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce will relocate to the new office at the same time.

We will be open for business in our new premises from 9am on Monday 15 July.

New Zealand High Commission services will be limited on 11-12 July to enable the relocation to take place.


Smoke haze from fires in Sumatra (Indonesia) is currently causing very high pollution readings in Singapore, parts of Malaysia, and Sumatra itself. The haze is generally worse between June and October depending on the number of fires lit, wind direction and climatic conditions.


In mid-July 2013 the New Zealand High Commission is scheduled to relocate from its current premises on Orchard Road to new offices at Level 21, One George Street in the central business district (nearest MRT: Clarke Quay or Raffles Place).

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