New Zealand High Commission Singapore


New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor to lead APEC Secretariat

Issued by the 24th APEC Ministerial Meeting

Vladivostok, Russia, 6 September 2012 – During their meeting on Thursday in Vladivostok, APEC Ministers welcomed the successful selection and appointment of New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor Dr Alan Bollard who will be the Secretariat's second Executive Director for a fixed term. He was introduced to APEC Ministers on Thursday.


Immigration New Zealand have advised that all enquiries regarding APEC Business Travel Cards be directed to the Immigration New Zealand National Contact Centre on +64 3 963 7808. Operating hours are 8.30am - 4.00pm (except Wednesdays - open at 10.00am).


The Honourable Simon Bridges, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues and Associate Minister of Transport visited Singapore as the 35th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow. Minister Bridges is the second Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow from New Zealand – the first NZ Fellow was Deputy Prime Minister Hon Bill English, when he was the then Deputy Leader of the Opposition.


Victoria University is partnering with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to extend New Zealand’s scholarship scheme for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to Singapore and Brunei.

From this year Victoria will offer four full PhD scholarships annually to suitably qualified candidates – two for Bruneians and two for Singaporeans.


NZ/ASEAN Scholars Awards for Singapore and Brunei were launched at Victoria University today. This brings all ASEAN members within the scope of the scholarships scheme.


More than 150 people attended the preview screening of New Zealand movie documentary, When a City Falls at the Coral Dixon Theatre, Australian International School on June 20. This event was organised by the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and generously sponsored by Westpac Banking Corporation. The audience were treated to New Zealand wine and cheese during the pre-screening reception that allowed guests to mingle and interact with Gerard Smyth, the film director of When a City Falls.


The Right Honourable John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand visited Singapore on his first official visit on 18 April 2012. He made a keynote speech at a business lunch co-organised by the Singapore Business Federation and the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon was attended by more than 200 business leaders from both countries. Prime Minister John Key also called on Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam and met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for talks. PM Lee also hosted an official state dinner at the Istana in honour of Prime Minister Key.


Due to current staff shortages, the public opening hours of the New Zealand High Commission will be reduced with effect from Monday, 28 May 2012 (until further notice).

From that date, the High Commission will be open to visitors from 9:30am to 1:00pm only, Monday to Friday. For consular assistance and in emergencies outside of these hours, New Zealanders should call the High Commission Duty Officer on Tel (+65) 9631 4842.



The United Nations Handbook remains the only comprehensive printed guide to the United Nations system and how it works. The Handbook summarises all United Nations organisations and provides essential information about their aims, structure and membership.

The UN Handbook is published by New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It symbolises New Zealand's long-standing and practical commitment to the United Nations.

The handbook is also available in CD format.

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