New Zealand High Commission Honiara, Solomon Islands

15-05-14

Welcome to the May 2014 edition of SoloBis, a bi-monthly newsletter prepared by the New Zealand High Commission, Honiara. SoloBis outlines economic and business developments in Solomon Islands likely to be of interest to New Zealand companies. 

09-05-14

The New Zealand and Solomon Islands Governments yesterday (8 May) held high-level consultations on their development cooperation. Central to discussions was progress on the New Zealand and Solomon Islands Joint Commitment for Development, which was signed in September 2011.
The New Zealand delegation was led by Craig Hawke, Deputy-Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and head of the New Zealand Aid Programme.

“New Zealand is committed to supporting sustainable economic development in Solomon Islands,” said Mr Hawke.

25-03-14

The New Zealand General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014.

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You are eligible to enrol and vote if you:

14-03-14

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.

10-03-14

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

10-03-14

The African Union Handbook 2014 is a comprehensive guide to the African Union system and how it works.

11-10-13

On Friday 27th September Acting High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Sarah Wong and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo opened the newly rehabilitated Nusatupe Runway in Western Province.

08-10-13

Applications for Short Term Training Awards are now open.

08-10-13

In a joint media statement today the New Zealand High Commission and the Solomon Islands Labour Mobility Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade announced an increase in the number of Solomon Islands workers eligible to participate in the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme in New Zealand.

17-05-13

The opening on 14 May of a new accommodation building for overseas medical students working in Honiara has demonstrated the value of small-scale development partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society.

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