New Zealand High Commission Honiara, Solomon Islands

13-03-13

 

NZ HIGH COMMISSION MEDIA RELEASE

Monday 4 March 2013

NZ commits to funding support for HCC

New Zealand will provide more than SB $1.7 million to Honiara City Council over the next year under a grant funding arrangement signed today, New Zealand High Commissioner Mark Ramsden said.

The support will go towards improved urban planning and management, identifying ward needs and strengthening service delivery in areas including promotion of the city library and development of a city communications bureau.

12-02-13

More NZ relief supplies on their way to Solomon Islands

New Zealand is sending further tsunami relief supplies to Solomon Islands on board an Air Force flight this Thursday, High Commissioner Mark Ramsden said today.

The supplies include shelter and sanitation kits, tarpaulins and water containers donated to World Vision by The Warehouse and ShelterBox NZ, and chainsaw packs provided by the New Zealand Government.

07-02-13

For your safety, the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health would like to inform all visitors that dengue fever has been identified in Honiara.  Dengue Fever is caused by a virus that is spread by mosquito bites. Dengue has recently caused illness in other areas of the regions including Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Kosrae and Yap States (Micronesia), Niue, Kiribati, and New Caledonia.

16-10-12

Welcome to the October 2012 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.

18-09-12

From 11 September 2012 there will be a new Solomon Islands office for receiving New Zealand visa applications.

02-08-12

Welcome to the August 2012 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.

03-07-12

The crews of a fleet of voyaging waka are the latest additions to 2000-plus international arrivals for the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Solomon Islands.

The event, being held 1-13 July, will be the biggest event yet held in Solomon Islands. The fact that it taking place in one of the poorer countries of the Pacific – and taking place in considerable style - is a clear indication to Solomon Islanders and the rest of the region of just how far the country has come in the nine years since the “The Tensions”.

17-04-12

On Sunday 25 March, two of the give way rules changed to make New Zealand’s roads safer.
Whether you drive, walk, cycle or ride, you’ll need to know about the changes to stay safe on our roads.  

03-04-12

The New Zealand Government, through the New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships annually to strengthen the human resource base in the Solomon Islands by supporting identified priority areas of training.

15-03-12

Saturday 17 March marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Bridget Nichols, who was at that time Deputy High Commissioner in Honiara.

Locally engaged and seconded staff in Honiara will be gathering to remember Bridget on the 17th. We will plant a tree in her memory at the New Zealand compound on Panatina Ridge, where Bridget lived. With Bridget’s love of flowers in mind, we have chosen a frangipani.

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