New Zealand High Commission Honiara, Solomon Islands

01-02-11

It is that time of year again when new scholarship awardees around Solomon Islands prepare to depart to pursue higher studies abroad. To celebrate the 33 students who will be awarded New Zealand scholarships in 2011, and 12 successful graduates just returning to Solomon Islands, the New Zealand High Commissioner Mark Ramsden hosted a reception on 20 January.

01-11-10

Imagine a small Pacific island near the equator, at the extreme western end of the Solomon Islands archipelago. Five hours across open sea in a 40hp motorised speedboat to get there, one two-way health clinic radio to communicate with the outside world. This is Mono in the Treasury Islands group, home to around 750 people who retain a very special connection to New Zealand.

29-09-10

Notice to all New Zealand Citizens residing or visiting Solomon Islands

16-09-10

Christchurch is recovering well from the major earthquake on 4 September. New Zealand’s high levels of earthquake preparedness and strong infrastructure have seen essential services quickly restored to most of the affected area. An area in central Christchurch is cordoned off and this cordon is reviewed daily. The remainder of Christchurch is accessible.

No other areas of New Zealand are affected by the earthquake.

31-08-10

The August 2010 edition of our SoloBis newsletter has just been published.  SoloBis is a bi-monthly update of business and economic happenings in Solomon Islands, of potential interest to New Zealand businesses.

28-08-10

Solomon Islands features prominently in a half-hour documentary about New Zealand soldiers in World War II, screened on One Television over the weekend of 6-8 August 2010.
The screening was timed to coincide with Guadalcanal Veterans’ Day, commemorated in Solomon Islands each year on 7 August.
The programme was made earlier this year by New Zealand’s indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television. A film crew travelled to Mono Island and visited sites on Guadalcanal where New Zealanders saw action during the Solomon Islands campaign.

28-08-10

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully will visit Solomon Islands on Monday 30 August as part of the 2010 Pacific Mission.

He will meet with the Prime Minister, Hon Danny Philip, and members of the new Solomon Islands government.

“New Zealand and Solomon Islands have a broad and deep relationship that has developed over many years of close association. It includes development assistance in key areas such as education, seasonal employment, and our ongoing contribution to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI),” Mr McCully said.

12-08-10

The June 2010 edition of the High Commission's SoloBis news letter has been issued.  SoloBis outlines Solomon Islands business and economic developments of interest to New Zealand companies.  

14-06-10

Mike Hemmer, Chair of the Chamber
Calvin Ziru, CEO
Members and friends

Tankiu tumas for the opportunity to come along and speak with you today. I hope you are enjoying your lunch as well. I’m told we’re paying for some of it – I hope that’s true or we’ll all be washing dishes!

The theme of the lunch is “Keeping Solomon Islands Afloat”. Many of you will recall the metaphor of a small boat featured in Central Bank Governor Denton Rarawa’s launch of the Bank’s 2009 report a couple of weeks back.

03-06-10

We gather to remember.

Here, in Port Moresby and Port Vila and across the Pacific, in New Zealand, Australia, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and around the world, we come together on ANZAC Day to recall the deeds of the Anzacs - the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

ANZAC Day is the day when the people of Australia and New Zealand remember their countrymen, fallen in time of war. It is a time to recognise the sacrifice of those who served us all.

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