New Zealand High Commission Honiara, Solomon Islands


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.


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.


The Solomon Islands and New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme partnership will be strengthened by the signing of an Inter-Agency Understanding (IAU) between the Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade and the New Zealand Department of Labour this morning.

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