New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga


Today, High Commissioner Mark Talbot congratulated two Tongan students for excelling in their studies whilst on scholarships funded by the New Zealand Government.


25 April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.  The New Zealand High Commission and the Ministry of Education are proud to support a speech competition to encourage secondary school students in Tonga to develop a greater understanding of the significance of ANZAC Day and the impact of the First World War on both Tonga and New Zealand.


A Parliamentary by-election to elect a Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Northland is being held on Saturday 28 March 2015.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


‘Aloma Johansson, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, has returned from a week as New Zealand Prime Minister’s Fellow 2014.  Whilst in Wellington, Ms Johansson met New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, in the Beehive.  They discussed PM Key’s upcoming visit to Tonga, 3 - 5 June.


Anzac Day 2014 will be observed on Friday 25 April to commemorate servicemen and women from Tonga, Australia and New Zealand who fought and died in the interests of world peace.


Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Samoa, Tonga and Niue on Sunday for the 2014 Pacific Mission.

Mr Key will meet with Pacific leaders and visit New Zealand Aid Programme projects during the five day visit.


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.

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