New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga


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.


Call for applications are now open and will close on 6 February 2015

Applications for the New Zealand Aid Programme In Country Awards for 2015 academic year are now sought from interested applicants.

Due to the requirement that all institutions be registered with TNQAB and have their courses accredited to at least level 2, there are fewer institutions eligible this year.


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.


On behalf of Dunedin business Leslie Rugby, New Zealand High Commissioner, Mark Talbot, today handed hundreds of rugby balls, more than a thousand pairs of shorts, and other rugby kit to Tongatapu Secondary Schools.  Over a hundred rugby balls are also being given to school children in Ha’apai.


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

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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