New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga


In memory of Jonah Lomu, a condolence book for the Lomu family has been made available for members of the public to sign at the New Zealand High Commission in Nuku’alofa.  The condolence book will be opened on Tuesday 24 November and closed at the end of Monday 30 November.  The High Commission is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. 


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Tonga.


An ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held in Nuku’alofa on Saturday 25 April 2015. It will mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in Turkey during the First World War.


The 2016 Tonga Study Awards Programme (TSA) is jointly sponsored by the Governments of Tonga, New Zealand and Australia. Under the TSA Programme, scholarships are available for study either in the region or New Zealand, depending on where a particular course is offered.


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.


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

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