New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu


A dawn service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915 has been held at the Cenotaph in Port Vila.


The Asian Development Bank (ADB), with the Governments of New Zealand and Vanuatu, have provided additional financing of USD18.48 million, USD4.65 million, and USD1.607 million respectively to the Vanuatu Inter-Island Shipping Support Project.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will contribute a further $1 million to the Cyclone Pam response and will also help transport Fiji disaster response personnel to Vanuatu by RNZAF C-130 Hercules.



The New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) wishes to invite applications for the 2015 funding round of its ‘Small Project Scheme’ (Basket blong Sapotem KomunitiKAMAP /BSK).  


Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee have announced that the HMNZS Canterbury will be sent to Vanuatu to support the recovery effort following Cyclone Pam.



Foreign Minister Murray McCully says a New Zealand C-130 Hercules aircraft has travelled to Tanna Island with relief supplies and the Vanuatu Prime Minister on board.



Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced an additional $1.5 million in Cyclone Pam relief, on top of the $1 million contributed yesterday.  He also announced two more NZ Defence Force (NZDF) relief flights will head to Vanuatu tomorrow.


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The President of Vanuatu, HE Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Jacobson Lonsdale applauds the New Zealand Vanuatu relationship during his Waitangi Day speech, making particular mention of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.



New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, HE Georgina Roberts, spoke about the New Zealand-Vanuatu relationship during Waitangi Day commemorations on 6 February.


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