New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu


Seven professional NZ rugby players will visit Vanuatu in November 2014 as part of a unique programme that aims to prevent violence in the Pacific.


Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman and New Zealand High Commissioner Georgina Roberts were recently hosted on board a RNZAF Orion for a fisheries and customs surveillance flight over Vanuatu waters.



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

Read the Prime Minister's media release


The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is searching for inspirational young people across the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their communities.


The Dengue Fever outbreak is over.


New Zealand’s global network Kea has a new app that makes it easier for the 1 million Kiwis living offshore to connect with home and each other using their mobile device.

The Kea app is free and can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play. A Kea account can be set up using Facebook or LinkedIn. The app works on iOS, Android and iPads.

By downloading the app users can:
• Find and message Kiwis near them from anywhere in the world
• See the location and occupation of other Kiwis using the app


New Zealand has increased the number of workers who can take part in the Recognised Seasonal Worker (RSE) scheme from 8000 to 9000. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse have also announced plans for a new programme aimed at getting more New Zealanders into seasonal work.


New Zealand and Vanuatu have signed a Tourism Partnership Arrangement setting out their Governments’ mutual responsibilities for a five year programme of tourism cooperation.


New Zealand and Vanuatu have signed updated arrangements governing the labour mobility scheme, the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) programme.


New Zealand's new High Commissioner HE Georgina Roberts presented her credentials to President Iolu Johnson Abbil on 8 April.

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