New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu


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.


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.


Speech delivered by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, HE Bill Dobbie, on 6 February 2014, at the New Zealand Official Residence, to commemorate Waitangi Day


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


A Vanuatu Police Force officer has received two New Zealand Police service medals for his ‘’exemplary work’’ in Bougainville.


High Commissioner Bill Dobbie celebrates the launch of the New Zealand-funded Vanuatu Tourism Ambassador Programme.


The New Zealand High Commissioner Bill Dobbie has congratulated Vanuatu for its outstanding success with the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Scheme.


Speaking notes for New Zealand Aid Programme Manager, Ginny Chapman for the opening of the new VITE classroom sponsored by VERM partners


Honourable Minister of Education


New Zealand High Commissioner, Bill Dobbie


Director of General, Ministry of Education, Jesse Dick


Director, Department of Education, Roy Obed


Director, Vanuatu Institute of Teachers Education, Mr. Jean Marie Virelala



Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is contributing $17 million toward improving shipping services and port facilities in Vanuatu.

The Vanuatu Inter-Island Shipping Support Project is a joint initiative between New Zealand, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vanuatu.

“Shipping services are a lifeline in the Pacific, connecting communities, moving goods to market and supporting the tourism industry,” Mr McCully says.

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