New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu


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.


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.

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