The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
New Zealand’s High Commissioner in Tarawa, Don Higgins, formally handed over a new search and rescue boat (‘Police Rescue’) to the Government and people of Kiribati last week. Read more...
The completion of a 960 kilowatt solar array at Rarotonga airport named Te Mana o te Ra (or, Power from the Sun), was welcomed in the Cook Islands earlier this month.Read more...
Avocado growers in central Kenya are set to benefit from a new partnership between the New Zealand Aid Programme and Plant and Food Research NZ.New Zealand’s development assistance programme has agreed to provide up to $4 million to Plant and Food Research NZ over the next five years to enable them to work with New Zealand-born company Olivado, to strengthen the avocado industry in Kenya.
Minister Murray McCully with Esther Wangari, GM Olivado Kenya and Gary Hannam, CEO Olivado Ltd
Development can take place in challenging operating environments. An example is the New Zealand Aid Programme’s Agricultural Support Programme (ASP) in the Bamyan province of Afghanistan, which is co-funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The ASP has seen 700 family farms in cooperatives increase their annual income in the past year by 19%. They now have an annual income of about NZ$5,348.
Farmers in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
A New Zealand-funded Bailey bridge has opened for traffic in Honiara – restoring a vital transport link to Chinatown that was destroyed in April’s devastating flooding in Solomon Islands.
Bailey Bridge, Honiara