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.


  • Solomon Islands is currently affected by severe flooding that has caused loss of life and widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. The Solomons Island Government has requested international assistance and New Zealand is responding.
The success of Vanuatu’s Millenium Cave Tours, with support from Volunteer Service Abroad and the New Zealand Aid Programme, has led to better access to education on Santo Island. In February, the Millennium Cave School Project celebrated the opening of a new local school, which will serve all eight villages in the area.Previously, children faced several hours’ walk to reach their nearest school, which was founded by Millenium Cave Tours manager...
New Zealand contributes to the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank. The IDA is one of the largest sources of development finance provides grants and concessional loans to support health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, economic, and institutional development in the world’s poorest countries. New Zealand has participated in IDA since the early 1970s, contributing over US$293 million. Every three years,...
The Kiribati Adaptation Project
“It’s my last night in Bangui, the beleaguered capital of the Central African Republic and I’m cowering on the tiles of my second floor hotel bathroom.
Red Cross Africa
New Zealand and Fiji have a history of support and cooperation in times of natural disaster. It was in this spirit that New Zealand Acting Head of Mission in Fiji, Mark Ramsden, spoke as a chief guest at National Disaster Awareness Week, 7-13 October.
Acting HOM Mark Ramsden speaking at the launch of the National Disaster Awareness Week, Fiji 2013
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