New Zealand and Papua New Guinea business ties

Papua New Guinea is New Zealand’s second largest trading partner in the Pacific. Thanks to its geographical proximity, opportunities to partner with New Zealand businesses exist in almost every sector.

Services are a growing part of the trade relationship with New Zealand companies engaged in consulting and helping with institutional and regulatory reform.

New Zealand’s private sector is engaged in Papua New Guinea across a wide range of industries including communications, construction, aviation, engineering, energy and education.

There are opportunities for New Zealand companies to contribute to the sustainable economic growth of Papua New Guinea in infrastructure and building and construction.

As a key partner in the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership, New Zealand companies are well placed to provide innovative solutions to Papua New Guineas goal of connecting 70% of its people to electricity by 2030.

Papua New Guinea and New Zealand are both part of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations.

Meet our

Trade Commissioner


Peter Hobbs

Papua New Guinea

Peter Hobbs is based at the New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby and oversees NZTE’s activity in Papua New Guinea. 

Peter has held a number of roles at NZTE, including Trade Commissioner in New Delhi and International Market Manager for the Australia-Pacific region.  

Before joining NZTE, Peter spent two years living in Papua New Guinea working for the New Zealand dairy industry. 

Contact our office

New Zealand High Commission

Port Moresby / Te Aka Aorere
S351 L2 Magani Crescent

Waigani NCD
Papua New Guinea