AS part of a public diplomacy program, the Fiji mission in New Zealand is actively building people-to-people contacts.
The Foreign Ministry says the mission is also seeking to raise awareness of Fiji's national interests among future leaders of New Zealand.
"The program aims to tap the Fijian Diaspora towards programs of co-operation with Fiji," the statement said.
The Fiji High Commission recently hosted a group of Diplomacy and International Relations Honours Program students at the University of Canterbury.
The statement said students were briefed on the Fiji/New Zealand diplomatic relations and presented the students with information about Fiji.
Meanwhile, the Fiji Indian Association said it presented a cheque of $NZ4000 ($F5755) to the acting First Secretary Niraj Mudaliar during their recent annual dinner night. "The funds were collected through various fund raising drives by the association in Wellington," the statement said.
"The mission has forwarded the cheque to the Prime Minister's office to be deposited into the Prime Ministers Relief Fund."