20 Oct 2006

New Zealand appoints Niels Holm as next high commissioner in PNG

12:53 pm on 20 October 2006

New Zealand has appointed career diplomat Niels Holm as the country's next High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.

Mr Holm is the deputy director of the foreign ministry's Pacific Division.

He has previously served as Ambassador to Iran, and was New Zealand's first Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Mr Holm takes up his appointment in January, replacing Laurie Markes.