The Pacific Energy Summit, hosted by New Zealand and the European Union, aims to secure significant new investment in renewable energy generation in the Pacific.
Hamish Cooper recently presented his credentials to President Putin as the new Ambassador to the Russian Federation. During his speech, President Putin noted the growing importance of the New Zealand-Russia relationship.
On Monday 28 January 2013, New Zealand's High Commissioner Mark Ramsden farewelled students heading to New Zealand and Fiji to study after receiving New Zealand scholarships.
The New Zealand, Israeli and Palestinian Governments and Rugby Unions collaborated recently to bring two top New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) coaches, Richard Skelly and Chris Stirling, to Israel and the Palestinian territory.
The New Zealand Government is seeking public feedback on how to ballot attendance at Anzac Day 2015 in Gallipoli.
Prime Minister John Key met with his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiki Noda, and other senior Ministers, while visiting Japan following APEC recently.
During the Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC) Summit in Vladivostok, Russia, (September 2012), Prime Minister Key had meetings with President Calderon of Mexico and President Piñera of Chile.
This year’s Beeby Colloquium on International Law, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the NZ branch of the International Law Association.
Young New Zealanders interested in a career as an international civil servant are reminded that applications for the United Nations Young Professionals Programme close on September 12.
The hit of the cultural component of Friendship Week, Return to Hawaiiki has received wide acclaim on Samoan radio and television, and in the local press.
There was a fire this evening at approximately 7.30pm in the outdoor area of Kiwi House in London, when an outdoor oven caught fire.
More than 1300 previously restricted files have been made available in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s annual release of previously-classified information.
Prime Minister John Key’s visit with a Parliamentary delegation to Samoa 31 July to 1 August marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that New Zealand will expand its cooperation with NNSA to reduce nuclear threats around the world.
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully invited Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to make her first visit to New Zealand since her election last year, when meeting in Bangkok recently.
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has collaborated with the New Zealand Film Commission and most of New Zealand’s finest film and TV producers and distributors to provide a gift to the people of Samoa.
Singapore, 18 June 2012 – Free online media accreditation is now open for the 2012 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, APEC CEO Summit, APEC Ministerial Meeting and related events to be held in Vladivostok, Russia from 2-9 September 2012.
The Prime Minister undertook his first official visit to Germany from 6-8 June.
A ceremony at former Marines camp in Paekakariki has kicked off commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the arrival of US World War II forces.
The Ministry is currently carrying out its annual survey of New Zealanders who have received consular assistance during the past year.
The Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae made an action-packed visit to Samoa to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Samoa’s independence and the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between Samoa and New Zealand.
The New Zealand and Australian Productivity Commissions are to study deeper integration between Australia and New Zealand.
The Ambassador to the United States, Rt Hon Mike Moore, hosted an Investiture Ceremony at the New Zealand Embassy on Thursday, May 10. where a number of United States citizens and others based in the US received New Zealand government Royal Honours.
New Zealand will play host this week to two meetings of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), a regional consultative grouping on security issues.
Thank you for inviting me here today to talk with you. Looking around the room I see a lot of people here with real passion for the New Zealand/Latin American relationship.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi during his historic trip to Myanmar recently.
On Monday 13 February 2012, New Zealand's new Ambassador, HE Rueben Levermore, presented his credentials to President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines.
Warmest greetings from New Zealand to Ministers and Member States of the African Union Executive Council as you meet to discuss the vital issues affecting the countries of Africa and their relations with the wider international community.
Last Friday 16 December New Zealand brought Friends of Fish countries together to highlight the urgent issue of fisheries subsidies and their contribution to the worsening state of global fish stocks.
New Zealand and Japan have unveiled a commemorative logo to mark next year’s celebrations of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
New Zealand is seeking a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2015-16. Elections are in 2014.
More than 700 previously restricted files have been made available in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s annual release of classified information.
Five new agreements signed today show the growing relationship between China and New Zealand, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says.
Professor Rajesh Rajagopalan, an international relations theory expert, talked about Indian foreign policy at Victoria University (19 September).
Remarks by David Walker, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
New Zealand is proud to be part of the Pacific Islands Forum and to support our developing Pacific neighbours in converting potential to prosperity.
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English met towering 7’5” former Chinese basketball star, Yao Ming in Beijing recently.
Air China’s inflight magazine for July featured New Zealand’s very own Rewi Alley as one of four of China’s special foreign friends
Former Dunedin Mayor Peter Wing Ho Chin, an Asia New Zealand Foundation trustee, has been honoured by Shanghai for his outstanding contributions to the city.
"TPP will form the basis of an integrated regional trading bloc linking Asia, Australasia and the Americas, and cement the US role in the region," said Trade Minister, Hon Tim Groser to the Japan-NZ Partnership Forum in Tokyo on 11 July.
New ambassadors from Viet Nam, Argentina, Algeria and El Salvador presented their credentials to Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand at a ceremony at Government House, Wellington.
The Republic of Korea’s Minister of Patriots and Veteran Affairs, Hon Sung Choon Park, today (Thurs, 26th 2011) awarded 17 presidential citations to New Zealand war veterans who served in Korea and to the entire current 16th Field Regiment at Linton Army Camp.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other senior members of the Obama administration during his visit to Washington from 17 to 19 May 2011.
“India is today a land of limitless opportunities,” Commerce and Industry Minister Hon Anand Sharma told an India-New Zealand joint business forum of about 60 people in Wellington on 10 May 2011.
"Freedom and security do not come without a price, a price too often measured in the lives of young men and women," said Foreign Affairs Minister Mr McCully, at the 96th anniversary of Anzac Day in Gallipoli."
24 April 2011 - “Honouring the past with today’s photos,” was the theme of the inaugural 2011 Cannakale Photography Competition won by high school student Burcu Akcay.
A gala dinner at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington has raised $200,000 towards Christchurch earthquake relief.
Prime Minister John Key today launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort in the city and the Canterbury region.
Updates on the Canterbury earthquake are being posted on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website [external link].
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited New Zealand on 15 and 16 February. The highlight of the visit was her address to Members of Parliament, the first ever made by a foreign leader.
From 1 March 2011, New Zealanders and New Zealand entities must register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade if they intend to do any business with Iran.
For information on the assistance measures available to New Zealanders affected by the floods in Australia, please go to our High Commission website.
For information on the floods, please go to the Safe Travel website.
New Zealand's new Ambassador to France, Rosemary Banks, presented her credentials to French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a ceremony in Paris held in early December for 22 new ambassadors.
New ambassadors for the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Kenya, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Myanmar presented their credentials to the Governor-General at Government House Auckland on 3 December 2010.
The ASEAN–New Zealand Commemorative Summit, the first in 35 years, took place in Ha Noi on 30 October.
The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. John Key, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully, joined Leaders and Foreign Ministers from the 16 EAS countries at the 5th East Asia Summit in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
The Wellington Declaration was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit to Wellington on 4 November 2010.
New ambassadors for Japan and France have presented their credentials to the Governor-General, His Excellency the Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, GNZM, QSO at Government House Vogel in Lower Hutt early on the 28th October 2010.
The Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellowship is for an emerging NZ leader in any field of study or vocation to study or research in the United States. Fulbright Travel Awards are for NZ academics, artists or professionals to visit the US to present their work to American audiences.
Hon Jim McLay presents the latest edition of the UN Handbook to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon in September 2010.
Envoys from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Indonesia will present their credentials to the Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, at Government House Vogel in Lower Hutt tomorrow (Thursday, 30 September 2010).
Newly appointed New Zealand Ambassador to the United States Rt Hon Mike Moore presented his credentials to US President Barack Obama on 10 August 2010.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade CEO John Allen has announced the appointment of Gerard van Bohemen to the position of Deputy Secretary – Multilateral and Legal Group.
Envoys for Switzerland, Zimbabwe and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will present credentials to the Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand, at Government House Vogel in Lower Hutt tomorrow (Thursday, 5 August 2010).
The European Union is the latest signatory to a key regional fisheries management convention which, once it enters into force, will ensure fishing from western Australia to South America is subject to agreed international rules.
The Vice President of China Xi Jinping visited New Zealand between June 17-19, 2010.
Read the online diary of a non-governmental advisor on the NZ delegation at the 2010 Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
Auckland architecture student Rowan Fraser has been awarded the inaugural excellence scholarship by the France-New Zealand Friendship Fund.
Russian Minister Elvira Nabiullina and NZ Minister Tim Groser have agreed that New Zealand and Russia, joined by Belarus and Kazakhstan, will commence a preparatory process towards a Free Trade Agreement.
A kapa haka group performing with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) made a memorable impact at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival held in April.
International Climate Change Negotiations Minister Tim Groser and Agriculture Minister David Carter hosted the inaugural meeting of the Global Research Alliance in Wellington from April 7 to April 9.
New Zealand is being represented at this year’s L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) by three labels – Karen Walker and Zambezi from Auckland and Nom*D from Dunedin.
Registering travel details on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Safe Travel website can help us account for New Zealanders in the event of a disaster overseas, such as a cyclone or an earthquake.