New Zealand Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


The Flag Consideration Panel has announced the four alternative flag designs for New Zealanders to rank in the first binding referendum. The designs can be viewed at

Later this year and early next year, New Zealanders enrolled to vote will be asked to participate in two postal referendums to consider the future of the New Zealand flag:

  1. to rank the shortlist of four alternative flag designs


The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from developing countries who are motivated to make a difference at home.

Eligible countries in Latin America are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,  Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

For more information about the scholarships programme click here.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


On 10 April Ambassador Hayden Montgomery presented his letter of credentials to the President Horacio Cartes Jara in a formal ceremony that took place at the Palacio de los Lopez in Asunción.


New Zealand Development Scholarships
The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) scheme offers the opportunity to people from targeted developing countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand. NZDS are a central part of the New Zealand Government’s development assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


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Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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