New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia


Follow the link below to read New Zealand's opening statement to round 15 of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations in Auckland:


Christchurch makes Lonely Planet Guide’s Top 10. Discovery Stream launches to celebrate the ever-evolving city.

(Sydney, Australia)  Lonely Planet has announced placement of Christchurch at number six on its list of ‘Top 10 Cities for 2013’.  This recognition is being hailed as game-changing news for the city’s tourism industry.


Stakeholder information for Auckland round

As hosts of the next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, New Zealand is pleased to announce SkyCity Convention Centre in downtown Auckland as the venue for Round 15 to be held over 3-12 December 2012.


Prime Minister John Key has extended New Zealand's condolences to the people of Australia, who have suffered the loss of five brave soldiers in two separate incidents in the southern Uruzgan and the Helmand provinces in Afghanistan.

This news is particularly painful coming less than two weeks after the deaths of three New Zealand soldiers in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) incident in the Bamyan province.


From 30 July 2012, the receiving office for temporary New Zealand visa applications for all applicants residing in Australia is changing to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Sydney.


Monday 6 February 2012

Prime Minister, Minister for Emergency Management

The Australian Government today activated direct payments of additional disaster assistance for communities in Queensland and Northern NSW hit by flooding as a result of recent heavy rainfall.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) of $1000 per adult and $400 per child will be made available through Centrelink to people who have been impacted by flooding in disaster declared areas.


New Zealand Minister for Customs Maurice Williamson and Australian Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor today welcomed the launch of the SmartGate trans-Tasman trial.

The trial will involve the integration of New Zealand’s and Australia’s SmartGate systems and will give some travellers the opportunity to complete part of the Australian arrivals process in New Zealand.


On August 4th Hon Simon Power, Minister of Commerce, spoke to the Trans Tasman Business Circle about progress being undertaken through the Single Economic Market (SEM).

Because of the depth of ties between the two countries, Minister Power highlighted that the SEM continues to strengthen the regulatory environment to enable better trans Tasman business.

He comments that New Zealand Inc can further assist this through increased co-ordination. Minister Power invited discussion on opportunities and challenges. 


New Zealand Climate Change Ministers Nick Smith and Tim Groser and Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus met in Wellington reaffirming the commitment of both countries to work closely together on climate change.

“Both our countries are determined to do their fair share on combating climate change and making progress on an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” the Ministers and Parliamentary Secretary said.


Australian and New Zealand Police and Emergency Management Ministers met jointly for the first time in Wellington on 29 July 2011. Police and Emergency Management Ministers have previously met through separate ministerial councils.

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