New Zealand Embassy and Permanent Mission Vienna, Austria


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 referenda to consider the future of the New Zealand flag:


The New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations & Embassy to Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in Vienna, Austria is seeking to appoint a housekeeper to work at the Ambassador’s Residence for 15 hours per week.  Specific tasks are in the attached position description.

Selection criteria

The successful applicant is expected to have the following skills and abilities:


The following joint press release is issued by the Embassies of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The United Kingdom and The United States of America:


More than 100 years after being taken from its burial cave in Kāwhia the mummified remains of a high ranking child belonging to the Tainui people is coming home.  The New Zealand Embassy was honoured to participate in a ceremony in the Weltmuseum Wien on Wednesday 20 May 2015 to handover the child and three other sets of Māori ancestral remains to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.


Do you want to have a say on the future of the New Zealand flag?

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


Ambassador Geels met yesterday with Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, ahead of the official visit of Minister Lajčák to New Zealand next month.  New Zealand and the Slovak Republic discussed their shared values and cooperation as small states on many international issues. Minister Lajčák will visit New Zealand from 28-29 May and will hold talks with Minister Murray McCully.


On 25 April 2015 the New Zealand and Australian Embassies held a joint commemorative service on the steps of the Karlskirche in central Vienna to commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. With over 300 New Zealanders and Australians gathering together for the 5.45am dawn service, this was the highest attended Anzac Day in Vienna to date.


The New Zealand Embassy in Vienna was very pleased to support a special screening of New Zealand film “What we do in the Shadows” in Budapest on 14 April 2015. The film was written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, both of whom star in the film.


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.

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