New Zealand Embassy Brasilia, Brazil


A Parliamentary by-election to elect a Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Northland is being held on Saturday 28 March 2015.


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


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


Prime Minister John Key has today announced that Australia has invited New Zealand to participate in the 2014 G20 meetings during Australia’s year as Chair.


Brazil´s National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) published call No. 174/2013 on 15 October 2013 for undergraduate studies in New Zealand, under the Science without Borders scheme (SWB).


The New Zealand Government as one of the sponsors of the 17th National Competition of Innovation on Federal Public Management, organised by the National School of Public Management (ENAP), awarded two officials from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) with a technical visit to New Zealand.


On 20 August the New Zealand Ambassador, Jeffery McAlister, gave a speech to senior officials, diplomats and media at Tribunal de Contas da União on New Zealand's 'all of government' approach to trade policy.


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a report detailing the full diagnostic results of the whey protein concentrate (WPC) tests. The tests have come back negative for Clostridium botulinum.

The organism is confirmed as Clostridium sporogenes. It is therefore not capable of producing botulism causing toxins.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

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

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.