New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


NZ Wine is hosting a New Zealand Wine Showcase for trade professionals in Winnipeg.

Audience: Trade
Date: Wednesday 23 February 2011
Time: 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Venue: Four Points Sheraton
Street: 2935 Pembina Highway
Town/City: Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2H5, Canada

For more information please click here


A New Zealand Film - Boy is showing at the Reel 2 Real Film Festival in Vancouver on Sunday February 20th and Thursday February 24th. Click here for more information.


A Parliamentary by-election to elect the new Member of Parliament for the seat of Botany is being held on Saturday 5 March 2011.  For more information about the Botany by-election click here

You can vote in the by-election if you are over 18 and enrolled in the Botany electorate and:


A New Zealand Film - This Way of Life will be showing at the Wakefield International Film Festival on February 20th. There will be two screenings of the film - 5pm and 7:30pm.

New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner Felicity Buchanan and the Wakefield International Film Festival will co-host a reception between screenings from 6:15-7:15pm.  We encourage anyone attending the film to join us for the reception.


New Zealand High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted his latest blog entitled "New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Canada". To view this blog please click here


High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted his latest blog post entitled "Visit to Jamaica". To view this post please click here.


Below is a copy of the KEA Toronto newsletter featuring New Zealand Cuisine at Humber College in Toronto.

Kea Toronto Newsletter - February 2011

Waitangi Day Celebration at Hemingways
Member Profile: Nigel Brown & Greenstone Carving
New Zealand Cuisine featured at Humber College


The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology have amalgamated to form the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Information about the new Ministry can be found here.


A letter by New Zealand High Commissioner Andrew Needs about the "New Zealand Room" on Parliament Hill in Ottawa was featured recently on the CBC radio programme "The Vinyl Cafe". If you would like to listen to to this show, please visit:


High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted his latest blog entitled "New Honorary Consul for Toronto" To view this blog please click here

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

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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

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

Remembering World War I
100 Years On

Be part of the first World War Centenary. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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