New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


The Ontario Science Centre is hosting a Whales/Tohorā exhibition from November 4th. The exhibition is  presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Click here for more information.


New Zealand’s David Trubridge will have his work shown at Galerie CO in Montreal from October 28- November 11. Click here to find out more.


Click here to read the latest Canada New Zealand Business Association newsletter


Click here to read the October Expert Data Users News from Statistics New Zealand


Click here to read about the Rugby World Cup One Year To Go Reception on the Rugby Canada website


Click here to see the KEA Toronto Events calender


The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) introduced new passport application forms on 1 October 2010. The fees for all DIA products and services also rose from 1 October 2010, to reflect the Government's increase of the Good and Services Tax (GST).

New Passport Application Forms
The Department of Internal Affairs introduced new passport application forms from 1 October 2010. The Department will continue to accept both old and new forms until further notice.


KEA Toronto will be hosting a New Zealand Wine Tasting on Monday October 18. Click here for more details.


Christchurch is returning to normal after the serious earthquake that struck the city on 4 September.

The state of local emergency that had existed since the earthquake was lifted on 16 September and local authorities are now focusing on recovery and rebuilding. Only a few isolated areas of the city remain cordoned off to the public for safety reasons.

Bus, rail and air services (both domestic and international flights) are running as normal and all schools, universities and other education providers have reopened.


Christchurch is recovering well from the major earthquake on 4 September. New Zealand’s high levels of earthquake preparedness and strong infrastructure have seen essential services quickly restored to most of the affected area.

An area in central Christchurch is cordoned off and this cordon is reviewed daily. The remainder of Christchurch is accessible.

No other areas of New Zealand are affected by the earthquake.

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

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.