New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


The Jamaican Government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the capital Kingston in response to localised unrest, including attacks on police stations in West Kingston and St Andrews districts. The security situation could deteriorate with little or no notice, including in other parts of Kingston and possibly other urban areas in Jamaica.

New Zealanders currently in Jamaica are advised to avoid affected inner-city areas of Kingston, listen to local media for updates on the situation and follow any restrictions or instructions issued by the local authorities.


A producer working with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is preparing a number of projects that deal with our World Cup coverage and is particularly interested in contacting people who will be cheering and supporting New Zealand team during the World Cup.

CBC is interested in recruiting World Cup "super fans" within the Kiwi community to be part of the CBC "Super fan" blog site.


Clicke here to see the 2010 New Zealand Budget released May 20.


Click here for more information about the upcoming World Dairy Summit being held in Auckland, November 2010.


A kapa haka group performing with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) made a memorable impact at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival held in April. Clicke here to read more.


Click here to read the New Zealand Economic and Financial Overview 2010 from the New Zealand Treasury.


Click here to read the April/May edition of BusinessLink. A bi-monthly publication produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to keep you informed of the latest developments and activities across the trade agenda.


Clicke here to find out more about the New Zealand Wine Fair taking place in Ottawa April 27th at 7pm


Click here to read an article from the Globe and Mail about the Playhouse International Wine Festival featuring New Zealand wines.


Go here to read the latest International Trade, Investment and Travel statistics from Statistics New Zealand.

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