New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


History was made on Sunday 3 November, when the Māori All Blacks bested the Canadian national rugby team in the highest attended rugby match in North American history. A sell out crowd of 22,556 rugby fans piled into BMO Stadium in downtown Toronto to watch the match. The crowd was treated to wonderful renditions of both national anthems, performed by Ataahua Papa and Scott Newland, followed by a haka performed by the Māori team.


Simon Tucker, New Zealand High Commissioner in Ottawa is now on Twitter @NZinOttawa  His tweets relate to activities and events that the High Commission is invoved in, as well as other areas of interest with a New Zealand/Canada bilateral connection.  We would strongly encourage new followers.


New Zealanders travelling to the Caribbean are advised to take note of the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, in effect from June-November 2013. For more information, see the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Each year, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in Ottawa join to host a commemorative Anzac Day service.


The Honourable Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, and High Commissioner-designate of New Zealand to Jamaica, Mr. Simon Tucker, met with Senator, the Honourable Arnold J. Nicholson, Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in Kingston, Jamaica on March 28. Minister Groser was in Jamaica to discuss his candidature for Director General of the World Trade Organisation.


Please find a link to the announcement by Minister McCully of the appointment of Simon Tucker as New Zealand High Commissioner to Canada.



New Zealand Minister Jo Goodhew, whose portfolios include, Minister of Women's Affairs, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Senior Citizens and  Associate Minister of Health visited Toronto on the 8-9th March.


Please find attached the speech of the Governor-General of New Zealand Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae to mark Waitangi Day.



The New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa and Honorary Consul in Toronto hosted special 3D screenings of the “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” for audiences in Ottawa and Toronto.

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