New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


The New Zealand High Commission will be closed for the holidays from 12:00pm on Monday 24th December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2012 at 8:30am.

For New Zealand citizens requiring emergency consular assistance during this time, please call (613)238-5991.


Winton Holmes, Acting New Zealand High Commissioner to Canada recently visited the Province of Quebec to attend two significant events.  The first being the opening of the E Tu Ake Exhibition/Maori Standing Strong in Quebec City and the second a Toi moko repatriation handover ceremony in Montreal.


Rugby Canada Black&Blue Dinner Event - An evening with Graham Henry and Brian Burke

Date: December 4, 2012

Time: Cocktail Hour: 6pm ; Dinner: 7pm

Venue: One King West Hotel & Residence

Cost: $375.00 for single ticket

Contact: Penny Kroll: (905) 707-8998 - 240





The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications is about to change. From 27 November 2012, applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa, and instead need to be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Washington D.C.


The Minister of Internal Affairs has announced new passport fees and a new Online Passport Renewal Service.

More information can be found on the Passport Website or contact the New Zealand Passport Office at: 011 644 463-9360 or


Lonely Planet has named Christchurch as one of their top ten cities for 2013. More information can be found on the Lonely Planet website.


New Zealanders in the United States may be aware the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has issued an alert for Hurricane Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane currently located off the Eastern coast of the United States.  A hurricane warning is in effect for much of the Eastern United States.


The Australian New Zealand Wine Society in Ottawa is having a Private Reception & Preview Performance of Fly Me To The Moon on Tuesday October 30th at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.

Details are available at


New Zealand High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted a new blog entitled "Final blog from Ottawa"

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