New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


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"


Maori Boy Genius

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West

Saturday October 13 9:00 pm cinema 3

Passes and individual tickets at

Canadian Premiere

Director: Pietra Brettkelly

New Zealand, The Netherlands / 2011 / 90 min / Documentary


CBC Radio's Ottawa Mornings - World in One City segment featured "Kiwi Mike" from Auckland this week as he made pikelets. You can listen to the segment at the CBC Radio website.


Two movies filmed in New Zealand are premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mr Pip Directed by Auckland based Andrew Adamson (Shrek) and starring Hugh Lawrie is in Competition and premiered on the 9th of September.

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