New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


The 2011 General Election and Referendum on the Voting System in New Zealand will be held on Saturday 26 November 2011. Eligible New Zealanders overseas can vote in the lead up to Election Day. To vote you must be enrolled.


As of Monday 24 October, the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City will no longer process any visa applications.

From this date, applications from Cuba will be processed by the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa.  All applications for Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela will be processed by the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, DC.


Below are links to two recent articles in Canadian newspapers about travelling in New Zealand.

Backpacking on a Budget through New Zealand

Movie set comes to life


Cinémagique will be presenting Boy October 24th at 7pm at AMC Forum 22. For more information please see Cinémagique's website.


New Zealand High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted his latest blog entitled "The Big Cheese"


The Aulde Dubliner and Pour House will screen the four All Black pool matches live and in high definition. They are located at 62 William St (in the Byward Market) Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7A3 Telephone (613)-241-0066. We would encourage any kiwis or rugby fans in Ottawa to come along and watch the matches live.

The schedule for the games is:


New Zealand High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted his latest blog entitled "Visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Grenada"


The Canadian Hurricane Centre ( has issued a warning that Hurricane Maria is expected to make landfall in south-eastern Newfoundland, primarily along the Avalon Peninsula, Friday afternoon (16 September 2011).


New Zealand movie "Last Dogs of Winter" will be playing at Toronto International Film Festival September 10, 12 and 17.  More information is available at the TIFF website.



New Zealand artist Stephen Bain will be performing at Les Escales Improbables de Montréal from September 7-11.

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.