New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada


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.


New Zealanders in Canada may be aware that the U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has issued an alert for a tropical storm/hurricane that is currently located off the coast of Florida. A hurricane warning is in effect for Eastern Coastal States from Florida to Massachusetts.



New Zealand High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted his latest blog entitled "The weather and the theories of absolute and comparative advantage"


New Zealand flags around the world are flying at half-mast today in remembrance of former New Zealand Governor-General Sir Paul Reeves, who passed away on 14 August.

Sir Paul served as the Queen’s personal representative in New Zealand from 1985 to 1990, and was the first person of Maori decent to fill that position. He had earlier been the Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand, and after standing down as Governor-General served for another two decades both in New Zealand and internationally at high levels.


The 2011 general election and referendum on the voting system will be held on 26 November 2011.

For further information, overseas voters can go to the Electoral Commission website to find out:


New Zealand High Commissioner Andrew Needs has posted his latest blog entitled "Kiwis in Canada"


Information about the University of Otago Canadian Alumni network is in the latest University of Otago Magazine.

Information about the University of Otago Canadian Alumni Network on their website.


Kiwi band Naked and Famous will be playing in Toronto this month.  For a preview of their music visit their website:

When: Tuesday, 9 Aug, 8.00pm onward
Where: Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. Toronto
Tickets: Book on Ticketmaster

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

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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.