New Zealand Embassy Santiago, Chile


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


Trade Minister Tim Groser to attend the Pacific Alliance Summit in Paracas, Peru from 1-3 July.

New Zealand is an observer member of the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American regional integration grouping established in 2011 with four member states - Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.


New Zealand’s strengths in business, innovation and education were highlighted by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce yesterday in a speech to Chile’s private and public sector leaders.


Strengthening education and trade links will be the focus of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce’s first visit to Latin America.

This afternoon Mr Joyce departs for a 10-day visit to Chile, Colombia and Brazil with a delegation of university representatives and the Executive Director of Universities New Zealand.


Her Excellency Ambassador Jacqui Caine presented credentials to the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet on 5 March. The ceremony commenced with the official welcoming of the Ambassador with military honors. Afterward, she was received at the presidential palace by the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz. During the meeting, the Ambassador was able to talk with the President about the vast array of interests that bring our countries together.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


His Excellency the Ambassador of New Zealand in Chile, John Capper, presented credentials in Ecuador on 29 October.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.

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