New Zealand High Commission Rarotonga, Cook Islands

What the High Commission does

The New Zealand High Commission in Rarotonga is the New Zealand Government office in the Cook Islands.  Our mission is to enhance the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and the Cook Islands to the shared benefit of both countries, so that the Cook Islands is able to achieve its sustainable development goals, and New Zealanders in the Cook Islands are provided with assistance in times of need. 

The High Commission works with the Cook Islands Government and its agencies to pursue issues of interest to New Zealand and issues of interest to both governments in the wider regional and global environment. These can be political, economic, national, regional or global issues. The High Commission manages New Zealand’s development assistance programme for the Cook Islands.

The High Commission provides consular services to New Zealanders on holiday in the Cook Islands, including emergency advice and assistance in the case of arrests, hospitalisation, passport issues etc. See the High Commission services for New Zealanders section for more information.

Immigration and visas to New Zealand are handled by Immigration New Zealand in Auckland.
 

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