New Zealand Embassy Paris, France


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.


In France, Anzac Day ceremonies are held every year in Le Quesnoy and Longueval on the weekend closest to 25 April.  Visitors are always welcome. To see the dates and times for 2015, click here.



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.


Inspiring New Zealand author, Eleanor Catton, came to the Embassy last week to conduct interviews with European members of the press about the launch of her book ‘The Luminaries’ (les Luminaires) in French. The book won her the Man Booker prize in 2013 and is the longest book (at 832 pages), with Catton being the youngest author (age 28), ever to win the award.


In her first official overseas visit, the newly appointed Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister, and lead Minister for New Zealand’s WW100 programme, Maggie Barry attended the 96th anniversary commemorations of Armistice Day in Europe.


French Permanent Representative to the United Nations, François Delattre offers congratulations to New Zealand Ambassador-designate to France, Dr James Kember on New Zealand&


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

Read the Prime Minister's media release


Ahead of the centenary of the First World War, the New Zealand Embassy has published a 42-page guide “New Zealand on the Western Front 1916-1918” which traces the movements of the New Zealand Division from its arrival in France in April 1916. It includes information on the principal war memorial sites in northern France and Belgium.


The New Zealand Embassy and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) Paris have relocated to new premises :

103 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

Opening hours, telephone numbers and email addresses will remain unchanged


The annual Bastille Day parade down the Champs Élysées held a special significance for New Zealand this year. A New Zealand Defence Force colour party carrying regimental colours and four young New Zealanders were invited by President François Hollande to join the parade, along with 79 other countries that participated in the First World War.  It marked the beginning of First World War commemorations for France.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

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

NZ, France and the World Wars

In French and New Zealand skies, War Commemorations, D-Day landings and 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.