New Zealand Embassy Paris, France


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.


Pictured, from left to right:

Allan Hunter, Des Laurie, Pen Moore, Rosemary Banks (NZ Ambassador to France), Colin Kemp, Alan Davis, Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae (Governor General), Roger MacLean, Neil Harton, Maj Gen Tim Gall (Commander Joint Forces NZDF), Jim Kelly. Absent from photo: Hugh Findlater




Nine New Zealand veterans of World War II with a link to the D-Day landings in Normandy (6 June 1944) attended the recent 70th anniversary commemorations in France.


The New Zealand France Friendship Fund (NZFFF) offers the possibility to apply for funding for a joint thesis scholarship for doctoral studies involving two universities and two supervisors, one each in France and New Zealand. This includes jointly taught, jointly awarded and double degree study programmes.

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs takes applications from French doctoral students for the joint thesis scholarship.

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