New Zealand Embassy Paris, 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.

New Zealand features in the world’s top ten most investor-friendly locations, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Business Environment Rankings (BER).

The New Zealand Embassy marked Anzac Day in France with commemorations at Le Quesnoy, Longueval and the cemetery of Vertigneul on Sunday 27 April 2014.


The launch of the African Union Handbook, hosted by the New Zealand Ambassador to France, Rosemary Banks, was held in Paris on 8 April.


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


The Embassy reception is open to the public from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. 

In the afternoon, visitors with appointments to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and New Zealanders who have had their passport or belongings stolen, or some other consular emergency, can use the intercom at the front door to use when arriving at the Embassy.  For New Zealanders in difficulty, please call the Consular Officer (01 4501 4341) first to discuss the issue and arrange a time to come to the Embassy if required. 


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Prime Minister John Key met with French President François Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris on Monday 23 September (Paris time).

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