New Zealand Embassy Paris, France

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. 


Unsure of how long you can spend travelling within countries in Europe?


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


On 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant the right to vote to all adult women.

New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the OECD Rosemary Banks says the 120th anniversary of this decision is a time to reflect on that achievement.

“120 years ago, New Zealand led the world in giving women the right to vote” says Ms Banks.


Dates for key New Zealand domestic and overseas commemorative and ceremonial events which will be marked during the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2018 have been announced by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson.


The WW100 Programme Office’s Life 100 years ago project is gathering momentum.  Through Twitter, Facebook or our website you can follow diaries and newspaper extracts in real time, 100 years on, as a window into New Zealand life and the effect of the First World War.  Here’s a really nice blog post from one of our partners in this project, the National Library, about the latest diarist to be added to the stream.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

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.