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Hundreds gathered in Christchurch's Botanic Gardens on 22 February for a public memorial service to mark the fourth anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes, which claimed 185 lives.


On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February, a series of lectures and discussions will elaborate on Gottfried Lindauer’s Māori portraits. 


To commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post have teamed up to mint a commemorative 50 cent coin. 


Three-month-old cheetah cubs Matata, Kanzi, Gorse and Nia last week ventured into the wild at Orana Park in outer Christchurch.


Wellington filmmakers Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement last month launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $400,000 to get their vampire comedy film What We Do in the Shadows into 70 United States cities.


New Zealand is the third-freest economy in the world behind Hong Kong and Singapore, according to the Index of Economic Freedom for 2015, published annually by the Heritage Foundation.


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.


This year marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi.


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.


It’s no secret that New Zealand produces some of the world’s best wine. However, the quality of beer emerging from breweries around the country is raising the bar for New Zealand’s beer industry.

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

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.