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About New Zealand

New Zealand’s High Commissions and Embassies are often the first ports of call for people interested in finding out about New Zealand. The links provided on this page and the subpages reflect the types of enquiries we often get, which range from the general to the very specific.

New Zealand government and statistics is the New Zealand government website providing a gateway to information, images and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government funded sites.

New Zealand in Profile is an annual statistical overview of New Zealand’s government, economy and people produced by Statistics New Zealand.

Culture and Heritage

New Zealand’s Ministry for Culture and Heritage maintains a series of websites, each focusing on a particular aspect of New Zealand’s culture and heritage.

New Zealand Culture Online connects you to New Zealand’s cultural events, organisations and funding Online.

New Zealand History Online

Te Ara: New Zealand’s online national encyclopedia, is a comprehensive guide to New Zealand – its people, land, culture, history and identity.

Official website for Anzac and Gallipoli related information.

New Zealand WW100 is the website of the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100).

NZ On Screen, is the online showcase of New Zealand television, film and music video.

Māori/Indigenous Issues

Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is the Crown’s principal adviser on Crown-Māori relationships.

Māori Arts New Zealand is a charitable trust that represents 10 national art form committees covering the visual, performing and literary arts.

Māori Television is New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster.


Each year New Zealand welcomes thousands of people from around the world to our shores. Many come for a short-term visit but others also come to live, work and study.

There could be any number of reasons why you’re considering migrating. Maybe it’s a new start for you and your family. Maybe you’re looking for a challenge. Or maybe it’s just a required change of pace. Whatever it is, your decision to come to New Zealand – whether to live, work, invest, study or visit - could be a significant and life changing decision and we want you to make a sound and well-informed choice.

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

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.