New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy


Later this year and early next year, New Zealanders enrolled to vote will be asked to participate in two postal referenda to consider the future of the New Zealand flag:
1. to rank the shortlist of four flag alternatives;
2. to keep the current flag or adopt the preferred alternative design.


On 25 April in Rome, Australians and New Zealanders came together to commemorate ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day and recognise sacrifices made by Australian and New Zealand servicemen and servicewomen.

The ceremony was held at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Rome where 10 New Zealand and 4 Australian soldiers are buried.

The ANZAC Day address by H.E. Patrick John Rata, Ambassador to Italy can be downloaded here.


To Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli Peninsula the Embassies of New Zealand and Australia will be holding a Commemorative Service at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday 25 April 2015 at the Rome Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery (CWGC) in Via Nicola Zabaglia.

An informal reception will follow the service at the New Zealand Embassy, Via Clitunno 44, Rome 00198.


His Excellency Patrick John Rata has officially become New Zealand’s non-resident High Commissioner to Cyprus after presenting credentials to the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia on Tuesday 3 March 2015.  He was accompanied to the ceremony by the New Zealand Honorary Consul in Cyprus, Mr Chris Christodoulou.


His Excellency Patrick John Rata has officially become New Zealand’s Ambassador to Italy after presenting his credentials to the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Palace on Tuesday 25 February 2015. 


The New Zealand Embassy in Rome is delighted to announce we have this week launched our official Facebook page.  The page will provide all the latest news about the Embassy’s activities and keep friends informed about cultural and other events related to New Zealand.  The page is relevant to New Zealand nationals living in, or intending to live in Italy.  It will also be a platform for people to share experiences and knowledge abou


On 13 February 2015, 43 tukutuku (woven wall panels) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.


Wellington blues singer Laura Collins will open and close the Voices of Faith event at the Vatican on 8 March, International Women's Day, with a ballad written by fellow Kiwi musician Steve Cournane and accompanied on piano by Wayne Mason, writer of the 1960s pop hit Nature.


Breaking the record set by Tiger Woods by almost four years, 17 year old Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has become the youngest player, male or female, to reach the top ranking.

Ms Ko won her first tour title as an amateur at 15, the youngest in tour history, and turned professional at the end of 2013. 


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.

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