New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy


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


A Parliamentary by-election to elect a Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Northland is being held on Saturday 28 March 2015.


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.


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.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


The 11th ASEM Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FinMM11) was held 11-12 September 2014 in Milan, Italy.  Finance Ministers from 49 member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) attended the biennial meeting to exchange views on global economic issues and further opportunities for economic cooperation between Asia and Europe.   

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