New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy

30-10-14

H.E. Dr Trevor Matheson became the first ambassador of New Zealand to the Republic of Montenegro, with residence in Rome, when he presented Letters of Credence to President Filip Vujanović in the old royal capital of Cetinje on 24 October 2014. 

Welcoming the accreditation of the new ambassador and acknowledging the official visit of Foreign Minister McCully to Podgorica in July, President Vujanović congratulated the ambassador on New Zealand’s recent success in being elected to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. 

30-10-14

Ambassador Matheson recently made a special trip to the city of Faenza in the province of Ravenna in Emilia-Romagna to return two historical ceramic artifacts that had been taken by a New Zealand soldier during the final stages of the Italian campaign of World War II.  The soldier’s dying wish was for the artifacts to be returned to Faenza which is renowned for its majolica ware glazed earthenware pottery, known from the name of the town as “faience”. 

17-10-14

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

Read the Prime Minister's media release

30-09-14

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.   

20-09-14

On Friday 3 October at 18.45 young New Zealand opera singers will be singing 'Arias in Piazza' featuring some of the best-loved Opera Arias. The concert will take place at the Teatro Francesco Torti in Bevagna.

Before the concert it will be possible to visit the exhibition of talented New Zealand artist Alison Ryde who will be showing her works at the Hotel Palazzo Brunamori in Bevagna.

20-09-14

The United Nations Handbook 2014/2015 is now available.

It is now possible to download the mobile app, the pdf or order a printed copy.

09-09-14

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced that up to 100 young New Zealanders will be able to spend a year in Croatia following the signing of a reciprocal working holiday scheme.

27-08-14

In recognition of the unprecedented scale of flooding in the Central Balkans region in May 2014 and the enormous burden of reconstruction, recovery and clean-up faced by the respective governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Murray McCully informed ministerial interlocutors during his July travels to the region of the New Zealand Government’s decision to make modest contributions to the international flood relief effort.

31-07-14

On Friday 25 July 2014, Rome based New Zealand Ambassador, Dr. Trevor Matheson presented Letters of Credentials to H.E. Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (hereinafter referred to as Macedonia).

31-07-14

H.E. Dr Trevor Matheson became New Zealand’s first ambassador to the Republic of Albania, with residence in Rome, when he presented Letters of Credence to President Bujar Nishani in Tirana on 22 July 2014. 

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook
2014-15

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release | www.beehive.govt.nz

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

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