New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy


New Zealand reached a landmark decision in June 2013 to resume funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and has announced a contribution of US$1.2 million for the Ninth Replenishment of the Fund’s resources (IFAD9). The decision reflects New Zealand’s dedication to supporting rural development, particularly in the poorest and most fragile states of Africa, thus contributing to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.


From Monday, 2 September 2013, the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London will operate from a new location.


by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development and Employment


by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development and Employment


Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, as the early Māori settlers called New Zealand, is still one of the most fascinating and untouched locations of our planet. New Zealand offers a variety of landscapes made of volcanic mountains, rocky coasts and sandy expanses with breath-taking sunsets on the Ocean.


Getting in place for Pope Francis’s inaugural Mass on Tuesday 19 March at 9.30 meant an early start.  We were allocated a departure time from our hotel on the Via Veneto at 6.30 am, complete with motorcycle outriders. 


Senior New Zealand sculptor, photographer and installation artist Bill Culbert has been commissioned by the Arts Council of New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa to exhibit at la Biennale di Venezia, which opens on 1 June, 2013.


Anzac Day 2013

New Zealanders and Australians in Rome will be commemorating Anzac Day 2013 with a memorial service.

The service will take place at the ROME WAR CEMETERY located in Via Nicola Zabaglia (Piramide), on Thursday 25 April at 9.00 a.m.

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


Thirty Croatian business and government representatives attended a joint New Zealand Inc. and Croatia Chamber of Economy seminar on “How to do business with New Zealand” in Zagreb on February 1, 2013 participants left convinced that much more could be done by both sides to lift trade in goods and services between Croatia and New Zealand as Croatia moves ever closer to joining the European Union in July 2013.


In collaboration with Associazione Culturale Colle Ionci the New Zealand Ambassador in Rome, Trevor Matheson, hosted a reception and mini-concert at the official residence on 20 February 2013 in support of The Juniper Passion, an Italian and New Zealand opera production, which is scheduled to have its world premiere in Italy in Cassino later this year.

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