New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


On 5 October 2013, the New Zealand Ambassador, Dr. Trevor Matheson, was invited by the Mayor of Colle San Magno in Frosinone Province to attend the inauguration of the town’s new Living Memory Museum. 

A small town located on the slopes of Mount Cairo some 20 kilometres north of Monte Cassino, Colle San Magno represented the hinge between the Gustav and Hitler defensive lines and was the scene of many bloody battles during WWII.  


The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications is about to change. From 10 December 2012, applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand Embassy in Rome, and instead need to be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre operated by TT Services, Immigration New Zealand’s agent, in London. If you reside in the UK, you can submit your application to the VAC in person.

Applications are only required from people who need a visa to visit New Zealand. Visitors from visa waiver countries, including Italy, can travel to New Zealand visa free.


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.

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