New Zealand Embassy Mexico City

28-04-11

ANZAC DAY SPEECH: 25 April 2011
HE Christine Bogle

Welcoming remarks

Tena koutou katoa, buenos dias, and welcome to the 2011 ANZAC Day commemoration and dawn service.

It is good to see so many fellow New Zealanders and Australians here so early in the morning, as well as Mexican and diplomatic colleagues. Thank you all for coming.

23-02-11

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/).

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (www.civildefence.govt.nz).

10-02-11

In early November, Minister Tim Groser visited Mexico to participate in a climate change meeting.

08-12-10

The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Saturday 25 December to Sunday 2 January, reopening on Monday 3 January. Due to this closure and the high number of visa applications during this period, please remember to apply for your visa with plenty of time.

Visitor and transit visas:
For processing by Friday 24 December, applications for visitor and transit visas must be received by this Friday 10 December. Applications received after this date will not be processed until after the Embassy reopens in January 2011.

Student and work visas:
Processing for these visas before the Christmas period has now closed. Applications received between now and Christmas will not be processed until January 2011. Processing times of 15 working days for student visas and 20 working days for work visas apply.

24-11-10

The Immigration Act 2009 comes into effect from 29 November 2010. It does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand.

Immigration New Zealand's forms and guides have been updated in line with the Immigration Act 2009. The forms and guides are available to download now, but can only be used for applications lodged on and after 29 November 2010.

29-09-10

A landslide occurred on 29 September at 0400 in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The landslide has caused considerable damage to the town. Roads in the surrounding area are badly damaged and subject to frequent slips.

22-06-10

ANZAC Day commemorates the landing on 25 April 1915 of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - ANZAC - on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey during World War I.  It is a day when Australians and New Zealanders remember those who died and those who served at Gallipoli and in subsequent military campaigns.  The service commemorates their courage, mateship, endurance and sacrifice - the spirit of the ANZAC tradition.

19-06-10

New Zealand will provide NZ$300,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross appeal following Tropical Storm Agatha, New Zealand Ambassador to Mexico, Cecile Hillyer announced today.

07-05-10

New Zealand associates itself with the European Union statement condemning the 27 April 2010 attack on the convoy of activists, journalists and international observers in Oaxaca State, which was responsible for the deaths of two rights workers. We express our condolences to the families and recognise the actions of the Federal Government to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

6 May 2010

 

08-04-10

The places available for 2010 have now been filled. The next quota will open on 31 March 2011. Please visit www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/workingholiday/mexico for further information.

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