New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands


Screening this week at the IDFA in Amsterdam (the International Documentary Film Festival) is a New Zealand documentary by award-winning filmmaker Annie Goldson, Brother Number One.


The New Zealand Embassy in The Hague will be closed for the Christmas/New Year holiday from 5pm on Friday 23 December 2011 and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 4 January 2012.

During this time emergency consular assistance for New Zealanders in distress will be provided by an on-call duty officer who can be contacted by calling the office on +31 70 346 9324.


The New Zealand Embassy has adopted O'Casey's Irish pub in The Hague as our home away from home during the Rugby World Cup.

All New Zealand games will be screened live at O'Casey's, located at Noordeinde 140 in the centre of The Hague.

You can find a schedule of All Blacks games and a map of O'Casey's below.

We look forward to seeing you at O'Casey's.


The New Zealand and Australian Ambassadors to the Netherlands, hosted an ANZAC Day commemoration at Westduin Cemetary in the Hague.  Following is the speech delivered by H.E. George Troupe, Ambassador of New Zealand.


Here is the latest list of New Zealand-related events coming up in the Netherlands.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011, causing significant damage and loss of life.


Delivered on Monday 29 November 2010 by Ambassador George Troup, New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the OPCW



New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has made the following statement following the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy that has claimed the lives of 29 miners:


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.


The long-standing ties between New Zealand and the Netherlands were further strengthened on 18 October.  Following years of planning and months of preparation members of the Leiden University rowing club, Njord, took possession of two waka – a fiberglass waka tete and a ceremonial carved waka taua named Te Hono ki Aotearoa (The Link to New Zealand).

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