New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands


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).


On the 9th of May each year, a small group of now elderly men gather before a memorial plaque on the waterfront of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. They are joined there by staff from Russia’s Embassy and senior representatives from New Zealand’s Defence Force.


New Zealand's next Ambassador to the Netherlands will be career diplomat George Troup, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Mr Troup will also be accredited as New Zealand's Ambassador to Denmark, Finland, and Norway.

"New Zealand has a long-standing and warm relationship with the Netherlands which encompasses a broad range of shared interests and values," Mr McCully said.

"The Netherlands has traditionally been one of our closest partners in Europe, and it is also the third-largest source of foreign investment in New Zealand.

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