New Zealand Consulate-General Noumea, New Caledonia

About New Zealand

New Zealand’s High Commissions and Embassies are often the first ports of call for people interested in finding out about New Zealand. The links provided on this page and the subpages reflect the types of enquiries we often get, which range from the general to the very specific.

New Zealand government and statistics is the New Zealand government website providing a gateway to information, images and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government funded sites.

New Zealand in Profile is an annual statistical overview of New Zealand’s government, economy and people produced by Statistics New Zealand.

Culture and Heritage

New Zealand’s Ministry for Culture and Heritage maintains a series of websites, each focusing on a particular aspect of New Zealand’s culture and heritage.

New Zealand Culture Online connects you to New Zealand’s cultural events, organisations and funding Online.

New Zealand History Online

Te Ara: New Zealand’s online national encyclopedia, is a comprehensive guide to New Zealand – its people, land, culture, history and identity.

Official website for Anzac and Gallipoli related information.

New Zealand WW100 is the website of the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100).

NZ On Screen, is the online showcase of New Zealand television, film and music video.

Māori/Indigenous Issues

Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is the Crown’s principal adviser on Crown-Māori relationships.

Māori Arts New Zealand is a charitable trust that represents 10 national art form committees covering the visual, performing and literary arts.

Māori Television is New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster.


New Zealanders describe their country as a great place to bring up children. While we lead the world in our use of the internet and mobile phones, we still appreciate the simple things in life: a fresh meal, a walk on the beach, time to relax with family and friends.

Māori are New Zealand's indigenous people, and Māori perspectives and culture have helped form our identity. Māori concepts like whānau (the extended family) and mana (dignity) are part of our everyday life. All New Zealanders share a deep connection with the land and sea.

Visitors from overseas often comment on New Zealanders' friendly, open attitude. With only four million people and plenty of space, we can take the time to get to know each other. Our closeness to nature gives us a sense of freedom and relaxation.

New Zealanders are high achievers in sport. Our national sport is rugby football, and the haka, performed by our rugby team the All Blacks, is known around the world.

Building on New Zealand's Māori and British heritage are people who have come here from many countries. The Pacific Islands and Asia have contributed most of New Zealand's new migrants, but our multicultural society includes people from almost every country in the world.

New Zealand's place in the South Pacific has made us independent, adventurous and outward looking. We travel and communicate with the world, and welcome millions of international tourists every year. But while many young New Zealanders live overseas, most return home to start a family. We know we are lucky to enjoy the New Zealand way of life.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.