Arrested New Zealanders

If a New Zealander is arrested in Vanuatu the New Zealand High Commission in Port Vila can provide some assistance (contact details below), but there are limitations to do what we can do.

What can the High Commission do?

On notification of detention/ arrest, we can if requested:

What we can and cannot do

Staff at the New Zealand High Commission can help you if you get into difficulties in Vanuatu, but there are some limitations.

We Can:

Embassy holidays

The Embassy does not observe all New Zealand or local holidays but will be closed on the following dates:

Who is in the Embassy

Staff details

What the Embassy does

The focus of the Embassy's work is managing New Zealand's political, economic and trade relations with Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. The New Zealand Ambassador to Thailand is also accredited to Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.

The Embassy provides consular assistance to resident and visiting New Zealanders, including emergency assistance and advice in the case of arrests, hospitalisation or if passports are lost/stolen.

About New Zealand

Parliament and Governor-General

The Parliament website has information about New Zealand's house of representatives.  The Governor-General is the personal representative of New Zealand's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.

Statistics and data

Statistics New Zealand provides up-to-date statistics about almost everything to do with New Zealand.

New Zealand Quarterly Trade and Economic Indicators

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade produces a quarterly trade and economic indicators paper, provided here in PDF format. You must have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader installed in order to open these files.

For more information on the New Zealand economy, see the New Zealand Treasury's homepage.


Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

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

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

New Zealand is a candidate for election to the UNSC for the two-year term 2015-16. Read more

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.