New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


Between 16 and 20 November, the Philippines will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ week meetings in Manila.  This involves the visit of a significant number of world leaders and other dignitaries.


The Australian and New Zealand embassies will jointly host the Centenary Anzac Day dawn service commemoration in Manila on Saturday, 25 April 2015, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Libingan ng mga Bayani) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, starting at 5:30 am.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


Pope Frances will visit the Philippines between 15 and 19 January 2015.  The Pope will attend events in Manila and Leyte province.  It is expected that very large crowds will accompany the Pope throughout his visit.  There will likely be significant disruption to transport in Manila during this period, especially close to events or venues at which the Pope will attend.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the Philippines.

“The Philippines market is important for New Zealand. Last year New Zealand exported over $750 million of goods to the Philippines, and it is one of New Zealand's top five markets for dairy products,” Mr McCully says.

“The trade and economic relationship is underpinned by the ASEAN-New Zealand-Australia Free Trade Agreement, a high quality agreement making trade and investment easier for businesses on both sides.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


New Zealand’s global network Kea has a new app that makes it easier for the 1 million Kiwis living offshore to connect with home and each other using their mobile device.
The Kea app is free and can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play. A Kea account can be set up using Facebook or LinkedIn. The app works on iOS, Android and iPads.


The growing number of Filipino students choosing to study in New Zealand has led to the establishment of a New Zealand alumni association.

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