New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland


The New Zealand Embassy together with the Ministry of Economy of Poland with support from NZTE is organising a New Zealand Business Day in Warsaw on 19 March 2014. 


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.


Stars from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies watched as Peter Jackson received his star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.
The Kiwi director has scored a prime spot near the stars of Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg outside the Dolby Theatre, the home of the Academy Awards ceremonies.


On 21 October,  the opening of our exhibition ‘Journey of hope -  The Polish children of Pahiatua: 1944-2014’ took place in the Polish Parliament. It was formally opened  the Speaker of Parliament (until recently Foreign Minister) Radosław Sikorski who was also its honorary patron.  Mr Sikorski referred in his speech to his visit to New Zealand last year and how he and his wife were moved by their meeting with some of the “Pahiatua Children”.  Ambassador Wendy Hinton and the Chair of the Parliamentary New Zealand Poland Friendship Group, MP Ligia Krajewska, also spoke.


Ambassador Wendy Hinton recently visited northern Poland to meet with local authorities and to participate in a ceremony to unveil a plaque commemorating the very first Polish emigration to New Zealand from Starograd Gdanski. The event was the initiative of the Chairperson of the Polish heritage Trust of Otago and Southland, Cecylia Klobukowska.


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

Read the Prime Minister's media release


Auckland is the friendliest city in the world according to readers of travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.


New Zealand is in the top ten of the latest Human Development Index released by the United Nations Development Programme, headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.


A team of three New Zealand Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts will depart for the Netherlands today as part of international efforts to identify all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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