New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation


New Zealand will hold a General Election and referendum on the voting system on Saturday 26 November 2011.

Overseas voting begins on Wednesday 9 November and closes at 4.00pm(local time) on Friday 25 November. Over this period, eligible New Zealand voters overseas will be able to download their voting papers from the elections website and return them via fax, by post, or at the Embassy Moscow (working days from 9.30am to 12.00 and 2.00 to 4.00pm).


Please click here to go to "The Malborough Express" Rugby World Cup 2011 feature, covering the arrival of the Russian Bears to Blenheim.


Dear RWC 2011 fans

As you know, the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011) is about to start in New Zealand, with Russia in the competition for the first time.  

For those wishing to follow the action, some useful links include:


Click here to read a little about the expectations and predications of the RWC 2011 for New Zealand.

Information on all teams can be found at the Rugby World Cup 2011 official website. 




Please click here to read Prime Minister John Key's speech to the Pacific Islands Forum 40th Anniversary.


New Zealand is getting ready for the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on 9 September. This is one of the world’s largest and most popular sporting events and we are expecting to host around 95,000 international visitors during the tournament, which runs until 23 October. Amongst those visitors, we are looking forward to hosting keen Russian fans coming to New Zealand to support their team, which has qualified for the first time.


It is with deep sadness that we advise of the death of the former Governor-General of New Zealand Sir Paul Reeves, ONZ, GCMG, GCVO, CF, QSO who died in Auckland on Sunday 14 August 2011 aged 78. 

Sir Paul was Governor-General from 1985 till 1990, and was the first Maori and the first cleric to fill that position. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, Lady Reeves, his three daughters, Sarah, Bridget and Jane, and six grandchildren.


This annual publication, produced by Statistics New Zealand, is now available in Russian, as well as English, on the Statistics NZ website.


The Prime Minister has launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort.  The appeal is for donations from private and government sources and is designed to complement those already established.  Details about how to donate can be found at


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met during the APEC Leaders meeting in Yokohama, Japan on 12 November. During the meeting Mr Key and Mr Medvedev announced that New Zealand, Russia and its Customs Union partners, Belarus and Kazakhstan, would shortly commence negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA). This announcement follows a Joint Ministerial Statement, below,made by the four countries on the negotiations. The first round of negotiations will commence in early 2011.

Joint Ministerial Statement

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

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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.