Coming to Stockholm is a hypnotizing performance by New Zealand's well-known contemporary dance company MAU, with the Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio. "Birds with Skymirrors" is a frightening and beautiful performance - half dance and half ceremony - which evokes ideas about climate change and man's place on earth.  Dansens Hus has a special 2 for 1 offer for New Zealanders in Sweden.


The Embassy hosted a launch of a new medical innovation at the New Zealand Residence on May 24.  The open surgery medical device was developed by Fisher and Paykel Healthcare New Zealand, Cardia Innovation and the Karolinska Institute/Hospital: a true joint New Zealand/Swedish venture.


On 29 April Maori remains - which had been held in the collections of the Historical Museum in Lund - were formally handed over to the National Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa) for repatriation.


Kviberg Cemetery

Ambassador Barbara Bridge and the Australian Ambassador, Paul Stephens, commemorated ANZAC Day, 25 April 2011, at the war graves section at Kviberg Cemetery in Gothenburg, as has become the custom each year.


As of Monday 28 February 2011, the New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm will be open to the public Monday to Friday from: 9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm.


The Government of New Zealand has now set up the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, A list of other appeals can be found at


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occured 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12.51pm on 22 February.


Updates on the Canterbury Earthquake which occurred on Tuesday 22 February 2011 are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website.

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website.


The New Zealand Embassy wishes to advise that a Condolence Book will be open at the New Zealand Embassy, Nybrogatan 11, 114 59 Stockholm, from 29 November to 3 December 2010 from 1000 hrs to noon and from 1400 hrs to 1600 hrs.


New Immigration Act

The Immigration Act 2009 comes into effect from 29 November 2010.  It does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand.
Immigration New Zealand's forms and guides have been updated in line with the Immigration Act 2009.  The forms and guides are available to download now, but can only be used for applications lodged on and after 29 November 2010.

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.