New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


Allan Wilson Centre Board Member, Mr Rau Kirikiri, and Director, Professor Hamish Spencer invite you to attend a special occasion at New Zealand House in association with an exciting study:  Africa to Aotearoa

Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Allan Wilson Centre Principal Investigator at the University of Otago, is conducting a 2000-sample DNA survey of New Zealanders to determine their ancient ancestry, with the final sample of 200 to be collected from expat New Zealanders living in London.


If you are travelling to the UK and will be staying for more than 6 months, you will now be issued a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). A BRP is a credit card sized card which shows a person’s status in the UK.

Applicants will be required to collect their BRP from a post office within ten days of arrival in the UK. The BRP card can then be used as proof of the right to work, study and access public services in the UK.


The High Commission will be closed on Friday 22 May and Monday 25 May 2015 for the UK bank holiday. The office will re-open on Tuesday 26 May 2015.


Applications have closed for access to the Royal Enclosure.

Due to unforeseen circumstances and short notice, we will not be running a ballot to apply for a badge request form for the Royal Enclosure at Ascot.  Instead New Zealand citizens who are keen to apply for and can fulfil the following criteria are welcome to email their application to  before Friday 15 May.


The following information has been provided by Kylie Archer, Director of the New Zealand Flag Consideration Project.  In October 2014, the New Zealand Government Cabinet agreed on a process to enable New Zealanders to consider changing the New Zealand Flag.  This included the appointment of a Panel to develop and lead a public engagement process, designed to provide a range of different opportunities for New Zealanders to have a say in the future of the flag.


The High Commission will be closed on Monday 04 May 2015 for the UK bank holiday. The office will re-open on Tuesday 05 May 2015.


“Anzac Day – the celebration in the heart of the Empire of the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Forces at Gallipoli – has come and gone.  It has been an event not readily to be forgotten by those who have been privileged to take part in it.  A new day of dignity and honour has been added to the calendar of Empire….  The London populace, eager to render tribute to their fellow-kinsmen whose gallantry and self-sacrifice have moved every heart in the Empire’s cause were able to throng the streets to gaze at and cheer for


Ticket applications for the Queen’s Birthday Parades – Trooping the Colour, and the Colonel’s Review – have now closed.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application via email before Friday 01 May.   


A special quilt made by the community of Stirling, Otago in New Zealand is now on display on the ground floor of NZ House. Please feel free to come and visit.


This Anzac day marks 100 years since the Gallipoli landings and we want to organise something really special to commemorate the significance of this day and the unimaginable sacrifices the ANZACs made for us.

We want to show the people of the UK, and those watching around the world, that we have not forgotten those boys. We will remember them. And what better way than through music and our culture.

At the end of the Dawn service on the 25th of April, held at Hyde Park corner, Ngāti Rānana, will lead a mass performance of the WWI Waiata ‘E Pari Rā ’.  We want as many people as possible to join us for this special occasion. You don’t need any experience only enthusiasm!

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