New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


This week we paid tribute to the thirteen All Blacks who lost their lives in WWI and indeed to all New Zealanders who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Applications for tickets to the ANZAC Service at Westminster Abbey open 1 December

This Armistice day we also mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One. Countries all over the world stopped at 11:00am to reflect on the great sacrifices of WWI and in all conflicts since then. For New Zealand, we lost more men in WWI than in all subsequent conflicts combined. Some ten percent of our then population of one million fought overseas. The impact was enormous.


Who will be the 2015 UK New Zealander of the Year?  Nominations are now open. It is your chance to acknowledge those who go over and above for our community in the United Kingdom.


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

Read the Prime Minister's media release


The High Commission will be closed on Monday 06 October and reopen on Tuesday 07 October 2014.

For New Zealand citizens in the United Kingdom requiring emergency consular assistance in the event of a death, serious accident or arrest, please call the High Commission switchboard on (020) 7930 8422 and follow the recorded instructions to be connected to the London Duty Officer.


Robin Gauld, Professor of Health Policy and director of the Centre for Health Systems at the University of Otago, has been named the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor.

He will be based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, from September to December. 


If you are a New Zealander with a Student Loan living overseas you need to be aware of the changes made 1 April 2014 regarding overseas-based borrowers . A recent press release from IRD below outlines the changes:

Kiwis living in the UK are urged to address repayments of their student loan debt by 30 September as new rules which introduced higher repayment obligations for overseas-based borrowers take effect.


Today marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. A hundred years ago we were brought together under the most horrific of circumstances and today in Glasgow, Commonwealth countries joined together again, this time to reflect and remember the huge sacrifices made by our ancestors. This special commemorative sercice was attended by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron. The Governor-General, Sir Gerry Mataparae and High Commissioner, Sir Lockwood Smith represented the New Zealand Government.


The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme aims to discover, celebrate and support young people from every corner of the Commonwealth to transform their own lives and the futures of others around them.


Are you a Kiwi who has recently arrived to the UK, or simply want to become better connected to NZ?  Keep Tuesday 03 June free!  

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

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

Remembering World War I
100 Years On

Be part of the first World War Centenary. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.

Events Noticeboard

New Zealand related United Kingdom event listings. Read more