New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


The New Zealand Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is inviting applications from young New Zealanders who are interested in representing New Zealand at Commonwealth Day in London on Monday 10 March 2014.


Our Safe Travel website has had a facelift! Head to and check out our new look. And while you’re there, take the time to register or update your overseas contact details. 


The High Commission will be closed on Wednesday 25 December through to, and including, Wednesday 01 January 2014. 


Have you visited the Western Front or Gallipoli? The NZ Government are commissioning a NZ heritage trail and are looking for your input. There are focus groups next Tuesday 22nd in London. For more info please email or fill in this survey


The High Commission would like to thank the thousands of New Zealanders who attended and participated in the various commemorative services in London on 25 April 2013 and indeed, throughout the United Kingdom.  We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."


Royal Ascot takes place this year from 18 to 22 June 2013.  The High Commission runs a ballot for New Zealand nationals to obtain tickets to the Royal Enclosure.  Applications for these tickets opened on Monday 22 April at 9.00am (UK time) and closed on Friday 26 April at 9.00am (UK time). 


Applications have now closed for tickets to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, and to attend the Westminster Abbey Service.  But you can still view the Dawn Service and Centotaph ceremony.  


New Zealanders who served on the Arctic convoys or with Bomber Command during World War Two may now be eligible for two new awards - the Arctic Star and Bomber Command clasp.


Applications for tickets for the Queen’s Birthday Parades – Trooping the Colour, and the Colonel’s Review – closed at 9.00am (UK time) on Wednesday 03 April.   


We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith. Dr Smith and his wife Alexandra were officially welcomed to New Zealand House today with a powhiri. 

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