New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


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. 


Our Facebook page is now live! Go to and like us.  The page will be used to help promote New Zealand culture in the United Kingdom and all things Kiwi.  Check it regularly for updates, events and announcements. If you are holding any New Zealand related events in the UK that you would like included on Facebook as well as this official website, please email with the word 'Event' in the subject line.


On Monday 25th February 2013, the remains of an unidentified New Zealand soldier from the First World War will be reburied in Belgium. The reburial service is open to members of the public.  Individuals wishing to attend are asked to please contact the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels. 


Applications for tickets closed at 9.00am (UK time) on Wednesday 6 February, 2013.  All applications will now go into an electronic ballot and the successful applicants will be advised by email.   Please remember that we have received a very limited quantity of tickets for 2013 and demand always exceeds supply.  If you are unsuccessful, you can apply again next year. 


Information about New Zealand related community events taking place in the United Kingdom can be found by clicking on the Events Noticeboard link and our Facebook Page link.  A list of New Zealand community groups, clubs and organisations in the UK and Ireland can be found by clicking here.  If you are holding a New Zealand related event and would like it included on this website or our Facebook page, please email with the word 'Event' in the subject line.


Kiwi youth needed to represent New Zealand at Commonwealth Day, London

The New Zealand Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is seeking expressions of interest from young New Zealanders who are interested in representing New Zealand at Commonwealth Day in London on Monday 11 March 2013.


The High Commissioner, to the UK and Ireland, Derek Leask is leaving this month. He will be sorely missed here - his leadership and commitment to furthering New Zealand’s interests has been outstanding.

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