New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom


The Dean and Chapter of Westminster have announced that an official Christchurch Earthquake Memorial Service will be held in London at Westminster Abbey, on Sunday 27 March 2011.

The service is being organised with the New Zealand High Commission, New Zealand Government agencies and community groups in London.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will attend the service. Senior figures from the British Government, British Services and representatives of those countries closely associated with the disaster have been invited to attend.


For information on the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit Christchurch on 22 February; details on how to contact family and friends in Christchurch; and updates regarding donations and events taking place in the UK and Ireland. 


The Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace in 2011 will take place on Wednesday 29 June, Tuesday 12 July and Tuesday 19 July.


Flights over the holiday season may be disrupted for any number of reasons, from weather related airport closures to unexpected airline or maintenance issues.


A second explosion has occurred at the Pike River Coal Mine on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand which has ended all hope of finding the 29 Pike River miners alive.


The New Zealand Society (UK) and Air New Zealand are seeking nominations for the prestigious annual New Zealander of the Year award.


A statue of New Zealander Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, commander of No. 11 Group, Fighter Command, responsible for the protection of London and the South East of England throughout the Battle of Britain, has been unveiled in Waterloo Place, London.


Prime Minister John Key has decided not to proceed with his 10-19 September visit to the United Kingdom and France because of the situation in Canterbury following the 4 September earthquake.


The National Landlords Association (NLA), the largest landlord association in the UK, has issued a statement regarding a new internet scam on the website


Advice for New Zealanders planning to travel to Pamplona in Spain for the festival.

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