New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


The New Zealand High Commission will close for the Christmas and New Year period at midday on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will re-open on Monday 5 January 2015 at 8:00am.

For emergencies during this time, please call (+678) 5522933.


Seven elite rugby players and other sports officials have completed a week-long programme in Vanuatu to promote the message of ending domestic violence.

The players, which included All Blacks 7's and Super 15 rugby representatives, and a national age-group hockey player, joined with the Vanuatu Police Force and New Zealand Police to take this important message around the community from November 9-16.


Seven professional NZ rugby players will visit Vanuatu in November 2014 as part of a unique programme that aims to prevent violence in the Pacific.


Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman and New Zealand High Commissioner Georgina Roberts were recently hosted on board a RNZAF Orion for a fisheries and customs surveillance flight over Vanuatu waters.



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

Read the Prime Minister's media release


The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is searching for inspirational young people across the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their communities.


The Dengue Fever outbreak is over.


New Zealand’s global network Kea has a new app that makes it easier for the 1 million Kiwis living offshore to connect with home and each other using their mobile device.

The Kea app is free and can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play. A Kea account can be set up using Facebook or LinkedIn. The app works on iOS, Android and iPads.

By downloading the app users can:
• Find and message Kiwis near them from anywhere in the world
• See the location and occupation of other Kiwis using the app

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United Nations Handbook 2015-16

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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

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