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New Zealand

The Greek Embassy in Canberra is accredited to and represents our country in New Zealand. Greece retains an Honorary Consulate in Auckland and New Zealand a General Honorary Consulate in Athens.

A Greek Embassy in Wellington operated from 1999 to 2015. The Embassy was also accredited to six island states in the Pacific: Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Nauru.As part of an effort to redeploy resources in Europe, New Zealand closed its Embassy in Athens in 1991, since which time it has been represented in Greece through its Embassy in Rome.

Political Relations

Greece and New Zealand are linked by strong bonds of friendship. The focal point and foundation of the close historical and traditional relation between the two peoples was the Battle of Crete during the Second World War.

On the level of political cooperation, the two countries have cooperated on the confrontation of international crises and current issues of international interest. There is particularly close cooperation in offering mutual support within international organizations.

There is a community of about 5000 people of Greek descent (first, second and third generation) in New Zealand. They play a prominent role in the fields of trade, literature and science, and have become an integral part of New Zealand society.

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

In terms of educational and cultural exchanges, the two sides have expressed interest in further development of their cultural cooperation, which is governed by the 2011 Cultural Cooperation Agreement, in all sectors of modern culture (literature, visual and plastic arts, music, cinema) and strengthening of contacts and initiatives among institutes and other cultural organizations in the two countries.

Of note is the ever increasing interest in learning Greek, as shown by the fact that five New Zealand universities have Chairs of Classical Greek Studies, three of which have existed for over 100 years.

Additionally, the work of the Greek Orthodox Church of New Zealand is important.

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to New Zealand.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens of New Zealand who want to travel to Greece.

New Zealand-Contact details for Greek Missions

Competent Authority: Greek Embassy in Canberra, Australia

Honorary Consulate in Aukland

Address : 108 Paihia Rd. , One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. : (00649) 5710238
Fax : (00649) 5710529
E-mail :

Honorary Consul : Nikolaos Petousis

Honorary Consulate in Wellington

Address :
Tel. :
Fax :
E-mail :

Honorary Consul : George Neonaki

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