Forging strong international connections

Relationships are at the heart of our work at MFAT—we’re the diplomats, negotiators, analysts and advisors working to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.

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Who we are

MFAT acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.

Our strategic direction

MFAT is focused on delivering on the Government’s priorities. We have seven objectives to achieve by 2019.

Our people

Meet the people leading our ministry. Together we report to the ministers of foreign affairs and for trade and export growth.

Work with us

We employ around 1,400 staff. Our people are our most valued resource. See our vacancies.

Contact us

Our head office is in Wellington, New Zealand and we have 57 posts in 50 countries around the world.

Chief Executive expenses

We publish six-monthly reports on the Chief Executive's business expenses, and gifts or hospitality received.