About us Mō mātou

Forging strong international connections

Relationships are at the heart of our work at MFAT—we’re the diplomats, negotiators, analysts and advisors working to build a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for New Zealanders.
  • Who we are

    The Ministry acts in the world to build a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for New Zealanders.

  • Our strategic direction

    MFAT is focused on delivering on the Government’s priorities. Our Strategic Intentions set out our goals.

  • Our people

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

  • Who we work with

    We work with international and regional organisations to advance New Zealand's interests, and protect the security and stability of our region.

  • Work with us

    We employ around 1,800 staff. Our people are our most valued resource. See our vacancies.

  • Contact us

    Our head office is in Wellington, New Zealand and we have 60 posts in 53 countries around the world.

  • Chief executive expenses

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

  • Logos

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs logos can be used, with our agreement, by external partners on material that we are directly involved in, or are supporting (e.g. hosting or providing funding).

  • MFAT annual reports

    Each year, we report on our progress against the Ministry’s Strategic Intentions and performance measures.

  • Holidays Act remediation

    If you are a former MFAT employee that was employed by us at any point since July 2010, you may be due a remediation payment.

  • Consular snapshots

    Our Consular Snapshot reports summarise how we helped New Zealanders overseas each year.

  • Briefings to Incoming Ministers

    We provide Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) to new Ministers following a general election or a change in Minister.

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