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Our relationship with Norway
New Zealand and Norway have a strong relationship, and often work together in multilateral organisations like the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
We also cooperate on human rights, international security, disarmament, and many aspects of the global environment including climate change and bottom-trawling.
Contacts between New Zealand and Norway have existed since the early stages of European settlement in New Zealand.
Norway is a member of the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFFSR) – a grouping of non-G20 countries that was initiated by New Zealand in 2010 to support the G20 (and subsequently APEC) commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.
Norway is active internationally on polar issues. Like New Zealand, it is a claimant state and an active contributor to the Antarctic Treaty System.
Information on New Zealand's Working Holiday Scheme with Norway(external link) is available on the Immigration New Zealand website.
New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 can apply for a 12-month working holiday for Norway.
To apply, you can complete an online application form and hand deliver it to the VFS Visa Application Centre in Auckland.
For more information, read the Norwegian Immigration website(external link).
Other Bilateral Agreements
Other bilateral agreements between our two countries include a Bilateral Visa Waiver Agreement and a Double Tax Agreement. These can be found on New Zealand Treaties Online(external link).
Information on New Zealand’s trade relationship with Norway is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).
- New Zealand is represented in Norway by the New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm.
- Norway is represented in New Zealand by the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra.
Recent official visits
New Zealand to Norway
- June 2022: Minister of Transport, Hon Michael Wood
- February 2015: Minister of Social Development, Hon Anne Tolley
- February 2014: Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Simon Bridges
Norway to New Zealand
- Norwegian Parliament Standing Committee on Education and Research, March 2023
- Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister, December 2011
- Kjell Magne Bondevik, Prime Minister, March 2005.