News & Events

New travel rules for New Zealand

Czech Republic

From 1 October 2019, some international visitors and transit passengers must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before travelling to NZ

Measles outbreak in New Zealand


There is currently an outbreak of measles in New Zealand. The outbreak is pre-dominantly in the Auckland region.

Measles outbreak in New Zealand

Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Asia
South Asia
South East Asia

Find out more about the current outbreak of measles in New Zealand.

8-metre-tall carved Māori monument to be unveiled in Zonnebeke


A new memorial honouring the role of New Zealand Māori and other service people in the First World War will be unveiled in the Passchendaele Memorial Park, next to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke on Anzac Day, 25 April 2019.

Our relationship with the Slovak Republic

New Zealand’s relationship with the Slovak Republic is friendly and in good health. As small states with export-focused economies, Slovakia and New Zealand have much in common. We work together in multilateral forums such as ASEM, the International Whaling Commission and the Alliance of Civilisations.

New Zealand values its relationship with Slovakia as an EU member state, and the Working Holiday Scheme with Slovakia, agreed in April 2012,offers an opportunity to build closer ties. New Zealand’s trade with Slovakia has increased notably over the last three years, with New Zealand importing over NZ$60 million worth of goods from Slovakia in 2014.


2016 statistics

Total trade in goods 

 NZ$71 million


Exports to Slovakia

 NZ$0.9 million

Top exports: electrical machinery, plastics

Imports from Slovakia

 NZ$70 million

Top imports: vehicles, machinery, electrical equipment


US$89.6 billion


Working Holiday Scheme

New Zealanders aged between 18 and 35 can apply for a 12-month working holiday visa for Slovakia.

To apply, you can go to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Canberra.

For more information, read the Slovak Embassy website (external link).


Recent official visits

New Zealand visits to the Slovak Republic
  •  Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, Minister of Defence, October 2009
Visits to New Zealand by the Slovak Republic
  • Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, May 2015