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2017 New Zealand General Election

 |  Africa, Antarctica, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, North Asia, Pacific, South Asia, South East Asia  |  Australia
The General Election will be held on 23 September 2017. Voters who are overseas can vote from 6 September to 23 September.

Brazil: Yellow fever update

Beginning in late 2016 Brazil has experienced its most significant outbreak of yellow fever since 2000.

Mt Albert by-election Saturday 25 February

 |  Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, North Asia, Pacific, South Asia, South East Asia  |  Australia
A by-election to elect a new Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Mt Albert will be held in New Zealand on Saturday 25 February 2017.

Prime Minister's Scholarships for Latin America

 |  Latin America  |  Chile
The new scholarship programme announced by the New Zealand government puts Latin America in a prominent position, promoting educational cooperation with the region.

2016 Rio Paralympic Games

New Zealanders intending to travel to Brazil for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games (7-18 September) are advised to plan ahead including making travel, accommodation and event bookings.

TPP Bill introduced to Parliament

 |  Latin America  |  Chile
The bill amends New Zealand law as part of the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Aid Investment Priorities – sharpening our focus

 |  Africa, Caribbean, Latin America, Pacific, South East Asia  |  Education, Aid and development, Climate change, Agriculture, Trade, Energy, Humanitarian, Law and justice, Fisheries, Health, Scholarships, Labour, Tourism, Environment, Disaster response, Human rights
The New Zealand Aid Programme investment priorities show how we will focus our aid over the next four years.

Brazil: Carnival 2016

The annual Brazilian Carnival festival is to take place this year between 5 and 10 February. New Zealanders planning on attending this year’s festival or travelling in Brazil during the Carnival period should read this information and the travel advisory for Brazil.