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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.

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.