Ireland in New Zealand
Find out about Ireland’s trade, community, cultural, diplomatic and business activities in New Zealand.
Ireland is fortunate to enjoy special ties of kinship and history with New Zealand.
Our small island nations have much that binds us with rich cultures and open economies. Both countries sit on the edges of our respective continents.
Working together on global issues
We share many values as reflected in our commitment to advance fundamental freedoms. In collaboration, we work across a wide range of areas of global concern from disarmament, the promotion of the rule of law and human rights, to agritech solutions and agricultural emissions research.
While New Zealand and Ireland are competitors on the rugby field, our close ties have made it a rivalry of deep mutual respect. This is bound by a connection and bond forged over many generations.
New Zealanders visited Ireland in 2017
of New Zealand goods were exported to Ireland in 2021
1 in 6
New Zealanders claim Irish heritage
Discover Ireland in New Zealand
Explore stories that illustrate the shared values, along with deep cultural and social connections between Ireland and New Zealand.
GAA sports clubs are currently active in New Zealand
was granted to organisations in New Zealand through our Emigrant Support Programme in 2022
Team Ireland in New Zealand
The Embassy works closely with Irish state agencies in New Zealand and at home, to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.
Responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.
Linking Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers, and existing and potential customers throughout the world.
Promoting foreign direct investment into Ireland through a wide range of services.
Marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday and business tourism destination.
Embassy of Ireland, New Zealand
The Embassy works to:
- promote and protect Irish interests in New Zealand
- strengthen political and economic relationships
- support the Irish community
- advance cultural ties and promote Irish arts.