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

NZ$126 million

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.

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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.