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2022 Tauranga By-Election

Posted: 10 May 2022, 15:38 NZST

Voting from overseas in the Tauranga by-electionA by-election is being held in the general electorate of Tauranga on Saturday 18 June to elect a new local member of Parliament (MP). Eligible voters can vote from overseas from Wednesday 1 June to 7pm on election day, Saturday 18 June (NZ time). Who can enrol and voteYou can vote from overseas if you are enrolled in the general electorate of Tauranga and: ·      & more

Ukraine: Security Situation

Updated: 16 March 2022, 16:47 NZDT

Ukraine In response to heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, we updated our travel advisory for Ukraine on 12 February, advising New Zealanders to leave immediately. Heavy fighting is ongoing in several areas of Ukraine, including in and around Kyiv and other major cities. There are reports of gun fire, artillery bombardments, explosions and missile strikes. Civilians are being impacted. We advise New Zealanders in Ukraine to seek more

Top travel tips as Kiwis reconnect with the world

Updated: 5 March 2022, 00:25 NZDT

Kiwis will be excited to be able to travel again after the New Zealand Government announced the next steps to reconnect New Zealanders to the world. This includes removal of the need for vaccinated New Zealanders to self-isolate on return from any country, and dropping the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s global “do not travel” advisory which has been in place since March 2020. But before they go, travellers will need more

Afghanistan: Security Situation

Reviewed: 13 September 2021, 17:20 NZST

On 26 August 2021 a terrorist attack occurred in the vicinity of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport with explosions taking place outside the Abbey Gate and at a nearby hotel.   The security situation remains extremely dangerous and may become increasingly volatile at short notice. There is an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack throughout Afghanistan. Explosions have occurred in the vicinity of Hamid Karzai International more

Pacific Typhoon and Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted: 3 August 2021, 15:20 NZST

Typhoons and hurricanes are currently affecting areas of Asia and the Americas. New Zealanders travelling to Asia and the Americas are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travellers who register can be warned if a major storm approaches and given advice on precautions to take. If you are in an area affected by a typhoon or hurricane, you should follow the advice of the local more

Myanmar: Security situation

Reviewed: 19 April 2021, 10:25 NZST

New Zealand is monitoring recent developments in Myanmar closely. The Myanmar Military have declared a one-year state of emergency and martial law is in place in areas of Yangon and Mandalay. Phone and internet connections across Myanmar have experienced disruptions. There are also disruptions to basic services, including ATMs and public health, and more may follow. Unless they have a need to remain in Myanmar, we advise New more

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