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Ambassador Jane Connolly

Ko Airangi tōku whenua

Ko Liffey tōku awa

Ko Dublin tōku turangawaewae 

Ko Connolly tōku whānau

Ko Jane tōku ingoa

Ko au te māngai kāwanatanga mo te whenua o Airangi

Tēnā Koutou Katoa!


A Chairde,

Is mise Sine Ni Chonghaile agus is cúis áthais is bhróid dom gur ceapadh mar Ambasadóir na hÉireann chun na Nua Shealainne.

My name is Jane Connolly and I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as Ambassador of Ireland to New Zealand.

Welcome to our website and I hope you will find it, together with our social media, a useful source of information about our services and what is happening in Irish-New Zealand relations.

Ireland and New Zealand are very fortunate to enjoy special ties of kinship and history built on the rich contribution of generations of Irish women and men to the development of New Zealand and the influence of the many New Zealanders who have made Ireland their home.

We also share many values, as reflected in our commitment to advance fundamental freedoms, human rights, the rule of law and multilateralism.

We are both to be found in the frontline of global efforts on disarmament, peacekeeping and assistance to our partner developing countries.

And, while we are competitors on the rugby field but even there our close ties have made it a rivalry of deep mutual respect bound by a connection and bond forged over many generations.

I look forward during my time as Ambassador to New Zealand to working closely with the many Irish community, business, cultural and sporting organisations that we are so lucky to have here and with the State Agencies and other colleagues to contribute to the further development of the deep ties between our two nations.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? Māku e kī atu: He Tāngata, He Tāngata, He Tāngata.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. 

Go raibh maith agat

Jane Connolly

Ambassador of Ireland