Ireland-New Zealand Relations
A Consulate in Wellington was first established in 1968. In 1976 a Consulate was first established in Auckland to represent the Government of Ireland, reporting directly to the Embassy of Ireland in Canberra. At that time there was also an Honorary Consul in Wellington, responsible for the remainder of the country. In 1986 the responsibilities of the Auckland based Consulate were extended to all of New Zealand and the Wellington post was closed. Niamh McMahon is the current Honorary Consul General.
During the State Visit of President Higgins in November 2017, he announced that Ireland would establish a resident diplomatic mission, which has now been established in Wellington. New Zealand opened an Embassy in Dublin in October 2018.
We will work closely with the Consulate in Auckland, in linking with the Irish community in New Zealand and developing our cultural and economic links in New Zealand.
The Consulate in Auckland will continue to provide consular assistance to Irish citizens, including the issuing of Passports, Working Holiday Authorities, Entry Visas and Foreign Birth Registrations.