“Fáilte and welcome to the Website of the Irish in New Zealand”.
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. While the range of services provided by the Consulate has grown extensively over the years, it is still an Honorary post.
We provide a complete range of Consular services, including the issuing of Passports, Working Holiday Authorities, Entry Visas and Foreign Birth Registrations. Niamh McMahon is the Honorary Consul General for Ireland in New Zealand and oversees the Consulate services provided by Denise Flanagan, Honorary Vice Consul, Consular Officers Maria O’Hanlon and Caroline Gedye, and accountant Amanda Kay.
The Consulate works in association with the representatives of Tourism Ireland which operate from a separate location in Queen Street.
In addition, the Consulate maintains strong links with the various Irish Societies, organisations and communities scattered throughout the country. As a result of this strong Irish presence in New Zealand (18% of the population are of Irish descent) and thus helped by the great affinity which exists between New Zealand and Ireland, the Consulate has in many ways become the catalyst for the provision of information on Ireland. Enjoy your browsing and please do contact us should you find that some of our information is lacking or that we can improve the manner in which it is presented.
Beatha agus sláinte.