The High Commission of New Zealand in London is housed in a building located in The Haymarket, London, off Pall Mall. Haymarket is a street in the St James's district of the City of Westminster, a London Borough London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Pall Mall (pæl mæl is a street in the City of Westminster, London, situated in SW1 and parallel to The Mall, from St Otherwise known as New Zealand House is the home of the High Commission of New Zealand to the United Kingdom. High Commissioner is the title of various high-ranking special executive positions held by a commission of appointment New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island As well as containing the offices of the High Commissioner, the building also hosts the New Zealand consulate in London and the military attaché.
The High Commission was built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts in 1959 on the derelict site of the Carlton Hotel, destroyed by a bomb during the Blitz. Holland Hannen & Cubitts was a major building firm responsible for many of the great buildings of London. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. New Zealand House was to be the main diplomatic representation for the New Zealand government, and no expense was spared in its construction. The design differed from the other diplomatic buildings of the Commonwealth realms in that it would be a modern skyscraper, designed by Sir Robert Matthew. A Commonwealth realm is any one of 16 sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that each have Elizabeth II as their respective Monarch Sir Robert Hogg Matthew (1906 - 1975 was a Scottish Architect and a leading proponent of Modernism. After difficulties in planning permission, the 18 storey building was constructed only after permission was granted by the British Cabinet. It is the only tall building in this part of London, and remains controversial.
It is an overseas post of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The current High Commissioner to the United Kingdom is the Rt Hon. Jonathan Hunt, who is also New Zealand's ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, and in addition, is accredited to Nigeria. Jonathan Lucas Hunt, ONZ (born December 2, 1938) is a New Zealand politician and was New Zealand's High Commissioner to the United Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal The current Deputy High Commissioner is Bronwen Chang. New Zealand House is staffed by a team of 20 diplomats and local staff. The focus of the High Commission's work is managing New Zealand's political, economic and trade relations with the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
The Maori cultural group Ngati Ranana is based at the High Commission. This article discusses the Māori people of New Zealand For their language see Māori language, and for other meanings see Māori (disambiguation. Ngati Ranana is a Māori cultural group based in London. It aims to provide 'an environment to teach learn and participate in Māori culture' and to promote
The nearest Tube stations to New Zealand House are Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross. The London Underground is a Metro system serving a large part of Greater London and neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Piccadilly Circus tube station is the London Underground station located directly beneath Piccadilly Circus itself with entrances at every corner Charing Cross tube station is a London Underground station at Charing Cross in the City of Westminster with entrances located in Trafalgar Square