The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs has seven branches spread throughout the country: Auckland, Christchurch, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson, Palmerston North, Wairarapa and Wellington.

Each branch of NZIIA has a locally elected chair and is responsible for its own programme of lectures and seminars on international issues. 

Each branch fixes the annual subscription rate for its members (which must cover the cost of the New Zealand International Review). A number of branches include a special rate for students.

If there is no branch in your area and you wish to join the NZIIA you can join the National Office branch on the membership pages.

If you wish to establish a branch in your area please get in touch:


NZIIA membership is open to anyone interested in understanding the importance of global affairs to the political and economic well-being of New Zealand.