Welcome to the Auckland Branch of NZIIA

The Auckland Branch of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) - Whare Tawāhi-a-mahi i Aotearoa - represents Auckland's diverse ethnic, cultural, and professional communities. We aim to promote expert discussion and understanding of international issues and emerging trends, with a particular focus on their relevance to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Events & Activities

Our branch arranges various public events, including talks, roundtables, workshops, and webinars, in partnership with local and international organisations. The venue of the events changes around Auckland based on the topic of discussion and the collaborating organisation. Typically, the events take place on weekday evenings to better accommodate our members.

Members Profile

Membership with the NZIIA Auckland Branch offers more than just information; it provides opportunities for both professional and personal connections with other members and event attendees. Our members consist of a diverse group of individuals and organisations from the Super City of Auckland, including:

  • Current and former Members of Parliament (MPs);
  • Active duty and retired diplomats, military and law enforcement officers, and other practitioners with international experience;
  • University academics and students;
  • The business community;
  • Engaged members of the public with a keen interest in international relations


Member Benefits

As a member of the Branch, you will:

  • Receive timely updates on upcoming events;
  • Expand your professional and social network by connecting with a community of like-minded individuals, including experts and enthusiasts;
  • Get exclusive insights into international affairs affecting New Zealand with the New Zealand International Review magazine, an NZIIA publication with six editions each year, which is available for all members as part of their subscription.

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