Campaigning for the fair treatment of New Zealanders living in Australia

Oz Kiwi representatives in Wellington

The Beehive and Old Parliament building in Wellington (Photo: Karolos Triviza)
The Beehive and Old Parliament building in Wellington (Photo: Karolos Triviza)

23 August 2016

Two Oz Kiwi volunteers arrive in Wellington tomorrow, Wednesday 24th August, to continue pushing for a solution to the issues faced by Kiwis in Australia. This trip builds on our meetings in Canberra in June and November 2015.

There is growing support for change in Canberra and Wellington, and we must ensure we maintain momentum. After fifteen years, we can begin to see cracks in the Australian political consensus on this issue - there is an increasing recognition that the current situation is unsustainable. Our delegation will seek to turn this recognition into action.

While in Wellington Oz Kiwi will be meeting with:

Regretfully, we were not offered any meetings with National Party Ministers, Associate Ministers or senior advisors.

The issues

Topics under discussion in Wellington will include:

The Oz Kiwi volunteers have paid their own expenses for Wellington, and Members cover the general running costs of the Oz Kiwi Association along with donations of supporters.

Most of our Members and Committee are dual Australian/New Zealand citizens but continue to work tirelessly to help those shut out of a FAIR pathway to citizenship. The kind donations (koha) of supporters are critical to the running of the organisation. With nearly 40,000 supporters, if even a half donated just $1 we can do more and continue our work. Any amount however small is gratefully received.


Oz Kiwi is run by volunteers and entirely funded by public donations. Please consider donating to help Oz Kiwi advocate on behalf of New Zealanders living in Australia.

Thank you for your support.