Our Institutional Partners Ambasciata d’Italia Wellington The Embassy covers the territory of New Zealand, the Island of Pitcairn and of Tokelau. The Ambassador of Italy in New Zealand – resident in Wellington – is also Ambassador of the following Pacific Island States, Countries of secondary accreditation: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu; therefore the Embassy is competent also for the Italian citizens living in those countries and for the relations between Italy and those States, all members of the United Nations. Italian Trade Agency Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. With a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian small and medium-sized businesses. Using the most modern multi-channel promotion and communication tools, it acts to assert the excellence of Made in Italy in the world. Comites The Comites (Comitati degli Italiani all’Estero) are representative bodies of the Italian community, directly elected by Italian citizens residing abroad. They help to promote, in collaboration with the consular authority, with the regions and local autonomies, as well as with bodies, associations and committees operating within the consular district, appropriate initiatives in matters relating to social and cultural life. Ospitalità Italiana Ospitalità Italiana is a complimentary and voluntary certification process which highlights the importance in the quality of services to the tourism/hospitality sector. Ospitalità Italiana aims to support and enhance Italian restaurants worldwide, the use of certified Italian Products and the importance of the true authentic Italian food culture which respects the standards of quality typically found in Italian hospitality. The Italian Chamber of Commerce represents Ospitalità Italiana in New Zealand. Ondazzurra Ondazzurra is the only radio-podcast programme in Italian language produced in New Zealand.Broadcasting started in September 2016 as one of the inaugural projects of Comites (Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero), with the intent to aggregate and give voice to Italians living in New Zealand.Over the last years, Ondazzurra has grown to achieve significant goals in terms of audience and credibility. Dante Alighieri The Auckland Dante Alighieri Italian Society is part of the worldwide Società Dante Alighieri network. Dante Alighieri brings you Italian language courses for adults and children, along with cultural events, fabulous food, topical lectures and discussions and a celebration of the Italian language and culture.