Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
18 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
3 The New Zealand declarations were again timed to synchronise with those of the United Kingdom. New Zealand's declaration of war on Finland was communicated to the Finnish Government by the American Minister to Finland on 8 Dec 1941; that on Hungary was transmitted to the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs by the American Minister at Budapest on 7 Dec 1941; and that on Roumania by the American Minister at Bucharest on 6 Dec 1941. The New Zealand Gazette Extraordinary dated 5 Jan 1948 announced that the state of war which had existed in New Zealand with Italy, Roumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Finland, should be deemed to terminate on the date of deposit by New Zealand of the instruments of ratification of the treaties of peace with those countries. The treaties of peace between New Zealand on the one hand and Roumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Finland on the other were ratified by New Zealand on 31 Dec 1947. The state of war with those countries was therefore deemed to terminate on that date.