New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium


The Embassy will be closed on 20 May for Whit Monday and will re-open on Tuesday 21 May.


New Zealand comedian Bob Maclaren is set to take the stage in Brussels this week when he appears as the headliner for the International Comedy Night at the Kings of Comedy Club Brussels.


The 31th Edition of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival is taking place in Brussels from 2 April to 13 April 2013.

Venue: Palais des Beaux Arts, Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels

During the special night of the Festival (Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 April) the New Zealand Film "Fresh Meat" by Danny Mulheron will be screened at 03:00AM.

More information about the Festival can be found on


As in past years, Anzac Day 2013 will start with a joint Australia/New Zealand (A/NZ) dawn service at the Buttes New British Cemetery at Polygon Wood.


Anzac Commemorations will be held in West Flanders on Thursday 25 April 2013; there will be  a series of ceremonies organised in partnership with the Australian Embassy to Belgium and the local communities of Ieper (Ypres), Mesen (Messines) and Zonnebeke.


The remains of an unknown soldier from the First World War were discovered during excavations in April 2012 in Mesen, West Flanders.  Based on objects recovered with the remains including unit insignia as well as the location of the find, the remains were accepted in August 2012 as that of an unidentified New Zealand soldier.


Ambassador Wilson presents credentials to Belgium


Nō tua whakarere, he aka Mātua - Connect from all sides, strengthen the ties

Paula Wilson presented her credentials to His Majesty the King Albert II on Thursday 30 January. During the ceremony, which was held at the Belgian Royal Palace, Paula Wilson wore the korowai as a sign of respect and honour, and also to express the multicultural values of New Zealand.


The Embassy is proud to report that a keen New Zealander, Alexander Revell, is doing his best to make his mark on the Belgian Cyclocross scene.

Below is an introduction from Alex, including a photo of him and his now famous moustache, as well as links to his website and blogspots. We encourage other Kiwis out there to lend their support to Alex and we wish him all the very best for the rest of his season in Belgium, and for the World Champs.


Brussels received a taste of Middle Earth last night at a special cocktail reception and advanced private screening of the first in Sir Peter Jackson’s trilogy of The Hobbit movies - An Unexpected Journey.


The Crown Prince of Belgium, Prince Philippe, visited New Zealand recently as part of an Economic Mission to strengthen business links between New Zealand and Belgium, accompanied by Belgium Defence Minister, Pieter de Krem.

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