New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


New Zealand has turned the privilege of being the Guest Country of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 10-14 October 2012 into a stunning success.


There has been recent reports of deaths and hospitalisations as a result of drinking methanol-laced spirits purchased in the Czech Republic.


Munich’s annual Oktoberfest beer festival is scheduled to take place between 22 September and 7 October 2012.


The 2nd Down Under Berlin - Australian Film Festival will take place from September 13th - 16th, 2012 at Germany's oldest cinema Kino Moviemento in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Down Under Berlin exclusively presents New Zealand and Australian cinema.


You are cordially invited to attend the second friends of New Zealand and New Zealand university alumni meeting in Berlin on Thursday 6 September 2012 at 8 pm, at the Restaurant "Cum Laude" (Universitätsstr. 4, 10117 Berlin). 


In another display of "public diplomacy" Peter Rider last month talked to Peter Pieruschka, editor of, the leading German-speaking blog on New Zealand economic, social and cultural matters.


This year New Zealand presents an extraordinary line-up of traditional and contemporary culture as the Country of Honour at the Frankfurt River Festival (Museumsuferfest). More than 100 metres of the riverbank will showcase the best of New Zealand’s arts, culture, fine wines and food.


After spending most of 2011 based in Berlin, the explosive New Zealand live act returns with a show at the Gretchen Club on 21 August 2012.


Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & celebrated musicians. After working with numerous bands including ‘Trinity Roots’, ‘Fat Freddys Drop’ and Detroit dance legend ‘Recloose’, she was approached by NZ’s Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the NZ charts & became one of the biggest & iconic singles in NZ history.


There was a brief eruption from Mt Tongariro in the central North Island just before midnight last night (6 August), New Zealand time.
It is the first eruption from the mountain since 1897. There have been no further eruptions since midnight. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is continuing to assess information with the assistance of government scientific advisors.

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