New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

16-06-11

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin - Opening 16 June 2011, from 7 pm - gallery spaces - Kottbusser Straße 10.

Alicia Frankovich investigates the performativity of the body, which she presents in various states of restriction, yet always with the potential for self-release.

15-06-11

New Zealand fine arts photographer Elsa Thorp, together with Katie Dunbar (UK) and Sebastian Klug (DE), will exhibit a collection of photographs and moving images focusing on the luxury of exploration at the 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival (Berlin, 17-19 June 2011). For further details visit the Festival's website.

02-06-11

2 June 2011

New Zealand will be the Guest of Honour at the prestigious 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, Arts Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today.

“The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s most prestigious and well attended international publishing event,” Mr Finlayson said. “As the Guest of Honour, New Zealand will significantly raise its profile not only in Germany, but also with over 110 exhibiting countries and the hundreds of thousands of visitors attending the fair.”

01-06-11

Wellington poet Kate Camp has been named the latest recipient of the Creative New Zealand's Berlin Writers' Residency. She will spend a year in Berlin from September 2011 completing a collection of poetry.

"Berlin is such an exciting place for artists in every form," says Camp. "Being able to devote all my energy to writing for the year, and having the chance to collaborate with other writers and artists, will be an amazing blast of creative oxygen."

01-06-11

25 June 2011 / 8pm / HAU 3 (Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin)

Alicia Frankovich is a recipient of the Creative New Zealand Scholarship at the International Atelier Programme of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, which is currently presenting her solo exhibition “Gestures, Splits and Annulations” with videos, films and kinetic sculptures.

20-05-11

You are invited to hear Sarah Quigley read from her new novel The Conductor at its launch on Saturday, 25 June at Hamish Morrison Gallery, Heidestraße 46-52, 10557 in Berlin.  The event runs from 5.00-6.30pm.

11-05-11

On the 3rd of April Kiwi chick Manu saw the light of day at Frankfurt Zoo. Now, a few weeks later, the lively brown bird is exploring its enclosure in the breeding house. Manu is a North Island Brown Kiwi, an endangered species listed on the IUCN Red List.

When presenting the new chick, Professor Manfred Niekisch, Director of Frankfurt Zoo, commented that they are particularly proud of the fact that with the hatch of the 31st Frankfurt-born Kiwi they have again contributed to the preservation of this extraordinary species.

21-04-11

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Murray McCully visited Berlin on 13-15 April 2011. The focus of his visit was the NATO/ISAF Foreign Ministers’ meeting on 14-15, hosted by Germany at the Federal Foreign Office.

20-04-11

The FIFA Women's Soccer World Cup is scheduled to take place between 26 June and 17 July 2011 in Germany. World Cup information can be found on the official website. (Click here for information on the New Zealand team!)

07-04-11

"We are part of the region that will be the powerhouse of world economic growth."

The April edition of the English/German journal Diplomatisches Magazin features a wide-ranging interview with New Zealand Ambassador Peter Rider.

The article also includes interviews with the New Zealand Consul-General and Trade Commissioner in Hamburg, Marcus Scoliège, on New Zealand’s unique culture of innovation, and with Europe Education Counsellor Frances Kelly on New Zealand as an education location.

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