New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


At a press conference in Frankfurt on Monday 18th June, New Zealand launched its programme as the 2012 guest country of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair (10-14 October).  A multifaceted programme of literary, cultural, culinary and social events will take place both prior to and during the fair.  The New Zealand pavilion will be one of the most spectacular features of the fair.

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Sojourners (expatriates, professionals, skill-workers, immigrants and international students) are invited to participate in an online survey conducted by A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, a doctoral candidate at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and currently an academic visitor at the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research (CACR), School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand.


The Prime Minister undertook his first official visit to Germany from 6-8 June.  The PM spent the first day in Hamburg, home to Europe’s second biggest port and a major industrial and financial centre. 


Rauru, one of the finest meeting houses outside of Aotearoa-New Zealand, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012. The whare (meeting house) is one of the first and continues to be one of the most significant artefacts in the permanent Oceanic exhibition in the Hamburg Museum of Ethnology.


The following visa fees apply to all applications received by the Embassy on or after 2 July 2012. Please note, any visa applications received with the previous fee on or after this date will be returned to the applicant.

Visitor's Visa: €105.00 (previously €90.00)

Student Visa: €175.00 (previously €145.00)

Work Visa: €175.00 (previously €145.00)

NZ Partner Work Visa & Work to Residence/Talent: €230.00 (previously €195.00)


On a hiking-tour. From New Zealand to Germany and back.


Christian Probst and Falko Daub cordially invite you to attend New Zealand university alumni's inaugural meeting in Berlin, on Thursday 7 June 2012 at 8 p.m.
Michael Avery (fellow New Zealander), producer in the music business and consultant in the media business here in Berlin, has been lined up as keynote speaker. He will give a short insight into his work and reasons for working in Berlin.


The kiwi band Six60 have had a fantastically successful few months with two platinum singles, one double platinum single, and a double platinum album that has not been out of the Top 10 since it debuted No 1 back in October, and an impressive sold out Summer tour in New Zealand.


On Wednesday morning 25th April the New Zealand Ambassador Peter Rider hosted the ANZAC day commemorations in Berlin. A half hour ceremony took place at the 1939 – 1945 Berlin War Cemetery on Heerstraße in Charlottenburg.

The Studio-Bühne Essen presents a bilingual performance of Mutter Furie [Mother Savage] on Monday 23. und Tuesday 24. April 2012 at 8pm, at Kulturhaus Spandau ~ Mauerstraße 6, 13597 Berlin
Directed by New Zealander Bronwyn Tweddle (of Victoria University of Wellington) the play is based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant and adaptated by Travelling Light Theatre Companym UK (German translation from the English by Ulrike Hofmann)

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