New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


New Zealand will host the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011) a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987. It will be the largest sporting event ever held in New Zealand. Tournament organisers are forecasting at least 95,000 international visitors and RWC 2011 will also be watched by billions of viewers in over 100 countries, with 2000 international media attending the event. Twenty teams will compete in the tournament from 9 September to 23 October, and will be divided into four Pools - decided by draw in 2008. The teams are:


The following visa fees apply to all applications received by the Embassy on or after 29 August 2011. Please note, any visa applications received with the previous fee on or after this date will be returned to the applicant.

Visitor's Visa: €90.00 (previously €80.00)

Student Visa: €145.00 (previously €130.00)

Work Visa: €145.00 (previously €130.00)

NZ Partner Work Visa & Work to Residence/Talent: €195.00 (previously €175.00)


The Serbian Society in Bad Homburg would like to welcome you to an exhibition of photographs from Bolivia and New Zealand by Dr. Guggenbichler und Naomi Rattunde.

On 10 and 11 September at 7pm the photographers will hold a presentation entitled An den Enden der Welt zwischen "Ruta de la muerte" und "Bridge to nowhere". 

Venue: Serbian Society Club "Beli Orao" in the Kulturhof, Elisabethenstr. 37, 61348 Bad Homburg v.d.H.


The SCHORFHEIDER WILDGRILL presents Mike Brosnan. The Germany-based New Zealand musician draws on his Irish roots to perform with Gerd Vogel.

The evening will be accompanied by Andreé Hauswald’s excellently prepared dishes – New Zealand flavoured recipes à la Mike Brosnan - fresh out of the clay oven. Regional and international wines as well as fresh Wernesgrüner bring the culinary delights together.


The Germany-New Zealand Society (Deutsch-Neuseeländische Gesellschaft) in Stuttgart is holding a barbecue on Saturday 6 August 2011 at 6pm. New Zealanders and friends of New Zealand are welcome to attend.

Location: Neckartalstr. 310, Stuttgart-Münster (beside Shell – parking available)

As with last year's barbecue, the Neckarufer caterer is turning up with a delicious selection of grilled foods, salads and desserts - all you can eat for €15 p.p.. Draught beer and delicious NZ wines will be available.


On 27 June 2011 the Berlin British School in Berlin-Grunewald presented cheques for €500 each to the Ambassadors of New Zealand and Japan, as a contribution to relief efforts following the earthquakes in Christchurch and the earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan earlier this year. These donations were the result of a painstaking fundraising effort by the pupils of the school, who collected 100,000 one-Euro-cent pieces for the victims of these disasters.


Te Wero, founded by Billy and Christine Tangaere of Auckland, presents Pakanga (“War“), an exhibition featuring nine Maori warrior images, a collection of korowai (Maori cloaks) and other contemporary works. Te Wero specialises in contemporary Maori performing arts. The exhibition includes a Ta Moko (tattoo) artist, and the group will perform at the FORUM Factory as well as live at Checkpoint Charlie.  

FORUM Factory
Checkpoint Charlie
Besselstrasse 13 - 14
10969 Berlin


Sir Henry van der Heyden, Chairman of Fonterra Cooperative Group, visited Berlin on 5-6 July for talks with senior officials and business representatives. Fonterra is New Zealand's biggest company and the world's leading dairy exporter.


Hon Tim Groser, Minister responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations and Minister of Trade, visited Berlin 3-6 July 2011. The main reason for the visit was the Minister's attendance at the second Petersberg Climate Dialogue, held on 3-4 July. New Zealand was one of 35 countries participating in the Dialogue, which was co-chaired by Germany and South Africa. The Dialogue generated valuable discussions that will feed into the next UN climate summit (COP17), to be held at the end of the year in Durban.


New approaches to the concept of researcher mobility suggest that expatriate researchers can still provide a valuable contribution to the national research sector, regardless of any intention to return.

FRENZ* (Facilitating Research cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) has launched a short online survey of EU-based New Zealand researchers in order to:

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