New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


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)

An exhibition entitled Maori: New Zealand's First Inhabitants opened on Sunday 1st April at the Linden Museum in Stuttgart. Lisa Futschek Chargé d'Affaires of the NZ Embassy in Berlin opened the exhibition, accompanied by the London-based Kapa Haka performance group Ngati Ranana.


Reggae‐soul heavyweights The Black Seeds return with their highly anticipated new studio album Dust And Dirt. By far their most progressive record to date, Dust and Dirt incorporates elements of funk, rock and disco while remaining true to the band’s roots.


Victoria University of Wellington's Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh and NZ Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Lisa Futschek hosted a function for German-based VUW Alumni at the New Zealand Ambassador’s residence in Berlin on Friday 30 March. 


If you're planning a temporary stay in New Zealand, please note that the evidence of financial funds has been changed. For further information please check the relevant visa page on our website.


Two New Zealand feature films made their world premieres at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale: Maori Boy Genius, a documentary by Pietra Brettkelly about the childhood of Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti, a young Maori boy, screened on Monday 13th February; and Two Little Boys, a new film by brothers Robert and Duncan Sarkies staring Bret McKenzie and Hamish Blake screened on Tuesday 14th February at the House of World Cultures in Berlin.


To commemorate ANZAC day a Service of Remembrance will be held at the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery Heerstraße 139, 14055 Berlin-Charlottenburg at 10:30 am on Wednesday, 25 April 2012
More information can be found on this site.


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