New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

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.



A delegation of the Bundestag's  (German lower house of Parliament) Germany-Australia-New Zealand friendship group visited New Zealand from 20th to 23rd February 2012. The purpose of the visit was to deepen the parliamentary contacts between both countries and the friendship group's understanding of New Zealand's politics and policies.


Auckland-born photographer Ben Cauchi has been awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Visual Artists Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. The biennial 12-month residency is an opportunity for New Zealand visual artists to work on an approved project, gain professional development, build international networks and help raise awareness of New Zealand visual arts.


The Chief of New Zealand's Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, made a bilateral visit to Berlin from 7-8 February 2012. The visit helped to cement New Zealand's cooperation with Germany on defence matters, which includes a common contribution to the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and a helicopter pilot exchange to assist the training of New Zealand pilots to fly NH90 helicopters.

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