New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


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.


The New Zealand community in Germany celebrated Waitangi Day at Wagner + Partner Gallery in  Berlin on Saturday, 4 February. New Zealand chef Shannon Campbell served up a delicious New Zealand  inspired  menu to Ambassador Peter Rider and the 40 Kiwis in attendance. The event celebrates New Zealand's national day, Waitangi Day, which actually takes place on 6 February each year and commemorates the 1840 signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. This is the third year that the event has been held.


A theatre project about Chekhov, Berlin and Waiting In English

Astrov, Konstantin, Sonya, Masha, Nina and Andrej yearn for a better life. The Chekhov characters attempt to express their inner hopes and dreams, but are crippled by their relationship to the past, present and future. In a space of isolation and suspense, they are unable to move. They wait.

ANDREJ: Oh, what has become of my past and where is it? I used to be young, happy, clever, I used to be able to think and frame clever ideas, the present and the future seemed to me full of hope. Why do we, almost before we have begun to live, become gray, dull, uninteresting, lazy apathetic, useless, unhappy?


Closing dates & times: The New Zealand Embassy including Immigration New Zealand, will close at 1pm Friday 23rd December 2011 for the Christmas and New Year holiday break. The New Zealand Consulate in Hamburg including New Zealand Trade & Enterprise will close at 5pm Friday 23rd December 2011.


The New Zealand-German Business Association has published an updated German language guide to New Zealand, including comprehensive information on New Zealand's economy, investment, legal system, taxation, settlement rules, customs, and more.
Please follow the link to the document on NZGBA/AHK website.

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