New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


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.


New Zealand is hosting the 2012 World Shearing and Wool-handling championship between the 29th February and 3rd March 2012.


The New Zealand Embassy, which includes the Immigration Section, will close at 1pm Friday 23rd December for the Christmas and New Year holiday break. The Embassy will re-open for business at 9am Tuesday 3rd January 2012. New Zealand citizens requiring emergency after hours consular assistance during this period should contact the Duty Officer on +49 172 720 6992


The 2011 Wine & Food festival is to take place at Hyde Park in Christchurch on December 3rd, 2011 .

As the Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung reports, the German federal state capital city of Mainz and Great Wine Capitals are exclusive partners of the wine festival in Christchurch.


Birds With Skymirrors is a radical composition in dance, ceremony, poetry, chant, and oratory; a unique and visionary theatre proposition. In times of momentous planetary climate change, global discussions and negotiations about the future of Earth are taking place.


Upon invitation from the German Federal Government, the Chief Science Advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, paid a "timely, enjoyable and extremely useful" visit to Germany from 10-14 October 2011. During the visit, Sir Peter met with a number of government departments, research organisations and science advisory bodies in Berlin, Bonn and Munich.


On the last weekend of October New Zealand was guest country at the 8th Kulinart - a culinary fair for delicacies and style taking place in Frankfurt am Main.

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