New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


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.


As of 16th August 2011 the rules for converting your New Zealand drivers licence into a German drivers licence have changed: it is no longer necessary to sit a theoretical test in order to transfer your NZ licence.


Wellington-born poet Kate Camp, arrived in Berlin in early September as the recipient of the 2011 Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency.


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.

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