New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


The Germany-New Zealand Society (Deutsch-Neuseeländische Gesellschaft) in Stuttgart is holding a barbecue on Saturday 6 August 2011 at 6pm. New Zealanders and friends of New Zealand are welcome to attend.

Location: Neckartalstr. 310, Stuttgart-Münster (beside Shell – parking available)

As with last year's barbecue, the Neckarufer caterer is turning up with a delicious selection of grilled foods, salads and desserts - all you can eat for €15 p.p.. Draught beer and delicious NZ wines will be available.


On 27 June 2011 the Berlin British School in Berlin-Grunewald presented cheques for €500 each to the Ambassadors of New Zealand and Japan, as a contribution to relief efforts following the earthquakes in Christchurch and the earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan earlier this year. These donations were the result of a painstaking fundraising effort by the pupils of the school, who collected 100,000 one-Euro-cent pieces for the victims of these disasters.


Te Wero, founded by Billy and Christine Tangaere of Auckland, presents Pakanga (“War“), an exhibition featuring nine Maori warrior images, a collection of korowai (Maori cloaks) and other contemporary works. Te Wero specialises in contemporary Maori performing arts. The exhibition includes a Ta Moko (tattoo) artist, and the group will perform at the FORUM Factory as well as live at Checkpoint Charlie.  

FORUM Factory
Checkpoint Charlie
Besselstrasse 13 - 14
10969 Berlin


Sir Henry van der Heyden, Chairman of Fonterra Cooperative Group, visited Berlin on 5-6 July for talks with senior officials and business representatives. Fonterra is New Zealand's biggest company and the world's leading dairy exporter.


Hon Tim Groser, Minister responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations and Minister of Trade, visited Berlin 3-6 July 2011. The main reason for the visit was the Minister's attendance at the second Petersberg Climate Dialogue, held on 3-4 July. New Zealand was one of 35 countries participating in the Dialogue, which was co-chaired by Germany and South Africa. The Dialogue generated valuable discussions that will feed into the next UN climate summit (COP17), to be held at the end of the year in Durban.


New approaches to the concept of researcher mobility suggest that expatriate researchers can still provide a valuable contribution to the national research sector, regardless of any intention to return.

FRENZ* (Facilitating Research cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) has launched a short online survey of EU-based New Zealand researchers in order to:


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin - Opening 16 June 2011, from 7 pm - gallery spaces - Kottbusser Straße 10.

Alicia Frankovich investigates the performativity of the body, which she presents in various states of restriction, yet always with the potential for self-release.


New Zealand fine arts photographer Elsa Thorp, together with Katie Dunbar (UK) and Sebastian Klug (DE), will exhibit a collection of photographs and moving images focusing on the luxury of exploration at the 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival (Berlin, 17-19 June 2011). For further details visit the Festival's website.


2 June 2011

New Zealand will be the Guest of Honour at the prestigious 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, Arts Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today.

“The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s most prestigious and well attended international publishing event,” Mr Finlayson said. “As the Guest of Honour, New Zealand will significantly raise its profile not only in Germany, but also with over 110 exhibiting countries and the hundreds of thousands of visitors attending the fair.”


Wellington poet Kate Camp has been named the latest recipient of the Creative New Zealand's Berlin Writers' Residency. She will spend a year in Berlin from September 2011 completing a collection of poetry.

"Berlin is such an exciting place for artists in every form," says Camp. "Being able to devote all my energy to writing for the year, and having the chance to collaborate with other writers and artists, will be an amazing blast of creative oxygen."

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