New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Murray McCully visited Berlin on 13-15 April 2011. The focus of his visit was the NATO/ISAF Foreign Ministers’ meeting on 14-15, hosted by Germany at the Federal Foreign Office.


The FIFA Women's Soccer World Cup is scheduled to take place between 26 June and 17 July 2011 in Germany. World Cup information can be found on the official website. (Click here for information on the New Zealand team!)


"We are part of the region that will be the powerhouse of world economic growth."

The April edition of the English/German journal Diplomatisches Magazin features a wide-ranging interview with New Zealand Ambassador Peter Rider.

The article also includes interviews with the New Zealand Consul-General and Trade Commissioner in Hamburg, Marcus Scoliège, on New Zealand’s unique culture of innovation, and with Europe Education Counsellor Frances Kelly on New Zealand as an education location.


Captain Wilhelm Geresbeck is on a three-year pilot exchange with the Royal New Zealand Air Force in Ohakea, New Zealand. In March this year, Sylvia Jaeck of the weekly newspaper “Bundeswehr aktuell” interviewed Captain Geresbeck about his adventures and challenges in Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.

The New Zealand Embassy thanks “Bundeswehr aktuell” and Sylvia Jaeck for giving us the opportunity to publish this article on our website.


Simon Denny exhibits his first major solo show "CRUISE LINE" at the NAK (Neuer Aachener Kunstverein), Passstraße 29 in 52070 Aachen. The exhibition will run from 20 March - 1 May 2011.
"He is a man who is good at going to sleep. It is his peculiar talent. Until that day he can do it professionally, he fancies himself a proletarian, and certainly if laze is a labor, he is by now at least a foreman.” (Mark von Schlegell)


Anke Richter will be reading from her new book Was scheren mich die Schafe. Unter Neuseeländern. Eine Verwandlung ("What do I care about sheep. Among New Zealanders. A Metamorphosis") in a series of book readings around Germany in the coming weeks.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near Christchurch on 22 February 2011. Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website ( More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (


On 5 March at 2pm, in Frankfurt am Main, a New Zealand Ambassador’s Rugby XV team will take on the German National Team as they prepare for their upcoming  international season. The Kiwi team consists of Germany- and Netherlands-based players who have Super 14, international and/or NPC-Air NZ Cup experience.


Scientist Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger, whose research has helped explain the physics and chemistry behind the colour of gold, has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Award.

The award, also known as the Humboldt Prize, is given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in Bonn, Germany, to academics whose new theories, discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline and who expect to continue producing cutting-edge research in the future.


New Zealand’s 15-year-olds are amongst the best in the world in reading, mathematics and science, the new results of the PISA 2009 show.

For European students looking to study at upper secondary level in New Zealand, the findings can provide confidence that they will be studying alongside high performers.  

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