New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany


The numbers of Germans travelling to New Zealand continue to rise, with the visa section at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin processing 858 temporary student, work and visitor visa applications in June 2010: a new record for one month! The growth in visa applications reflects the general upward trend in the numbers of German visitors to New Zealand, with the total annual figure now sitting at over 65,000.


A year before the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 and just after the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, another FIFA championship kicks off. It is the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany, starting today and running until August 1. The host cities for the tournament are Bochum, Augsburg, Dresden and Bielefeld.

Just like at the World Cup in South Africa, New Zealand is competing in this tournament.   The sixteen national teams participating in the competition are divided into the following four groups:


The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, an international court with its seat in Hamburg, Germany, has the following vacancy:

Senior Translator/Reviser (French into English or English into French) -

Head of Linguistic Services (P-5)

Functions: Under the direction and the supervision of the Registrar/Deputy Registrar, the Head of Linguistic Services ensures the efficient translation and revision of texts and documents from English into French or French into English and manages the functioning of the Linguistic Services of the Tribunal.


Triplicity Productions and the English Theatre Berlin present Lovepuke, a play written by Duncan Sarkies (co-creator of Scarfies) and directed by Fingal Pollock.

Love - Everyone knows it. Everyone's been there. The trouble is, everyone has a different set of rules. But what's it all about anyway? Aren't all modern day relationships a dysfunctional battlefield? A series of mind games? A struggle for status?

Come and enjoy the show!
July 1–4/6–10 8pm or 6 pm


New Zealand will again be represented at Rencontres Internationales, an annual festival of experimental film and contemporary art held in Berlin, Paris and Madrid. This year's Berlin segment runs from 29 June to 4 July 2010, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It features 150 contributions from over 50 countries, giving a unique perspective on new audiovisual art.


The website for the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases is now up and running. Click on to access information on the Alliance, including a summary of proceedings from the first senior officials' meeting, held in New Zealand in April 2010.  


New Zealand will host the annual International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit in November 2010. 

The World Dairy Summit is the pre-eminent event in the dairy world, offering an opportunity for all participants in the dairy supply chain to come together and discuss the latest developments in dairy farming, processing, nutrition and health, science and innovation, marketing and policy.


1 May – 5 June 2010 at Hamish Morrison Galerie, Heidestrasse 46-52, Berlin 10557
Exhibition Opening: Friday, 30 April 2010, 6pm


New Zealand-born performance and installation artist Alicia Frankovich has been granted the 2010/11 Creative New Zealand Berlin 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.

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The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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