New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland


On Monday 23 November, Ambassador Wendy Hinton attended the annual conference dinner of the National Association of Farmers Circles and Agricultural Organisations (KZRKIOR). KZRKIOR is a national federation which represents and promotes the joint interests of Polish farmers and other agricultural producers.


On 23 November 2015, Ambassador Wendy Hinton was pleased to receive a visit from New Zealand author Eleanor Catton.


On 13 November,  Ambassador Wendy Hinton visited the First World War Cemetery in Lidzbark Warmiński in the north of Poland to participate in a Remembrance Day Service honouring the sacrifice of all those from the Commonwealth who fought and died in the cause of freedom, and are buried in the newly created Commonwealth War Graves section of the Lidzbark Cemetery . Also present at the ceremony were the Ambassador- designate of Canada, the British Defence Attaché, representatives of the Nigerian Embassy, as well as veterans and local government representatives.  The development of the Commonwealth section is ongoing, with another eleven graves still scheduled to be moved to this area.  


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


An agreement which regulates film co-productions, was signed on 21 October between the government of New Zealand represented by Ambassador Wendy Hinton and the Government of Poland, represented by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Professor Małgorzata Omilanowska.

The idea to sign a bilateral agreement on cinematic cooperation emerged first during the visit to Poland of New Zealand Minister of Culture and Heritage, Hon Chris Finlayson in January 2013.


On September 3, the New Zealand Embassy in Warsaw in cooperation with DemosEUROPA organised an expert roundtable to discuss the conclusions of a publication by Director of the Brussels based think tank ECIPE, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, titled: “New Zealand: The EU’s Asia-Pacific Partnership and the Case for a Next Generation FTA”.


The Flag Consideration Panel has announced the four alternative flag designs for New Zealanders to rank in the first binding referendum. The designs can be viewed here.

Later this year and early next year, New Zealanders enrolled to vote will be asked to participate in two postal referenda to consider the future of the New Zealand flag:

1. to rank the shortlist of four alternative flag designs
2. to keep the current flag or adopt the preferred alternative design.


The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development has a pleasure to inform you about the 5th edition of the international matchmaking event which will be held on 22 September 2015 at the International Trade Fair POLAGRA FOOD in Poznan, Poland. The event will be organized in the framework of the economic promotion program related to the participation of Poland in EXPO 2015.
The matchmaking event is addressed to companies and other entities representing the following sectors:


The Asia-Pacific Day in Polish Parliament on 9 July drew crowds. Members of Parliament, ministry representatives, academics and the diplomatic corps used the occasion to discuss the opportunities, developments and potential risks facing the region.


Immigration New Zealand is making it easier for people from countries requiring a visa to visit New Zealand. From mid-June 2015:

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