New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland


25 April 2015 will mark the centenary of the landing of the New Zealand and Australian Army Corps (the ANZACs) on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on 25 April 1915.  During the Gallipoli campaign more than 2700 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives, and many more were wounded.


The New Zealand Embassy, in cooperation with Forum Film Poland, recently organized the official Polish premiere of the “Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” in Warsaw.


With only three weeks until Anzac 2015 celebrations begin, a moving transfer ceremony was held in Messines last Wednesday.  Soil from three of New Zealand's most iconic World War One western front battlefields in France and Belgium - Longueval (Somme), Messines and Passchendaele - was gifted to be displayed as part of the Great War Exhibition in Wellington.


New Zealand business interest in Poland is on the move, with the business sector increasingly aware of the size (nearly 40 million people) and upside of the increasingly affluent Polish market.


On 9 March 2015 in Krakow an award granting ceremony took place to winners of the sixth edition of the competition about New Zealand, Australia and Oceania organized by ANZORA, the  Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Research Association.


The Attorney-General, Hon Christopher Finlayson, represented New Zealand at the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz- Birkenau camps in Poland on 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


The New Zealand Embassy together with the Ministry of Economy of Poland with support from NZTE is organising a New Zealand Business Day in Warsaw on 19 March 2014. 


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


Stars from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies watched as Peter Jackson received his star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.
The Kiwi director has scored a prime spot near the stars of Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg outside the Dolby Theatre, the home of the Academy Awards ceremonies.

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