New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland


On 21 October,  the opening of our exhibition ‘Journey of hope -  The Polish children of Pahiatua: 1944-2014’ took place in the Polish Parliament. It was formally opened  the Speaker of Parliament (until recently Foreign Minister) Radosław Sikorski who was also its honorary patron.  Mr Sikorski referred in his speech to his visit to New Zealand last year and how he and his wife were moved by their meeting with some of the “Pahiatua Children”.  Ambassador Wendy Hinton and the Chair of the Parliamentary New Zealand Poland Friendship Group, MP Ligia Krajewska, also spoke.


Ambassador Wendy Hinton recently visited northern Poland to meet with local authorities and to participate in a ceremony to unveil a plaque commemorating the very first Polish emigration to New Zealand from Starograd Gdanski. The event was the initiative of the Chairperson of the Polish heritage Trust of Otago and Southland, Cecylia Klobukowska.


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The Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, visited Warsaw recently to participate in the events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising which began on 1 August 1944.


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On 24 July 2014, the Voit of Gromadka (in south western Poland), Mr Dariusz Pawliszczy, unveiled a plaque commemorating Allied soldiers who were detained during World War II in a building which now hosts the Wierzbowa rural community centre.


On 20 June in Dunedin’s Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, a ceremony took place to unveil a plaque commemorating the Polish writer, Joseph Conrad.

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