New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland


On 18 May in Warsaw the embassy participated in a number of ceremonies (at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at the Monte Cassino Monument and at the Polish Army Museum).


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Commissioner Marcus Scoliege, paid a short visit to Warsaw in early May to have a deep look into the Polish market potential and possibilities it offers for New Zealand businesses.


On 25 April 1915 the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) went ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula marking the first day of a campaign that would cost many thousands of them their lives.


On 22nd March 2012 the Consulate of the Republic of France in Krakow (Southern Poland) hosted a presentation of awards to participants of the 3rd edition of the “Antipodes known and unknown” competition for secondary school students from the Malopolskie region. 


On 18 February 2012, the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski received representatives of the Diplomatic Corps at the presidential palace.


On 12 December 2011 the Voivodeship Library of Szczecin was host to the promotion of a book by Polish author dr Leszek Wątróbski titled “Polish settlement in New Zealand 1873-1983”.


In February 2012 Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the New Zealand Embassy in Poland, Mr Nik Kiddle visited the Auschwitz – Birkenau Museum located outside of Oswiecim town, near Krakow. Mr Kiddle met with museum director Dr Piotr Cywinski who also represents the Auschwitz – Birkenau Foundation.


Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the New Zealand Embassy in Poland, Mr Nik Kiddle visited Krakow on 9 and 10 February 2012.


Since June 2011 one of Warsaw’s streets is named after Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1940-1949. Peter Fraser invited a group of around 850 Poles, who escaped from Siberia during World War II to New Zealand.


“Mokpo – Maori tattoo. Work of Francis Potter” is the title of an exhibition in the Museum of Asia and Pacific in Warsaw which took place between 10-th and 30-th of November 2011.

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