New Zealand Ambassador, Wendy Hinton, visited Wrocław on 25-26 March and met with the Voivode (Governor) of the Dolny Slask region, Mr Tomasz Smolarz and the vice President of the city, Mrs Anna Szarycz.
During the visit of New Zealand Minister of Culture and Heritage, Hon Christopher Finlayson, to Poland in January 2013, the Minister took part in the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Final and donated a Hobbit poster signed by Peter Jackson. This has now been sold for 6100 PLN (2400 NZD).
Thanks to the efforts of the Institute of Urban Culture in Gdansk, the fifth edition of the Festival - "Narratives - installations and interventions in public space" took place on 15 - 17 November 2013.
Online Polish Educational Portal INTERKLASA.PL, to promote the second part of Peter Jackson's film trilogy titled "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug", organized a competition for students entitled: The Hobbit Quest.