New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland


New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully, visited Poland on 19-20 March.


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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).


Prominent Polish MP Robert Biedron’s Christmas break this year included a visit to New Zealand.


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.


"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has been a major success in Poland. The second part of Peter Jackson's trilogy earned more than 13 million PLN during the first weekend in theaters in Poland.


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.


Prof Andrzej Koss and Dr Lukasz Bednarz, renowned Polish experts in conservation of historic sites, visited New Zealand between November and December 2013.


To mark the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Poland,  the New Zealand Ambassador Wendy Hinton hosted a concert featuring music and musicians from both countries on 15  September at the Polish Music Publishing House in Warsaw.


Adding to the New Zealand music fest enjoyed by Polish music lovers in September, the New Zealand Ambassador Wendy Hinton hosted a concert featuring the distinguished New Zealand contemporary music group, the NZTrio.

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