The Embassy hosted a launch of a new medical innovation at the New Zealand Residence on May 24. The open surgery medical device was developed by Fisher and Paykel Healthcare New Zealand, Cardia Innovation and the Karolinska Institute/Hospital: a true joint New Zealand/Swedish venture.
Ambassador Barbara Bridge and the Australian Ambassador, Paul Stephens, commemorated ANZAC Day, 25 April 2011, at the war graves section at Kviberg Cemetery in Gothenburg, as has become the custom each year.
The New Zealand Embassy wishes to advise that a Condolence Book will be open at the New Zealand Embassy, Nybrogatan 11, 114 59 Stockholm, from 29 November to 3 December 2010 from 1000 hrs to noon and from 1400 hrs to 1600 hrs.
The Immigration Act 2009 comes into effect from 29 November 2010. It does not make major changes to the criteria under which people apply to travel to and stay in New Zealand.
Immigration New Zealand's forms and guides have been updated in line with the Immigration Act 2009. The forms and guides are available to download now, but can only be used for applications lodged on and after 29 November 2010.
The New Zealand flag fluttered proudly at the top of Sweden's highest mountain last weekend. The Ambassador, Barbara Bridge, and her partner Wolfgang Mitterecker were part of a small group of friends and colleagues who scaled Mt Kebnekaise (2107m) on 17 July. The expedition on the day took 13 hours, and included rockclimbing with harnesses and helmets and crossing glaciers roped together to prevent disappearance into the many crevasses. A significant advantage was that since Kebnekaise is in the far north of Sweden in the Arctic Circle it is light throughout the night