Mourning the victims of Germanwings flight 4U 9525
For more information on the air disaster, please refer to the following websites (only in German) of the German Foreign Office and the German Federal Government:
ATTENTION: We regret to inform you that the German Embassy is unfortunately acutely understaffed at the moment and will not be able to respond to queries concerning consular and legal matters in a timely manner and at the usual excellent level of service. In order to not further exacerbate the situation we suggest that you kindly refrain from all non-emergency phone calls. Until further notice please submit any queries only by using the
The Embassy will be closed on 3, 6 (Easter) and 27 April 2015 (ANZAC-Day).
German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich visited Kiribati from 23 to 26 February 2015 for the official presentation of her Letter of Credentials to the Head of State, President Anote Tong.
The German Honorary Consul in Fiji, Mr. David Aidney, was recently awarded one of German’s highest honours: the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz).
Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich paid a visit to Fiji from 27 February to March 2015.
Air Gas Compressors, the main distributor for German company Boge Compressed Air Systems in New Zealand, recently opened a second warehouse in Auckland. After three years' planning, Boge helped to sec...
Boge expands in New Zealand
Ambassador Dr. Schleich opened the new Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) premises in Wellington on 9 February 2015. VTNZ CEO Mike Walsh and Clemens Klinke, member of the DEKRA SE management, also att...
Opening of new VTNZ Office
The Two-Plus-Four Treaty - 25 Years On
It's one of the most important treaties in German history: the Two-Plus-Four Treaty was the foundation for German reunifcation in 1990. It was negotiated by the allied powers - the USA, the USSR, France and the United Kingdom - and the two German states - East Germany and West Germany - following the fall of the Berlin wall.
Interview with German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich in New Zealand
In the series "Dispatches" by the Deutschland-Magazine, German ambassadors present insights into the world of diplomacy and their host countries, among them Dr Anne-Marie Schleich in New Zealand.
Interview with Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich
On December 15, German Ambassador Dr Anne-Marie Schleich welcomed several students from Victoria University in Wellington to the German Embassy. The students had ignored Oscar Wilde’s advice that “life’s too short to learn German“.
Top Learners of German Honoured at Embassy Reception
German presidency of the G7
Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.
Further information is available on the following websites:
Poll: Germany retains positive image
Germany’s image in the world remains positive. In a poll conducted annually in 24 countries, Germany has maintained its position as the country with the most positive influence in the world in 2014...
Life Swap is a series of short animated Skype conversations between two young men, Jörg, 27, from Münster, Germany and Duncan, 27, from Wellington, New Zealand. Facing their respective quarter life crises, Jörg and Duncan decided it was time for a change. They spontaneously bought plane tickets to the other side of the world and are now signed up to live each other's lives for a whole year. Excited? Curious? Find out more on the Goethe-Institut's website by following Jörg's and Duncan's most recent Skype-conversation about their adventures in "Good Old Germany" and "The Land of the Long White Cloud".