1. Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016
  2. Antarctica - view from research vessel German Antarctic Expedition "GANOVEX XI"
  3.  Refugee Crisis

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016

The global trend to switch to a sustainable, reliable and cost-effective renewable energy supply creates new opportunities for future international cooperation. To this end, the second Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue will be organized in spring 2016 at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

Antarctica - view from research vessel

German Antarctic Expedition "GANOVEX XI"

Scientists of the German Federal Office for Geosciences and Resources (GBR) are currently working togeher with German, Swedish, Italian and Australian colleagues in extensive investigations into Antarctic geological history. The team left Christchurch on bord the Italian support vessel "M/V Italica" on 16 December 2015 sailing for "Gondwana Station" in the Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea. Please click on the following links for more information about the expedition diary and our antarctis pages:

Refugee Crisis

Refugee children in their playroom in the former Maritime Hotel in Halle. Germany's basic law guarantees political refugees asylum in line with its humanitarian resposinbilities.

"Learning Languages has made my career in Business" Lecture

Monique Surges, CEO of the New Zealand German Business Association, will give a talk on the role which languages have played in her own career, the importance of languages for New Zealand business people generally, and the advantages of learning languages for a new generation of aspiring entrepreneurs. To register (for free), please contact Dr. Richard Millington, SLC (vuw%27%ac%27%nz,richard%27%millington, 04 463 5976).

Date and venue:

“Learning languages
has made my career in business”

Victoria University of Wellington
Monday, 29 February 2016
Two sessions: Room EALT206 at 12–12.50pm and Room LBLT118 at 2.10–3pm

German artist Marc Brandenburg is 2016 Goethe-Institut Artist in Residence

Marc Brandenburg, an important figure in contemporary German art, has been announced as the Goethe-Institut’s latest artist in residence in Wellington. In co-operation with the Wellington City Council, the Goethe-Institut offers a three-month scholarship to artists from Germany to come to live in New Zealand.

New German-funded Pathology Laboratory in Samoa

Specimens in the Lab Enlarge image Specimens in the Lab (© dpa/pa) The German Embassy in Wellington has provided financial assistance to the Pathology Laboratory of the Samoan National Service for the purchase of vital computer equipment. The equipment will ensure fast diagnoses and will also be extended to service  rural areas in the future.

The project, which is part of the German Government's Small Scale Projects Programme in the Pacific, is being implemented at the same time as the visit by German Pathologist Dr. Gerhard Stauch within the framework of the Senior Expert Services (SES) assignment of assisting the development of a diagnostic pathology system in Samoa.
The project was covered in three articles in the Samoa Observer:

New playground at Saoluafata Pre-School

Enlarge image Opening ceremony of the new pre-school playground at Saoluafata (© Arne Schreiber) The Saoluafata pre-school in Samoa recently opened a new playground which was funded by the German Government. The Honorary Consul for the Federal  Republic of Germany, Mr Arne Schreiber, delivered the keynote address at the opening, saying he was excited that the project had been completed. "It is an honour for me to do this on behalf of the German Government", he said. The total project cost was just under ST $15,000 which was donated by the German Embassy in Wellington as part of the German Government’s Small Scale Projects Programme. The opening was attended by a reporter from the Samoa Observer Sarafina Sanerivi.


Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at NZ Festival 2016

Enlarge image Scene from Wim Wenders' film about Pina Bausch (© N/A) The New Zealand Festival is delighted to bring two iconic Pina Bausch works performed by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, to New Zealand in March. The two signature pieces of renowned German choreographer Pina Bausch, her own "Café Müller" (1978) and Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" (1975), will be performed together over four nights at the St James Theatre. This will be the first time her company has performed in New Zealand, and New Zealand Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza says the 2016 Festival is the ideal place to showcase The Rite of Spring and Café Müller.

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Job Opportunities

The New Zealand German Business Association (NZGBA) in Auckland also regularly lists job vacancies on their website.

For more information, please go to http://neuseeland.ahk.de/en/ .

Greetings from the Ambassador

Dear Visitor,                 Kia Ora and a warm welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Wellington. As the German Ambassador to New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu, I extend to you my warmest personal greetings.

Commemoration of the First World War

© Auswärtiges Amt

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. It gave us cause to reflect on the immeasurable suffering inflicted during the war years and the post-war period.

Newsletter of the German Embassy Wellington


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If not, here is the link to our Newsletter archive and the latest publication which contains information about the bilateral relations between Germany, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Crisis Prevention List

We offer all German citizens staying permanently or temporarily in New Zealand the opportunity to register online to be included in a Crisis Prevention List.

To register go to the link below:

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