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Germany Wins Football World Cup 2014!

A crowd of both German and Argentinian foot fans in Wellington watched the World Cup at the “Grand International” side by side early on Monday morning. Early in the first half, German Ambassador Dr Schleich said that she expected the game to be “very, very exciting” and that with two world class teams “anything can happen”. The ambassador attended the live screening of the final this morning with the Argentinian Deputy Head of Mission, Ms Romina Bocache. The good natured crowd of German and Argentinian fans cheered their sides on in a game which looked like it might be decided by penalites, until Germany’s Mario Götze scored the decisive goal in the 117th minute. The ambassador’s feelings were echoed by other German fans. The German crowd erupted into jubilant laughter and song, while their Argentinian friends were able to hold their heads up high in the knowledge that their team, too, had played a magnificent game until the very end.

Celebrations broke out all over Germany after the final ceremony, and in many places, parties continued until the early hours.

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Germany contributes 183,000 Samoan Tala for the re-development of Faleata Reserve

On 10th July 2014 the German Ambassador, Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich and the Samoan High Commissioner, Mr. Leasi Papali'i T. Scanlan signed an agreement for a German contribution towards a Samoan forest re-development project.

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Ambassadors watching the semi-final together

German and Barazilian supporters were watching the semi final of the football world cup side by side at the Brazilian Embassy at the invitation of the Brazilian Ambassador Eduardo Gradilone and German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich. None of them had expected Germany winning the match with a stunning 7-1 score. Brazil created a very friendly and warm atmosphere during the whole match. Singing, laughter and drums were to hear until the last minute. Ambassador Gradilone congratulated the German Ambassador after the game.

New Zealand German Business Association Reception in Auckland

New Zealand German Business Association Reception in Auckland On Tuesday, 10 June, the Annual General Meeting of the German Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, the New Zealand German Business Association (NZGBA), took place in Auckland. In this context a new Executive Committee was elected. Following the AGM, BMW Team McMillan hosted its reception for NZGBA members to meet German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich.

German Bundestag celebratung 65 years of the Basic Law

65 Years Basic Law

On May 23rd 2014, the German Bundestag was celebrating the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

The wall that separated East and West Germany fell 25 years ago. A piece of German history that tourists can now experience by bike on a tour of the Berlin wall, including personal eyewitness accounts.

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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...

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Official Meeting of Foreign Minister McCully and Foreign Minister Steinmeier

The Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Mr. Murray McCully and the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, met in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on March 21.

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EU Breakfast

On 1 May 2014, on behalf of the European Union Heads of Mission, the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand hosted a breakfast at Auckland's Northern Club. 150 CEOs of European business affiliates and subsidiaries in New Zealand along with European Trade Commissioners availed themselves of the opportunity of an exchange of ideas with Prime Minister John Key.

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German Ambassador opens two Exhibitions

German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich recently opened two exhibitions created by German artists and shown for the first time in New Zealand.

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Life Swap

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".

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Time and weather in Germany

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Online Appointment Booking System for Passport and Visa Applications


From 3 June 2014 you will need an appointment to apply for a visa or a German passport/ID-card. Appointments can be booked online using the following link:

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

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

25 Years of the Fall of the Wall

Eine Radtour entlang der ehemaligen Mauer

25 years ago, on the evening of 9 November 1989, the Wall that divided Germany finally fell in Berlin. An overview of events...

60 years of official New Zealand-German Diplomatic Relations

On November 10, 1953, diplomatic relations were first established between New Zealand and the Federal Republic of Germany. Since those early beginnings, the world has changed in innumerable ways; but the relationship between our two countries has strengthened and expanded steadily.

60th Anniversary Film

The film "Far Apart - Close at Heart" vividly illustrates the extraordinary diversity of relations between New Zealanders and Germans.

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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