1. The Brandenburg Gate in tricolore. Germany stands shoulder to shoulder with France
  2. Helmut Schmidt Germany mourns the loss of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
The Brandenburg Gate in tricolore.

Germany stands shoulder to shoulder with France

Germany stands should to shoulder with France, assured Chancellor Angela Merkel. "We will fight by your side against those who have inflicted such inconceivable suffering on you." This attack on liberty targets not only Paris, said the Chancellor. "It targets all of us and it has hit all of us, and that is why we will also all respond together."

Helmut Schmidt

Germany mourns the loss of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

We are deeply saddened to report that former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt passed away on Tuesday in Hamburg. He was 96. Schmidt served as chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. Chancellor Angela Merkel on the death of Helmut Schmidt Federal President Joachim Gauck on the death of Helmut Schmidt (only in German) Website of the German Missions in the United States on the death of Helmut Schmidt A Book of Condolences will be open for signature at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (90-92 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington) at the following times: ·      Monday, 16 November 2015 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm ·      Tuesday 17 November, 10am-12pm and 2pm-3pm.

Donation to Tuvalu Red Cross Society

The Federal Republic of Germany, represented by  the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wellington, donated 70.000,00 AUD (in words: seventy-thousand) to the Tuvalu Red Cross Society, represented by Olioliga Iosua, Secretary General, in order to support Tuvalu and its people to recover from cyclone Pam.

The donation is designated to be used for the purchase, transportation and installation of 25 Water Tanks. In March 2015, the islands that make up Tuvalu were badly struck by the Tropical Cyclone Pam. Houses and water tanks were damaged or destroyed. Therefore the project funds improvement of access to water on households´ and community level in Tuvalu.

Osea Naiqamu, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Juergen Thomas Schrod

Fijian- German Forestry Day

30 years of Fijian-German Cooperation in the Forestry Sector

On Tuesday, 20 October 2015, a celebration was held in Suva to mark 30 years of Fiji-Germany partnership in the forestry sector. The celebratory event included a review of achievements over the past three decades and the many lessons learnt during these years of partnership and friendship.

Maria Böhmer - Integrationsbeauftragte der Bundesregierung

German Minister of State Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer visits New Zealand

Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office, Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, visited New Zealand on 19 and 20 October 2015.

German National Day Celebration

This year’s Day of German Unity, the National Day of Germany, was celebrated in Wellington with an official reception at the “Boatshed” on Taranaki Wharf.

Logo 25 years of German unity

25 Years of German Unity

On the 3rd of October, commemorated the anniversary of its reunification for the 25th time. At a ceremony in Berlin, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel reflected on the days of peaceful change in the GD...

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CTBTO – “Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty” Exhibition

Within the system of nuclear disarmament and anti-proliferation, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty – CTBT – is an important factor. Supervising it is the CTBTO in Vienna. The organisation has a worldwide net of measuring stations. Germany is strongly involved.

Time and weather in Germany

Deutscher Wetterdienst

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

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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.

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Goethe-Institut Wellington


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