ATTENTION: The Embassy will be closed on 1 June (Queen's Birthday), 3 October (German National Day) and 26 October (Labour Day) 2015.
The following article was published in the Dominion Post on 21 May 2015. The article was co-signed by the resident European Union Heads of Mission in Wellington: French Ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, German Ambassador Anne-Marie Schleich, Greek Charge d'Affaires Charalampos Laftsidis, Italian Ambassador Carmelo Barbarello, Netherlands Ambassador Rob Zaagman, Polish Ambassador Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Spanish Ambassador Manuel Viturro De La Torre, United Kingdom High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair and European Charge d'Affaires Michalis Rokas.
German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich recently visited Tonga for the official presentation of her Letter of Credence on 20 April 2015 to the Head of State, His Majesty The King of Tonga Kind Tupou VI.
Ambassador Schleich presents Credentials in Tonga
Commemorating those who served and died during WWI, German Honorary Consul Arne Schreiber in Samoa participated in two official wreath laying ceremonies on 25 April 2015.
100 years after Gallipoli, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand and the German Embassy have staged a joint event with selected Wellington schools to commemorate the courage and sacrifice of all those affected by World War I. The “99 Luftballons” event focused on the themes of peace and understanding that were born out of the Great War.
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
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.
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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".