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
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
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.
Samoa Observer-Article on Playground Opening at Saoluafata School [pdf, 2,807.52k]
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at NZ Festival 2016
Scene from Wim Wenders' film about Pina Bausch
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.
Media Release on the visit by the Dance Theatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 2016 [pdf, 143.69k]