The Embassy will be closed on 27 October (Labour Day).
Chancellor Merkel congratulates Prime Minister John Key
German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel's congratulations to Prime Minister John Key were published in the following press release.
Since 2008, Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has spent around 140 million euros from its International Climate Initiative (ICI) in support of collaborative projects with small island states to adapt to climate change, protect biodiversity and promote the establishment of a sustainable energy supply. This involves supporting the local population of the islands in the sustainable management of their natural resources and preservation of ecological diversity.
The European Union’s further sanctions against Russia entered into force on Friday, 12 September. The EU adopted the sanctions on the Monday previous, but allowed several days to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and peace plan in eastern Ukraine.
German Deputy Head of Mission Dr Thomas Henzschel on 29 August 2014 attended the 100th Anniversary of the New Zealand occupation of German Samoa in Auckland. The occasion was marked by a reception at Auckland Museum followed by a ceremony at the Cenotaph and was attended by a great number of dignitaries.
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.
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.
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...
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".