1. RV SONNE RV SONNE in New Zealand and the South Pacific
  2. EU is the world's largest market Public Consultation for EU-NZL Free Trade Agreement starts
  3. Island Mainau/Lake Constance: blooming tulips Welcome to Germany!

RV SONNE in New Zealand and the South Pacific

The flagship of German research vessels - RV SONNE - is currently sailing the South Pacific. Just before the Easter break the ship visited Wellington for a change of the research crew and loading of large equipment.

EU is the world's largest market

Public Consultation for EU-NZL Free Trade Agreement starts

The EuropeanCommission's Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) on 11 March 2016 has launched its public consultations on the prospect of opening negotiations for an EU-NZ FTA. This is an opportunity for everyone to express their thoughts about such negotiations directly to the European Commission. The German Embassy encourages stakeholders in New Zealand to explain whether and how they might use and/or be affected by such an agreement. This consultation will remain open until 3 June 2016. Information about the consultation and an online questionnaire is available on DG TRADE's website:

Island Mainau/Lake Constance: blooming tulips

Welcome to Germany!

Germany is a country with a diverse range of landscapes, towns and cities steeped in history and traditions.  From the Baltic Sea in the north to the Bavarian alps in the south, there is much to explore. Right in the middle of Europe, it offers much more than the conventional travel routes may suggest. Now that we have your attention, here are a few links to explore your travel opportunities in more detail: 

Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich

Farewell Letter by Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich

It has been an absolute privilege for me to serve as Germany´s Ambassador to New Zealand and to Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu and the Cook-Islands. Right from the start, I experienced the vibrant and diverse relationship that New Zealand and Germany enjoy.

Visit to the German Programme by Ambassador

Dr. Margaret Sutherland from the German Section of Victoria University in Wellington kindly contributed the following article to our website: Her Excellency, Dr Anne-Marie Schleich, Ambassador of the...

Remembering the Holocaust

Visit of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand On visiting the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand in Wellington, you enter an evocative space filled with memories and information about Jewish life before ...

Ambassador's Farewell Visit to Samoa

German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich paid a farewell visit to Samoa from 17 to 21 May 2016. She attended a range of meetings with leading politicians and high level representatives from the Government.

Invitation to New Zealand Journalists - Media Study Tour

Energiewende - Switch to the future Enlarge image (© German Government) The German non-profit media service Clean Energy Wire (CLEW) has organized a four day media study tour "The Energiewende: Decarbonizing Europe's industrial Heartland" which foreign journalists - inluding those from New Zealand - are invited to attend.

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Call for Applications: German Fellowships to Meet the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century

Enlarge image Environmental management training programme by the CIPSEM – Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management of the Technische Universität Dresden

The programme offers a range of courses on environmental management, co-financed by the German government.

Courses focus on interdisciplinary strategies and appropriate measures for a preventive and controlling protection of the environment, while taking ecological, socio-economic and cultural aspects into account.

Environmental Management Programme Info Flyer [pdf, 1,050.46k]

Environmental Management Programme Info Flyer [pdf, 1,050.46k]

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Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin 2016

The 11th Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) will take place in Berlin from 23 May to 3 June 2016. They are dedicated to startups and their ecosystems under the slogan "Asia-Europe Innovation Dialogue". The APW - now an annual event - are Europe`s most important platform for dialogue and cooperation with partners from the Asia-Pacific region. Relevant institutional players from the business, science, cultural and political sectors meet here, for networking and cooperation in practice.

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.

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

This new edition is a useful compendium for anyone seeking reliable, up-to-date information about Germany. The compact paperback provides facts and figures and covers many topics, such as history and culture, population and geography, the political system and the economy. Its companion volume Facts for You has young international readers in mind and focuses on education, green technologies, creative industries and sports, to name but a few.

Both books are available as PDF-Downloads