German - New Zealand Relations

Information on the bilateral relations between New Zealand and Germany as well as the Pacific Islands, and general information about German foreign policy issues and Germany's position in the European Union.

Biennial Conference for Teachers of German in New Zealand 2017

At the beginning of July over 40 delegates from the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors gathered at the Goethe-Institut in Wellington for the National Conference for Teachers of German in New Zealand. The delegates' professional development comprised German language immersion, an exploration of current pedagogy with a digital focus, and German cultural themes.

Highlights included a workshop with a literary translator; seminars on Martin Luther and the Reformation, on a German city that has become a set for many recent films, on Germany as a tertiary destination, and on task-based learning. Teachers of German in New Zealand Enlarge image (© Goethe-Institut NZ) On the first evening, delegates were entertained by German Ambassador Mr. Gerhard Thiedemann at his residence in Belmont, Lower Hutt. The Embassy provided dozens of footballs to be used by teachers to further enhance the attractiveness of German throughout the country.

Three intense days of study and exchange were also a chance to renew old friendships, establish new ones, and build professional relationships. Going by the convivial atmosphere and lively discussion, the German language in Aotearoa/New Zealand is in good hands and hearts.

International Symposium on WWI at Te Papa Tongarewa

On the occasion of ANZAC day at the end of April 2017, the New Zealand National Museum Te Papa Tongarewa hosted a variety of lectures on the First World War.

New Zealand-German Political Relations

2013 saw the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and New Zealand. Close ties had been established much earlier than that.

German - New Zealand Economic Relations

A bilateral double taxation agreement has been signed in 1978. The German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (formerly known as New Zealand-German Business Association) in Auckland has been working to pr...


German - New Zealand Science Relations

Germany is New Zealand's most important non-english speaking science partner. In 1977 a bilateral Science Cooperation Agreement has been signed. The Science and Innovation Ministers of both countries ...

German - New Zealand Relations

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