On 23 January 2017 the embassy will remain closed for Wellington Anniversary Day.
Launch of Electric Car Sharing in Wellington
(© Luke Calder Photography)
The promotion of electric mobility is a priority of the German Federal Government. It was a fitting event on 12 December that launched the MEVO Car-Share-On-Demand in Wellington, which uses a number of snazzy German AUDI A3 electric vehicles.
MEVO CEO Erik Zydervelt, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Ambassador Gerhard Thiedemann marked this significant step toward a cutting-edge, climate-conscious Smart City Wellington.
Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2017
The GFFA is an international conference that focuses on key issues regarding the future of the global agri-food industry. The 9th GFFA will be held from 19-21 January 2017 during the International Green Week in Berlin. The forum gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to share ideas and enhance political understanding on topics of current agricultural policy within the context of food security.
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German Ambassador Mr Gerhard Thiedemann visited the Cook Islands from 12 to 19 November 2016 on the occasion of presenting his Letter of Credence by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck to the Queen’s Representative in the Cook Islands, HE Tom Marsters.
Ambassador Thiedemann presents his Letter of Credence to Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi of Samoa
German Ambassador Gerhard Thiedemann visited Samoa from 19 to 22 Oktober 2016 Samoa for the official presentation of his Letter of Credence by Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck to Samoan Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi. Ambassador Thiedemann gave his thanks for the warm welcome and fruitful talks with Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and other leading personalities of the country. The two countries enjoy a long history of friendly bilateral relations beginning in the mid-1800s and consolidated formally in their friendship treaty of 1972. Their mutual priorities today focus on their successful cooperation in the climate change field, conservation and oceanic protection.
Mr Thiedemann also visited a fisheries project in the village of Falelatei which is supported by Germany in the framework of its bilateral project programme, where he was accompanied by Dr. Wulf Killmann, the GIZ director in the Pacific region.
Samoa Observer, 23.10.2016 [pdf, 1,773.59k]
Deutsche Welle Journalism Traineeship for 2017
Deutsche Welle is offering a paid journalism traineeship in Bonn and Berlin starting in September 2017 for English and German native speakers. Applications (online only) should be from English native speakers with a working knowledge of German or German native speaker with a working knowledge of English and received between 5.1.2017 and 17.02.2017.
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