Cuba in New Zealand

Cuba Photo Contest!

In 2019 we celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations with Aotearoa New Zealand.

To commemorate this event, we´ll be partnering with Havana Coffee Works to launch a Cuba Photo Contest and  arrange prizes for the best three photos, providing Cuban art crafts, various delicacies and to host the winner with partner, family or companion of their choice, at our embassy for a Cuban meal and experience with our ambassador and staff at a moment of their convenience during the year 2019.

All entries must be received by February 24th. Best photos will be selected for an exhibition that will take place at Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Architecture and Design at the end of March.

Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution in New Zealand

Wellington, December 6, 2018.- Given the proximity of Christmas, end of the year and summer holidays, the Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand decided to advance the celebrations for the 60 anniversary of the Revolution, which was attended by politicians, academics, businessmen, friends of Cuba and members of its community in that country. Present in the event was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters.

Embassy of Cuba supports book by Latin American women in New Zealand

Auckland, November 15th, 2018. A bilingual selection of writings from 18 Spanish-speaking women living in New Zealand was officially launched in Auckland. "Viva la Vida" is a compilation of poetry and stories of the author´s experiences “down under”. The launch took place at Studio One Toi Tū, as part of the program Miradas de la Diversidad (Glances of Diversity 2018) organized by the Aotearoa Latin American Community Incorporated (ALACINC).

Oamaru Mail - Cuban ambassador opens exhibition

It was a memorable day for staff and pupils at St Kevin’s College last Wednesday when Cuban ambassador Mario Alzugaray Rodriguez visited the school.

Accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and their son Mauricio, Mr Alzugaray Rodriguez officially opened a photography exhibition at the school.

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Photos of the event in our Facebook album...

Otago Daily Times - Optimism over Cuba relations

Despite vast differences there is much Cuba and New Zealand can learn from each other, the island nation's ambassador says.

Mario Alzugaray is on a four-day tour of Dunedin, which includes attending the Labour Party conference and speaking with deputy mayor Chris Staynes.

While both countries were considerably different geographically and socially, the two island natios could learn from each other, Mr Alzugaray said. 

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