As part of the doctoral research "Understanding the articulation of the Caribbean identity in Aotearoa, New Zealand through a culturally relevant Caribbean methodology", the Master in Sociology Anabel Fernández Santana, PhD candidate in Sociology at the Technological University of Auckland (AUT), organized a meeting at the headquarters of our Embassy with members of the Caribbean community living in Wellington.
Ambassadors from Latin America and the Chargé d´Affaires a.i. of Spain, held a meeting with Hon. Fletcher Tabuteau, Deputy Leader of NZ First and Under – Secretary for Foreign Affairs, to exchange views on the relation between New Zealand and the Hispanic world.
During the exchange Mr. Tabuteau updated the HOM on his next trip to Latin America (Chile, Perú & Colombia) and his intention to further promote closer links with the region.
In a wonderful and charming environment of celebration for Cuban music, took place from February 23 - 25 the 2018 edition of the Aotearoa Cuban Festival.
As every year, the event brought to this beautiful and gorgeous city, a space of knowledge, rhythms, dances and Cuban culture in general.
More than two hundred enthusiasts for Cuban music from New Zealand and Australia made it to the Festival.
Cuban and Maori rhythms got a interesting opportunity to mix and produce a magic blend of cultures.
On February 12th., Ambassador Mario Alzugaray took part in Aotearoa Bike Challenge at the coolest small capital city in the world, invited by the Wellington City Council.
Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition between local organisations to see which can get the most staff to try riding a bike. It´s been implemented to raise awareness on the importance of environment protection and promoting a healthier life by riding your bike.