Wellington, December 9th 2015. – During a visit to this institution by Ambassador of Cuba, Mr. Mario Alzugaray, Executive Assistant at the Office of Deputy Vicechancellor, Mr. Kerri Kilner, expressed his interest in the promotion of linkages and cooperation exchanges with Cuban counterparts, especially in the development of joint research projects in areas of common attention.
Wellington, 26th November 2015.— The Ambassador of Cuba to New Zealand, HE Mr. Mario Alzugaray Rodriguez, presented his Letter of Credence to the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, in a ceremony conducted at the Government House in Wellington that, following local protocol procedures, started with a traditional Maori welcome.
Wellington 20 November- In the framework of the 2015 Student and Postdoc Symposium organized by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology of the University of Victoria, Majela Gonzalez Miro, young scientist of the Finlay Institute, who is part of a collaborative project between this Cuban entity and the Polybatics Company presented on the progress of her investigation. The prestigious Massey University, located in the city of Palmerston North, New Zealand, serves as headquarters for this project.
Wellington, 17 November - Gathered to welcome the Ambassador of Cuba, the friendship society with the largest of the Antilles in Wellington, reiterated its condemnation of the blockade and reaffirmed the willingness of this group to maintain its contribution to the international fight for its total elimination. Pat Bolster and Gillian Magee, Chairman and Secretary of the organization respectively, confirmed that this fight will remain at the center of its solidarity work.
Wellington, October 12, 2015. The Cuban film "The Booby Prize," fiction film produced in 2009 under the direction of Juan Carlos Cremata, was the movie selected to start the Latin American cinema session on October the 9thin the town of Ashhurst, located in the New Zealand city of Palmerston North.
The Ashhurst Community Library, venue of this event, was attended by a large group of spectators, fans of Cuban cinema and culture, who along with representatives of the Embassy, shared an evening full of Cuban identity.