Dialoge 20-13 - Kolkata von Sasha Waltz / Padmini Chettur / Mahler Chamber Orchestra Photo: Martin Wälde

Living Culture

We foster bilateral cultural exchange programs between Germany and New Zealand. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals, always with the goal to facilitate artistic production, reception and reflection involving actors from both countries.


New Zealand as seen from the International Space Station in 2014 © NASA

New Music, New Zealand

Aotearoa-New Zealand. Kiwis making music in and beyond this island nation in the 21st century. This thematic dossier explores the newest electronic and experimental music of Aotearoa-New Zealand, and the history and traditions that underpin it.

Living language © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

Living language

Features, interviews, podcasts and a monthly blog exploring how learning a new language opens up worlds of possibilities, changes your outlook - and boosts your brain! Life is more interesting in more than one language. Find out more here...

Filmstills, German Film Festival © Joya Thome Filmproduktion – Lupa Film Gmbh; Razor – Gordon Timpen; Studiocanal; Christian Schulz, NGF/LOOKS.

Deutsches Filmfestival

The 10th German Film Festival took place from 29 August until 30 September in 2018. Discover and enjoy ten new film productions from Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Watch this space for next year's dates.

Freepost © Bernd Struckmeyer


Anti-liberal, nationalistic movements are gaining in strength around the world. Why are populist tendencies on the rise? How can the values of democracy be protected?

Future Perfect

The Goethe-Institut and the foundation FUTURZWEI collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.             


Lifeswap is a series of animated Skype chats between Jörg from Germany and Duncan from New Zealand. Facing their respective quarter life crises, they decided it was time for a change.             

'Goethe on Air': the cultural radio show of the Goethe-Institut New Zealand

In November 2015, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand went on air with its cultural radio show  'Goethe on Air' at Access Radio (783am). 
Now it appears monthly with different interesting topics each time.


The dossier Tanzconnexions aims to give insights into and information about contemporary styles of dance in the Asia-Pacific region and in Germany.

My place in Germany

Is there a place in Germany that is special to you? We're looking for park benches, crossroads, districts, cities, landscapes or any other places in Germany big or small that turned into "your" place because of their atmosphere, architecture or personal history.