Posted by Executive Director on 5 April 2013 | 1 Comments
Do you have an inspiring dream for the Netherlands? Here is your chance to share this dream with the rest of the Dutch people in the Netherlands and overseas. Your dream could become a source of inspiration for the new King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. In due course a selection panel will select the 50 most inspiring dreams for the Netherlands and combine them in a book to be published in September and to be presented to the Royal Couple on the 5th of September 2013. So, share your dream for the country as an inspiration for us all!. Click here for further details deeljouwdroom
Posted by Executive Director on 19 March 2013 | 0 Comments
For those of you who missed the documentary when it showed in cinemas and on television, Te Hono is now on DVD and available for purchase at the bargain price of $25. For more information read the flyer but for purchase, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by on 25 February 2013 | 0 Comments
For decades school textbooks stated that Captain James Cook was the first European to ‘discover’ New Zealand in 1769. Not only is this incorrect, it overshadows a key part of our history.
Posted by Executive Director on 15 February 2013 | 0 Comments
A change at the top of the monarchy means that the Dutch Community will be celebrating a King instead of a Queen this year. We have some information about how it will be recognised and that there is a change of date, but please let us know how and where you plan to celebrate Koningdag this year.
Posted by Executive Director on 5 February 2013 | 1 Comments
The recent press release (copied below) by the chairmen of the respective trusts working towards establishing a museum in Foxton is heartening and reflects the spirit of cooperation envisioned by Theo Muller in his Blog, "Creating Community". He wonder what we could achieve if we were somehow to work together, share resources, share talent, think as one. A Museum is a good start, but we also need to keep contemporary links with the Netherlands to be a truly a Dutch community within the wider New Zealand community, not an historic Dutch community.
Posted by Theo Muller on 9 January 2013 | 28 Comments
I have been involved in the NetherlaNZ Foundation for a couple of years and the Trustees made me Chairman about a year ago. It’s been a full-on year and I have met more Dutch immigrants or second or third generation descendants of Dutch immigrants in that year than in all those years since I came to New Zealand in the 70’s. There are Dutchies everywhere and there isn’t one living soul in New Zealand who doesn’t know somebody of Dutch origin – surely no more than two degrees of separation! But what has taken me by surprise is the number of clubs, committees, incorporated societies, formal and informal groups of Dutch immigrants and their descendants and most of these groups have similar goals and objectives; bringing the Dutch community together socially or culturally by organising events, activities and projects, some of them with a local accent and others of a regional or even national nature. It is absolutely fantastic that there are so many motivated people wanting to be involved in these projects and make themselves available, roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. I take my hat off to those involved in the very successful Molen Project in Foxton. What an asset, not only for Foxton, but for the whole of New Zealand. The Dutch Connexion, another group of enthusiastic Dutch immigrants with a dream of ambitious proportions, wants to build a Dutch museum, “Ons Museum and Cultureel Centrum”. The drivers behind that project devote all their spare time to realising their dream. I salute you.
Posted by Theo Muller, Chairman of the New Zealand Netherlands Foundation on 5 December 2012 | 3 Comments
Welcome/welkom to our new website. On behalf of the New Zealand Netherlands Foundation Inc, or NetherlaNZ Foundation for short, I would like to invite you to take the opportunity to browse through the site which is packed with really interesting information about Dutchies living in New Zealand, their stories, events, news items and useful links to associated websites. We consider our website a “living document” – we will add to it all the time. If you wish to share relevant stories or information, please make sure to contact us and we will take care of it.
Posted by on 15 November 2012 | 6 Comments
Did you know that, until 1 April 2013, former Dutch citizens can re-acquire Dutch nationality when living abroad. Several conditions have to be met but if you think this may apply to you or is something you would like to do please contact us for a copy of the Newsletter or see your local Embassy or Consulate for more information.
Posted by Diane on 30 July 2012 | 3 Comments
Welcome to the new website for the New Zealand-Netherlands Foundation. This site is devoted to fostering the links that bind New Zealand and the Netherlands. The Dutch assimilate very well when they join a new culture and there are estimated to be between 130,000 to 200,000 people with a Dutch heritage in New Zealand. We want YOU!
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