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1 Toi Māori Team heads to the Netherlands

Toi Māori Team heads to the Netherlands to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the waka.

2 Global Conference on Cyberspace in The Hague

On 16-17 April 2015 the Netherlands will host the fourth Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) in The Hague.

3 Appointment system

As off today we have implemented a new appointment booking system. It should be simpler and quicker to use. We did our best to transfer all appointments from old to new. If you experience any problems with your existing booking, please email us with your details.

4 Closure Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Because the Consular staff attend an internal course in Wellington, the Consulates in Auckland and Christchurch will be closed on Wednesday 25 March 2015. On this day you can contact the Embassy in Wellington through WEL-CA@minbuza.nl.

5 Towards a Greener Dairy Industry; a Dutch Perspective

Aalt Dijkhuizen, one of the leading Dutch experts in world food and agriculture, will visit New Zealand to discuss the future of the international dairy industry from 1-4 March.

6 Speech Prime Minister Remembrance MH17

Speech by Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the National Remembrance Ceremony for the victims of the MH17 air disaster, Amsterdam, 10 November 2014.

7 Dutch National Commemoration victims MH17

The commemoration of the flight MH17 disaster will take place on Monday 10 November at the RAI in Amsterdam. The commemoration is accessible by invitation only. The persons invited are the surviving relatives of the victims and persons involved in the air crash.

8 Netherlands elected to UN Human Rights Council

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was today elected to the Human Rights Council for the 2015-2017 period by the UN General Assembly. Foreign minister Bert Koenders welcomes the Netherlands’ membership of the council. ‘What happened today underlines the importance the Netherlands places on human rights worldwide,’ said the minister.

9 Announcement by the King’s Office

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Frans Timmermans, has requested His Majesty the King to discharge him from his duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs as of today, 17 October 2014.

10 Bert Koenders appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs

King Willem-Alexander has appointed Bert Koenders as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr Koenders was sworn in by the King at Noordeinde Palace on Friday 17 October 2014.