Hamburg and Auckland, New Zealand, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, June 10. Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz and Mayor of Auckland Len Brown signed the third agreement in a video conference held at the Consulate General of New Zealand in Hamburg. Both New Zealand Ambassador Peter Rider from Berlin and Consul General in Hamburg, Marcus Scoliège, were present at the ceremony.
Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand and a port city like Hamburg. Both cities benefit from the harbour economy and want to continue their information exchange on city and harbour planning. Both cities also have strong trade relations to China.
A special tie to New Zealand culture and history is “Rauru House” that has been displayed in the Völkerkunde Museum for more than 100 years. It is one of very few traditional Maori houses outside New Zealand.
Source: Press release City of Hamburg Senate