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Welcome to CANZA – the Czech Australian New Zealand Association! Our mission is to promote the interests and cultures of Australia and New Zealand in the Czech Republic and give expats and locals alike the opportunity to experience the Australian and New Zealand way of life in the Czech Republic. Please register on our website to receive news of our forthcoming events and activities!

A jste tu na stránkách CANZA. Vítejte! CANZA je Česko australsko novozélandská asociace, založená v České republice za účelem sdružování lidí, kteří mají zájem o kultury a propagací těchto zemí. Máte zájem dostávat informace o společenských událostech, které CANZA pořádá? Není nic snazšího, než se přihlásit a zařadit se tak do seznamu adresátů našeho e-bulletinu. Poznávejte kulturu protinožců bez nutnosti absolvování dlouhého letu či delší plavby lodí… vše zcela zdarma






Captain James Cook discovered Australia and New Zealand in the 18th century, when will you?


CANZA is proud to be a media partner for this festival which runs from 18 - 23 November.

You will have the opportunity to discover Australia and New Zealand in Prague cinemas; Lucerna and Ponrepo between the 18th and 23rd of November 2016. The Festival of Australian and New Zealand film "Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest" will for the third time open the door to little-known transoceanic cinematography. After two years the festival has grown to include New Zealand films alongside Australian films. Careful selection ensures that it’ll have on display the best contemporary oceanic films.

Among the festival's titles this year will appear Australia’s contender for best foreign language film at the Oscars, Tanna. Which follows the romance of two young lovers literally to their death. The film is based on real events that led to changes in age-old tribal rules and was made by a collaboration of the Australian and Vanuatuan film industry. From New Zealand comes the box office hit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which showcases the international star, Sam Neil,  best known for his role as paleontologist in the American blockbuster, Jurassic Park. Well-known Maori director Taika Waititi’s films continue to gain international popularity and his latest work is no exception, again showcasing his original sense of humor.

​"It is surprising and amusing to find that on the other side of the globe, in vast open spaces, filmmakers have a similar sense of humour as we do in the middle of Europe. Which makes it a shame that Australian and New Zealand films are still largely unavailable to Czech audiences. For a few days in autumn, we want to put these great oceanic films on display and make them accessible to people in Prague, "said Festival Director Martina Vacková.

In the two-part epic film, The Hidden River, we are reminded of the discovery of a new continent by the first white settlers. Where interactions with the indigenous people led to violent clashes. This award-winning drama not only showcases the breathtaking untouched Australia nature, but also explores this grim chapter in Australian history, which Australians have still not completely resolved.

​Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest is made possible thanks to financial support from the Ministry of Culture, Prague City Hall and its sponsors, which include the Australian Consulate in Prague, the New Zealand Film Commission and the National Film Archive in Prague

For more information click here.




Commonwealth Business Mixer

13 October, 2016

Following the enormous success of last year’s sold out event we invite you to the 2nd Commonwealth Joint Business Mixer.

Spread your network, enjoy various national dishes, music and mingle with more than 150 other guests from the business community.  See the invitation below for more information.

Both the CANZA and ABIE prices are signficantly subsidised. Click on the invitation below for more details. Pre-registration is essential at info@abiecz.org

Special thanks to our event partners, Gosselin Mobility and Smartbuying Wine.



Announcing the Launch of Australasian Business in Europe

As you may already be aware, we have been working for some time to establish a business focused Australian and New Zealand chamber of commerce

This new organisation, which will compliment CANZA, will be better resourced and will provide support and assistance to CANZA's existing activities.  CANZA will continue to focus on social cultural and sporting aspects while ABiE will focus exclusively on business in a much more traditional 'Chamber of Commerce' model.

If you, or your company, are interested in business, check out the ABiE website where you can subscribe to the newsletter and get more information about membership.


Partnership with CNZBA

We are very pleased to announce a partnership with CNZBA (the Czech New Zealand Business Association).

The CNZBA is dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting reciprocal trade, business and investment between New Zealand and the Czech Republic.

Since its establishment in December 2012, CNZBA has become officially recognized as a bilateral platform helping New Zealand and Czech Republic businesses and business oriented individuals expand their mutual business relations.

The CNZBA is a non-profit membership organisation fostering and protecting interests of its members and prospective members, who recruit from broad range of industries. Membership in the CZNBA is available to every company and individual involved or interested in undertaking trade, investment and/or any other form of legitimate business between New Zealand and the Czech Republic.

The CNZBA works independently, but maintains very good relations with the Czech and New Zealand government delegations and their trade & investment departments.

For more information visit www.cnzba.co.nz or Facebook.

If you are a Czech business looking to expand into New Zealand (or Australia) or a NZ or Australian business that has recently arrived in town, please don't hesitate to contact us.  

Partnership with Czech Cricket

cz_team_in_Vienna_2013_resized.jpgCANZA is delighted to announce that it has formed a partnership with Czech Cricket (Českomoravský Kriketový Svaz). Cricket as a sport and outdoor activity is very popular in both Australia and New Zealand with the national men's and women's teams of both countries performing at the pinnacle of the international game. Through the partnership we will be working on two fronts:

1) to help inform Czech-based Aussies and Kiwis that their time in the Czech Republic does not have to be without cricket, with regular senior and junior tournaments being played

2) to help introduce local Czech people to the Australian and New Zealand pastime and our beloved sport, cricket.

CMKS_logo_bigger.pngCzech Cricket has been steadily expanding since its formation in Prague in 2000. Czech Cricket coordinates and support local international and Czech State schools towards participation in the Czech Cricket Winter, Spring and Summer tournaments, which have been showing fantastic growth since their introduction in 2012. The expansion of these tournaments alongside the introduction of an additional team in the men’s game and a major facilities development overhaul project mean that 2014 is set to be a fantastic year for cricket in the Czech Republic.

If you or any of your friends, colleagues or relatives are interested in learning more about cricket, please contact info@CzechCricket.cz or for upcoming events, please keep an eye on the Czech Cricket website here www.czechcricket.cz/.


Opportunity for business referrals from Austrade

The Australian government trade, investment and education promotion agency - Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) - would like to offer an opportunity to register Service Providers interested in co-operation with Australian companies. To register, please complete this online form: http://www.austrade.gov.au/About-Austrade/Contact-us/Referrals-Database-Registration. The registration is open to companies offering Legal services; Interpreters / Translators; Consultancy companies; Accountancy companies; Providers of other services to companies.

Once approved, the registered company will be listed in the database of potential services providers to Australian companies interested in doing business in Central Europe and/or those already operating in this region.


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