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G'Day & Kia ora


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





Australia Waitangi Day Beach Party

27 January

Australia Day and Waitangi Day are the founding days for Aus and NZ. Falling in late January and early February, the days are celebrated outdoors with friends and family. 

We're hosting our own version in Prague and despite the weather, beach gear is the dress code - leave your coats at the door and change your footwear for 'zinc, thongs & jandals' :-D

Prizes will be given to best dressed participants and we'll also have some other competitions and a DJ. 

Food wise, The Pie Shop will be selling a range of their delicious Aussie pies.

Entry is 100czk per person which gets you your first beer free!

Everyone welcome :-)  For more details and to register see the event page on Facebook


Date/Time:  7.00 p.m. 27 January 2018
Venue: Bar No. 7, Na Struze y, Prague 1


Blind Wine Tasting

January 18

January's ABIE event is going to be a fun networking event to kick off the new year in style.  CANZA people are welcome to attend.

We will be learning more about wine from Foltyn Wine sommelier, Kristyna Krupkova.  She will be teaching us how to taste and describe wine and how to identify the characteristics of different wines.

During the evening we will be blind tasting a selection of both white and red wines.  In teams. we'll try to identify the country and region of origin, the grape variety, the vintage and the approximate retail price.  There will be some very high quality premium wines in the mix, as well as a few cheaper ones.  

Fancy yourself as a wine expert? Or are you a novice?  Either way, come along and enjoy some great wine, some fantastic networking and great prizes for those who are best at figuring out what they are drinking!  

Venue:  Hotel Jalta
Date: Thursday 18 January, 2018
Time: 18.30
Registration: Email info@abiecz.org to reserve your place
Cost:  400 CZK for ABIE Members and CANZA people, 600 CZK for guests.  This includes all tasting wines, wine for general consumption for the evening and canapes.

Ball Report

Thanks to all those who attended this year's ball.  Not only did we have a great time, but we also raised 62,600 CZK for the Pink Crocodile School.

Photos from the ball will be on the website and social media in the next few days.


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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