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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



SKP HOPO is this year’s charity partner for the Ball.

We are delighted to support this worthy cause.  SKP HOPO is a Christian organisation providing social services and spiritual care to those in need.

They provide temporary accommodation, support, and services to people at risk of losing their home.

Their shelter serves a broad target group, including parents and their children, single mothers and single fathers with children, women in the 8th and 9th month of pregnancy, and families in the process of preparation for the return of their children. Their goal is to arrange for temporary accommodation and provide support and services aimed at finding a solution resulting from difficult social situations including the loss of a home.

Our donation will go directly towards their project: Sheet Metal Houses for Mothers. Their aim is to move ten mothers with their children to a new, comfortable and safe environment.

Please support SKP HOPO by coming to the ball.  You can also learn more and donate directly to them via their website.



Our third Pub quiz and our second at Cafe des Taxis. Last year’s event was a roaring success and enjoyed by all. Plenty of great prizes are on offer including Aussie and Kiwi wines, plush toys, Loap outdoor gear and tickets to the Aussie & Kiwi Film Festival.

There is limited space to be sure to reserve your place asap by writing to: info@canza.org either as an individual or to register as a team.


AUSSIE & KIWI FILM FESTIVAL - 2nd to 7 November

CANZA is once again proud to support the Aussie & Kiwi Film Festival. Together with Foltyn Wine we are sponsoring the wonderful Aus-Kiwi wines on offer to guests during the festival’s opening and closing nights.


5th year gala opening with haka performance and singing Maori cultural group Whakaari Rotorua from New Zealand and an exhibition of contemporary paintings from indigenous people of Australia 
20:00 Pork Pie (Lucerna).


15:00 Indigenous Short Films (NZ and Pacific Islands, Ponrepo)
17:30 Once Were Warriors (NZ, Lucerna) 
20:00 1 % (Aus, Lucerna) 

SUNDAY 4. 11.

15:30 Strange Colours (Aus, Lucerna)
18:00 Waru (NZ, Ponrepo)

MONDAY 5. 11.

17:30 Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy (Aus, Lucerna)
+ Ondřej Smeykal and his Didgeridoo

TUESDAY 6. 11.

18:00 Blue (Aus, Ponrepo)
+ after screening discussion: How can we save ocean life and what can we do in Czech Republic?
20:30 Rabbit-Proof Fence (Aus, Ponrepo)


20:30 Three Summers (Ponrepo)
Closing night, for the 3rd year now, taste wines from New Zealand and Australian vineyards which have been imported by festival sponsors, Foltýn Wine. The wines will be presented by Foltýn Wine sommelier Kristýna who will showcase Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz varieties.


CANZA BALL - 8 December

This is shaping up to be our best-ever Ball! The exclusive Grand Hotel Bohemia Ballroom is something that has to be experienced at least once and we’re lucky enough to secure it again as our venue.

We have a new charity this year, SKP HOPO (www.skphopo.cz) which provides temporary shelter to broken families.

The ballroom has a strictly limited capacity and tickets are selling faster than usual off the back of last years success, so be sure not to miss this fabulous evening by reserving a table or seats via info@canza.org



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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