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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



There's a lot on this month - hopefully something for everyone:

ANZAC Day summary and photos
Prague Fringe Event
Beer Garden Drinks!
Rugby, and
the Inaugural Prague International Touch Tournament

ANZAC Day photos

100 Years made for a special day

Thanks to all of you who attended this year's events.  The ceremony was extra special this year thanks to the support of the Czech Army band and to an Australian military presence.  The barbecue was also one to remember - possibly our biggest yet.  Thanks to the support of those who attended both events we raised nearly 10,000 CZK for the NZ RZA through poppy sales and 20,000 CZK for the people of Vanuatu. 

If you were not at the barbeque and would like to donate (or would like to contribute more) to our CANZA Vanuatu fund please use our bank details below:

CANZA Account:
Please put a note in the narration saying 'Vanuatu' (so we know what it's for)

There are lots of great photos of the day on our Facebook page:


A Special Thank You

And a small plug

I am sure that like me, many of you enjoyed the live music at the ANZAC Day barbecue.  SPG (The Special People from the Garage) very kindly travelled all the way from Jablonec and played for us entirely for free.  Thank you guys!

In return, we'd like to give a small plug to Andy's business:

Andy the (Kiwi) Translator:

  • Andy Letham, BA double honours
  • Translations and interpreting:
  • Czech-English, including court-certified, official translations (round seal)
  • German-English (only regular translations, without court certification)
  • Andy is not based in Prague, so his prices are cheaper than you will find anywhere in Prague. Quality is guaranteed.
  • Contact: +420 604 785 699 or bigandy@volny.cz

Prague Fringe Event

26 May

This year's Prague Fringe festival is coming up. It starts on 22 May and includes a new record FIVE Australasian Events.

CANZA is very proud to be a sponsor of the Festival, You can find all the details on the festival website.

We are also organising pre-show drinks on the 26th. This is a chance to get together with a group of fellow antipodeans, enjoy a few beers and see a couple of great shows

The drinks will start at 19.00, and afterwards you'll have the chance to attend two of the Australasian highlight acts, back to back: Get your tickets now before they sell out! To buy tickets, follow the links below and please also let us know you are coming on the Facebook Events page, so we can book enough tables at the pub.


Winner of Adelaide Fringe Best Music Weekly Award 2014, A View from the Street brings the street to the screen, combining a live concert from acclaimed percussive guitarist Geordie Little with an interactive film, giving the audience a rare glimpse of what life is like through the eyes of a busker


A thrilling tale of passion, betrayal and debauchery. Ride with award-winning Australian cabaret enfant terrible Tomás Ford, as he croons his way through a fast paced international spy-chase. A darkly hilarious show, driven by pulsing electronic music and stylish video projections. Will he assassinate his target? Or will booze and cocaine do away with him before then?

Watch the Facebook page for more details soon.

Spring Beer Garden Drinks!

29 May - 18.00 at Letna

Come along and join us after work in one of Prague's favourite beer gardens for a few beers. 

This is a great chance to meet the community - even if you are new to town, don't know anyone and/or are coming alone. Just look for us under the Silver Fern flag, and we'll be delighted to welcome you along and perhaps introduce you to some new people. 

Unlike some other CANZA events there is no entry fee for this one and the beer is cheap. However, we do ask you to please indicate your attendance on the Facebook event page (so that we can block off an appropriate number of tables).  On the Facebook page you will also find directions to the beer garden etc.


Gottfried Lindauer, Pilsen painter of New Zealand Maoris

This Special exhibition of the famous Czech New Zealand artist is on now in Plzen.  In case any of you missed it, full details of the exhibition are here.

Plzen is not that far from Prague and certainly worth a day trip for those hankering for a bit of Kiwi culture (and for Plzen's other renowned products!)

Czech Republic – New Zealand Ambassadors XV

13 June

CANZA is proud to be a sponsor of this event which offers a very rare opportunity to see some top class New Zealand rugby in Prague.  Details are on Facebook and tickets are going fast.  The stadium seats only 1200, so it looks likely to be sold out!

For more details of the event, see the Facebook events page.

The organisers are still looking for some sponsorship help. If your brand or company could benefit from an association with one of the year's premium rugby events, then you can download the full sponsorship proposal here.

Inaugural Prague International Touch Tournament

6 June

CANZA is proud to support the Czech Touch Association which is holding its inaugural Prague International Touch Tournament on Saturday the 6th June at the Praha Tatra Rugby grounds in Smichov. The morning will consist of a fun event for novice players and corporate teams, with the emphasis on ‘give it a try’. 11 a.m. will see the Under 12 year-olds clash in the First ever Bohemian Cup, while the afternoon shall see local and visiting teams go head to head in the Prague leg of the Central European Cup .

If you would like to enter a team in the morning (or afternoon session(s), please get in contact with Matt on matt@cztouch.cz. There's also more information on the Facebook Events page.

Sponsor's Corner - Parco Mollo

Merry Christmas and a Successful 2015 from PARCO MOLLO “Smart Wine Buying”

We would like to invite all CANZA members and and supporters to try the new "Smart Way" of buying wine.

Join us to become a co-importer of many quality wines from all around the world at less than half the price you would pay at other distributors or e-shops.

Some of you have just enjoyed some of these wines at the CANZA Ball.

To find out how to become part of this “Smart Buying Experience" and import your own wine at half price contact Parco Mollo for conditions, a catalogue and price list at parco.molloaus@bigpond.com or parco.mollo@email.cz


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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