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In Symbolic Solidarity with the Netherlands

The people of the Netherlands are still suffering severely from the effects of Covid-19 - with a third wave now taking its toll.

In a show of symbolic solidarity with family and friends back home, the Dutch Embassy and other organisations have worked hard to get major city Icons lit up Orange at night - across Aotearoa New Zealand - during Dutch Week.

“This year, the national Kingsday celebrations on 27 April have been cancelled back home, due to the serious impact of 

Covid 19,” says Mira Woldberg, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. "The Netherlands Embassy will therefore not host an official Kings Day reception for its network in Aotearoa NZ. Instead, the Embassy wants to express our sympathy and strong connection to all those affected by the global pandemic.

"Together with all Dutch organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand we will signal our sympathy from this side of the earth by lighting up in orange several prominent and iconic buildings across Aotearoa during Dutch week.”

Prominent sites to go and check out

Art Gallery / Canterbury Museum 

Fountain Oriental Bay / Michael Fowler Centre 

Windmill De Molen 

Palmerston North:
Clock Tower on the Square

Sky Tower / Spark Arena

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