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PostNord has stopped all mail delivery from Denmark to Australia and New Zealand.

New Zealand still delivers mail to Denmark, but with delays.

Australia still delivers mail to Denmark, but only by sea, not by air.

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 17.05.20 Hits: 231 Comments: 0

Eva Karu

One of the Southern Cross Club's most longstanding members, Eva Karu, has passed away. Sincerest condolences to her family. I personally have many fond memories of her over the decades. Including one where her son won an air ticket to New Zealand at one of our parties, and immediately passed it on to his mother. And another when I was at a party in New Zealand where I was surprised to meet a Kiwi girl who spoke Danish! And who taught her? Eva Karu! The funeral will be held on Thursday 14 May at 1 pm at Mariendals Kirke, Frederiksberg.

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 13.05.20 Hits: 259 Comments: 0

Tame Impala

Tame Impala's new studio album, The Slow Rush, is set to be released on February 14, 2020.

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 17.12.19 Hits: 370 Comments: 0

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit is coming to Denmark in a few days!
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 14.12.19 Hits: 393 Comments: 1

NZ Embassy

We received the following message from the NZ ambassador in Stockholm:
"I would like to inform you that, as of last Friday 25 October, the responsibility for NZs diplomatic relationship with Denmark has shifted from the New Zealand Embassy in The Hague to the New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm. We are now responsible for all the Nordic countries."

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 30.10.19 Hits: 518 Comments: 0

Behrouz Boochani

The Kurdish-Iranian author, journalist and activist Behrouz Boochani has had a mention in the Danish newspaper "Information"s book section (16 August 2019). He wrote his book "No Friend but the Mountains" from his incarceration on Manus. Painstakingly sent via messages from his mobile phone to his friend who translated it to English, it won the Victorian Prize for Literature. He couldn't come to the ceremony as he wasn't allowed to enter Australia. The news comes up now, as he has now also won the National Biography Award. He made his thank you speech via mobile phone, where he amongst other things said that history will condemn this generation, and it will condemn us all in this hard and dark period in Australia's history. Information in English can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behrouz_Boochani
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 25.08.19 Hits: 625 Comments: 0

Aldous Harding

New Zealand folk singer Aldous Harding will be playing at DR Studie 2 in DR Koncerhuset on Sunday 24 November at 8 pm.

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 16.06.19 Hits: 580 Comments: 0

New Zealand Oil and Gas

The New Zealand government has decided to prohibit all new sales of drilling licences for oil and gas off the New Zealand coast. Drilling will continue under the present 22 licences so oil will still be pumped up for about the next 30 years.

Source: "Information", 14 April 2018.

Cheers
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 15.04.18 Hits: 896 Comments: 0

Australian Passports

The Australian Embassy has expanded it's opening hours in Copenhagen due to the many people applying for passports at this time of year.

The 64 page is being discontinued because of the increased use of SmartGate and electronic visas.

Cheers
Simon
Secretary

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 09.11.17 Hits: 939 Comments: 0

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS

I wonder how many of you were lucky enough to hear Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Arena on Friday? I was thinking afterwards that we should have arranged to meet up afterwards. Remember that members can also post on our website if you should have other good ideas in the future.
Cheers
Simon

Posted in News by SCC Committee on 23.10.17 Hits: 997 Comments: 0