Place for NZ in Chile
The New Zealand government has gifted the Chilean capital Santiago a new plaza in the municipality of Providencia. Plaza Nueva Zelandia aims to represent New Zealand culture, landscape, flora and fauna, and to provide a green oasis in an urban environment. “New Zealanders and Chileans are forging strong links through education, at all levels, and a working holiday scheme enables young people from both countries to travel to the other for tourism, with the possibility to study and work,” said New Zealand Ambassador Rosemary Paterson. The plaza was constructed with the support of the New Zealand government, the Municipality of Providencia, and with the sponsorship of the Chilean Bicentenary Commission.