Saturday, February 9, 2013

Seen at the Wynyard Quarter

The Luna Rossa yacht and a free art exhibition inside the Silos (on until 22 February) which includes work by the Kiwi-Italian sculptor Chiara Corbelletto.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Pursuant to Presidential decree n. 226 of December 22nd, 2012, elections to elect representatives to the Chamber of Deputies and to the Senate of the Republic will be held on February 24th  and 25th, 2013.   In Italy, voting at the polling stations will take place on Sunday, February 24th (from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and on Monday, February 25th (from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).  

Outside of Italy, Italian citizens residing abroad who are registered voters in the Overseas District may vote by correspondence. They can do so by casting their vote for the candidates listed on the ballot for the “Circoscrizione Estero” (Overseas District).   

All voters residing abroad that opt not to vote in Italy before January 3rd will receive a packet by mail before February 6th from their respective Consular Office containing: an instruction sheet on the voting procedures, the electoral certificate, a ballot (two for voters over the age of 25, therefore eligible to vote also for the Senate), one blank white envelope for the ballots, a stamped envelope bearing the address of the Consular Office of jurisdiction, and the list of candidates for the Electoral Zone of residence.   

The stamped envelope containing the ballots, completed as indicated by the instruction sheet, must be sent by mail WITHOUT DELAY in order to reach this Embassy by – and no later than – 4:00 pm (local time) on February 21st.   

The vote is personal and secret. Voting more than once or voting on another’s behalf is prohibited. Violators of the law will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.   Voters who have not received the voting papers by February 10th should contact this Embassy in order to verify their electoral status and, if necessary, request a duplicate.     



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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waitangi Day Reception at Government House, Auckland

From left: Dante Alighieri Society's president Sandra Fresia and past president Alessandra Zecchini 

Sandra Fresia e Alessandra Zecchini hanno rappresentato la Società Dante Alighieri e la comunità italiana di Auckland alle celebrazioni svoltesi presso il giardino della residenza del Governatore Generale della Nuova Zelanda in occasione del 173esimo anniversario del Trattato di Waitangi.

Ringraziamo Sua Eccellenza l'Onorevole Sir Jerry Mateparae e Lady Janine Mateparae per l'invito, e per il piacevole pomeriggio.

Alessandra and Sandra with Auckland Mayor Len Brown

Sandra Fresia and Alessandra Zecchini represented the Dante Alighieri Italian Society of Auckland at The Governor General of New Zealand's Garden Reception for the commemoration of the 173th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

It was a lovely afternoon and we would like to thank Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae for the invite.