In hän-carrying, everyone and anyone can be the ‘wife’
Centuries-old tales of Finnish thieves raiding villages and carrying away women on their backs inspired the crazy competition known today as wife-carrying*. Hän-carrying presents a modern twist, to preserve this Finnish folklore while encouraging equality and inclusivity.
Bring, throw and recycle your old mobile phones!
23 million mobile phones are sitting idle in drawers and cupboards across Australia. 99% of the raw materials used to manufacture these gadgets can be recycled, but just 1 in 10 mobile phones will be recycled. Help us change this frightening statistic by bringing your old mobile phones to compete in our crazy mobile phone throwing (recycling) game.
Don’t be fooled, this “hobby” is empowering the next-generation!
As a kid, you might have grabbed a broomstick from the cupboard and loped around the kitchen whinnying and generally carrying on, much to the dismay of your parents. Nowadays, kids have taken hobby horsing to the next level, transforming lives in the process. This is your chance (yes, adults included) to join in the fun!
Join the ‘happiest country in the world’ as we share our secret!
Anyone who either is Finn or knows a Finn is aware that, sauna is an integral part of Finnish culture. If you're curious to see what the fuss is about, we are inviting you to come and sweat it out in our very own sauna. The human body is never as beautiful as 30 minutes after sauna.
Position Available: Property and Office Services Attendant and Driver
Would you like to join our small Embassy team representing Finland, one of the most innovative countries in the world? We are employing a Property and Office Services Attendant and Driver for an initial one-year contract, starting September 30th, 2019 (negotiable). We offer challenging, diverse, and independent duties. We are looking for a self-starter with a dynamic attitude and excellent attention to detail.
Meet Team Finland’s Lars Backström, Ambassador of Finland to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
This series includes a quick questionnaire to help you get to know Team Finland's network of people promoting Finland in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. In this edition, we introduce the network’s local chair, Lars Backström, Ambassador of Finland to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Decorations of the Order of the White Rose of Finland awarded in Queensland, Australia
In the city of Brisbane last week, Ambassador Backström had the honour of awarding the decorations of the Order of the White Rose of Finland to Mrs Kaisu Niukkanen and Mr Aate Koskinen on behalf of the President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö.
Meet Team Finland's Geoff Charnock, the Honorary Consul for Finland in New South Wales, Australia
This series includes a quick questionnaire to help you get to know Team Finland's network of people promoting Finland in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. In this edition, we introduce Geoff Charnock, Honorary Consul for Finland in New South Wales, Australia.
Why I choose to study in Finland at the University of Helsinki
Finland's higher education system is the best performing in the world when adjusted for GDP per capita. In this series, our student interns want to tell you all about their respective universities and why you should join them by studying in Finland.
Try Woolen Socks this Winter: An Interview with Finnish-Australian author Selma Kaasinen
Selma Kaasinen is Australian-Finn residing in Canberra who has published her very first book, Woolen Socks, a collection of short stories written in Finnish. The book relates to her childhood surroundings of Outokumpu a small town in Eastern Finland. Each story delves into the twists and turns of the human mind.
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