Mauri Stones Ceremony and Design Unveiling

Admiral Harry Harris, along with Ambassador Scott Brown, New Zealand Minister of Defence, Hon. Ron Mark and Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, Lt. Gen. Tim Keating participated in a mauri stones ceremony at the site of the United States Memorial, which will be installed at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this year. The ...
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Event – The Human Connection:  World War I Messages To The Future, Left In Darkness For 100 Years.

The Human Connection:  World War I Messages To The Future, Left In Darkness For 100 Years. Free entry, Wednesday, February 28th, 6 pm The Great War Exhibition, Dominion Museum Building, Wellington Details here: Facebook Event . In 2014, National Geographic Photographer, Emergency Physician & Explorer, Dr. Jeff Gusky made a startling discovery. The underground site with the ...
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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Auckland and Memorial Service in Christchurch

By Public Affairs Staff, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. This Monday, September 11th marked the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States.  Each year in New Zealand the tragedy is remembered by firefighters from around Aotearoa with a Memorial Climb of Auckland’s Sky Tower and a memorial event in Christchurch. More than ...
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U.S. Diplomats Talking American Issues of Civil Rights and the 2016 Elections with NZ High School students

By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. On June 16, 2016, diplomats Emily Armitage and Cavan Fabris spoke to Auckland High Schools about the American Civil Rights Movement. These presentations were a part of the American Insights Program which offers opportunities for schools to engage directly with U.S.diplomats. The diplomats introduced the ...
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Running “In the Footsteps of the Marines” with Pride

By Dr. Aime Black (Public Affairs Section) & LtCol John Black (Office of Defense Cooperation) The torrential downpour that plagued the Kapiti Coast stopped just in time for approximately 200 runners and walkers to pay tribute to the U.S. Marines stationed along the coast during WWII. U.S. Embassy Wellington, New Zealand staff, including five active ...
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U.S. Diplomats’ Insights on World War I, Civil Rights, American Literature and the American Elections

By Victoria Triegaardt, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Wellington and Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. The last three months were action-packed with opportunities for U.S. Diplomats to reach out to youth in Auckland and Wellington high schools. Upon request from New Zealand high schools, U.S. Diplomats presented U.S. history topics through ...
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Old Blue Eyes is 100 today

By a Frank Sinatra fan, Malcolm Hopwood. When Frank Sinatra sang You Make Me Feel So Young, age disappeared and only the message of love and vitality remained. So it’s hard to imagine that “Old Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra is 100 today (Saturday, December 12). He remained young and vital throughout his performing and recording ...
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World War II US Servicemen in Warkworth – More Information Needed!

By Phil McKenna, Public Affairs, U.S. Consulate, Auckland. You can also help spread the word by linking to and sharing these hashtags on social media: #AMcollection  #AucklandMuseum. The Auckland War Memorial Museum has a proud history of making its collections available beyond the walls of the Museum itself. It loans artefacts, organizes traveling exhibitions, and, ...
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