#NationalParksUSNZ Photo Competition – and the winner is….

On October 4, 2016, the Embassy launched a photo competition, #NationalParksUSNZ , celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service . The winning entry’s prize included a $400 gift card to REI and a chance to feature in Air New Zealand’s in-flight magazine. Contestants were asked to submit photos of U.S. National Parks they have visited— in the United States —to ...
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#NationalParksUSNZ Photo Competition

UPDATE: The Contest is now CLOSED. Thanks for all your stunning #NationalParksUSNZ entries, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service . Find out who the winner is right here . *** On October 4, 2016, the Embassy will launch a photo competition, #NationalParksUSNZ, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. The winning entry’s prize includes a $400 gift card to REI (a well ...
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A Day in the Life of Promoting Fire Island National Seashore Park

A guest blog post by Elizabeth Rogers from the National Park Service. Most mornings you can find me sipping coffee, thumbing through email and checking Fire Island National Seashore’s Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram pages on my mobile phone. The tiny red bubbles notifying me of likes, comments, and shares make me smile. It is encouraging to ...
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U.S. Consulate Auckland & Sir Peter Blake Trust staff Plant over 200 native trees on Motutapu Island

Inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, U.S. Consulate Auckland & Sir Peter Blake Trust staff Plant over 200 native trees on Motutapu Island. By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate, Auckland. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro kicked off on Saturday August 6 with an ode to Brazil’s unique history, ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Mark Gilbert at the 240th Anniversary of American Independence Day

Remarks of Ambassador Mark Gilbert on the Occasion of the 240th Anniversary of American Independence Day, July 7, 2016 E ngā mana E ngā reo E ngā manuhiri taiea Kia ora koutou katoa Tēnā koutou mai tōku whenua America Tēnā koutou mai tōku Rangatira Matua Barack Obama Ko ngā Rocky Mountains ōku Maunga Ko te ...
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Journey to the Last Frontier

Over the next year, leading up to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary , our virtual intern, Ryan Valencia , will be publishing blog posts on various U.S. National Parks. This time, Ryan takes us to the Denali National Park and Preserve . * * * Journey to the Last Frontier, by Ryan Valencia. At this very moment, Americans from across the mainland are preparing to escape to the ...
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Travel to a Prehistoric Paradise

Over the next year, leading up to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary , our virtual intern, Ryan Valencia , will be publishing blog posts on various U.S. National Parks. This time, Ryan takes us to the  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park . * * * Travel to a Prehistoric Paradise, by Ryan Valencia. Imagine a dense fog-filled jungle, full of exotic birds of every color singing from the ...
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US Embassy Staff & Friends Visit Kapiti Island

By Victoria Triegaardt, Public Affairs Intern, U.S. Embassy, Wellington. U.S. Embassy Staff & Friends Visit Kapiti Island to Take Part in the Unveiling Of New Information Panels. Two weeks back was National Park Week in the U.S. and in celebration the U.S. Embassy joined the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) to unveil new signs on Kapiti ...
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Celebrating 100 Years of the U.S. National Parks Service with New Zealand Friends at Tongariro

Office of Public Affairs U.S. Embassy, Wellington Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest National Park, has been chosen as the site for a celebration to mark a century of U.S. National Parks. “National Parks engage communities through recreation, conservation, historic and cultural preservation. They highlight values we share with the people of New Zealand,” says U.S. Ambassador ...
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Explore the Grand Canyon of the Old West

Over the next year of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary , our new virtual intern, Ryan , will be publishing blog posts on various U.S. National Parks. The first was on the great Yellowstone National Park . Today he talks to us about the Grand Canyon. *** Explore the Grand Canyon of the Old West, by Ryan Valencia. At the heart of the ...
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Discover America’s Cowboy Country

Over the next year, leading up to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary , our new virtual intern will be publishing blog posts on various U.S. National Parks. The first is the great Yellowstone National Park . But first, a little bit about Ryan… My name is Ryan Valencia and I am in my final year at the Penn State University in Pennsylvania, ...
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