Secretary Esper Travels to Hawaii, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar, and Seoul

Press Release. U.S. Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper embarks Friday, Aug 2 to visit Hawaii, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar, and Seoul. In Sydney, Secretary Esper will attend the Australia – United States Ministerial Meeting (AUSMIN) where he will join U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in meeting with their Australian counterparts. Throughout his …

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Implementation of the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors (KIWI) Act

Press Release. United States Ambassador Scott Brown is delighted to join New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters, in announcing the full implementation of the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors (KIWI) Act. “From next Monday, June 10, eligible Kiwis will be able to get online and apply for a new class …

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Statement on Christchurch Call for Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2019 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of Science and Technology Policy The United States stands with the international community in condemning terrorist and violent extremist content online in the strongest terms. Underscored by the horrific terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, we agree with the overarching message of …

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Observance of International Women’s Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2019 The United States is proud to observe International Women’s Day, March 8. We extend our gratitude to the diverse women and girls around the globe who have made vast contributions in lifting up those facing challenges and hardship and put their own communities and …

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Recruitment for 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Embassy Led Eight Companies to 2018 Investment Event Seeking Business Opportunities in United States.  Press Release, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – Ambassador Scott Brown today announced he is recruiting companies to join the New Zealand business delegation 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C. The Investment Summit promotes the United States as the world’s premier …

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Enhancing U.S.-New Zealand Co-operation in Antarctica

  The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) POLAR STAR (WAGB-10) will make a port call in Wellington next week.  The United States has been granted New Zealand’s permission for the POLAR STAR to visit after completing its seasonal operations in support of the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. “Each year the USCGC POLAR STAR …

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Nearly 50 Delegates Selected for the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Conference

Press release. WASHINGTON – Building on five years of success in collaboration with emerging leaders in the Pacific, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, is pleased to announce the 46 leaders from 20 Pacific countries and territories chosen to attend the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference taking place in Suva, Fiji …

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New Zealand Debut of B-52 Stratofortress at Wings 20th Anniversary Air Festival

Press Release: Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival organisers have announced that a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress will be making its New Zealand debut at their Air Festival. The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered  strategic bomber , designed and built by  Boeing .  It has been operated by the  United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The plane has a typical …

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New Zealand Waitangi Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 6, 2019. Waitangi Day reminds us of our two nations’ long, deep, and enduring friendship. The first U.S. Consul to New Zealand, James Reddy Clendon, was there to witness Te Tiriti o Waitangi in February 1840. One hundred eighty years since the first U.S. Consul to …

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New Zealand Defence Force presented rare award by US Navy

Original article: Stuff A New Zealand Defence Force frigate is being celebrated with a rare award presented by the United States Navy for their support. On Friday, a US Meritorious Unit Citation was presented to the New Zealand Defence Force’s Anzac frigate, HMNZS Te Kaha, at the Devonport Naval Base. The United States chief of naval operations Admiral John Richardson presented the crew of HMNZS Te Kaha with …

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Signing of the KIWI Act

“This is a historic day for the United States and New Zealand partnership…” – Ambassador Scott Brown. Press Release, U.S. Embassy Welllington, August 2nd, 2018. Ambassador Scott P. Brown strongly welcomes President Trump signing the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or KIWI Act, into law today in Washington, D.C. The KIWI Act will allow eligible New Zealand nationals to …

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Ambassador says thanks for welcome – Op Ed, Cook Island News

Thursday December 07, 2017. Cook Island News. I want to express my sincere appreciation for the warm welcome I received on my introductory trip to the Cook Islands. I met with leaders of government, business and civil society. I learned much about the people, culture and heritage of the Cook Islands. I was impressed by your commitment to preserving your language and …

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U.S. Antarctic Icebreaker to visit New Zealand

Media Release. The United States has sought, and been granted, New Zealand’s permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) POLAR STAR (WAGB-10), to make a port call at Lyttelton on its way to complete its seasonal operations in support of the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. The visit …

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Recent Events Strengthen US-New Zealand Navy Relationship

New Zealand Defence Force Press Release. The importance of building and maintaining strong regional relationships between navies was emphasised by the United States Commander Pacific Fleet, Admiral Scott Swift, when he visited the Devonport Naval Base today. Admiral Swift was a keynote speaker at the Fleet Warfare Forum hosted by the Royal New Zealand Navy. …

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Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in New Zealand

Secretary of State Tillerson: “I am really delighted that we were able to make this stop in New Zealand to reaffirm the strong partnership that exists between the United States and New Zealand.” *** During his visit to New Zealand, Secretary of State Tillerson was welcomed with a pōwhiri at Premier House, followed by a meeting …

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Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Sydney and Wellington

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Official UNCLASSIFIED For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON May 30, 2017 Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Sydney and Wellington U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be in Sydney, Australia, June 5–6, with Secretary of Defense James Mattis to participate in the 2017 Australia-U.S. Ministerial …

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U.S. Antarctic Icebreaker visits New Zealand

While docked at Lyttelton, crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star assisted the New Zealand Defence Force and the New Zealand Police throughout the night in providing assistance as needed in cordoned areas affected by the recent fire in the Christchurch Port Hills.   U.S. Antarctic Icebreaker to visit New Zealand. U.S. Embassy …

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UPDATED: Executive Order temporarily suspending entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from seven countries

An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. …

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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Call with New Zealand Minister for Defense Gerry Brownlee

Press Operations – Defense.gov Release No: NR-026-17 Jan. 24, 2017 Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke by phone today with New Zealand’s Minister for Defense Gerry Brownlee to discuss the U.S.-New Zealand defense relationship. Secretary Mattis thanked Minister Brownlee for New Zealand’s support on various areas of …

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U.S. Navy P-3C Orion provides assistance to New Zealand after earthquake

From Patrol Squadron 47 Public Affairs. OKINAWA, Japan – Members with the Golden Swordsmen of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 assisted New Zealand in field survey operations following an earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand Nov. 15. VP-47’s aircrew, accompanied by two Royal New Zealand Air Force airmen, took off from the Royal New …

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Secretary Kerry Travels to Antarctica, New Zealand, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Peru

From state.gov. For the latest visit State.gov. Photos from the trip» Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Antarctica, New Zealand, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Peru from November 10 – November 18.   From November 10-12, Secretary Kerry travels to Antarctica, where he will visit McMurdo Station, the largest research station of the U.S. Antarctic Program, as well as surrounding areas on Ross Island, …

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U.S. Universities visit N.Z.

Office of Public Affairs U.S. Embassy, Wellington August 31, 2016 This weekend, representatives from ten major U.S. universities, and from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will be available to answer questions from New Zealand students about studying in the United States. “It’s a unique opportunity for Kiwi students to meet recruiters and alumni from …

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Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Laos and New Zealand

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 9, 2016. Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Laos and New Zealand August 11-16. In Laos, Assistant Secretary Russel will meet with Lao officials and attend the East Asia Summit Preparatory Senior Officials Meeting. This will be the last …

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President Obama and U.S. Ambassador Gilbert on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. …

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NZDF PERSONNEL JOIN LARGEST HUMANITARIAN MISSION IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

NZDF Media Release Nine New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel have embarked on the US naval hospital ship USNS Mercy as they take part in the largest multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) mission to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Wing Commander (WGCDR) Michelle White, who is the Senior National Officer of the NZDF contingent and …

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Statement on visit to New Zealand

Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Wellington. James R. Clapper , U.S. Director of National Intelligence, is on a routine visit to meet with senior officials to discuss a wide range of issues important to both countries. The relationship between the United States and New Zealand has never been stronger, and we welcome the opportunity to work closely to safeguard …

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Famous Hawaiian performer Paula Fuga at Pasifika 2016

MEDIA RELEASE, March 11, 2016 One of Hawaii’s most respected live performers, Paula Fuga, will grace the main stage at this year’s Pasifika Festival on Saturday, March 12. Since her breakout modern Hawaiian soul debut album Lilikoi in 2007, Paula has gone on to tour the world with artists such as Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley, and …

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FBI Statement on Director Comey’s visit to New Zealand

Media Statement, March 9th, 2016. FBI Director James B. Comey met this week with our partners in New Zealand to discuss a host of important issues regarding the safety and security of the citizens of both countries. The U.S.-New Zealand law enforcement partnership remains steadfast, and we welcome the opportunity to work together to share critical information …

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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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