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New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters with Secretary Pompeo & VP Pence

State.gov readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 17, 2018 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: ‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters at the Department of State. Secretary Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Peters for New Zealand’s continued support in working towards the final, fully verified ...
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Calling Secondary School Educators: Apply for a fully funded 2019 exchange program in the U.S.

Apply by Monday January 14, 2019 at 5pm New Zealand time using this form .   What is the program about? The five-week Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of ...
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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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Be aware of ESTA scams

This is the only official U.S. government Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website for applying for ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ . If at any time, you are being asked to pay more than the equivalent of U.S. $14.00, then you are not at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website . The fee is comprised of two parts: ...
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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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U.S. University Expo

On March 2, 2019, the U.S. Embassy New Zealand will host the U.S. University Expo in partnership with EducationUSA and St. Cuthbert’s College. Admissions representatives from major U.S. universities will be available to answer questions from New Zealand students about studying in the United States. “New Zealand students currently study in all 50 states and ...
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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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Nearly 50 Delegates Selected for the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Conference

WASHINGTON DC – 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 from ...
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