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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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7th Fleet P-8A Poseidon aircraft visits New Zealand

By MC1 Robert R. Shanchez, Patrol Squadron 5 (original post: cpf.navy.mil ) OHAKEA, New Zealand – A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, the “Mad Foxes,” visited Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea, Aug. 11. “We are honored to have the opportunity to visit New Zealand to strengthen our relationship with ...
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Esper’s Meeting with NZ Minister of Defence Ronald Mark

U.S. Department of Defense Aug. 5, 2019 News Release Press Operations Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper met with New Zealand’s Minister for Defence Ronald Mark in Auckland today to discuss the U.S.-New Zealand defense relationship. The two discussed shared collaboration on regional security issues, particularly in the Pacific Islands, and areas to strengthen U.S.-New ...
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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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Thousands line up for Airborne Space Observatory tour

Via Metro News Christchurch-based U.S. Embassy Youth Councilor and New Zealand Broadcasting School student, James Fleury, shared his MetroNews article which highlighted the importance of engaging the public on scientific outreach being undertaken by NASA in Christchurch, NZ. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the public, and VIP tour for members of the U.S. Embassy Youth Council, proved a huge success! *** ...
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New visa and Tourism requirements for U.S. citizens entering New Zealand

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) Starting on July 1, 2019, U.S. citizens traveling to New Zealand for tourism, some student programs, or short-term business will have to pay an  International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) . This levy will be assessed when a person applies for an NZeTA (required starting October 1, see next paragraph) or New Zealand visa. ...
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