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We’re heartbroken over the events in Christchurch – Kia kaha

U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown The horror of the senseless terrorist attacks perpetrated in Christchurch cannot be overstated. The innocent victims (may peace be upon them), who were doing nothing more than exercising their freedom to worship, will never be forgotten. The murderers who assaulted these houses of faith in Christchurch attacked all of us – our ...
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ALERT: CHRISTCHURCH situation

UPDATE: 17th April, 2019 New Zealand’s terror threat level downgraded from ‘high’ to ‘ medium’ following Christchurch terror attack. More information on New Zealand’s threat levels and definitions can be found at: dpmc.govt.nz. ALERT UPDATE: 19th March, 2019 Please see below an updated briefing on March 18 from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: ...
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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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Congressional Delegation visits New Zealand

Five U.S. Senators from the Senate Appropriations Committee visiting New Zealand as part of a regional tour. They will be meeting with a wide range of people from the public and private sectors, and from academia, to discuss US-NZ bilateral relations, economics, business, agriculture, and regional security. As well as being members of the Appropriations ...
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Boma Grow Agri-Summit in Christchurch

How is technology going to transform the way we grow and sell? Every piece of the supply chain is up for the disruption. How is the market changing? Consumer tastes are evolving, and so are their expectations: of quality, transparency, and social responsibility. What business models should we be exploring? How can we focus less ...
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Disney Imagineer, MK Haley, tours New Zealand 

U.S. Embassy NZ teamed up with Te Papa’s Innovation hub, Mahuki , to bring Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Program Manager, and Art & Technology instructor of Themed Entertainment Design at UCLA, MK Haley, to New Zealand for a series of lectures, workshops, and programming March 25-30 in Auckland (introduced by Consul General, Katelyn Choe), Wellington, Christchurch and ...
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A letter “to our Californian friends” from a Tauranga Youth Search and Rescue volunteer

In 2018, the U.S. Embassy was delighted to support a talented, ambitious group of Tauranga Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) volunteers to attend a training seminar with their counterparts, Marin County Search and Rescue (SAR), in Yosemite National Park, CA. This month, the YSAR group will host a reciprocal eight-day visit for their ‘Californian friends’ ...
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