News & Events

Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Auckland

The Government of New Zealand announced that Auckland will move to COVID Alert Level 2 at 0600 on Sunday, March 7th.  The rest of New Zealand will return to COVID Alert Level 1. For detailed information about restrictions at Alert Levels 1 and 2, please visit  https://covid19.govt.nz/ .    Services at U.S. Consulate General Auckland are by appointment only and ...
Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Earthquake and Tsunami Resources

Due to an increase in strong earthquake activity in New Zealand on March 5, 2021, U.S. Consulate Auckland is sending the following reminders regarding earthquake safety. Earthquake Preparedness For information on preparing for an earthquake before, during, and after an earthquake, visit:  ready.gov/earthquakes .  It is recommended that you prepare an  emergency preparedness kit  with enough food and water for three days at home and ...
Read More»

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With New Zealand Minister of Defence Peeni Henare

From defence.gov. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and New Zealand Minister of Defence Peeni Henare spoke today to reaffirm the enduring strength of the U.S.-New Zealand relationship. Secretary Austin and Minister Henare acknowledged the close alignment in both nations’ perspectives and approaches to addressing pressing regional ...
Read More»

Immigrant Visa update – Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

From travel.state.gov Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10014, entitled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021. Instructions for Immigrant Visa Applicants Not Yet Interviewed:  Immigrant visa applicants who have not yet been interviewed or scheduled ...
Read More»

Ka Hao i te Ao – Going out and capturing the world with e-commerce

Guest blog post from Shay Wright – Co-Founder, Te Whare Hukahuka. When you hear of an ‘e-commerce business’, most people think of large multinationals like Amazon or Alibaba which sell thousands of products around the world. But increasingly, e-commerce is becoming a key part of small businesses too. It has been a growing trend, heightened ...
Read More»