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Statements by the U.S. President and New Zealand Prime Minister on the TPP signing

Statement by the U.S. President on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: For more than five years, a group of 12 countries have negotiated a forward-looking trade deal that sets new, high standards for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most important regions. Today, these countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...
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Hello Hamilton!

By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate, Auckland On February 2, 2016,  U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert and Auckland Consul General Melanie Higgins had a day trip to Hamilton to meet with the local government, businesses, iwi and the university. It was a fun-filled day to learn more about existing U.S. and New Zealand connections ...
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Robotics: The C21 Team Sport

Guest blog post by  Chris Campbell. Most people don’t participate in robotics in New Zealand because most people don’t know what it is, but it is the fastest growing “sport” in my US school district, Bloomfield Hills , Michigan. Sitting in my dining room in Waikanae Beach at 1:00am on December 20 to Skype my team members instead ...
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My SUSI Experience: The American Dream

Andrea Bossenger, Deputy Principal at Auckland’s Manurewa High School is an alumna of the 2015 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) program.  Andrea trained as a geography teacher, but now teaches history and oversees the entire social science learning area for Manurewa, one of Auckland’s biggest schools. What was the focus of your recent SUSI program exchange? In July I ...
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WAHINE TOA: Jackie Colliar

The latest Wahine Toa post by By Nancy Gilbert, wife of U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert. On the riverbank where the Waipa and Waikato rivers meet in Ngaruawahia, I met our next Wahine Toa, Jackie Colliar.  She represents a rare but growing group in New Zealand –female Māori engineers.  As an Environmental Engineer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) coupled with ...
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