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Entrepreneurship Expertise from NYC

Social impact entrepreneur Soraya Darabi spent a week in New Zealand, September 1-4, speaking to audiences and groups about managing change and scaling startups in an Embassy funded program. In Auckland Soraya headlined Project:Connect (a tech/entrepreneurship/innovation seminar series, of which the Embassy is a founding partner) at AUT University to two audiences totaling over 250, ...
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U.S. Universities Expo 2015 – Auckland and Wellington

The world is filled with different perspectives, people, and experiences, and we cannot truly live in this world if we do not see it. An international education will open your eyes to others, and in turn to yourself.” – Sylvia from Auckland. Following the success of the previous two years, this third annual U.S. Universities ...
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From Rosa Parks and #Blacklivesmatter to Terra nullius

By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs U.S. Consulate, Auckland. Despite all the progress that has been made in recent decades, civil rights and the status of minority groups in society still remains an important issue that needs to be addressed in America and around the world. Here at the Embassy we are passionate about engaging with ...
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Pacific’s ‘Future Leaders’ Gather in Auckland

By Public Affairs staff, U.S. Consulate Auckland. Fifty ‘Future Leaders’ from 19 Pacific Islands (#FPL15), including 30 New Zealand based participants, gathered in Auckland in early September for a four-day conference on social entrepreneurship and leadership. An important goal was to connect participants with Pacific diaspora communities in Auckland, the city with the largest Pacific ...
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Acclaimed National Geographic wildlife photographer Brian Skerry talks with us

Guest post by Brian Skerry, National Geographic. We caught up with acclaimed National Geographic wildlife photographer Brian Skerry ahead of his visit to New Zealand, Australia and Singapore to headline the winter series of National Geographic Live Pacific coming to Auckland and Wellington in October (details below). He talks with us about some of his most memorable experiences and what drives ...
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