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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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New York and New Zealand Firefighters Mark 9/11 with Memorial Stair Climb

By Emily Armitage, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Auckland. For the second year in a row, two prominent New York firefighters were invited to take part in a Memorial Stair Climb and Commemorative Service at Auckland’s Sky Tower to pay respects to the U.S. firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the ...
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Check out Our New Site!

By Michael Cousins, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Wellington Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – ...
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Hannah and Bonnie’s Inspiring Stories from a Life Changing event

By Public Affairs staff, U.S. Embassy Wellington. Some awesome Kiwi talent had the experience of their lives at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Kenya, thanks to the U.S. Department of State and Embassy Wellington. Bonnie Howland, 19, of Wellington, and Hannah Duder, 23, of Christchurch, were the first New Zealanders to attend the GES on July 25 and 26. The conference, ...
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