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30 June, 2015

NZ announces Cyclone Pam tourism recovery package

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a $26 million package, aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam.

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29 June, 2015

US/NZ Partnership Forum opens

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the start of the US/NZ Partnership Forum which is taking place in Auckland this week.

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26 June, 2015

Opening address - 2015 Otago Foreign Policy School

I want to start by stating the glaringly obvious. In international relations, size matters. It is not the only thing, but in reality the bigger you are, and the more resources you have, the more options you have.

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26 June, 2015

High level visitors for World Humanitarian Summit

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the leaders and dignitaries who will visit Auckland next week for the World Humanitarian Summit Pacific.

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21 June, 2015

Prosecutions a major blow for IUU fishing in Southern Ocean

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today hailed the action taken by Spain against those responsible for illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing as giant step forward in the fight to protect the Southern Ocean.

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15 June, 2015

NZ to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

New Zealand has agreed to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is being established to invest in new infrastructure across Asia, Finance Minister Bill English and Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully say.

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29 May, 2015

Minister McCully to the Middle East and Cyprus

Foreign Minister Murray McCully departs on an official visit to the Middle East and Cyprus this weekend.

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29 May, 2015

Visit by Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed a visit to New Zealand by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Slovak Republic , Miroslav Lajčák.

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28 May, 2015

New Zealand to open Embassy in Iraq

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will be opening an Embassy in Baghdad, which will be headed by career diplomat James Munro.

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27 May, 2015

Visit by Chinese Party Secretary Hu Chunhua

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed a visit to New Zealand by Mr Hu Chunhua, Politburo Member of CPC Central Committee and Party Secretary of Guangdong Province.

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26 May, 2015

Timor-Leste Foreign Minister in NZ

Foreign Minister McCully has welcomed tomorrow’s visit to New Zealand by Timor-Leste’s Foreign Minister, Hernani Coelho.

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25 May, 2015

NZ welcomes Singaporean Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomes Singaporean Foreign Minister Mr K Shanmugam to New Zealand.

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23 May, 2015

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels, Songhua and Yongding, have been found and boarded by local authorities in Cabo Verde.

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17 May, 2015

McCully to New York and Caribbean

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to New York today for Security Council related meetings and then to Saint Lucia to attend the annual Caribbean Foreign Minister’s Meeting (COFCOR).

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15 May, 2015

New High Commissioner to Tonga

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Tonga.

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13 May, 2015

Cook Islands solar energy projects opened

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna have officially opened solar arrays on the Northern Cook islands of Penrhyn and Manihiki this week, and marked the completion of the Cook Islands Solar Project.

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11 May, 2015

NZ engineers to Nepal

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is sending engineering personnel to Nepal to help assess the damage caused by the Anzac Day earthquake.

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8 May, 2015

McCully and Parliamentary delegation to visit Cooks

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and a Parliamentary delegation will travel to the Cook Islands next week to meet with Prime Minister Puna and mark the final stages of the $20.5 million Cook Islands Solar Project.

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30 April, 2015

Palestine Authority Foreign Minister visits NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Dr Riyad al-Malki to New Zealand.

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30 April, 2015

McCully to Beijing and Guangzhou

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to China this weekend for official engagements in Beijing and Guangzhou.

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29 April, 2015

NZ increases aid to Nepal

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will make a further contribution of $1million to assist Nepal as it responds to the ANZAC Day earthquake.

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29 April, 2015

NZ condemns use of the death penalty

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is dismayed by Indonesia’s decision to carry out the execution of members of the ‘Bali 9’ and other prisoners.

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28 April, 2015

NZ USAR team stood down

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue team due to leave for Nepal overnight has been stood down.

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27 April, 2015

NZ USAR team to Nepal

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the New Zealand Government has approved the deployment of an Urban Search and Rescue team (USAR) to Nepal.

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26 April, 2015

NZ to provide $1million in aid to Nepal

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will make an initial contribution of $1 million to assist Nepal following yesterday’s devastating earthquake.

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26 April, 2015

NZ ready to assist after Nepal quake

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand stands ready with financial and practical assistance as Nepal responds to the devastating ANZAC Day earthquake.

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25 April, 2015

Foreign Minister Anzac Day remarks

In around eight hours from now, on the beach at Anzac Cove in Turkey, our Prime Minister, the Prime Minister of Australia and thousands of citizens of both countries, will gather to mark the landing of New Zealand and Australian forces that took place exactly one hundred years ago.

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22 April, 2015

New High Commissioner to the Cook Islands named

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Nick Hurley as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to the Cook Islands.

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16 April, 2015

NZ welcomes UNSC resolution on Yemen

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s resolution on Yemen and called for the resumption of political dialogue between all parties involved in the conflict.

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8 April, 2015

Ambassador to the EU named

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat David Taylor as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the European Union. Mr Taylor will also be accredited to Sweden and NATO.

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