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31 July, 2014

Match-fixing Bill passes first reading

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the first reading of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill.

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30 July, 2014

NZ support for the Pacific’s ‘Blue Economy’

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Oceans theme of the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum and announced new support for efforts to monitor illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

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30 July, 2014

NZ welcomes landmark agreement with the EU

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on the Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation (PARC) between New Zealand and the European Union.

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30 July, 2014

NZ support for upgrade of Pacific navigation charts

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lead a new regional programme to improve Pacific navigation charts.

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27 July, 2014

McCully to attend Pacific Islands Forum

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will lead the New Zealand delegation to the 45th Pacific Islands Forum in Palau on behalf of Prime Minister John Key this week.

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24 July, 2014

NZ to assist with MH17 Disaster Victim Identification

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that a team of three New Zealand Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts are due to depart for the Netherlands as part of international efforts to identify all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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23 July, 2014

NZ congratulates Indonesian President elect

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Joko Widodo on winning the Indonesian Presidential election.

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21 July, 2014

Iran nuclear talks to continue

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the decision by the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran to continue negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme.

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21 July, 2014

McCully to Timor-Leste and Commonwealth Games

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Timor-Leste this week to attend the Summit of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and then continue on to Glasgow to represent the New Zealand Government at the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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19 July, 2014

NZ makes further calls for full MH17 investigation

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand has used a special sitting of the United Nations Security Council to call for a full investigation into the crash of flight MH17.

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18 July, 2014

Crash of flight MH17 a tragedy for families

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 is a tragedy and has extended condolences on behalf of all New Zealanders to the families of those on board.

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15 July, 2014

Foreign Secretary Hague a great friend to NZ - McCully

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today paid tribute to outgoing UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, describing him as a “great friend to New Zealand.”

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15 July, 2014

NZ calls for Gaza ceasefire

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has said New Zealand strongly supports the United Nations Security Council’s call for a ceasefire between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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11 July, 2014

Ministerial Inquiry into diplomatic immunity

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a Ministerial Inquiry will be held into the way the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handled the case of a Malaysian High Commission official accused of an attack on a Wellington woman.

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10 July, 2014

New Ambassador to Abu Dhabi appointed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Jeremy Clarke-Watson as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Abu Dhabi.

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10 July, 2014

McCully announces new Ambassador to Turkey

Diplomat Jonathan Curr has been appointed as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Turkey Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

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9 July, 2014

NZ concerned by violence in Gaza and Israel

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is greatly concerned at the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel, and in particular the deaths of civilians.

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8 July, 2014

McCully to visit Korea and Europe

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit Korea, Croatia, Montenegro and Georgia this week.

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2 July, 2014

Malaysia will return accused to New Zealand

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement from Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah that the official accused of an attack on a young woman in Wellington will be returned to New Zealand.

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1 July, 2014

McCully receives Malaysian assurances

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has tonight spoken to Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah to clarify any misunderstanding relating to the diplomat who was accused of an attack on a woman and the circumstance involving his return home.

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30 June, 2014

NZ expects diplomat to face justice

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says he expects the diplomat accused of an attack on a young woman to face the consequences of his actions in his home country. This follows his Government declining New Zealand’s request for a waiver of diplomatic immunity.

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24 June, 2014

NZ deeply concerned at sentencing of journalists

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has expressed deep concern at the prison sentences imposed by the Egyptian court on three Al Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste.

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20 June, 2014

NZ supports humanitarian effort in Iraq

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $500,000 to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help people displaced by fighting in Iraq.

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19 June, 2014

New Ambassador to South Korea

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Clare Fearnley as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

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18 June, 2014

New Ambassador to Brazil named

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Caroline Bilkey as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Brazil.

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18 June, 2014

McCully appoints new Ambassador to Germany

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Rod Harris as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Germany.

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17 June, 2014

Murray McCully remarks at Our Oceans Conference

We are an island nation - in New Zealand you can never be more than 75 miles from the coast - and New Zealanders identify strongly with the ocean.

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13 June, 2014

New Zealand deeply concerned by violence in Iraq

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has expressed New Zealand’s deep concern about the serious deterioration of security in Iraq in recent days.

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11 June, 2014

McCully to Oceans Conference in Washington

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to the United States, Ghana, Turkey, Iran, Serbia, Belgium and the Dominican Republic over the next two weeks.

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10 June, 2014

Whaling comments “worrying”

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has described reported comments on whaling from Japanese PM Shinzō Abe as “worrying”.

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