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11 February, 2016

NZ pledges $500,000 to help Pacific address Zika

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $500,000 to help the Pacific region to counter the spread of the Zika.

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7 February, 2016

NZ Condemns North Korea rocket launch

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned today’s long-range rocket launch by North Korea.

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5 February, 2016

Whitehead report released

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has released the Whitehead Report, into diplomatic immunity issues surrounding Malaysian Defence attache Mohammad Rizalman.

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3 February, 2016

High Commissioner to Canada announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Daniel Mellsop as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Canada.

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2 November, 2015

Next Ambassador to Russia announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Ian Hill as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Moscow.

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30 October, 2015

NZ welcomes China’s support for Ross Sea MPA

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed China’s announcement that it could support a Ross Sea region marine protected area (MPA).

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23 October, 2015

UNSC Open Debate - Middle East

It is with a sense of dismay that we address the Council today on the lack of progress on relations between Israel and Palestine, and the violence that has raged there in the past few weeks.

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19 October, 2015

McCully to UN for Middle East debate

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to New York this week to participate in a UN Security Council open debate on the Middle East.

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15 October, 2015

NZ invests in expansion of Niue’s Matavai Resort

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will invest $7.5 million in the expansion of the Scenic Matavai Resort in Niue.

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13 October, 2015

New funding to improve Pacific aviation safety

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will invest $2.4 million over two years to help improve aviation safety in eight Pacific countries.

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12 October, 2015

NZ delegation to commemorate WWI in Niue

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will lead a delegation to Niue this week to attend World War One commemorations hosted by the Government of Niue.

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11 October, 2015

NZ Condemns Terrorist Attack in Turkey

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the terrorist attack carried out in downtown Ankara, which has led to a significant death toll with hundreds more wounded.

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8 October, 2015

Ambassador for Counter Terrorism Announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced senior diplomat Carl Worker as New Zealand’s new Ambassador for Counter Terrorism.

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7 October, 2015

New Ambassador to Timor-Leste announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Vicki Poole as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Timor-Leste.

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7 October, 2015

New Ambassador to Thailand named

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Ben King as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Thailand.

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30 September, 2015

UN Security Council statement, Settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and countering terrorist threat in the region

New Zealand welcomes the Security Council debate on the resolution of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.

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27 September, 2015

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit

New Zealand welcomes the ambition contained in the Sustainable Development Goals. And we support the substance of the Goals. Indeed it would be hard not to.

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18 September, 2015

McCully to EU and UN

Foreign Minister Murray McCully departs tomorrow for Brussels, and the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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16 September, 2015

NZ welcomes reconciliation moves in Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Sri Lankan Government’s announcement it will establish a Truth & Reconciliation Commission to help the country recover from its decades-long civil war.

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15 September, 2015

New Zealand to open Embassy in Colombia

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that the Government intends to open a new Embassy in Bogota, Colombia.

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11 September, 2015

Korean Foreign Minister to visit NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the upcoming official visit to New Zealand this weekend by Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

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7 September, 2015

NZ ups humanitarian support to Syrian refugees

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a further $4.5 million to help refugees displaced by fighting in Syria, bringing New Zealand’s total humanitarian contribution to the refugee crisis to $20 million.

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28 August, 2015

Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilight

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that this year’s Tropic twilight Exercise will be conducted in the northern Cook Islands atolls of Penrhyn and Manihiki.

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27 August, 2015

Next Ambassador to Argentina announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Raylene Liufalani as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Argentina.

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26 August, 2015

NZ aid to assist Timorese coffee and cocoa farmers

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will commit $14.5 million over five years to help develop Timor-Leste’s coffee and cocoa industry.

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18 August, 2015

Minister welcomes Auditor-General inquiry

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement that the Auditor-General will look at the Saudi Food Security Partnership and Agrihub project.

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18 August, 2015

NZ expresses condolences after Bangkok blast

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has expressed condolences to the victims and families affected by the explosion at Erawan Shrine in Central Bangkok last night (midnight Monday NZT).

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17 August, 2015

McCully to Cambodia and Lao PDR

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic this week for a range of meetings to mark the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s formal partnership with ASEAN.

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14 August, 2015

NZ engineering team to help with Nepal rebuild

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand has sent a team of 15 earthquake engineers to Nepal to assist with the rebuild following the massive quakes which hit the country earlier this year.

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10 August, 2015

NZ contributes to Myanmar flood relief efforts

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide an initial $500,000 to support the response to serious flooding in Myanmar.

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