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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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18 December, 2015

High Commissioner to Singapore announced

Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key has named diplomat Dr Jonathan Austin as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Singapore.

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7 December, 2015

NZ leads diplomatic protest over Japanese whaling

New Zealand has led a joint diplomatic protest over Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key says.

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7 December, 2015

Next Ambassador to the United States announced

Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key has announced Tim Groser as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the United States.

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28 November, 2015

NZ deeply disappointed by whaling decision

Acting Foreign Minister Todd McClay today expressed New Zealand’s deep disappointment at the Japanese Government’s decision that it will return to the Southern Ocean to undertake whaling this season.

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19 November, 2015

Antarctica New Zealand Board appointments

Acting Foreign Minister Christopher Finlayson today announced three new appointments to Antarctica New Zealand’s management board.

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10 November, 2015

NZ welcomes Myanmar’s historic election

Acting Foreign Minister John Key has welcomed the peaceful conduct of Myanmar’s election on November 8.

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6 November, 2015

Climate change action urged at Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting

Associate Foreign Minister Hon Todd McClay has reiterated New Zealand’s commitment to achieving an ambitious outcome to the upcoming Paris Climate change talks at the Asia-Europe Meeting Foreign Ministers Meeting (ASEM) in Luxembourg this week.

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6 November, 2015

Speech to the Opening Ceremony of ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting Luxembourg

ASEM is an important platform for political dialogue, economic cooperation and cultural and social exchange, addressing not only challenges but also promoting security, prosperity and understanding between Asia and Europe.

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3 November, 2015

McClay to attend Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers Meeting

Associate Foreign Minister Hon Todd McClay is travelling to Luxembourg to attend the biennial Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Foreign Ministers Meeting this week.

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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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18 September, 2015

McClay to visit China

Todd McClay, Minister of Revenue and State Owned Enterprises, and Associate Minister of Trade and Foreign Affairs, departs this Sunday for a six-day visit to China, including Hong Kong.

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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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