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Ministerial Diary August 2019

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New Zealand will contribute five Defence Force personnel to a multinational taskforce based in Bahrain focused on countering terrorist activity, narcotics, smuggling and piracy from December 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced.

The Government has welcomed the statement of the Kingi Tūheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII on the future of Ihumātao.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi today announced a new initiative to support Pacific countries to respond to cyber security risks in the region.

The Minister for State Owned Enterprises Winston Peters and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson have announced the appointment of Mr Brian Corban as Chair of KiwiRail Holdings Limited and the New Zealand Railways Corporation (NZRC).

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Paul Wallis as High Commissioner to Kiribati.

A vital investment in the Northland rail line will finally bring the track out of managed decline and preserve future investment opportunities, State Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones say.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Georgina Roberts as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced that New Zealand will continue its current deployment of six New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel to South Korea.

Ministerial Diary July 2019

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Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced a further $3 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of senior diplomat Jan Henderson as New Zealand’s representative to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has welcomed New Zealand’s Indo-Pacific engagement during his current visit to Thailand.

Minister for Racing Winston Peters has announced that 2019/20 applications for funding to improve racecourse safety are now open.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Thailand tomorrow to attend the East Asia Summit and ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bangkok.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced that New Zealand will provide an additional two years of support to Tonga Police to strengthen its capacity to disrupt transnational crime.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has condemned the recent seizure of two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Fiji this week to attend the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on 26 July.

Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Winston Peters has extended New Zealand’s condolences following the death of Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Mr Amano had been in ill health and was preparing to step down from his role.

Ministerial Diary June 2019

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Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta have announced $3.75 million in assistance for Māori Wardens to prepare for the future. 

It is our responsibility to be here today to record New Zealand’s strong commitment to the common endeavour of fostering respect for the right to freedom of religion and belief.

Welcome to Ambassadors and representatives from embassies in Washington, D.C. including Ambassador Rosemary Banks and the New Zealand Embassy, as well as US Government officials.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C.