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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.

It is a privilege to be here today, alongside leaders and Ministerial colleagues from across the Pacific, for the opening of Indonesia’s Pacific Trade and Cultural Exposition.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says further steps are being taken towards securing the future of New Zealand House in London.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is travelling to Chile and Peru today as part of New Zealand’s diplomatic effort to strengthen ties with the Pacific Alliance countries.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced today that New Zealand is making a further $1.5 million humanitarian contribution to assist Venezuelan residents and those who have fled to neighbouring countries.

Congratulations to Otago University for the 54th year of holding the Foreign Policy School, and to Dr Dennis Wesselbaum for organising this year’s forum.

It is a pleasure to formally announcement two significant decisions in the interest of Scott Base and our Antarctic interests.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says a favoured design concept has been selected for the redevelopment of New Zealand’s Scott Base in Antarctica.

Investment in rail infrastructure in the Wellbeing Budget will make trains more reliable and cut down on maintenance time and costs, rail ministers announced today.

Ministerial Diary May 2019

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Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Carl Worker as Ambassador to Argentina.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of career diplomat Rebekah Mawson as New Zealand’s Consul-General in Guangzhou.

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced who is being appointed to the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) following the passing of the Racing Amendment Bill this afternoon.

“The revitalisation of this industry is underway,” says Racing Minister Winston Peters as the Racing Reform Bill passed its third and final reading in Parliament today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has expressed New Zealand’s on-going and deep concern at the latest incidents in the Gulf of Oman and has condemned the recent provocative attacks on civilian shipping in the region.

State Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones reopened the Napier-Wairoa rail line in the Hawkes Bay today.

Minister for Racing Winston Peters announced today that the Government has invested $389,351 in 17 projects to improve safety at racecourses.

New Zealand will conclude its non-combat Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji Military Complex in Iraq in June 2020, when full responsibility for basic training will be handed over to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has met with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and signed a Statement of Partnership with Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele in Honiara today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has welcomed US State Department confirmation that New Zealanders will be able to apply for multiple-entry business visas from next week.