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We have embarked on a completely new area for our country, never having a country-specific sanctions regime until now.

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Ministerial Diary October 2022

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Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced Aotearoa New Zealand is suspending its bilateral Human Rights Dialogue with Iran.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta has announced further sanctions on supporters of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, this time focusing on the Russian defence and security sectors.

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The local government sector has taken the next step in its work on the future shape it wants for regional, district and city councils, with the release of the second report by an independent panel.

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Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced applications are open for a programme to support rural access to clean and safe drinking water.

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The Government today announced the appointment of former Auckland Mayor, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, and Labour Party Leader Phil Goff as the next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

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The Government has announced Aotearoa New Zealand will back a conditional moratorium on deep sea mining in areas beyond national jurisdiction, until strong environmental rules can be agreed and backed up by robust science.

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The Government has updated travel warnings for Iran and is urging New Zealanders currently in that country to depart.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Dawn Bennet as New Zealand’s next ambassador to Seoul, South Korea.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Frizelle as New Zealand’s next ambassador to Italy.

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The Water reform programme is focused on delivering a seamless transition, which lays the foundations for long-term transformation. This will better position our three waters system nationwide to continue to meet new challenges.

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Local democracy thrives when a broad range of individuals, who bring different perspective and experiences, stand for public office.  

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Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced new climate finance to the Cook Islands today, reaffirming Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment to Pacific resilience.

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Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown signed a new Statement of Partnership between Aotearoa New Zealand and the Cook Islands in Rarotonga today.

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The Government has announced further pandemic support for Pacific Island countries with vaccine boosters, COVID-19 anti-viral treatments, and by strengthening the capacity of the health workforce to respond to further pandemics.

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Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta departs for the Cook Islands tomorrow as she continues to reconnect with partners across the Pacific.

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Further pressure is going on the Putin regime and the Russian economy through a series of trade bans and sanctions on oligarchs and officials, as part of the Government’s ongoing response to the war and illegal annexations.

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Te Taumata National Trade Hui

Banquet Hall, Beehive

Mihimihi / Greeting

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The Foreign Minister says an historic visit to Aotearoa New Zealand by the Indian Foreign Minister provides an opportunity to strengthen the relationship in areas like people to people exchanges and climate action.

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New Zealand condemns unequivocally Russia’s attempts to illegally annex Russia-occupied regions of Ukraine, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

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Ministerial Diary September 2022

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Aotearoa New Zealand does not recognise the results of the sham referenda in Russia-occupied regions of Ukraine, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says. 

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Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of diplomat Nicci Stilwell as the next Ambassador to Colombia.

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