Press Releases

New Consul-General to Hong Kong

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Hong Kong.... [Read More]

New Ambassador to France appointed

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France.... [Read More]

Jones appointed Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius ,Seychelles

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that Shane Jones will serve as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles in addition to his role as Pacific Economic Development Ambassador.... [Read More]

McCully to Indonesian Presidential Inauguration

Monday, 20 October 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has travelled to Jakarta to attend the inauguration ceremony for the Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo.... [Read More]

McCully to New York for Security Council vote

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully travels to New York today ahead of the United Nations Security Council elections. ... [Read More]

Speech to United Nations General Assembly

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand.... [Read More]

McCully congratulates Fiji PM

Monday, 22 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, on being sworn in as Fiji’s Prime Minister.... [Read More]

McCully to United Nations General Assembly

Monday, 22 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to New York today to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly.... [Read More]

NZ welcomes Afghanistan election result

Monday, 22 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement of Afghanistan’s new President and Government of National Unity.... [Read More]

NZ Whaling resolution passes

Friday, 19 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the International Whaling Commission’s passing of a New Zealand resolution enshrining the International Court of Justice’s decision on Japanese whaling.... [Read More]

NZ welcomes Fiji’s return to the polls

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated the people of Fiji following their first democratic elections since 2006.... [Read More]

NZ welcomes the release of Fiji peacekeepers

Friday, 12 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the safe release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers from Fiji who had been detained in Syria. ... [Read More]

NZ observers join Fiji Election Mission

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will contribute a five person team to the Multinational Observer Group for the Fiji election.... [Read More]

NZ deeply concerned at West Bank land appropriation

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply concerned at the announcement by Israel’s Civil Administration Authority that they will appropriate 400 hectares of privately owned Palestinian land near Bethlehem for Israeli settlements.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes Chinese counterpart

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will host his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, for a working visit to New Zealand from 4-5 September.... [Read More]

Largest solar array in the Pacific completed

Monday, 1 September 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the completion of the Apia racecourse solar array in Samoa today.... [Read More]

NZ disturbed by reports of Russian Troop Movements

Friday, 29 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply disturbed at today’s reports indicating the involvement of Russian troops in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. ... [Read More]

NZ provides further aid to Iraq

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide $500,000 to support humanitarian efforts by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Iraq.... [Read More]

NZ urges all parties to make Gaza ceasefire work

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand welcomes news that an indefinite ceasefire has been agreed by Israel and the Palestinians.... [Read More]

McCully to Fiji for talks with Foreign Minister

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Nadi tomorrow to meet with Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kabuabola.... [Read More]

NZ welcomes UN SIDS visitors

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the dignitaries and leaders that will visit New Zealand on-route to the Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa from 1-4 September.... [Read More]

Air NZ alliance opens gateway to ASEAN region

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed regulatory approval for the alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, describing the initiative as “a game changer” in his meeting with Foreign Ministers from the Association of Southeast A... [Read More]

NZ-Croatia Working Holiday Scheme announced

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today that up to 100 young New Zealanders will be able to spend a year in Croatia following the signing of a reciprocal Working Holiday Scheme... [Read More]

New Consul-General to Shanghai announced

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Guergana Guermanoff as New Zealand’s new Consul-General to Shanghai.... [Read More]

New Ambassador to Rome appointed

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Patrick Rata as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Italy.... [Read More]

McCully to Myanmar for Asian Regional Meetings

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Myanmar this week to attend the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the ASEAN Regional Forum, and the ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting.... [Read More]

New Ambassador to the Netherlands announced

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Janet Lowe as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the Netherlands, to be based in The Hague.... [Read More]

Next Ambassador to Thailand announced

Monday, 4 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Reuben Levermore as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Thailand.... [Read More]

NZ exceeds commitment to Pacific renewable energy

Friday, 1 August 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today updated Pacific leaders and post Forum dialogue partners on the progress being made to implement renewable energy projects agreed to at the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit.... [Read More]

NZ support for upgrade of Pacific navigation charts

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lead a new regional programme to improve Pacific navigation charts.... [Read More]

NZ welcomes landmark agreement with the EU

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on the Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation (PARC) between New Zealand and the European Union. ... [Read More]

NZ support for the Pacific’s ‘Blue Economy’

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Oceans theme of the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum and announced new support for efforts to monitor illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. ... [Read More]

McCully to attend Pacific Islands Forum

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will lead the New Zealand delegation to the 45rd Pacific Islands Forum in Palau on behalf of Prime Minister John Key this week.... [Read More]

NZ to assist with MH17 Disaster Victim Identification

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that a team of three New Zealand Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts are due to depart for the Netherlands as part of international efforts to identify all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight... [Read More]

NZ congratulates Indonesian President elect

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Joko Widido on winning the Indonesian Presidential election.... [Read More]

McCully to Timor-Leste and Commonwealth Games

Monday, 21 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Timor-Leste this week to attend the Summit of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and then continue on to Glasgow to represent the New Zealand Government at the 20th Commonwealth Games.... [Read More]

Iran nuclear talks to continue

Monday, 21 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the decision by the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran to continue negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme.... [Read More]

NZ makes further calls for full MH17 investigation

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand has used a special sitting of the United Nations Security Council to call for a full investigation into the crash of flight MH17.... [Read More]

Crash of flight MH17 a tragedy for families

Friday, 18 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 is a tragedy and has extended condolences on behalf of all New Zealanders to the families of those on board.... [Read More]

NZ calls for Gaza ceasefire

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has said New Zealand strongly supports the United Nations Security Council’s call for a ceasefire between the Israelis and Palestinians.... [Read More]

Foreign Secretary Hague a great friend to NZ - McCully

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today paid tribute to outgoing UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, describing him as a “great friend to New Zealand.”... [Read More]

Ministerial Inquiry into diplomatic immunity

Friday, 11 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a Ministerial Inquiry will be held into the way the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handled the case of a Malaysian High Commission official accused of an attack on a Wellington woman.... [Read More]

McCully announces new Ambassador to Turkey

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Diplomat Jonathan Curr has been appointed as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Turkey Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.... [Read More]

New Ambassador to Abu Dhabi appointed

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Jeremy Clarke-Watson as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Abu Dhabi.... [Read More]

NZ concerned by violence in Gaza and Israel

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is greatly concerned at the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel, and in particular the deaths of civilians. ... [Read More]

McCully to visit Korea and Europe

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit Korea, Croatia, Montenegro and Georgia this week.... [Read More]

Malaysia will return accused to New Zealand

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement from Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah that the official accused of an attack on a young woman in Wellington will be returned to New Zealand.... [Read More]

McCully receives Malaysian assurances

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has tonight spoken to Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah to clarify any misunderstanding relating to the diplomat who was accused of an attack on a woman and the circumstance involving his return home.... [Read More]

NZ expects diplomat to face justice

Monday, 30 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says he expects the diplomat accused of an attack on a young woman to face the consequences of his actions in his home country. This follows his Government declining New Zealand’s request for a waiver of diplomatic imm... [Read More]

NZ deeply concerned at sentencing of journalists

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has expressed deep concern at the prison sentences imposed by the Egyptian court on three Al Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste. ... [Read More]

NZ supports humanitarian effort in Iraq

Friday, 20 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $500,000 to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help people displaced by fighting in Iraq.... [Read More]

New Ambassador to South Korea

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Clare Fearnley as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.... [Read More]

McCully appoints new Ambassador to Germany

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Rod Harris as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Germany. ... [Read More]

New Ambassador to Brazil named

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Caroline Bilkey as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Brazil.... [Read More]

Murray McCully remarks at Our Oceans Conference

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Remarks by the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Murray McCully at US Secretary of State John Kerry’s Our Oceans Conference, 16-17 June, 2014, Washington D.C.... [Read More]

New Zealand deeply concerned by violence in Iraq

Friday, 13 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has expressed New Zealand’s deep concern about the serious deterioration of security in Iraq in recent days.... [Read More]

McCully to Oceans Conference in Washington

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to the United States, Ghana, Turkey, Iran, Serbia, Belgium and the Dominican Republic over the next two weeks.... [Read More]

Whaling comments “worrying”

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has described reported comments on whaling from Japanese PM Shinzo Abe as “worrying”.... [Read More]

NZ support for new Pacific eye care centre

Monday, 9 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will contribute $3.8 million to the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ for a new regional eye care centre in Solomon Islands.... [Read More]

Construction starts on major Pacific solar projects

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that construction is starting on renewable energy projects worth more than $30 million in the Cook Islands and Tuvalu.... [Read More]

NZ urges earlier return to democracy in Thailand

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has urged the leaders of Thailand’s coup to set an earlier timetable for holding elections.... [Read More]

Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development appointed

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced Shane Jones as New Zealand’s new Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development. He will also serve as High Commissioner to several small island developing states in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, whic... [Read More]

Military coup in Thailand of deep concern - McCully

Friday, 23 May 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has expressed deep concern at the news of a military coup in Thailand and the suspension of the constitution.... [Read More]

Honolulu Consul-General announced

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat Robert Kaiwai as New Zealand’s first Consul-General in Honolulu, Hawai’i.... [Read More]

McCully announces next Ambassador to China

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has today named John McKinnon QSO as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to China.... [Read More]

McCully to Cook Islands for Special Forum Meeting

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to the Cook Islands tomorrow to attend the Pacific Islands Forum Special Leaders’ Meeting on the Pacific Plan on behalf of the Prime Minister.... [Read More]

New High Commissioner for Kiribati

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced Don Higgins as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Kiribati.... [Read More]

NZ welcomes progress on Te Mana o te Ra

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today visited the site of the New Zealand funded Te Mana o te Ra solar array on Rarotonga.... [Read More]

NZ support for aviation and energy in Kiribati

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will invest in aviation links and renewable energy for Kiribati’s Kiritimati Island.... [Read More]

NZ and EU support renewable energy in Tuvalu

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will continue to support Tuvalu’s conversion to renewable energy alongside the European Union. ... [Read More]

NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy array in Samoa. ... [Read More]

EU/NZ renewable energy Mission to the Pacific

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a renewable energy mission to four Pacific states... [Read More]

New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Marion Crawshaw as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. ... [Read More]

NZ health and engineering support to Solomons

Monday, 14 April 2014

NZ health and engineering support to Solomons... [Read More]

McCully in Fiji for talks on election support

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is in Fiji to meet with Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.... [Read More]

Further NZ aid flight to Solomons

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman have announced a second New Zealand Defence Force C-130 flight will be made to the Solomon Islands.... [Read More]

NZ support to re-establish Fiji Parliament

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $1.5 million towards a project aimed at re-establishing and strengthening Fiji’s parliament.... [Read More]

NZ supports upgrade of Gordon’s Market

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will contribute up to $7 million towards the upgrade of Gordon’s Market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. ... [Read More]

Further assistance following Solomons floods

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $1.2 million to help Solomon Islands following severe flooding.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Papua New Guinea

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Papua New Guinea today for a visit focused on fostering business links and support for renewable energy projects.... [Read More]

New Zealand sending aid flight to Solomons

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced further support for the response to severe flooding in Solomon Islands.... [Read More]

NZ responds to Solomons flooding

Friday, 4 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced an initial contribution of $300,000 to support the immediate response to severe flooding in Solomon Islands.... [Read More]

McCully announces new Ambassador to ASEAN

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Stephanie Lee as New Zealand’s first dedicated Ambassador the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).... [Read More]

New PNG High Commissioner announced

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that diplomat Tony Fautua will be New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea... [Read More]

New Zealand lifts Fiji travel sanctions

Monday, 31 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lift all its travel sanctions against Fiji.... [Read More]

High Commissioner to India announced

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Grahame Morton as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to India.... [Read More]

New Zealand introduces Crimea travel sanctions

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will impose travel sanctions on selected individuals deemed to be responsible for the crisis in Ukraine. ... [Read More]

Crimean referendum deeply concerning - McCully

Sunday, 16 March 2014

New Zealand will not recognise the result of the 16 March referendum on the status of Crimea, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says. ... [Read More]

McCully names Ambassador to Timor-Leste

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Jonathan Schwass as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Timor-Leste.... [Read More]

New High Commissioner to Vanuatu

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Georgina Roberts as the new High Commissioner to Vanuatu.... [Read More]

McCully to visit UK, Europe and Asia

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will attend the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in London this week before travelling to Europe and South East Asia.... [Read More]

High Commissioner to Barbados named

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Jan Henderson as New Zealand’s first High Commissioner to Barbados. ... [Read More]

NZ reaffirms strategic direction with Tonga

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano today agreed to reaffirm the strategic direction of the development partnership following talks late last week and early this week. ... [Read More]

Bainimarama’s announcement a key milestone

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s decision to step down as Commander of the Fiji military.... [Read More]

Russian Ambassador called in over Ukraine

Monday, 3 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the Russian Ambassador was called in to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade this afternoon over the escalation of tensions in Ukraine.... [Read More]

Ukraine situation deeply worrying - McCully

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says developments in Ukraine are “deeply worrying”.... [Read More]

NZ boosts representation in Northern Pacific

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will open a Consulate General in Honolulu to strengthen ties with northern Pacific nations.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes International Year of SIDS

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the launch of the United Nations International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).... [Read More]

NZ ratifies agreement to combat illegal fishing

Monday, 24 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced New Zealand has ratified an international fisheries agreement designed to fight illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes UN resolution

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution to address the dire humanitarian situation in Syria.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Cook Islands

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands today for the third New Zealand-Cook Islands Joint Ministerial Forum.... [Read More]

McCully to welcome Canadian counterpart

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will host his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Minister John Baird, in Wellington today.... [Read More]

Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group

Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Forum Ministerial Contact Group (MCG) concluded its two day visit to Fiji today, consistent with the mandate of Pacific Islands Forum Leaders to continue to dialogue and engage with Fiji. ... [Read More]

McCully to visit Fiji for MCG

Friday, 14 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Fiji today to chair a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group (MCG). ... [Read More]

Japanese Ambassador called in

Monday, 10 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the Japanese Ambassador was called in to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) today after a vessel from a Japanese whaling fleet entered New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).... [Read More]

EEZ entry “unhelpful” - McCully

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has described the entry into New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by a member of the Japanese whaling fleet as “unhelpful, disrespectful and short-sighted".... [Read More]

McCully to visit New York

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit New York this week to host a Waitangi Day reception at New Zealand’s Permanent Mission and for a presentation of the African Union Handbook.... [Read More]

NZ, Philippines to start working holiday scheme

Friday, 31 January 2014

Young New Zealanders will from next month be able to spend a year working, studying and holidaying in the Philippines, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced today.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Tonga

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit Tonga for two days this week.... [Read More]

AU and NZ partner to publish first AU Handbook

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The African Union (AU) Commission and the New Zealand Government have collaborated to produce a comprehensive guide to the African Union system. ... [Read More]

NZ and Ethiopia sign food security agreement

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and his Ethiopian counterpart, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, have signed an arrangement to improve agricultural cooperation and food security.... [Read More]

Further support for Tropical Cyclone Ian recovery

Friday, 24 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced an additional $370,000 for cyclone recovery efforts in Tonga, including the provision of six technicians to help repair the electricity network.... [Read More]

NZ provides further support to cyclone-hit Tonga

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing a further $1.4 million to help Tonga recover from Tropical Cyclone Ian.... [Read More]

NZ, UAE accelerate renewable energy partnership

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today signed a partnership agreement that will see the two governments cooperate on renewable energy projects, primarily in the Pacific, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Middle-East, South Asia, Africa

Monday, 20 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will depart today on a 10 day trip to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.... [Read More]

More NZ assistance to cyclone-hit Tonga

Friday, 17 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing further assistance to Tonga in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Ian. ... [Read More]

More NZ support for Syrian refugees

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $5 million to help those displaced by the conflict in Syria.... [Read More]

NZ assistance to cyclone-hit Tonga

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will assist with the immediate response effort following Tropical Cyclone Ian in Tonga.... [Read More]

McCully condemns “scientific” whaling

Monday, 6 January 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today condemned the resumption of so-called “scientific” whaling in the Southern Ocean.... [Read More]

Joint statement on whaling and sea safety

Friday, 20 December 2013

Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States call for responsible behaviour at sea during the 2013/14 Southern Ocean whaling season... [Read More]

NZ to maintain support as Afghanistan mission transitions

Thursday, 19 December 2013

New Zealand will maintain its current level of support for international efforts in Afghanistan until December 2014, the Government says.... [Read More]

Respect the democratic process - McCully

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is calling on all parties to respect the democratic process in Thailand after the government announced an early election. ... [Read More]

HMNZS OTAGO leaves for Southern Ocean

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

HMNZS OTAGO departs Dunedin today to monitor fishing activities in the Southern Ocean.... [Read More]

Typhoon aid boosted to more than $5m

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $2.975 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan... [Read More]

Further NZ support to Philippines disaster relief

Monday, 11 November 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will provide a further $2 million to support humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. ... [Read More]

NZ responds in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand has made an initial contribution of $150,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross ... [Read More]

NZ policing support to Indonesia

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing $6.34 million for a three-year community policing programme in Indonesia.... [Read More]

NZ supports relief efforts in the Philippines

Monday, 4 November 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand will provide $850,000 in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines following the recent earthquake and flooding.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Europe and Asia

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will depart today on a two-and-a-half week trip through Europe and Asia.... [Read More]

McCully to meet Indonesian Foreign Minister

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and his Indonesian counterpart, Marty Natalegawa, will meet in Auckland today for the sixth annual Indonesia-New Zealand Joint Ministerial Commission.... [Read More]

First stage of Bamyan energy project complete

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the completion of the first stage of the Renewable Energy Project in Bamyan, Afghanistan... [Read More]

Joint Statement on Bilateral Relations and Cooperation

Friday, 25 October 2013

Joint Statement on Bilateral Relations and Cooperation At the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, HE Didier Burkhalter, visited Auckland, New Zealand, on 25 October 2013. ... [Read More]

New High Commissioner to Australia named

Thursday, 24 October 2013

named Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Chris Seed as New Zealand's next High Commissioner to Australia.... [Read More]

Joint statement on establishment of MPAs in Antarctica

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Foreign Ministers of Australia, France, New Zealand, the United States and the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Union Australia, the European Union, France, New Zealand and the United States jointly call for the establi... [Read More]

McCully announces High Commissioner to Niue

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

McCully announces High Commissioner to Niue Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of Superintendent Ross Ardern as New Zealand's High Commissioner to Niue.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Antarctica

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Antarctica for the first time on Monday.... [Read More]

New Acting Head of Mission to Fiji announced

Friday, 4 October 2013

New Acting Head of Mission to Fiji announced Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named Mark Ramsden as New Zealand's new Acting Head of Mission in Fiji.... [Read More]

McCully to welcome Australian counterpart

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

McCully to welcome Australian counterpart Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will host his Australian counterpart, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, in Auckland tomorrow.... [Read More]

McCully announces further assistance for Syria

Monday, 30 September 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced $2.6 million in additional funding for the Syrian crisis.... [Read More]

New NZ Embassy Office in Myanmar

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the opening of a New Zealand Embassy Office in Myanmar.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes release of UN report

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The government says the United Nations investigators report into the use of chemical weapons in Syria is an important step toward holding those responsible to account.... [Read More]

McCully to visit US and Caribbean

Friday, 13 September 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully departs today for a trip to the United States and Caribbean.... [Read More]

NZ supports Fiji elections

Friday, 13 September 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced a programme of electoral assistance, development assistance and the easing of some sanctions in Fiji in order to support progress toward elections next year.... [Read More]

Clear action needed on chemical weapons

Monday, 9 September 2013

The New Zealand Government wants the international community to take clear steps to ensure chemical weapons are not used again in Syria, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.... [Read More]

Energy Summit delivering for the Pacific

Friday, 6 September 2013

Implementation of the renewable energy projects, totalling $635 million, agreed at the Auckland Pacific Energy Summit in March is on-track, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.... [Read More]

NZ increases support for Syrian refugees

Monday, 2 September 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide almost $800,000 to assist Syrian refugees, with the funding matched dollar for dollar by non-government organisations.... [Read More]

UN needs to address Syrian crisis - McCully

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the New Zealand Government still wants the United Nations Security Council to be the place where action on the Syrian crisis is resolved.... [Read More]

McCully congratulates Team New Zealand

Monday, 26 August 2013

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Team New Zealand on winning the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series in San Francisco.... [Read More]

NZ-China relationship remains strong

Thursday, 22 August 2013

McCully Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says his visit to Beijing this week has reaffirmed the strength of the relationship between New Zealand and China.... [Read More]

McCully to visit China, Mongolia and Hong Kong

Sunday, 18 August 2013

McCully to visit China, Mongolia and Hong Kong Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to China, Mongolia and Hong Kong this week for a series of bilateral meetings.... [Read More]

Vanuatu shipping project launched

Friday, 16 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is contributing $17 million toward improving shipping services and port facilities in Vanuatu.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes Hagley Oval decision

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully says he is pleased by the decision to proceed with the redevelopment of Hagley Oval as it clears the way for Christchurch to host the opening match and festivities of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.... [Read More]

McCully opens Munda runway

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today opened the new Munda runway and Noro-Munda road in the Western Province of Solomon Islands.... [Read More]

McCully condemns violence in Egypt

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has condemned the violent events in Egypt overnight.... [Read More]

NZ helps protect lagoon water quality in the Cook Islands

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced New Zealand will invest significantly in an on-going programme to upgrade residential sanitation infrastructure in the Cook Islands during a visit to Muri lagoon in Rarotonga today.... [Read More]

NZ updates Tonga travel advisory

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has posted an updated travel advisory in relation to Real Tonga airline now the recently acquired MA-60 aircraft is in service.... [Read More]

McCully to lead 2013 Pacific Mission

Friday, 9 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will lead a delegation to Papua New Guinea, the Papua New Guinea Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu next week for the 2013 Pacific Mission.... [Read More]

Increased pension portability to Realm countries

Friday, 9 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today joined Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna in Rarotonga to announce improved pension portability for those looking to retire to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau from New Zealand.... [Read More]

Samoa school fees scheme launched

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today launched the Secondary School Fee Grant Scheme at Alofi O Taoa School on Savai'i, Samoa.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Samoa and Cook Islands

Monday, 5 August 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit Samoa and the Cook Islands this week to meet leaders ahead of this year's Pacific Islands Forum in the Marshall Islands.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes US announcement on Middle East

Monday, 22 July 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement by US Secretary of State John Kerry that agreement has been reached on a basis for direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians.... [Read More]

McCully appoints Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Friday, 19 July 2013

McCully appoints Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named career diplomat Hamish MacMaster as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.... [Read More]

High Commissioner to Rarotonga announced

Friday, 19 July 2013

High Commissioner to Rarotonga announced Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of Joanna Kempkers as New Zealand's High Commissioner to the Cook Islands.... [Read More]

No consensus at CCAMLR disappointing

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

McCully Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today expressed deep disappointment that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) did not reach a consensus on the creation of a marine protected area (MPA) ... [Read More]

McCully to visit East Africa

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to East Africa next week for bilateral meetings and to attend the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) regional meeting in the Seychelles.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes Tajik Foreign Minister

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully held talks with his counterpart from the Republic of Tajikistan, HE Hamrokhon Zarifi, in Auckland today.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Myanmar

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Myanmar tomorrow for bilateral meetings and to assess aid requirements in the state of Rakhine.... [Read More]

Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Brunei

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel today to Brunei for bilateral meetings and a series of ASEAN regional meetings.... [Read More]

McCully launches NZ Inc Strategy for the Gulf region

Thursday, 27 June 2013

McCully launches NZ Inc Strategy for the Gulf region... [Read More]

McCully welcomes Mauritanian Foreign Minister

Monday, 24 June 2013

McCully welcomes Mauritanian Foreign Minister... [Read More]

McCully to visit Middle East

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories today for bilateral meetings and discussions on the Middle East Peace Process.... [Read More]

McCully to attend FEALAC meeting

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Bali today for the Forum for East Asia and Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Ministers' meeting.... [Read More]

Australia extends student loans to NZ residents

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Australia extends student loans to NZ residents Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed a move by Australia to extend its student loan scheme to long-term New Zealand residents.... [Read More]

Japan Foreign Minister to visit

Friday, 7 June 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced his Japanese counterpart, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, will visit New Zealand this weekend.... [Read More]

More NZ support for Syrian refugees

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $1.7 million to help those displaced by the conflict in Syria.... [Read More]

Honorary Consul to Perth announced

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of an Honorary Consul to a new consulate in Perth, Western Australia.... [Read More]

McCully to visit India and Sri Lanka

Friday, 31 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will depart Monday on a trip to India and Sri Lanka.... [Read More]

NZ to sign landmark arms treaty

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand will be among the first countries to sign the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly last month.... [Read More]

Further assistance for Samoa

Monday, 27 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing a further $6 million to help Samoa recover from Cyclone Evan.... [Read More]

Ambassador to Afghanistan appointed

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of career diplomat John Mataira as Ambassador to Afghanistan.... [Read More]

Speech to the US/NZ Pacific Partnership Forum

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

It's great to be back in Washington, and to see so many friends of New Zealand here today.... [Read More]

McCully to visit US and Caribbean

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will depart late this week on a two-week trip to the United States and Caribbean.... [Read More]

McCully names Ambassador to Poland

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of career diplomat Wendy Hinton as Ambassador to Poland.... [Read More]

New Ambassador to Mexico appointed

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named Clare Kelly as New Zealand's new Ambassador to Mexico.... [Read More]

ICJ sets date for whaling submission

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the International Court of Justice’s announcement that on 8 July it will hear New Zealand’s ... [Read More]

McCully to visit Africa and Europe

Monday, 15 April 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will depart today on a two-week trip to Africa and Europe.... [Read More]

McCully to attend Fiji MCG

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Fiji tomorrow to chair a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group (MCG). This will be the first visit to Fiji by the MCG since May 2012.... [Read More]

Consul-General to Guangzhou announced

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of diplomat Rebecca Needham as New Zealand’s Consul-General in Guangzhou, China.... [Read More]

NZ responds to Solomons dengue fever outbreak

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will send medical staff to the Solomon Islands following an outbreak of dengue fever.... [Read More]

UN takes steps to regulate arms trade

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the approval of the Arms Trade Treaty by the United Nations General Assembly in New York. ... [Read More]

$635 million for an energy efficient Pacific

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Co-hosts New Zealand and the European Union today announced that a funding envelope of $635 million has been secured at the Pacific Energy ... [Read More]

McCully lauds private sector commitment to Pacific

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the strong private sector presence when Pacific leaders, ... [Read More]

McCully announces new UN representative

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of Amanda Ellis as Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva.... [Read More]

McCully appoints High Commissioner to Canada

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of Simon Tucker as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Canada.... [Read More]

New Ambassador to Argentina announced

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of Hayden Montgomery as Ambassador to Argentina.... [Read More]

Summit will provide boost to renewable energy in Pacific

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Most of New Zealand’s Pacific neighbours should move close to achieving 50 per cent of their electricity from renewable ... [Read More]

McCully congratulates new Chinese counterpart

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today congratulated his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, following his appointment to the 12th National People’s Congress in Beijing.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes Afghan Foreign Minister

Monday, 18 March 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully held talks with his Afghan counterpart, Dr Zalmai Rassoul, in Wellington today.... [Read More]

McCully to attend Arab League meeting

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Egypt today to attend the League of Arab States Executive Council meeting.... [Read More]

McCully welcomes Solomon Islands counterpart

Thursday, 28 February 2013

McCully welcomes Solomon Islands counterpart... [Read More]

McCully to host Cook Islands PM

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will host Cook Islands Prime Minster Henry Puna ... [Read More]

NZ continues commitment to Afghanistan

Monday, 18 February 2013

Cabinet today agreed on New Zealand's contribution to Afghanistan beyond the April withdrawal of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) from Bamyan province, in line with the joint ISAF/Afghan transition plan.... [Read More]

NZ continues commitment to Afghanistan

Monday, 18 February 2013

Cabinet today agreed on New Zealand’s contribution to Afghanistan beyond the April withdrawal of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) from Bamyan province... [Read More]

NZ condemns reported North Korean nuclear test

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has condemned today's reported nuclear test by North Korea, the third since it began testing in 2006.... [Read More]

McCully visits French Polynesia

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is visiting French Polynesia this week.... [Read More]

No MPA but tangible progress - McCully

Monday, 11 February 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says while it is disappointing the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) did not agree to a Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area (MPA), engagement on the proposal was co... [Read More]

NZ assistance to Solomon Islands

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand will assist with the emergency response to yesterday's earthquake and tsunami in the Solomon Islands.... [Read More]

McCully pays tribute to Secretary Clinton

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has paid tribute to Hillary Clinton, who stepped down today as US Secretary of State.... [Read More]

McCully appoints representative to Austria

Friday, 1 February 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named career diplomat Deborah Geels as New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Vienna and Ambassador to Austria.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Africa and Middle East

Friday, 18 January 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next week to attend the African Union Executive Council.... [Read More]

NZ-UK joint statement on cyber security

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

NZ-UK joint statement on cyber security... [Read More]

William Hague to visit NZ

Friday, 11 January 2013

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague will visit New Zealand next week, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced today.... [Read More]

NZ/Sri Lanka agree way forward on dairy issues

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The New Zealand and Sri Lankan governments have agreed to work toward a Dairy Sector Cooperation Agreement following a one day visit to Colombo by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully.... [Read More]

Joint statement on whaling and safety at sea

Friday, 21 December 2012

Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States call for responsible behaviour at sea during the 2012-2013 Southern Ocean whaling season... [Read More]

More supplies flown to Samoa, Fiji

Friday, 21 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman say an RNZAF C-130 Hercules has landed in cyclone-ravaged Samoa with additional relief supplies... [Read More]

NZ gives further aid to Philippines

Friday, 21 December 2012

NZ gives further aid to Philippines... [Read More]

Ambassadors appointed to Belgium and Sweden

Friday, 21 December 2012

Ambassadors appointed to Belgium and Sweden... [Read More]

Successful Southern Ocean patrol

Friday, 21 December 2012

Successful Southern Ocean patrol... [Read More]

NZ welcomes Commonwealth Charter

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the adoption of a Commonwealth Charter - a document that sets out the history, objectives, values, and principles of the Commonwealth.... [Read More]

Speaker nominated for High Commissioner to UK

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Speaker nominated for High Commissioner to UK Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the nomination of Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom... [Read More]

Recovery package for Samoa and Fiji

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced provision of a further $2 million each for Samoa and Fiji to assist the next stage of recovery from Cyclone Evan... [Read More]

High Commissioner to Singapore appointed

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named career diplomat Bernadette Cavanagh as New Zealand's next High Commissioner to Singapore, with cross accreditation to the Maldives... [Read More]

NZ announces further assistance to Samoa

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced further assistance to Samoa in the aftermath of Cyclone Evan... [Read More]

NZ assistance to Samoa following Cyclone Evan

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will assist with the immediate response effort following Cyclone Evan in Samoa... [Read More]

NZ condemns North Korea missile launch

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

NZ condemns North Korea missile launch... [Read More]

NZ assists typhoon victims

Friday, 7 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide $500,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross Appeal to help those most in need following Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Pacific

Friday, 7 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will tomorrow travel to the Pacific for meetings in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu.... [Read More]

Make Goff apologise or sack him - McCully

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is challenging the Labour Leader to make Phil Goff apologise or sack him following yesterday's failed attack on Auckland lawyer Peter Kiely.... [Read More]

Goff reckless, cowardly and wrong - McCully

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Goff reckless, cowardly and wrong - McCully... [Read More]

McCully seriously concerned by launch plan

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today expressed serious concerns about North Korea's plans to launch a satellite this month using a long-range ballistic missile.... [Read More]

NZ to support UN Palestinian Resolution

Friday, 30 November 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has confirmed that New Zealand will vote in favour of the resolution on the status of Palestine, due to go before the United Nations General Assembly this morning... [Read More]

Significant milestone in RAMSI transition

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Significant milestone in RAMSI transition... [Read More]

Appointments to board of Antarctica NZ

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced three appointments to Antarctica New Zealand's management board.... [Read More]

McCully appoints High Commussioner to Tonga

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

McCully appoints High Commussioner to Tonga Mark Talbot... [Read More]

High Commissioner to Samoa appointed

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

High Commissioner to Samoa appointed Murray McCully New Zealand Samoa Jackie Frizelle... [Read More]

NZ's views on Japanese whaling to go before ICJ

Friday, 23 November 2012

NZ's views on Japanese whaling to go before International Court of Justice ... [Read More]

Ambassador to Spain appointed

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named New Zealand's next Ambassador to Spain as career diplomat Michael Swain.... [Read More]

Tokelau reaches solar power goal

Monday, 5 November 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the completion of a third New Zealand-funded solar power system in Tokelau - meaning almost 100 per cent of the territory's electricity needs are met through solar generation.... [Read More]

CCAMLR to reconvene on Ross Sea MPA

Friday, 2 November 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today expressed disappointment that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) deferred agreement on a proposal for a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea region.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Laos and Viet Nam

Friday, 2 November 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Laos on Sunday for the 9th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Vientiane.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Papua New Guinea

Sunday, 28 October 2012

McCully to visit Papua New Guinea... [Read More]

NZ congratulates Australia on UNSC seat

Friday, 19 October 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Australia, together with Luxembourg, Korea, Argentina and Rwanda, on their election to non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.... [Read More]

Speech to Democracy in the Pacific Conference

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Speech to Democracy in the Pacific Conference University of Canterbury I would also like to acknowledge the Macmillan Brown Centre's efforts to encourage New Zealanders to learn more about the Pacific.... [Read More]

McCully to host Burmese Foreign Minister

Thursday, 18 October 2012

McCully to host Burmese Foreign Minister Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will hold official talks with his counterpart from Burma (Myanmar), Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, on Monday.... [Read More]

McCully attends Bali bombing service

Friday, 12 October 2012

McCully attends Bali bombing service... [Read More]

McCully to visit Malaysia, Indonesia

Monday, 8 October 2012

McCully to visit Malaysia, Indonesia... [Read More]

McCully condemns civilian deaths in Turkey

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today condemned a mortar attack from Syria into Turkey that led to the deaths of five Turkish civilians in the border town of Akcakale.... [Read More]

Support for Bali bombing victims

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the government will support New Zealanders seriously affected by the Bali bombings to attend the 10-year anniversary ceremony in Bali on 12 October.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Jamaica, Cuba

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will depart New York today to visit Jamaica and Cuba for bilateral talks.... [Read More]

Speech: Forum of Small States

Monday, 1 October 2012

Today I want to focus on the fact that Small States are too often being marginalised in global politics. And this is happening too much at the UN.... [Read More]

Speech: United Nations General Assembly

Sunday, 30 September 2012

For the past year New Zealand has had the privilege of chairing the Pacific Islands Forum - a regional body that represents some of the smallest and most vulnerable states on this planet.... [Read More]

McCully to attend UN General Assembly

Monday, 24 September 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to New York today for the opening of the 67th United Nations General Assembly.... [Read More]

Support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Monday, 24 September 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $500,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross to help Syrian refugees and people affected by conflict in Lebanon.... [Read More]

Release of political prisoners in Burma

Friday, 21 September 2012

McCully welcomes release of political prisoners Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the release of 514 prisoners by the Burmese authorities. Many of these were originally detained on political grounds.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Timor-Leste

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit Timor-Leste this week to meet President Taur Matan Ruak, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao and Foreign Minister Jose Luis Guterres.... [Read More]

McCully extends condolences to US

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today extended New Zealand's condolences to the American people and the US Government over the loss of life at their diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.... [Read More]

South African High Commissioner appointed

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of career diplomat Richard Mann as High Commissioner to South Africa.... [Read More]

NZ seeks to protect Antarctica's Ross Sea region

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will submit a proposal for a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Ross Sea region.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Russia and Korea

Monday, 3 September 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Russia tonight for the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting.... [Read More]

NZ confirms intentions for Bamyan withdrawal

Monday, 3 September 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman today confirmed Cabinet has agreed the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) will be withdrawn from Bamyan province in Afghanistan by the end of April 2013.... [Read More]

Pacific Maritime Surveillance Partnership statement

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Recognising the centrality of the fisheries resource to sustainable economic development in the Pacific region, Deeply concerned that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is depriving Pacific Island countries and territories of the full benefi... [Read More]

Trilateral statement

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on 31 August 2012 to promote cooperation in the Pac... [Read More]

NZ to host Pacific energy summit

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will co-host a Pacific regional energy summit designed to achieve "a quantum leap forward" in the implementation of clean and affordable energy and reducing reliance on fossil fuel.... [Read More]

New fund for development partnerships

Friday, 24 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the establishment of a new contestable partnerships fund for New Zealand organisations carrying out development work off-shore.... [Read More]

South Pacific fisheries convention in force

Friday, 24 August 2012

South Pacific fisheries convention in force Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Primary Industries Minister David Carter today announced a new convention to manage fisheries across the South Pacific.... [Read More]

NZ Defence Force leaving Syria

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will withdraw from Syria this week as the United Nations Supervision Mission (UNSMIS) ends, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman announced today.... [Read More]

McCully to meet Philippines counterpart

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will meet his counterpart from the Philippines tomorrow for discussions on bilateral and trade issues.... [Read More]

Bilateral talks mark 50th anniversary

Friday, 17 August 2012

The 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and South Korea will be marked with bilateral discussions today.... [Read More]

McCully names Ambassador to Chile

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced career diplomat John Capper as New Zealand's new Ambassador to Chile... [Read More]

McCully names Ambassador to Russia

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named New Zealand's next Ambassador to the Russian Federation as career diplomat Hamish Cooper.... [Read More]

McCully to meet Armenian foreign minister

Thursday, 9 August 2012

McCully to meet Armenian foreign minister Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will today meet his counterpart from the Republic of Armenia, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.... [Read More]

Tokelau takes step toward energy independence

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Tokelau takes step toward energy independence Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the launch of Tokelau's first solar power system.... [Read More]

Renewable energy initiative for Bamyan

Thursday, 2 August 2012

foreign affairs minister murray mccully today announces new zealand will provide $18.6 million for a solar energy system in the Bamyan province of Afghanistan... [Read More]

NZ to help grow Fairtrade business in Pacific

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced $4.56 million in new funding for Fairtrade ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) to help unlock the export potential of small-holder farms in Pacific agriculture.... [Read More]

McCully announces diplomatic postings

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced former Prime Minister Mike Moore will serve a second term as New Zealand's Ambassador to Washington, and named Leon Grice as the next Consul-General in Los Angeles.... [Read More]

McCully to visit London for Olympics, talks

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Foreign Affairs and Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully will travel to London today for the 2012 Olympic Games, and talks with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.... [Read More]

McCully to meet with Brunei Minister

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will today meet the Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei, Pehin Lim Jock Seng.... [Read More]

Arms trade talks break down

Monday, 30 July 2012

New Zealand UN negotiations arms trade treaty McCully... [Read More]

Foreign ministers of Australia, NZ and Fiji meet

Monday, 30 July 2012

Foreign ministers of Australia, NZ and Fiji meet The foreign ministers of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Senator Bob Carr, the Hon Murray McCully and Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, held a trilateral meeting today in Sydney.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Sydney for bilateral/trilateral talks

Friday, 27 July 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Australia this weekend for six-monthly foreign ministers' consultations with Foreign Minister Bob Carr.... [Read More]

Tourism key to more prosperous Niue

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully attended a ceremony to celebrate the redevelopment of the Matavai Resort in Niue today as part of his 2012 Pacific Mission.... [Read More]

Solar generation facility leading light for Tonga

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakanohave attended the opening of Tonga’s first solar power farm, officially opened by His Majesty King Tupou VI.... [Read More]

New Zealand to help Fiji prepare for elections

Monday, 23 July 2012

New Zealand will provide $500,000 to Fiji's Constitutional Commission and has offered additional technical expertise to prepare for general elections in 2014, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced today.... [Read More]

Webb Ellis Cup travels to Samoa

Friday, 20 July 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks Coach Sir Graham Henry and All Black Victor Vito will take the Webb Ellis Cup to Samoa for Friendship Week - a 50th anniversary celebration of the Treaty of Fr... [Read More]

NZ gives further funding for Khmer Rouge trials

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced an additional $100,000 for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Tribunal, taking New Zealand's total contribution to $1 million.... [Read More]

McCully offers condolences at death of Sir Terepai Maoate

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

McCully offers condolences at death of Sir Terepai Maoate... [Read More]

McCully to visit Southeast Asia

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Southeast Asia today for a series of meetings with the region's leaders.... [Read More]

NZ opposes South Korean whaling proposal

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the Korean announcement of an intention to commence a so-called scientific whaling programme in the North West Pacific is "a serious setback for those who are committed to conservation of the species".... [Read More]

NZ MPs observe Timor-Leste election

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

New Zealand responded to a request from Timor-Leste for international observers for the election, which follows the Presidential Election earlier this year. Twenty four political parties are expected to contest the election.... [Read More]

NZ presses for end to illicit arms trade

Monday, 2 July 2012

NZ presses for end to illicit arms trade New Zealand will push for a comprehensive treaty at the United Nations negotiations in New York this week to stop the illicit trade of conventional weapons.... [Read More]

Speech to Otago Foreign Policy School

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Middle East unfolding: dreams and dramas in the early 21st century. ... [Read More]

More assistance for refugees and famine victims

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide $1.75 million in humanitarian aid to crises in Africa and the Middle East.... [Read More]

McCully to visit Japan and Hong Kong

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Tokyo on Sunday to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Japan.... [Read More]

More funding for Kiwi volunteers

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced a three-year support package of $24 million for Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) to help place skilled New Zealand volunteers in developing countries.... [Read More]

New ferry a lifeline for remote Tokelau

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the signing of a two year agreement with international company PB Sea-Tow to provide a safe and reliable ferry service for Tokelau.... [Read More]

Enhanced EU-Pacific Cooperation welcomed

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Enhanced EU-Pacific Cooperation welcomed... [Read More]

Speech: NZ's UN Security Council campaign and reform

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Speech: NZ's UN Security Council campaign and reform... [Read More]

Minister condemns Syrian violence

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand fully supports Australia's decision to expel a Syrian diplomat who was also accredited to New Zealand.... [Read More]

New ambassadors and Consul-General announced

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of ambassadors to Thailand and Viet Nam and Consul-General in Shanghai.... [Read More]

Speech to IDU conference: The Asia-Pacific Century

Monday, 28 May 2012

Let me join others in welcoming delegates to New Zealand, and for those from further afield, welcome to the Asia Pacific region.... [Read More]

Pacific Day Keynote Speech

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Ties between the United States and the Pacific region go back as far as there has been a United States of America.... [Read More]

NZ announces intentions for Afghanistan

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced the government now expects transition in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province to be formally concluded later in 2012, and the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) to be withdrawn later in 201... [Read More]

McCully announces embassy closure

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the closure of the Stockholm embassy in Sweden as part of $10 million of savings in the Ministry’s European posts.... [Read More]

Death of Sir Geoffrey Henry

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has expressed his condolences following the death of former Cook Island Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Henry.... [Read More]

NZ backs UN mission, extends refugee support

Monday, 7 May 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced further support for international efforts in Syria, including an offer to deploy additional military observers.... [Read More]

Speech to NZ-US Council 10th Anniversary

Friday, 4 May 2012

The Rt Hon Jim Bolger, Ambassador Huebner, Parliamentary colleagues past and present, distinguished guests: thank you for the opportunity to talk to you today about the strong and developing partnership between our country and the United States of Am... [Read More]

McCully to visit Middle East

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Middle East tomorrow for a ministerial summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).... [Read More]

Forum Ministerial Contact Group statement

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group (MCG) concluded its visit to Fiji today. ... [Read More]

McCully to join forum visit to Fiji

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Suva on Monday as a member of the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group on Fiji.... [Read More]

NZ support for Fiji flood recovery

Friday, 20 April 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $1 million for recovery and reconstruction work following the severe floods in Fiji this month.... [Read More]

Brussels NATO/ISAF meeting

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will attend a NATO/ISAF Foreign and Defence Ministers' meeting in Brussels.... [Read More]

NZer to head arms control arrangement

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the appointment of New Zealander Philip Griffiths to Head of Secretariat for the Wassenaar Arrangement – one of four main international export control agreements.... [Read More]

NZ condemns North Korea satellite launch

Friday, 13 April 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has joined the widespread international condemnation of North Korea’s satellite launch today using ballistic missile technology.... [Read More]

Further NZ support for flood-ravaged Fiji

Friday, 6 April 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $750,000 to the relief and recovery effort following severe flooding in Fiji. ... [Read More]

Speech to China Foreign Affairs University

Friday, 6 April 2012

This year is a milestone year in which we celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China.... [Read More]

NZ to assist Fiji flood victims

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will make $500,000 immediately available to agencies assisting flood victims in Fiji.... [Read More]

McCully in China for bilateral talks

Monday, 2 April 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Beijing tomorrow for an official bilateral visit.... [Read More]

NZ concerned over North Korea missile plan

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says he has serious concerns about North Korea's plans to launch a satellite next month using a long-range ballistic missile.... [Read More]

Minister welcomes constitutional talks

Friday, 9 March 2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is welcoming today's announcement of a constitutional consultation process in Fiji.... [Read More]

Visit from Australian Foreign Minister designate Bob Carr

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Australia’s Foreign Minister designate, Bob Carr, will arrive in Auckland on Friday for a two day visit, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.... [Read More]

Consular case in Algeria

Monday, 5 March 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has confirmed today that he requested late last week that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade internally review the events around the Mihi Puriri consular case in Algeria.... [Read More]

Speech to the Middle East Business Council

Thursday, 1 March 2012

I welcome this opportunity to speak to you about New Zealand’s trade and economic relationship with the Middle East and in particular the Gulf States, and to briefly look at the way in which we might move forward.... [Read More]

MFAT change programme

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully has described the changes proposed by the Ministry’s consultation document for staff as “a far-reaching and genuine attempt to create a Foreign Ministry that can meet New Zealand’s current and future needs.... [Read More]

Cook Islands Visit

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands today to meet with the Prime Minister and Cabinet members, and to conduct discussions regarding the Pacific Forum Leaders' meeting to be held in Rarotonga in August of this year.... [Read More]

Escalating violence in Syria

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the escalating violence in Syria and described the killing of 50 citizens in Homs by regime forces yesterday as “reprehensible.”... [Read More]

Russian Foreign Minister visit

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov will arrive in Auckland next Monday (30 January) for a two day visit to New Zealand, Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully announced today.... [Read More]

NZ support following Fiji floods

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will make an initial $350,000 available to support the response to the floods in Fiji. ... [Read More]

African Union Summit

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will next week visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 20th Session of the African Union Executive Council on 25-26 January.... [Read More]

Foreign Affairs

Friday, 25 February 2011

Foreign Affairs... [Read More]

 

Latest Press Releases

New Consul-General to Hong Kong

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Hong Kong.... Read More

New Ambassador to France appointed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France.... Read More

Jones appointed Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius ,Seychelles

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that Shane Jones will serve as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles... Read More

 
 
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