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  • U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert presented his credentials today to the the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.

    U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert presented his credentials today to the the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.

  • Meet Mark Gilbert, U.S. Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand.

    Meet U.S. Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand and Samoa, Mark Gilbert and wife Nancy.

  • NXT15 – LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference - February 19-21, 2015.

    NXT15 – LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference - February 19-21, 2015.

  • From Pixel to Pixar to New Zealand – Alvy & Alison visit New Zealand.

    From Pixel to Pixar to New Zealand – Alvy & Alison visit New Zealand.

  • Te Papa Repatriation Ceremony - The formal welcome home ceremony after more than 100 years away.

    Te Papa Repatriation Ceremony - The formal welcome home ceremony after more than 100 years away.

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    February 20, 2015 - U.S. Ambassadors to Lead Delegations of Investors to 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit
    Washington — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that 26 U.S. ambassadors are currently signed up to personally lead delegations of investors to the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit March 23-24, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, just outside Washington, D.C.

    The Summit will bring together international investors, domestic economic development organizations (EDOs), local elected officials, and academics to further explore investment opportunities all around the United States. [read more]
  • US Ambassador Mark Gilbert welcomed to New Zealand.
    February 9, 2015 - US Ambassador Mark Gilbert welcomed to New Zealand
    US Ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert today presented his credentials to Governor-General Jerry Mateparae at a ceremony at Government House.

    This was the final step in the process of officially becoming the US Ambassador to New Zealand.

    President Barack Obama nominated Mark Gilbert as United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa on January 6, 2014.  The US Senate confirmed Ambassador Gilbert’s appointment on December 12, 2014 and he was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on January 7, 2015.

    Ambassador Gilbert formerly served as a Managing Director of UBS, the culmination of a distinguished career in finance, which included positions at Barclays and Goldman Sachs. From 2009 to 2013 he served as the Deputy National Finance Chair for the Democratic National Committee. [read more]
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    February 4, 2015 - Waitangi Day – Statement from the Secretary of State, John Kerry.
    Secretary of State, John Kerry - On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the people of New Zealand as you celebrate the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document.

    The United States and New Zealand have strong bonds of friendship, based on our shared democratic and liberal values. We collaborate on a range of interests, from promoting open and transparent trade to protecting our shared oceans and global environment. My meetings with Prime Minister Key and Foreign Minister McCully have been cordial and productive.

    Both our countries seek to fortify democracy and further the rule of law around the world. The United States continues to value our warm relationship with New Zealand and hope to further strengthen our ties in the years ahead.

    We wish all Kiwis around the globe a happy Waitangi Day. [statement]
  • January 2015 - The U.S. Department of State Partnership to Launch the 2015 Fish 2.0 Seafood Business Competition in the Pacific.
    January 2015 - The U.S. Department of State Partnership to Launch the 2015 Fish 2.0 Seafood Business Competition in the Pacific.

    The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce today a new partnership with Fish 2.0 and the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) to launch the 2015 Fish 2.0 Seafood Business Competition, a competition that connects investors with businesses in fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood supply chains, which will have a special focus on the Pacific Islands in 2015. [find out more]

  • State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report.
    January 14, 2014 - State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report.
    Secretary of State John Kerry released the FY 2014 Fiscal Transparency Report, assessing whether governments that receive U.S. assistance meet minimum requirements of fiscal transparency, on January 14, 2015. [read report]
  • Mark Gilbert was today sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand & Samoa.
    January 8, 2015 - Mark Gilbert was today sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand & Samoa.

    Congratulations to Mark Gilbert who was today sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand & Samoa. The ceremony took place in The Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room at the Department of State’s headquarters in Washington D.C.

  • November 13, 2014 - FACT SHEET: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit.
    November 13, 2014 - FACT SHEET: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit.

    Today, President Obama met with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders and foreign ministers and the ASEAN Secretariat's Secretary-General at the 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. President Obama reaffirmed the importance of U.S.-ASEAN ties as a crucial element of the United States' strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region and highlighted many of the cooperative activities the United States has undertaken with ASEAN across its economic, political-security, and socio-cultural pillars. [fact sheet] [Remarks by President Obama Before U.S.-ASEAN Summit Meeting]

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    The Department of State now has a "Smart Traveler" app for U.S. travelers going abroad. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later). Smart Traveler provides easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. [read more] [download app]