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  • The Project: Digital Disruption conference. Auckland, April 30 - May 1, 2014.

    The Project: Digital Disruption conference. Auckland, April 30 - May 1, 2014. Click above for details.

  • Welcome to the Diplomatic Post, the new Embassy Blog.

    Welcome to the Diplomatic Post, the new Embassy Blog.

  • Live performance by Hawaii’s finest Keola and Moanalani Beamer - Click for more details.

    The inaugural Hawaiian Village at the 2014 Pasifika Festival.

  • US Embassy, NZDF and Pride Festival team up for LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference. Click for details.

    Click above for pictures from the NXT:14 LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference.

  • President Obama Nominates Mark D. Gilbert to be next Ambassador to New Zealand & Samoa.

    President Obama Nominates Mark D. Gilbert to be next Ambassador to New Zealand & Samoa.

Mission News

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    March 28, 2014 - Joint US-NZ Fulbright scholarship announcement .
    US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and New Zealand Minister of Education Hekia Parata today announced the establishment of the Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Awards Programme.

    The programme provides selected New Zealand and American teachers the opportunity to spend three-to-five months experiencing the other country’s education system. [find out more]
    [view photos of US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's NZ visit]
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    March 20, 2014 - U.S. kiwi expert awarded NZ’s highest accolade.
    U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Marie Damour congratulates Smithsonian National Zoo senior bird keeper Kathleen Brader for today becoming an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

    Ms Brader received the honour for her kiwi-conservation efforts at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC. During her 25 years at the zoo she has successfully hatched and raised six kiwi, created a kiwi education campaign, chaired the Species Survival Program and written numerous publications on protecting the endangered bird. [read more/view photos]
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    February 5, 2014 - New Zealand Waitangi Day Statement by 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 on this important occasion as you commemorate the anniversary of Te Teriti o Waitangi, or the Treaty of Waitangi, on February 6.

    New Zealand has long been a close friend of the United States and our relationship has grown even stronger in recent years. The United States is committed to working together with New Zealand on matters of global security, protecting the environment, ensuring a sustainable economic future for the Asia-Pacific region, and promoting peace and democracy.

    I wish the citizens of New Zealand a joyous celebration as you reflect and come together as a nation on this Waitangi Day. We look forward to deepening our friendship over the coming year.
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    December 18, 2013 - Economic Aspects of the Asia Rebalance
    Tapping into the economic dynamism of the East Asia-Pacific is vitally
    important for U.S. interests. Even as we continue to lay the foundation
    for future economic ties, we are already seeing progress in many areas.
    For instance, trade with the East Asia-Pacific region grew by 22 percent
    between 2008 and 2012, far outpacing the 13 percent growth in global
    U.S. trade. In 2012, U.S. exports of goods and services to the East
    Asia-Pacific region totaled nearly $555 billion, an increase of 31
    percent since 2008, which supports an estimated 2.8 million U.S. jobs. [read entire testimony]

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SelectUSA Roadshow 2014

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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]