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  • US Embassy hosts ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference in Samoa. Follow the latest on Storify.

    US Embassy hosts ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference in Samoa. Follow the latest on this, and the international workshop on ocean acidification, on Storify.

  • The 2014 Rarotonga Humpback Whale Tagging Team! (from left to right: Hsuan; Abigail; John; Alyssa; Natalie; Frederico; Travis; Nan; Alex)

    US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga - follow the updates on the Diplomatic Post.

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  • President Barack Obama meets with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key, Friday, June 20, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP / AP)

    Click above for information from Prime Minister John Key's visit to DC. Photo, June 20, 2014 (AP)

  • US Embassy holds 2014 Connecting Young Leaders Conference in Christchurch.

    US Embassy holds 2014 Connecting Young Leaders Conference in Christchurch. View photos.

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  • US/NZ host international workshop on ocean acidification.
    August 27, 2014 - US/NZ host international workshop on ocean acidification.

    Leading international ocean scientists and policy experts are tomorrow gathering in Apia, Samoa to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to Pacific Island nations.

    The workshop, co-hosted by the United States and New Zealand Governments in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, will be held on the margins of the Small Island Developing States Conference, on the 28-29 August. [find out more] [updates on Storify]

  • US Embassy hosts ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference in Samoa.
    August 27, 2014 - US Embassy hosts ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference in Samoa.

    Youth leaders from 18 Pacific nations converge in Samoa this week for the second ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference. The conference will tackle issues crucial to the Small Island Pacific States.

    The youth delegates, will meet with 13 of the region’s top dignitaries, including the Head of State of Samoa, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, and former All Black Michael Jones.  

    The conference, co-organised by the US Embassies in New Zealand and Samoa in partnership with the East-West Centre in Hawaii, will be held 27-31 August, in the lead up to the Small Island Developing States conference in Apia. [read media release] [updates on Storify]

  • US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga.
    August 26, 2014 - US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga.

    Three US scientists are this week deploying satellite tracking tags on Humpback whales off the Rarotonga coast to gain information vital to protecting the endangered mammals from extinction.

    The scientists, University of Canterbury lecturer Travis Horton, Director of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation Nan Hauser, and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration’s Alex Zerbini, will deploy seven satellite monitoring tags between August 26 and September 6. [read more]

  • Consul General Jim Donegan with his wife, Sue Donegan in front of Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
    August 4, 2014 - Consul General Previews Air New Zealand’s New Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
    Last month Consul General Jim Donegan, Sue Donegan, and members of Auckland’s diplomatic and business communities were invited on board Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Auckland Airport. Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer Captain David Morgan told the CG that the aircraft is the first of ten 787s of which Air New Zealand will take delivery to replace its aging 767s and 747s. The plane landed in Auckland on July 11 after a 14 hour non-stop flight from Boeing’s Seattle manufacturing base. The aircraft represents the strength of enduring commercial ties between the United States and New Zealand – particularly in leading edge/high tech products. [read more]
    Today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United Nations Representative in Jerusalem, Special Coordinator Robert Serry, has received assurances that all parties have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.  Secretary Kerry made the announcement during his trip to India, where he delivered remarks to the press. - See more at: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/07/31/unconditional-humanitarian-cease-fire-gaza#sthash.RyK0Mlqk.dpuf
  • Wil McLellan, Director of the EPIC Innovation Centre.
    July 09, 2014 - Christchurch innovator awarded prestigious US scholarship.
    Wil McLellan, Director of the EPIC Innovation Centre, was officially announced as an Eisenhower Fellow by US Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Marie Damour at the US Embassy’s Independence Day reception held this evening in Christchurch.

    Mr McLellan, who was selected from a pool of international applicants, will travel to the US in September to participate in the 2014 Eisenhower Innovation Program. He will meet with leading experts and business leaders to discuss entrepreneurship, trade and investment. [read more].
  • Vote!
    June 27, 2014 - A Message for U.S. Citizens - Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections!

    In order to vote in the November 2014 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2014.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. [find out more]

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