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  • The USNZ Partnership Forum, 2015.

    The USNZ Partnership Forum, 2015.

  • The Ambassador hosted some of Wellington’s innovation community as part of our embassy-designated Innovation Day on June 8th.

    The Ambassador hosted some of Wellington’s innovation community as part of our embassy-designated Innovation Day on June 8th.

  • Building Bridges Through Sports Diplomacy in New Zealand and Samoa - U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert on DipNote.

    Building Bridges Through Sports Diplomacy in New Zealand and Samoa - U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert on DipNote.

  • Project15 - April 16-17, 2015. Taking Innovation Global.

    Project15 - April 16-17, 2015. Taking Innovation Global.

  • Follow U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert for a behind the scenes point of view as an Ambassador.

    Follow U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert for a behind the scenes point of view as an Ambassador.

Mission News

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    June 4, 2015 - United States – New Zealand Strategic Dialogue
    Media Note: United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. Daniel Russel and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Mr. Brook Barrington met in Washington on May 29, 2015 to co-chair the fifth United States – New Zealand Strategic Dialogue. Drawing on the close partnership and excellent bilateral relations between the United States and New Zealand, the co-chairs reviewed the breadth of cooperation and exchanged views on regional and global matters of mutual concern, including maritime security, the coalition to counter ISIL, efforts to counter violent extremism globally, and matters before the United Nations Security Council.

    The co-chairs attended a lunch hosted by Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Ms. Catherine Novelli, where they discussed the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that will open markets, establish high standards for trade and investment throughout the region, and knit the countries of the region more closely together in commerce and prosperity – longstanding shared goals of the United States and New Zealand.  They also discussed their mutual concern for the health of the ocean and expressed support for a successful Our Ocean conference in Chile in October.  Both sides expressed a desire to work together in the future on development efforts in the Pacific islands, particularly efforts involving renewable energy.
  • US Ambassador Mark Gilbert welcomed to New Zealand.
    April 24, 2015 - Anzac Day statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry
    US Secretary of State John Kerry - On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest regards, this April 25th, to the people of Australia and New Zealand on this very special Anzac Day.

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Allied forces landing on the Gallipoli peninsula.  The countless acts of bravery and heroism, demonstrated over ten months of battle on shores thousands of miles away, ultimately gave rise to a new national consciousness in Australia and New Zealand. [read more]
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    March 16, 2015 - United States Stands with Pacific Countries after Cyclone Pam.
    Department of State's Spokesperson (Daily Press Briefing): We offer our condolences to the people of Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands and Kiribati as they cope with the devastating impact of Cyclone Pam. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and loved ones.

    In the wake of Cyclone Pam, the United States Government immediately issued disaster declarations from Embassies Port Moresby and Suva and we are working with NGO partners and other nations on the most effective ways to deliver our relief assistance. An OFDA disaster relief team will assess conditions in and work with partners on the ground. The first team members arrived Monday, March 16.
  • Hawaii says ‘aloha’ from this weekend’s Pasifika Festival
    March 2015 - Hawaii says ‘aloha’ from this weekend’s Pasifika Festival.

    The U.S. Embassy are bringing the sights of hula dances and the sounds of ukuleles from Hawaii to the Pasifika Festival this weekend at Hayman Park in Auckland.

    It is only the second time in the festival’s 23 year history that the Hawaii village will be showcased. Hula group ‘Halau Hula O Kalaulani O Pu’uanahulu’ and renowned Hawaiian musician Grayden Ha’i Kelly, are among 40 dancers and musicians flying over from Hawaii especially to perform at the Festival. [find out more]

Embassy Notes

SMART Traveler App

  • SMART Traveler App

    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]

IMPT Visa/Passport Systems Notice

  • The systems issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas have been resolved; all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. If you are in need of an emergency appointment please visit the webpage below for information about the process and also the criteria needed to request an emergency appointment  ustraveldocs.com/nz.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland has printed all approved visas outstanding for individuals that have already attended their interview or applied by mail.  We apologize for the inconveniences caused by the system outage.  Moving forward we will make every effort to process all applications in a timely manner.

    June 29, 2015 (more information at Travel.State.gov).

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