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  • USA Universities Fair - Auckland, September 20, 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about studying in America.

    USA Universities Fair - Auckland, September 20, 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about studying in America.

  • 9/11 ceremony in Christchurch, September 11, 2014.

    9/11 ceremony in Christchurch, September 11, 2014.

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

    Click above to view coverage from SIDS 2014, the international workshop on ocean acidification and the Future Leaders of the Pacific conference.

  • 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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    The U.S. Mission Blog. Click above for the latest posts.

Mission News

  • US/NZ Firefighters commemorate 13th anniversary of 9/11.
    September 11, 2014 - US/NZ Firefighters commemorate 13th anniversary of 9/11.
    Two New York City firefighters joined forces with their New Zealand counterparts today to commemorate 9/11 in a memorial stair climb in Auckland.

    The NZ and US firefighters, who are First Responders at the New York City Fire Department, climbed all 28 floors of the old BNZ Building on Queen street in full firefighting gear. [read more].
  • September 05, 2014 - Presidential Proclamation — National Days Of Prayer And Remembrance, 2014.

    In the footprints of two mighty towers, at a hallowed field where heroic actions saved even more heartbreak and destruction, and outside a Pentagon wall where we have rebuilt but still remember — in these sacred sites and in quiet corners across our country, we join together this week to remember the tragedy of thirteen Septembers ago.  We stand with those who grieve as we offer some measure of comfort once more.  We honor the courage and selflessness of all who responded.  We reflect on the strength and grace that lift us up from the depths of our despair.  Above all, we reaffirm the true spirit of 9/11 — love, compassion, and sacrifice — and we enshrine it forever in the heart of our Nation. [read Presidential Proclamation]

  • 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

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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]