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  • 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.

  • Ambassador Gilbert's visit to Christchurch, March 8-9, 2015.

    Ambassador Gilbert's visit to Christchurch, March 8-9, 2015.

  • U.S. Ambassador Gilbert's first official visit to Auckland.

    U.S. Ambassador Gilbert's first official visit to Auckland.

  • 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.

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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]

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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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SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit

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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]