Board Chair Ed Farrell with NZ Prime Minister John Key

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Board Chair Ed Farrell with NZ Prime Minister John Key

Signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Press Release, Uncategorized | No Comments

US | NZ Council Salutes the Signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Contact: (202) 638-8601 Washington, DC—February 4, 2016 — The US | New Zealand Council is pleased to note the signing in Auckland, New Zealand of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) by the 12 countries that are parties to the accord. US | New Zealand […]

Newsletter Jan 15, 2016

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  US | NZ Council Newsletter Presented by the US | NZ Council January 15, 2016 Happy New Year to all. We look forward to a very exciting and productive 2016 — for the Council and US-NZ relations in general. The Council has an ambitious and exciting agenda for the year. We very much look […]

US NZ Council Newsletter December 4, 2015

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Newsletters, Uncategorized | No Comments

US | NZ Council Newsletter Presented by the US | NZ Council December 4, 2015 ——————————————————————————   All of us at the US|NZ Council extend our warm wishes and eternal thanks and gratitude to Ambassador Mike Moore as he and Yvonne return to New Zealand after his highly successful tenure here in Washington, DC. As […]

NZTE to boost trade presence in China, S. America & Middle East

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Government is to boost NZTE’s trade presence in China, South America and the Middle East to help more New Zealand firms break into these growing markets. In a speech today to the North Harbour Club, Prime Minister John Key announced that Budget 2014 would contain funding of $69 million over the next four years […]

New Zealand ranks fourth for enabling trade

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the release of a report by the World Economic Forum ranking New Zealand fourth in the world for enabling trade. The Global Enabling Trade Report 2014 measures the extent that economies have institutions, policy, infrastructure and services in place that facilitate the flow of goods and services. “New Zealand’s positive result endorses […]

New Zealand Tribe’s Bet Transforms Its Fortunes

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Ngāi Tahu See Their Investments Pay Off By Lucy Craymer The Wall Street Journal; March 12, 2014 CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand  —  For generations, the Ngāi Tahu of New Zealand resembled many other indigenous peoples around the world: impoverished, virtually landless and experiencing a steady erosion of its language and culture. Then, in 1998, the tribe […]

The Greens vs. Free Trade

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

National Review Online The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free-trade agreement including the U.S. and a number of Asian and American countries, is an essential part of the Obama administration’s trade agenda, and its second-term economic policy as a whole. But there’s another, important element of Obama trade plans: its emphasis on ambitious environmental obligations in […]

NZ-RUSSIA TRADE

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

PM John Key today ordered Trade Minister Tim Groser to return home from Moscow where he was negotiating the final touches to a NZ-Russian free trade agreement that has been three years in the making, because concluding the accord would not be appropriate while Russia is deploying troops into Ukraine. And the Russian ambassador was […]

UKRAINE RESOLUTION

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Parliament today passed a resolution expressing deep concern at Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and Foreign Minister Murray McCully said recalling NZ’s ambassador in Moscow is an option that may be considered but is not yet on the agenda. Mr McCully told parliament Russia’s military intervention in Crimea breached Russia’s own bilateral […]