WikiLeaks cables on NZ

Photo / Mark Mitchell
Photo / Mark Mitchell

Diplomatic cables about NZ held by WikiLeaks

February 25, 2010
Deputy Chief of Mission Bob Clarke
UN Goldstone resolution: New Zealand is watching Europe
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February 19, 2010
Ambassador David Huebner
DAS Reed Engages on TPP, U.N. Reform, Environmental Cooperation, Fiji, APEC and Bilateral Issues with New Zealand
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February 10, 2010
Ambassador David Huebner
New Zealand: PM Key and Diplomatic Corps hear grievances at Waitangi Day celebration
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January 7, 2010
Deputy Chief of Mission Bob Clarke
Japanese Whaling Vessel Collision With Sea Sheperd Boat --
New Zealand's Perspective
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January 6 2010
Deputy Chief of Mission Bob Clarke
Scene-setter for visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to New Zealand
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December 6, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission Bob Clarke
Vice Premier Li Keqiang visit underscores New Zealand's bilateral relationship with China
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November 27, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission Bob Clarke
Requesting additional contributions in Afghanistan - New Zealand
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August 11, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand considers presenting at Rio MTCR Plenary
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July 9, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand Releases Documents on US Afghan Troop Request
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June 4, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand's Minister of Trade assesses highlights of Washington visit
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May 21, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand response to UNSC 1718 committee designation of DPRK entities and asset freeze
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May 11, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand will continue to support Amano for IAEA DG
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May 1, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand: PIF to suspend Fiji on May 2
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April 23, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
Labour doomed to wander New Zealand's political wilderness?
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April 14, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand weighs Afghanistan asks request
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March 26, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
Is New Zealand open or opposed to added Afghan deployments?
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March 6, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand "accepts" Commonwealth decision on Fiji
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March 3, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
GNZ agrees with USG points on Iran and Syria; will issue strong statements
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February 27, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand Foreign Minister insists Commonwealth hold the line on Fiji
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February 27, 2009
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand input to Afghanistan strategy review
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December 15, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Foreign Minister McCully discusses Fiji and Pacific concerns with departing ambassador
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November 28, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
NZ, ASEAN and the ARF disaster relief exercise
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November 25, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand supports strong statements on Iran, Syria at BOG meeting
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November 13, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Ambassador pays farewell call on Prime Minister Helen Clark
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October 30, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand will not attend Iranian-sponsored nuclear energy conference
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24 October 2008
Margaret McKean
After visit to NZ by Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Randall Fort
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October 16, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand and CCW cluster munitions negotiations
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October 6, 2008
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
NZ and the Serbian ICJ resolution
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September 26, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand elections 2008 - Auckland race symbolises depth of Labour's troubles
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September 12, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand election 2008 - the Chinese vote
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September 10, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand response to action request: UN General Assembly third committee 2008 human rights priorities
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August 27, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
DASD CLAD/Major General Conant's August 4-6 visit to New Zealand
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August 20, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand has conditions for US-India deal
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June 30, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand views on USG and the Human Rights Council
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May 8, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand, cluster munitions, and interoperability
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April 23, 2008
NZ-China FTA
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April 23, 2008
Bilateral relationship with China
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March 27, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Non-papers delivered regarding UNSCR 1803 and future bank
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March 7, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand undecided on assistance to Kosovo
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February 28, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand in step with USG views on Taiwanese participation in the OECD
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February 28, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Somalia and piracy: New Zealand response
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February 27, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
US and NZ on the same page regarding Cuba
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February 21, 2008
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand response on Kosovo independence
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February 13, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Lobbying New Zealand on Kosovo independence
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February 7, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ shares similar views on ARF; prospects for real change remain uncertain
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February 7, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand: Under Secretary Dobriansky's January 15 meeting with Prime Minister Clark
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January 29, 2008
US-NZ cooperation on climate, environment and human rights
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January 18, 2008
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Codel Hoyer meets with GNZ leadership
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December 4, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand response to NIE on Iran's nuclear program
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November 9, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand to remain tough on Burma
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November 2, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Supporting Argentina's request for Interpol approval of red notices
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October 30, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
A/S Hill reviews regional and bilateral issues with New Zealand MFAT secretary Murdoch
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October 22, 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
Next round of New Zealand deployments to Afghanistan -- maybe SAS, maybe trainers
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October 16, 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
National party defense policy continues Labour course
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October 11, 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand's priorities for upcoming Pacific Island Forum (PIF) meetings
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October 10, 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand will pursue proposed resolution on de-alerting of nuclear forces
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September 26, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
EAP/ANP Director McGann's September 12-13 meetings in New Zealand
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September 19, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand: Assistant Secretary Hill's meetings with New Zealand officials in Auckland, September 10, 2007
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September 17, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Discussion with Cook Islands deputy PM on maritime cooperation
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September 4, 2007
BGen Toolan (OSD) visit to New Zealand
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August 30, 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
Asia democracy partnership pitched to New Zealand
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14 August 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
NZ - Dubai bid for Auckland Airport runs up against populist politics
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5 August 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand reaction - correcting UN references to Taiwan
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6 July 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
Demarche for Lebanese armed forces: transferring surplus ammunition
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15 June 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ on NATO/ISAF Requests
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June 13, 2007
Demarche regarding SCO summit
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May 29, 2007
EAP/ANP Director McGann's visit to Wellington
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May 25, 2007
NZDF to provide P-3 Orion to PSI exercise
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May 24, 2007
NZ on OIE and China/Taiwan
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May 8, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Defense and Trade Minister Phil Goff's trip to Washington
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April 19, 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Cooperating with GNZ to shore up weak Cooks vessel registry
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April 17, 2004
Demarche on Tokelau and Swains Island
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April 15, 2007
Potential for split over NZ-China FTA
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April 13, 2007
NZ worries about Bainimarama
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April 11, 2007
NZ on Iraq compact signing
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10 April 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ shares draft of its action plan against human trafficking
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2 April 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
NZ Ambassador heads to Pyongyang
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20 March 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
New Zealand pleased with PIF meeting outcomes
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15 March 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
GNZ preps for Pacific Island Forum
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12 March 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
NZ extends Afghan deployments for one year
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9 March 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
NZ response to sanctions on Iran
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2 March 2007
Deputy Chief of Mission David Keegan
Scene-setter for visit by Prime Minister Helen Clark to Washington
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15 February 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Next steps with allies on Afghanistan
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14 February 2007
Ambassador Bill McCormick
NZ ponders future Fiji, Solomons policies
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8 December 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
NZ agrees to fund homeland security presidential directive
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7 December 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
E.O. 13382 entities - examples of proliferation
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6 December 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand increases sanctions on Fiji
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1 December 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Talking points regarding visa waiver program delivered to New Zealand ministry of foreign affairs
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30 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Former opposition leader Brash resigns from parliament
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30 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New national leader wants closer ties to U.S. but won't change NZ's anti-nuclear policy
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30 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Former opposition leader Brash resigns from parliament
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30 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
NZ officials somewhat pessimistic on Fiji
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29 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ says Fiji talks constructive but is taking no chances
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28 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ hosts Fiji's Qarase and Bainimarama for talks
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26 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ tough but pessimistic on Fiji's Bainimarama
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26 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Tongans in New Zealand appalled by violence but still back reform
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24 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
On the resignation of Opposition leader Don Brash
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23 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ to deliver strong points to Fiji's Bainimarama
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21 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
GNZ closely monitoring Fiji, may approach Bainimarama
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21 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Delivering on NATO's promise to Afghanistan
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20 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand's activities in Fiji and Tonga
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16 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Terrorist finance, terrorist facilitators and inciters
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3 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand's read-out from Pacific Island Forum
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2 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
Demarche on UNSCR 1718 being delivered
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1 November 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
New Zealand's reaction to political tensions in Fiji
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October 18, 2006
Frictions could derail Pacific Island forum
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October 18, 2006
Visit of US Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs
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October 11 2006
Response to N Korea nuclear test announcement
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October 10 2006
Demarche regarding possible N Korean nuclear test
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October 2, 2006
Delay in USG approval of NZ plane sale
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September 28, 2006
Cook Islands: Preliminary election results
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September 27, 2006
More on NZ's Unifil contributions
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September 19, 2006
EAP/ANP Director McGann's visit to NZ: Pacific meeting
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September 15, 2006
NZ's Unifil contributions
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September 11, 2006
GNZ should improve U.S. ties, says former NZ ambassador
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August 30, 2006
NZ assistance for Lebanon
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August 22, 2006
Visit of EAP Das Davies to NZ
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August 1, 2006
GNZ views on Tonga's political reform following death of champion
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August 1, 2006
Pacific Islands betray NZ over whales
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August 1, 2006
Report on Labour MP scandal sets off maelstrom
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July 12, 2006
Chinese/NZ talks on Pacific Island issues
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July 6, 2006
Winston Peters condemns N Korea missile tests
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July 5, 2006
NZ supports immediate FMCT negotiations, but...
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June 16, 2006
Approach to aid in the Pacific
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June 15, 2006
NZ response to Human Rights Council demarche
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June 13, 2006
NZ actions in the Pacific
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June 2, 2006
Update - MOU with NZ regarding Zheleznogorsk
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May 16 2006
NZ remains cool to Israeli JUSCANZ participation
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3 May 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
On Journalists' visits to the US
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April 20, 2006
GNZ reaction to Solomons unrest
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April 13, 2006
Terrorism finance prenotification - NZ response
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April 3, 2006
Samoa elections
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March 27, 2006
Approach to NZ on Israel/JUSCANZ
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March 24, 2006
GNZ aims to cool expectations for U.S. FTA
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March 22, 2006
Cook Islands High Commissioner sacked for plotting
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March 7, 2006
NZ will support Guatemala for UNSC seat
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March 5, 2006
NZ reports on DPRK flag of convenience issue
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February 28, 2006
CDR CENTCOM visit to New Zealand
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February 28, 2006
EAP/ANP director Krawitz's February meetings in
New Zealand
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February 17 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
On NZ's acceptance of a US proposal on defence engagement
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February 17 2006
Ambassador Bill McCormick
On possible changes to National Party policy on nuclear arms
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February 8, 2006
NZ's priorities for Apec 2006
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February 2, 2006
NZ PM sorts out Ministers' portfolios
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February 1, 2006
PACOM visit to New Zealand
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January 26, 2006
NZ supports most US goals for UN reform
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January 16, 2006
Lange's last laugh
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December 8, 2005
NZ's position on Trips-CBD issue
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November 25, 2005
Co-leader's death likely to steer NZ's Green Party further left
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November 25, 2005
NZ's avian and pandemic influenza planning update
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November 22, 2005
What honeymoon? PM Clark's new coalition shows some strains
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November 21, 2005
NZ response on DPRK flag of convenience issue
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November 16, 2005
Unintentionally, NZ law impedes some investments
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November 14, 2005
NZ's response to message on NATO support
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November 10, 2005
NZ wants to move ahead on HSPD-6 initiative
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November 9, 2005
NZ's position on OECD Sec Gen selection
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November 9, 2005
NZ on UN third committee resolutions, US voting priorities
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October 28, 2005
NZ's response to appeal for Pakistan earthquake assistance and to message on Nato support
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October 19, 2005
NZ PM announces new Cabinet
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October 13, 2005
NZ responds to demarche on UNFC draft resolution
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October 13, 2005
NZ visit US to talk bilateral relationship, nuclear issue and FTA
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October 3, 2005
NZ priorities at Pacific Islands Forum
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September 30, 2005
NZ asks about access to TSA's no fly list
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September 23, 2005
NZ follow-up: HSPD-6 terrorist lookout information sharing initiative
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September 19, 2005
Request for top secret processing and storage
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September 13, 2005
NZ concerned about avian influenza threat
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11 September 2005
Charge D'Affaires David Burnett
In the midst of the 2005 election campaign
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September 7, 2005
As National's support surges, NZ elections too close to call
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September 2, 2005
Zimbabwe vote in IMF
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August 31, 2005
Request for resettlement of Uigher Guantanamo detainees
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August 30, 2005
Maori Party prospects diminish in September election
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August 25, 2005
Seeking victory in Middle Earth
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August 23, 2005
National shaping up as genuine challenger to Labour's hold on power in NZ
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August 19, 2005
US Ambassador's final call on NZ's Foreign Minister
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August 3, 2005
UNSC reform: NZ will abstain from G-4 vote
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August 3, 2005
Labour waves anti-American card in campaign
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August 2, 2005
NZ on US-India civil nuclear cooperation initiative
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July 25, 2005
With loss of Chinese students, NZ's education industry declines
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July 22, 2005
The sleaze hits the fan: An increasingly worried Labour claims National is US pawn
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July 15, 2005
NZ will not attend Dead Sea donors' meeting on Iraq
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July 15, 2005
NZ on US-Singapore strategic framework agreement
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July 15, 2005
Comprehensive convention on international terrorism
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July 8, 2005
EAC meet Wellington after London bombings
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July 7, 2005
WMD Proliferators' E.O.
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June 27 2005
NZ response on UN reform
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June 17 2005
NZ Foreign Minister puts positive spin on prospects for an FTA
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June 10, 2005
US Ambassador raises possibility of bilateral discussions
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June 1, 2005
NZ policies on Cuba
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May 26, 2005
NZ update on the Solomons
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May 26, 2005
Demarche on Manas airfield
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May 25, 2005
NZ on standby for East Timor
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May 19, 2005
MOU with New Zealand regarding Zheleznogorsk power plant
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May 18, 2005
Samoan Government: New Zealand and Australia assess Cabinet
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May 13 2005
NZ supports US Apec radioactive sources initiative
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April 14, 2005
New Zealand and the UN - new Permrep Banks looks ahead
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April 14, 2005
NZ response to request for support for US amendments to SUA convention
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April 12, 2005
Non-Proliferation Treaty
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April 8, 2005
NZ supports the existing draft ship boarding amendments to the Sua convention
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April 8, 2005
NZ gearing up for Australia group plenary
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April 6, 2005
NZ election date 2005: Not now, I'm watching the rugby
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April 1, 2005
Missile technology control regime (MTCR) - NZ chews over 2006 chairmanship
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March 31, 2005
NZ country clearance, April 9-12, 2005
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March 31, 2005
Highlighting Japan-US alliance, Japanese scholar implies contrast with NZ-US relationship
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March 23, 2005
Terrorism finance laws - update number two
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March 22, 2005
Labour stakes claim for 2005 elections
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March 21, 2005
Ambassador discusses RevCon 2005 with NZ officials
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March 16, 2005
NZ on sponsoring CHR's Cuba resolution
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24 February 2005
Canberra Mission
After a meeting between Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and the US Commander of UN Command in Korea, General Leon LaPorte
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February 1, 2005
Military liaison to Baghdad
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February 2, 2005
State of the nation
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February 15, 2005
Labour-Maori church alliance threatened
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February 23, 2005
Terrorist finance laws
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February 25, 2005
National party leader positions himself for 2005 election
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January 28, 2005
Nonproliferation Amendments to SUA Convention - NZ
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January 27, 2005
National goes to bat
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January 27, 2005
East Asian Summit: NZ's views
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January 24, 2005
MP Tamihere cleared in first of two investigations
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December 16, 2004
NZ on request for special operations forces
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December 15, 2004
Cabinet reshuffle
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December 15, 2004
No quick fix for pharmaceutical market
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December 2, 2004
NZ policies and actions taken with regard to Cuba
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November 30, 2004
SIS under investigation after spy scandal on Maori Party
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November 15, 2004
NZ Labour Party cautiously confident on 2005 election chances
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November 15, 2004
UNGA third committee resolutions - NZ response
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November 3, 2004
Clark says NZ will demarche China on remaining security deliverables
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November 2, 2004
NZ and Thailand aim to conclude free-trade agreement
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November 1, 2004
Maori Party gains traction
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November 1, 2004
NZ's largest fraud case
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October 28, 2004
NZ urges UN Security Council reform, but safeguards its own candidacy
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October 22, 2004
NZ political scandal may lose the government its parliamentary majority
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October 14, 2004
NZ's reaction to proposed executive order on Iraq insurgency finance
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October 6, 2004
Pacific Islands Forum 2004
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September 27, 2004
NZ troops return from Iraq, no future deployments scheduled
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August 29, 2004
NZ takes firm line with Iran foreign minister over IAEA and Iran nuclear programme
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August 5, 2004
Iran's nuclear programme
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August 4, 2004
NSA request new position in Wellington
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July 28, 2004
NZ PM and foreign minister make statements on hostage-taking in Iraq
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July 26, 2004
Helen Clark and the nuclear issue
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July 19, 2004
What nuclear issue?
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July 15, 2004
New Zealand response on ICJ advisory opinion on Israeli security barrier
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July 12, 2004
National Party's annual conference
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June 29, 2004
New Zealand's relationship with Cuba
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December 22, 1997
Information about new NZ Prime Minister Jenny Shipley and her background.
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