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23 April, 2014

NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy array in Samoa.

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22 April, 2014

EU/NZ renewable energy Mission to the Pacific

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a renewable energy mission to four Pacific states.

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15 April, 2014

New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Marion Crawshaw as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

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14 April, 2014

NZ health and engineering support to Solomons

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will send health personnel and a Bailey bridge to Solomon Islands to assist with the response to flooding.

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10 April, 2014

NZ support to re-establish Fiji Parliament

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $1.5 million towards a project aimed at re-establishing and strengthening Fiji’s parliament.

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10 April, 2014

Further NZ aid flight to Solomons

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman have announced a second New Zealand Defence Force C-130 flight will be made to the Solomon Islands.

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10 April, 2014

McCully in Fiji for talks on election support

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is in Fiji to meet with Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

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8 April, 2014

Further assistance following Solomons floods

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $1.2 million to help Solomon Islands following severe flooding.

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8 April, 2014

NZ supports upgrade of Gordon’s Market

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will contribute up to $7 million towards the upgrade of Gordon’s Market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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6 April, 2014

New Zealand sending aid flight to Solomons

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced further support for the response to severe flooding in Solomon Islands.

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6 April, 2014

McCully to visit Papua New Guinea

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Papua New Guinea today for a visit focused on fostering business links and support for renewable energy projects.

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4 April, 2014

NZ responds to Solomons flooding

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced an initial contribution of $300,000 to support the immediate response to severe flooding in Solomon Islands.

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2 April, 2014

New PNG High Commissioner announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that diplomat Tony Fautua will be New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.

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2 April, 2014

McCully announces new Ambassador to ASEAN

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Stephanie Lee as New Zealand’s first dedicated Ambassador the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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31 March, 2014

ICJ decision harpoons ‘scientific’ whaling

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed today’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision that Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling programme does not serve the purposes of scientific research, and must cease.

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31 March, 2014

New Zealand lifts Fiji travel sanctions

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lift all its travel sanctions against Fiji.

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25 March, 2014

High Commissioner to India announced

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Grahame Morton as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to India.

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23 March, 2014

New Zealand introduces Crimea travel sanctions

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will impose travel sanctions on selected individuals deemed to be responsible for the crisis in Ukraine.

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16 March, 2014

Crimean referendum deeply concerning - McCully

New Zealand will not recognise the result of the 16 March referendum on the status of Crimea, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

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12 March, 2014

McCully to visit UK, Europe and Asia

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will attend the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in London this week before travelling to Europe and South East Asia.

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12 March, 2014

New High Commissioner to Vanuatu

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Georgina Roberts as the new High Commissioner to Vanuatu.

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12 March, 2014

McCully names Ambassador to Timor-Leste

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Jonathan Schwass as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Timor-Leste.

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6 March, 2014

High Commissioner to Barbados named

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Jan Henderson as New Zealand’s first High Commissioner to Barbados.

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5 March, 2014

Bainimarama’s announcement a key milestone

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s decision to step down as Commander of the Fiji military.

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5 March, 2014

NZ reaffirms strategic direction with Tonga

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano today agreed to reaffirm the strategic direction of the development partnership following talks late last week and early this week.

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3 March, 2014

Russian Ambassador called in over Ukraine

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the Russian Ambassador was called in to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade this afternoon over the escalation of tensions in Ukraine.

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2 March, 2014

Ukraine situation deeply worrying - McCully

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says developments in Ukraine are “deeply worrying”.

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26 February, 2014

NZ boosts representation in Northern Pacific

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will open a Consulate General in Honolulu to strengthen ties with northern Pacific nations.

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25 February, 2014

McCully welcomes International Year of SIDS

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the launch of the United Nations International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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24 February, 2014

NZ ratifies agreement to combat illegal fishing

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced New Zealand has ratified an international fisheries agreement designed to fight illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.

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