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26 January, 2015

NZ Condemns latest violence in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

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25 January, 2015

McCully to AU Summit and Jordan

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 24th African Union Summit which runs from 26 to 27 January.



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16 January, 2015

International push to bring poachers to justice

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that an international effort is underway to bring those responsible for illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean to justice.

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14 January, 2015

Illegal vessels fail to comply with attempts to board

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says HMNZS WELLINGTON has so far hailed and attempted to board two of the illegal vessels in the Southern Ocean, and that Captains of both vessels refused to allow the New Zealand Navy to board.

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13 January, 2015

Further illegal fishing vessel discovered

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says a third illegal fishing vessel has been discovered operating in the Southern Ocean during a patrol by the HMNZS WELLINGTON.

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12 January, 2015

NZ fights Illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today put illegal fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean on notice and vowed to take action against their owners.

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11 January, 2015

McCully Welcomes Orderly Transition in Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister McCully has welcomed the peaceful transition of power in Sri Lanka over the weekend, and congratulates Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena on his victory in Thursday’s Presidential election.

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5 January, 2015

New Zealand takes UN Security Council seat

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

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18 December, 2014

NZ welcomes US, Cuba announcement

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed this morning’s announcement that the United States and Cuba intend to re-establish diplomatic relations after 53 years.

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16 December, 2014

Minister receives Whitehead report

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has now received the report on the Ministerial Inquiry - Events surrounding the request for waiver of the diplomatic immunity of a Malaysian Defence Attaché.

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5 December, 2014

McClay to visit United States

Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay will address the New Zealand Honorary Consul Conference of the Western USA and Hawaii in Los Angeles on Monday.

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2 December, 2014

New Ambassador to Chile announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced diplomat Jacqui Caine as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Chile.

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28 November, 2014

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji.

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27 November, 2014

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers meeting.

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26 November, 2014

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT Chief Executive John Allen for his service.

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18 November, 2014

New Ambassador to the Philippines announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the Philippines.

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18 November, 2014

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to be based in Kuala Lumpur.

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18 November, 2014

New Ambassador to Indonesia announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named career diplomat Trevor Matheson as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Indonesia.

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17 November, 2014

NZ steps up support for fight against Ebola

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Foreign Minister Murray McCully have outlined further support from New Zealand to help combat the spread of Ebola.

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5 November, 2014

Aid and diplomatic effort to combat ISIL

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will increase its humanitarian support for refugees from Syria and Iraq and ramp up diplomatic efforts to address the rise of ISIL.

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4 November, 2014

New Consul-General to New Caledonia named

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat Justin Fepuleai as New Zealand’s next Consul-General to New Caledonia. He will also be accredited to French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna.

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4 November, 2014

New Ambassador to Egypt appointed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Barney Riley as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Egypt.

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30 October, 2014

New Consul-General to Hong Kong

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Hong Kong.

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28 October, 2014

New Ambassador to France appointed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France.

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21 October, 2014

Shane Jones appointed High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that Shane Jones will serve as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles in addition to his role as Pacific Economic Development Ambassador.

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20 October, 2014

McCully to Indonesian Presidential Inauguration

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has travelled to Jakarta to attend the inauguration ceremony for the Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo.

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8 October, 2014

McCully to New York for Security Council vote

Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully travels to New York today ahead of the United Nations Security Council elections.

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