New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation

23-03-10

Ambassador Ian Hill presented his Credentials to the State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kanat Saudabayev, on 11 February at the Presidential Palace in Astana, thereby becoming New Zealand Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

23-03-10

Ambassador Ian Hill presented his Credentials to the President of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiev on 10 February at Government House in Bishkek, thereby becoming New Zealand Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic. While in Bishkek, the Ambassador also met with the Kyrgyz First Deputy Foreign Minister.

23-03-10

The New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Murray McCully visited the Russian Federation 16-17 December 2009 at the invitation of the Russian Foreign Minister, Mr Sergey Lavrov.

16-12-09

Ambassador Ian Hill presented his Credentials to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko on 1 December at the House of Chimeras in Kyiv, thereby becoming New Zealand Ambassador to Ukraine.

14-12-09

Nutritek Group, one of the leading producers of baby and specialist foods in Russia, completed its purchase of New Zealand Dairies Limited in early July.

This is the first major foreign investment in the New Zealand dairy sector. More information about Nutritek is available at www.nutritek.ru .

14-12-09

High-quality ice cream from New Zealand is now available in Russia. New Zealand Natural has opened its first ice cream parlour in Russia, in the Azbuka Destva Shopping Center, Mira Ave, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, on Sakhalin Island. More New Zealand Natural ice cream parlours elsewhere in Russia are planned. More information, and contact details, are available at www.nznatural.ru.

14-12-09

The newly-arrived New Zealand Ambassador to Russia, Ian Hill, presented his credentials to the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev on 12 October 2009 in a formal ceremony in the Alexander Hall at the Kremlin. The ceremony officially marked the start of Mr Hill’s three-year assignment in the Russian Federation. The new Ambassador will also be accredited to, and have responsibility for New Zealand’s relations with Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

14-12-09

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack paid his first visit to Moscow from 27 October to 1 November 2009.
Building on contacts made by senior representatives of the AUT Business School in 2007 and 2008, the Vice-Chancellor signed Memoranda of Understanding with three leading tertiary institutions:

14-12-09

A recital of Russian songs and a ministerial reception was held in honour of the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Russian Federation on 4 November in Wellington.  The recital was attended by a broad range of New Zealand officialdom, members of the New Zealand diplomatic community, and Wellington's local Russian community.

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