New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa


New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully gave a major speech to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs on 7 May 2013.


On Wednesday 3 October, 10 days after arriving in country, HE Mr Richard Mann presented his credentials as New Zealand High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa to President Jacob Zuma at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. 


Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the establishment of a new contestable partnerships fund for New Zealand organisations carrying out development work off-shore.


Speech by Dr James Kember, New Zealand's Ambassador to the African Union and to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Christchurch: 22 August 2012.


The Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, addressed New Zealanders on Waitangi Day.  His speech is available at:


Statement by Hon Murray McCully to the African Union Executive Council

Warmest greetings from New Zealand to Ministers and Member States of the African Union Executive Council as you meet to discuss the vital issues affecting the countries of Africa and their relations with the wider international community.

New Zealand followed with great interest the open debate in the UN Security Council this month under the presidency of South Africa on peace and security in Africa and the development of the strategic partnership between the African Union and the United Nations. That the Council has devoted nearly half its meetings over the past 21 years to Africa, and mandated 25 operations, underscores the importance for the entire international community in addressing security issues and conflict prevention on the continent. New Zealand has participated in a number of these as well as addressing a number of the conflicts when it last served on the Council, in 1993-1994.


The Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, addressed a seminar hosted by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs on "The Major Economic and Foreign Policy Issues Facing New Zealand 2012-17".  Read the Minister's assessment at: 

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