Full List of Wikileaks Published on Scoop – 21-12-10

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November 30, 2006. GNZ officials remain positive about yesterday’s talks in Wellington between Fiji PM Qarase and Commodore Frank Bainimarama, and say the PM now has a chance to win hearts and minds to his cause. But they say they believe a coup is …

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Full List of Wikileaks Published on Scoop – 21-12-10

WikiLeaks: NZ officials somewhat pessimistic on Fiji

21 December 2010 10:21am | Wikileaks

November 30, 2006. GNZ officials remain positive about yesterday’s talks in Wellington between Fiji PM Qarase and Commodore Frank Bainimarama, and say the PM now has a chance to win hearts and minds to his cause. But they say they believe a coup is … More >>

WikiLeaks: GNZ says Fiji talks constructive

21 December 2010 10:20am | Wikileaks

November 29, 2006. GNZ says Fiji talks constructive but is taking no chances. Fiji Prime Minister Qarase and Commodore Bainimarama today met for two and a quarter hours at Government House in Wellington. New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and … More >>

WikiLeaks: GNZ hosts Fiji’s Qarase and Bainimarama for talks

21 December 2010 10:18am | Wikileaks

November 28, 2006. In a meeting with Bainimarama on November 27, New Zealand’s Foreign Minister won his agreement to a meeting with Fiji’s PM Qarase; PM Clark then called the PM and persuaded him to come for the meeting. The meeting will take place at … More >>

WikiLeaks: GNZ tough but pessimistic on Fiji’s Bainimarama

21 December 2010 10:16am | Wikileaks

November 26, 2006. This is an action cable, see para 7. 2. (C) Summary: GNZ anticipates that Commodore Bainimarama will execute his plan to remove members of the government of Fiji on December 4 regardless of what he hears from foreign critics. New Zealand … More >>

WikiLeaks: Tongans in NZ appalled by violence

21 December 2010 10:15am | Wikileaks

November 26, 2006. A prominent member of the Tongan community in Auckland reports that, while local Tongans were shocked by last Thursday’s violence in Nuku’alofa, it has not dissuaded them of the need for democratic reform. Local Tongans put much … More >>

WikiLeak: GNZ to deliver strong points to Fiji’s Bainimarama

21 December 2010 10:13am | Wikileaks

November 23, 2006. The GNZ MFAT has prepared strongly worded points, which it has passed to the British Defence Attache Nigel Lloyd (DA), who will convey them to Commodore Bainimarama at a private lunch with Bainimarama on November 23 at the DA’s residence. … More >>

WikiLeaks: GNZ closely monitoring Fiji

21 December 2010 10:12am | Wikileaks

November 21, 2006. GNZ is aware that Commodore Bainimarama told the U.S. DATT in Suva he will mount a coup in early December if GOF does not meet all his demands. NZ ministries are to review a list of possible GNZ responses if a coup takes place. … More >>

WikiLeaks: Delivering on NATO’s promise to Afghanistan

21 December 2010 10:10am | Wikileaks

November 21, 2006. Pol-Econ Couns shared reftel points with Michael Swain, Deputy Director of the Security Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Swain expressed sympathy with our frustrations over caveats (NZDF force personnel … More >>

WikiLeaks: Terrorist finance -Terrorist facilitators and inc

21 December 2010 10:08am | Wikileaks

November 16, 2006. Econoff delivered reftel demarche and background paper to Caroline Bilkey, Deputy Director of the Legal Division of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on 11/16/2006. It was made clear not to disclose publicly … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ’s read-out from Pacific Island Forum

21 December 2010 10:07am | Wikileaks

November 3, 2006. GNZ reports that initial concerns that the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) would be derailed over tensions between Solomon Island and Australia regarding the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomons (RAMSI) were resolved by private dialogue … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ – Demarche on UNSCR 1718 delivered

21 December 2010 10:05am | Wikileaks

November 2, 2006. In response to ref (A), demarche was delivered to Carolyn Schwalger, Senior Advisor for North Asia at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on November 1, 2006. Per Schwalger, GNZ has regulations in place to … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ’s reaction to political tensions in Fiji

21 December 2010 10:04am | Wikileaks

November 1, 2006. In discussions November 1 regarding political tensions in Fiji with Heather Riddell, Director of Pacific Division at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), Post learned that GNZ will shortly be issuing a formal statement … More >>

WikiLeaks: After visit to NZ by Randall Fort

21 December 2010 9:56am | Wikileaks

24 October 2008. During an October 9-10 visit to New Zealand, INR A/S Randall Fort met with members of the External Assessments Bureau (EAB), the Chief Executive of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade … More >>

WikiLeaks: Scene-setter for Helen Clark’s US visit

21 December 2010 9:55am | Wikileaks

March 2, 2007. Prime Minister Clark has announced to New Zealanders that she will use her March 20-21 visit to Washington to discuss key regional and world events with the President and other Senior Officials. In reality, she has a broader agenda … More >>

WikiLeaks: Don Brash’s resignation

21 December 2010 9:53am | Wikileaks

November 24, 2006. New Zealand’s main opposition party leader, Dr. Don Brash, has resigned after weeks of speculation over his leadership. Dogged by a series of gaffes and missteps that raised questions over his political judgment, Brash announced that … More >>

WikiLeaks: Journalists’ visits to the US

21 December 2010 9:48am | Wikileaks

May 3, 2006. While some New Zealand participants in the IV program remain in their same influential roles, others have had diverse experiences, including being offered employment by Al Jazeera, becoming the host of a radio show, and being promoted to … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ’s acceptance of US defence proposal

21 December 2010 9:45am | Wikileaks

17 February 2006. DCM contacted MFAT to express once again our concern at New Zealand’s continuing delay in formally accepted the proposed U.S. streamlining of our mil-mil relationship. On February 21, MFAT responded with a non-paper formally welcoming … More >>

WikiLeaks: Possible changes to nuclear arms policy

21 December 2010 9:43am | Wikileaks

17 February 2006. The opposition National Party is considering changing its policy regarding New Zealand’s anti-nuclear ban, hoping to thereby remove one of Labour’s strongest weapons against National. Senior Party officials have explained to us behind … More >>

WikiLeaks: 2005 election campaign

21 December 2010 9:41am | Wikileaks

September 11, 2005. As reftel notes, in this undecided campaign, the personality of the major parties’ leaders may really influence voters’ decisions. The following are two brief snapshots of what’s on offer. More >>

WikiLeaks: Canberra mission

21 December 2010 9:39am | Wikileaks

February 24, 2005. In a meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer on February 16, U.S. General Leon LaPorte, Commander of the UN Command in Korea, described the dramatic changes taking place in the ROK, in particular at the Demilitarized … More >>

WikiLeaks: A bio of new PM Jenny Shipley

21 December 2010 9:37am | Wikileaks

December 22, 1997. NZ’s New (and First Woman) Prime Minister Jenny Shipley is An Astute Politician Who Believes in Less Government, Individual Empowerment, and a “Soft Heart and a Hard Head.” She Takes a Measured and Consultative Approach to New … More >>

Wikileaks: NZ’s relationship with Cuba

21 December 2010 9:33am | Wikileaks

June 29, 2004. The Government of New Zealand formalized diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2001, with their Ambassador resident in Mexico City accredited to Havana. According to Mike Shaw, Americas Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs … More >>

WikiLeaks: National’s 2004 annual conference

21 December 2010 9:31am | Wikileaks

July 12, 2004. New Zealand’s largest opposition party, National, held an up-beat, almost giddy, Annual Conference July 9-11. Polling slightly ahead of the ruling Labour government, conference delegates expressed confidence in winning the 2005 election. … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ response on ICJ on Israeli security barrier

21 December 2010 9:30am | Wikileaks

July 15, 2004. Post delivered reftel demarche to Moira Turley, Middle East and Africa Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT.) Despite strong support for the U.S. position, Turley stated that the GoNZ is deferring a final decision … More >>

WikiLeaks: What nuclear issue?

21 December 2010 9:28am | Wikileaks

July 19, 2004. In comments about the US-New Zealand relationship, NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark told Australia’s ABC radio July 8 “I must say that I personally have met George Bush a number of times and consider the personal relationship between … More >>

WikiLeaks:NZ PM and foreign minister on Iraq hostage-taking

21 December 2010 9:26am | Wikileaks

28 July, 2004. Post delivered reftel talking points and statement to the GNZ, but was careful to acknowledge the GNZ’s clearly stated position that New Zealand is NOT/NOT a member of the Coalition. New Zealand has consistently indicated that the … More >>

WikiLeaks: NSA request new position in Wellington

21 December 2010 9:24am | Wikileaks

4 August, 2004. The National Security Agency (NSA) has requested a new, permanent position in Wellington attached to, but not residing at, the Embassy (reftel) – a Deputy Special U.S. Liaison Officer. Based on a thorough review of the policy and … More >>

WikiLeaks: Iran’s nuclear programme

21 December 2010 9:23am | Wikileaks

August 5, 2004. Ambassador Swindells met with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark on August 3 to touch base on a number of issues. DCM accompanied as notetaker. The PM was backed by acting Senior Policy Advisor Brook Barrington and Americas Division … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ takes firm line with Iran foreign minister

21 December 2010 9:22am | Wikileaks

August 29, 2004. Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi visited New Zealand August 23-24 to explain Iran’s position in the IAEA. Kharrazi met with Prime Minister Helen Clark, Foreign Minister Phil Goff, Disarmament Minister Marian Hobbs, Communications … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ troops return from Iraq

20 December 2010 5:13pm | Wikileaks

New Zealand’s 12-month military deployment to Iraq ended September 25, with the homecoming of over 60 engineers and support staff. Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed the troops, and issued a public statement confirming that no further deployments to Iraq are … More >>

WikiLeaks: Pacific Islands Forum 2004

20 December 2010 5:11pm | Wikileaks

October 6, 2004. Assistant Secretary Kelly, accompanied by Ambassador Swindells, Ed Rindler (INL) and notetaker, met August 8, 2004 with New Zealand Foreign Minister Phil Goff at the Pacific Islands Forum in Apia, Samoa. A/S Kelly and Goff discussed … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ’s reaction to Iraq insurgency finance

20 December 2010 5:09pm | Wikileaks

14 October, 2004. NZ’s reaction to proposed executive order on Iraq insurgency finance. Post on September 14 delivered reftel talking points and text of the proposed executive order regarding insurgency finance in Iraq to New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ political scandal may lose the govt majority

20 December 2010 5:06pm | Wikileaks

22 October, 2004. Recent allegations concerning New Zealand Labour Government Minister John Tamihere’s relationship to his former place of employment could result in a by-election, whose loss would end Labour’s single-vote Parliamentary majority. This … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ urges UN Security Council reform

20 December 2010 5:04pm | Wikileaks

October 28, 2004. The Government of New Zealand is strongly in favor of UN Security Council reform, but is averse to discussing its, proposed changes. The GoNZ has submitted a discussion paper on the topic to the SG’s High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges … More >>

WikiLeaks: Maori Party gains traction

20 December 2010 5:02pm | Wikileaks

November 1, 2004. Approximately four months after its creation, the Maori Party has achieved more success than some observers may have initially expected, due largely to anger in Maori communities over the GoNZ’s handling of proposed foreshore and … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ’s largest fraud case

20 December 2010 5:00pm | Wikileaks

November 1, 2004. In what media reports have called the largest passport forgery case of its kind in New Zealand, two refugees to New Zealand, Iraqi Fahad Jaber AJEIL (age 29) and Kuwaiti Riyad Hamied SULTAN (age 29), were found guilty October 21 of … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ and Thailand aim to conclude FTA

20 December 2010 4:59pm | Wikileaks

2 November, 2004. New Zealand and Thailand have begun the fourth and possibly final round in negotiations for a free-trade agreement, which New Zealand hopes to conclude by November 19, before the next APEC summit. The New Zealand government acknowledged … More >>

WikiLeaks: Clark says NZ will demarche China

20 December 2010 4:57pm | Wikileaks

3 November, 2004 SUBJECT: APEC: NEW ZEALAND PM SAYS NZ WILL DEMARCHE CHINA ON REMAINING SECURITY DELIVERABLES More >>

WikiLeaks: Labour cautiously confident on 2005 election

20 December 2010 4:55pm | Wikileaks

15 November, 2004. New Zealand’s governing Labour Party held its annual conference, November 12 ) 14 in Auckland. Foreign affairs and trade featured prominently, and Clark noted that priorities over a Third term would include the following: new trade … More >>

WikiLeaks: UNGA third committee resolutions – NZ response

20 December 2010 4:53pm | Wikileaks

November 15, 2004. On November 12, POL/ECON Couns discussed Reftel B resolutions with Val Meyer, Deputy Director of the Human Rights Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Meyer was joined by Tamsin Royson, MFAT’s policy officer … More >>

WikiLeak: SIS caught spying on Maori Party

20 December 2010 4:51pm | Wikileaks

30 November, 2004. Prime Minister Helen Clark has assented to a request by the Inspector-General of Security to conduct an investigation into allegations reported by the New Zealand media that New Zealand’s Security Intelligence Service (SIS) has been spying on members … More >>

WikiLeaks:NZ policies and actions taken with regard to Cuba

20 December 2010 4:47pm | Wikileaks

2 December, 2004. The Government of New Zealand formalized diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2001, with its Ambassador resident in Mexico City accredited to Havana. The GoNZ uses meetings with Cuban officials to express its concern over the human rights … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ Cabinet reshuffle

20 December 2010 4:45pm | Wikileaks

December 15, 2004. The Labour Government took its first steps in a long-heralded Cabinet reshuffle, with the December 14 nomination of current Attorney-General Margaret Wilson for the position of Speaker of the House. The Speaker is the third highest … More >>

WikiLeaks: No quick fix for pharmaceutical market

20 December 2010 4:39pm | Wikileaks

December 15, 2004. After trying in vain for years to persuade the New Zealand government to change its restrictive pricing policies on pharmaceuticals, the drug industry is taking another tack: reaching out to patient groups with information designed … More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ on request for special operations forces

20 December 2010 4:37pm | Wikileaks

16 December, 2004. Ambassador discussed reftel request with New Zealand (NZ) Foreign Minister Phil Goff on December 13. Goff said that his government is reviewing what more New Zealand can do in Afghanistan. The Cabinet will reach its decision early … More >>

WikiLeak: MP Tamihere cleared in first of two investigations

20 December 2010 4:34pm | Wikileaks

24 January, 2005. Beleaguered Labour MP John Tamihere has begun his political rehabilitation, offering a “state of the nation” speech January 19 that attacked the “separatist” Maori party, defended Labour’s economic policies, and eschewed the left-right division … More >>

WikiLeaks: National goes to bat

20 December 2010 4:32pm | Wikileaks

January 27, 2005. After a week of press leaks and innuendo, the 2005 election season swung into full gear with Opposition National Party leader Don Brash’s much-anticipated speech at Orewa Rotary Club on January 25, unveiling National’s long-promised position … More >>

WikiLeaks: East Asian Summit: NZ’s views

January 27, 2005. New Zealand officials have been watching with interest the proposal to hold an East Asian Summit, but they remain unclear as to either the form or function of the meeting. New Zealand would welcome the chance to participate in the Summit, …

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WikiLeaks: Amendments to SUA Convention

January 28, 2005. Acting DCM conveyed reftel points on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA) to Caroline McDonald, Director of the Disarmament Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and …

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WikiLeaks: Military liaison to Baghdad

February 1, 2005. The GoNZ announced January 31 that it will station one military liaison officer in Baghdad to work in the UN Assistance Mission. The soldier’s work will include liaising with the MNF and the interim Iraqi Government’s security forces, …

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WikiLeaks: State of the nation

February 2, 2005. In her opening speech of the year, PM Helen Clark launched the opening salvo of her election campaign. She indirectly countered Opposition leader Don Brash,s welfare policy speech (reftel) by outlining childcare and other policies …

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WikiLeaks: Labour-Maori church alliance threatened

February 15, 2005. The nascent Maori Party’s impact on New Zealand politics (reftel) continues to be felt — to the increasing discomfort of the ruling Labour party, and has raised doubts about Labour’s historical alliance with an influential Maori …

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WikiLeaks: Terrorist finance laws

February 23, 2005. The New Zealand government continues to tighten provisions of an anti-terrorism law it enacted more than a year after September 11, 2001, and that it amended in 2003. The government recently introduced legislation that will delay …

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WikiLeaks: Nationals leader positions himself for election

25 February, 2005. Opposition National Party leader Don Brash is entering the 2005 election season with a sense of a cautious optimism about his party’s chances of regaining power. While concerned about recent setbacks that have seen him labeled …

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WikiLeaks: NZ on sponsoring CHR’s Cuba resolution

16 March, 2005. Acting Political-Economic Counselor provided Refs A and B demarches concerning the 61st Session of the UN Commission of Human Rights (CHR) and the importance of the U.S.-sponsored CHR Cuba resolution to Val Meyer, Deputy Director of the Human …

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WikiLeak: Ambassador discusses RevCon 2005 with NZ officials

21 March, 2005. Special Representative of President for the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Ambassador Jackie Sanders, told New Zealand officials that the May 2005 Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons …

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WikiLeaks: Labour stakes claim for 2005 elections

22 March, 2005. New Zealand’s governing Labour party released its list of Members of Parliament, which outlines the rank by which MPs will enter Parliament after the 2005 election. The list reveals Labour’s confidence in the face of an upcoming election, …

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WikiLeaks: Terrorism finance laws – update number two

23 March, 2005. The New Zealand government, wanting to be seen as a mediating force and as a defender of small countries’ interests in the region, generally is reluctant to co-sponsor initiatives just with the United States in multilateral forums. Cooperation …

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WikiLeaks: NZ country clearance, April 9-12, 2005

March 31, 2005. Embassy welcomes and grants country clearance to National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) representatives to travel to Wellington, New Zealand April 9-12, 2005. The purpose of this visit is to meet with New Zealand counterparts at …

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WikiLeaks: Jap scholar implies contrast with NZ-US relations

March 31, 2005. At a seminar in Wellington, a respected Japanese scholar extolled the strength and benefits of the Japanese-U.S. alliance — a strength that exists despite Japan’s steadfast anti-nuclear and anti-war policies. Implicit in her speech …

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WikiLeaks: Missile technology control regime (MTCR)

April 1, 2005. New Zealand officials are considering whether the country should serve as the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Chair for 2006-7, as suggested by current Chair South Korea and quietly endorsed by the United States and Australia. …

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WikiLeaks: NZ election date: Not now, I’m watching the rugby

April 6, 2005. New Zealand’s Labour Government is nearing the end of its three-year term and speculation is rife among the media and policymakers over the yet-to-be-determined election date. Many pundits believe Labour will call elections early, both in order …

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WikiLeak: NZ supports existing SUA ship boarding amendments

April 8, 2005. NZ supports the existing draft ship boarding amendments to the Sua convention. New Zealand is likely to oppose efforts to reopen the draft SUA 8bis text, and hopes the United States will support the Canadian text for Article 2bis. …

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WikiLeaks: NZ gearing up for Australia group plenary

April 8, 2005. New Zealand officials from the Prime Minister’s External Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Customs Service will attend the April 18-22 Australia Group (AG) Plenary in Sydney. The group does not plan to present …

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WikiLeaks: Non-Proliferation Treaty

April 12, 2005. Minister for Disarmament Marion Hobbs has expressed regret at causing offense during her February meeting on Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) issues with Ambassador Sanders (Ref B), claiming she had only been trying to say that all parts …

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WikiLeaks: New Zealand and the UN

April 14, 2005. New Zealand’s new UN Permrep, Rosemary Banks, says that New Zealand will maintain its traditional opposition to permanent members’ vetos in an expanded UN Security Council (UNSC). Foreign Minister Goff supports the idea of Japan becoming …

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WikiLeaks: NZ response to US regarding SUA convention

April 14, 2005. Pol-Econ Counselor on April 13 passed talking points (Ref A) to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Legal Division’s Deputy Director Caroline Bilkey and new Legal Advisor Gerard Van Bohemen. Van Bohemen will formally start his position …

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WikiLeaks: NZ supports US APEC radioactive initiative

May 13, 2005. This is one of the diplomatic cables about New Zealand held by Wikileaks. Post shared

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WikiLeaks: NZ policies on Cuba

June 1, 2005. The Government of New Zealand formalized diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2001, with its Ambassador resident in Mexico City accredited to Havana. Cuba’s Ambassador to New Zealand is resident in Jakarta and cross-accredited to Wellington. …

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WikiLeaks: US Ambassador raises bilateral discussions

10 June, 2005. In a meeting that included discussion of China’s growing power and the need for a U.S. presence in the Pacific, the Ambassador told New Zealand Prime Minister Clark that the time was ripe for a frank and comprehensive dialogue between …

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WikiLeaks: NZ Foreign Minister puts positive spin on FTA

17 June, 2005. Ambassador Swindells recently met with NZ Foreign Minister Phil Goff to discuss the latter’s visit to Washington. Goff painted an upbeat message about his recent U.S. visit, but obviously had heard Washington’s tougher message regarding …

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WikiLeaks: NZ response on UN reform

27 June, 2005. On June 21, Charge delivered ref A, B and C demarche points to Wen Chin Powles and Valerie Meyer, both Deputy Directors at the United Nations, Human Rights and Commonwealth Division (UNHC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade …

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WikiLeaks: WMD Proliferators’ E.O.

7 July, 2005. Pol/Econ Couns shared reftel information with Deborah Panckhurst, Deputy Director of the Disarmament Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, stressing our desire that New Zealand adopt a similar policy. Panckhurst promised …

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WikiLeaks: EAC meet Wellington after London bombings

8 July, 2005. The Emergency Action Committee convened 1400 hrs local time on July 8, 2005 to discuss security profile in light of the London explosions. Embassies Wellington and Apia were notified of the London explosions by the RSO in Canberra …

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WikiLeaks: NZ will not attend Iraq Dead Sea donors’ meeting

July 15, 2005. Post shared reftel information regarding the Dead Sea Donor’s meeting with Darryl Dunn, Director and Ruth Nuttall, Deputy Director, of the Middle East and Africa Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). On July …

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WikiLeaks: NZ on US-Singapore strategic framework agreement

July 15, 2005. DATT AND Pol-Econ Couns shared reftel information with Air Commander Graham Lintott, Office of the Assistant Chief of Strategic Commitments and Intelligence, and Paul Sinclair, Head of International Defence Relations, NZ Defence Force. Both …

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WikiLeaks: Convention on international terrorism

July 15, 2005. On July 15, Pol-Econ Couns discussed the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) with Taha Macpherson, Senior Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT) Security Policy Division. PolEcon …

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WikiLeaks: Worried Labour claims National is US pawn

July 22, 2005.Facing rapid losses in the polls, the ruling Labour Party has apparently decided to play the anti-American card, telling New Zealanders that a vote for the National Party means a vote against New Zealand’s independent foreign policy. Embassy …

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WikiLeaks: NZ’s education industry suffers loss of Chinese

25 July, 2005. A sharp drop in the number of English-language students from China — partly orchestrated by the Chinese government — has reduced overall foreign student enrollments in New Zealand schools. To revive the international education industry, …

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WikiLeaks: UNSC reform: NZ will abstain from G-4 vote

3 August, 2005. New Zealand is likely to abstain if a G-4 reform vote is brought before the General Assembly. GNZ officials have offered to encourage undecided Pacific Island governments to vote down or abstain from the resolution if that would be helpful …

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WikiLeaks: NZ on US-India civil nuclear co-op initiative

2 August, 2005. Pol-Econ Couns delivered reftel information to Deborah Pankhurst, Deputy Director of the Disarmament Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Pankhurst said that MFAT had already received a fair amount of information …

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WikiLeaks: Labour waves anti-American card in campaign

3 August, 2005. During Parliament’s last “Question Time” before election recess, Foreign Minister Phil Goff again highlighted tidbits of Codel Nickles’ January 2004 meeting with National Party leadership to claim National has a hidden agenda to lift …

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WikiLeak: US Ambassador’s final call on NZ Foreign Minister

19 August, 2005. During his final meeting with Foreign Minister Goff on August 18, Ambassador Swindells reiterated his call for both countries to engage in a comprehensive dialogue on the bilateral relationship. He and Goff agreed that Embassy Wellington …

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WikiLeaks: National shape up as genuine challenger to Labour

August 23, 2005. Badly battered in the 2002 campaign, New Zealand’s main opposition party, the National Party, has reclaimed enough public support to pose a genuine threat to the Labour Government’s hold on power. Although Labour has begun to regain …

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WikiLeaks: Seeking victory in Middle Earth

August 25, 2005. Locked in a tougher than expected battle for votes, a once-confident Labour Party has forsaken its reputation for fiscal restraint to dish out promises of pork for students and low- and middle-income families. In the run-up to New Zealand’s …

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WikiLeaks: Maori Party prospects diminish in Sept election

August 30, 2005. Although the Maori Party has made impressive gains in membership and general support in its one year of existence, it is unlikely to capture all seven Maori constituency seats in the September 17 election. Its probable 3-5 constituency …

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WikiLeaks: Resettlement of Uigher Guantanamo detainees

August 31, 2005: New Zealand is willing to consider taking in Uigher refugees from Guantanamo, but would at a minimum need a request from the UNHCR to start the process. Both Minister of Foreign Affairs Goff and Immigration Minister Swain will make the …

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WikiLeaks: Zimbabwe vote in IMF

September 2, 2005. A representative of New Zealand’s Treasury noted Zimbabwe’s decision to pay back US $120 million of the US $290 million it owes the Fund. The representative asked whether the U.S. government would now consider Zimbabwe to be in compliance …

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WikiLeaks: NZ 2005 elections too close to call

September 7, 2005. As National’s support surges, NZ elections too close to call. Just 10 days out from New Zealand’s general elections, the race is too close to call. Recent polling puts the opposition National Party ahead of the Labour Government, …

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WikiLeaks: NZ concerned about avian influenza threat

September 13, 2005. New Zealand is taking very seriously the threat of avian influenza, and an inter-ministerial group meets biweekly to discuss preparations. There are also numerous subgroups of officials who are strategizing on how the country would …

WO1012/S00597 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:31 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Request for top secret processing and storage

September 19, 2005. Embassy Wellington requests authorization to process and store classified materials at the top secret level. 2. (C) Wellington CIWG met 15 September 2005 and agreed that it was in Post’s best interest to be able to increase our processing …

WO1012/S00596 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:29 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ asks about access to TSA’s no fly list

30 September, 2005. New Zealand Immigration is interested in possible access to the Transportation Security Administration’s “no fly” list as a way to improve the country’s border security. New Zealand law enforcement agencies already work closely with U.S. …

WO1012/S00595 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:26 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ follow-up: HSPD-6 terrorist lookout info

September 23, 2005. NZ follow-up: HSPD-6 terrorist lookout information sharing initiative.ost IWG agencies met to discuss Ref A and B. We also discussed the possibility of the terrorist lookout information sharing pilot with Conoff in Auckland. Agencies all …

WO1012/S00594 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:23 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ priorities at Pacific Islands Forum

3 October, 2005. New Zealand,s principal priority for the leaders’ meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is finalizing the Pacific Plan, in which New Zealand is seeking support of a process of regional integration and cooperation and movement …

WO1012/S00593 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:19 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ responds to demarche on UNFC draft resolution

13 October, 2005. Largely because of frustration over the lack of progress in the Geneva Conference on Disarmament, the New Zealand government supports the draft resolution in the UN First Committee that would establish Ad Hoc Committees under the UN General …

WO1012/S00592 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:17 PM Related Stories

WikiLeak: NZ & US on bilateral relationship, nuclear & FTA

13 October, 2005. New Zealand Deputy Secretary for Asia and Americas John McKinnon will visit Washington from October 17 to 20. He will seek U.S. views on evolving regional security architecture and the potential for improving the U.S.-New Zealand …

WO1012/S00591 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:15 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ PM announces new Cabinet

19 October, 2005. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark on October 19 unveiled a new Cabinet dominated by familiar faces, with veteran members of Parliament named to the top seven positions. None of the Cabinet assignments is particularly controversial. …

WO1012/S00590 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:11 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ’s response to appeal for Pakistan earthquake..

October 28, 2005. NZ’s response to appeal for Pakistan earthquake assistance and to message on Nato support. Post on October 25 delivered the ref A demarche — seeking New Zealand’s contribution to earthquake relief and rehabilitation in Pakistan — …

WO1012/S00589 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:08 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ’s position on OECD Sec Gen selection

November 9, 2005. New Zealand agrees with the United States and believes Jose Angel Gurria to be the best candidate for Secretary General of the OECD. While New Zealand also sees both candidates — Gurria and Marek Belka — as qualified, it considers …

WO1012/S00588 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:05 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ on UN third committee resolutions, US voting

November 9, 2005. Pol-Econ Counselor discussed reftel points with Val Meyer, Deputy Director of the UN, Human Rights, and Commonwealth Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. P-E Couns said that she hoped New Zealand would support all the …

WO1012/S00587 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:03 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ wants to move ahead on HSPD-6 initiative

November 10, 2005. The New Zealand government remains eager to move quickly toward bilateral sharing of terrorist lookout information. To move forward, however, the government needs to know more about how the information it supplies to the United …

WO1012/S00586 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 2:01 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ’s response to message on NATO support

November 14, 2005. Post’s defense attache on October 28 delivered the ref C demarche — encouraging New Zealand’s contribution to the NATO relief effort in Pakistan — to Air Vice-Marshal David Bamfield, vice chief of the New Zealand Defense Force (ref …

WO1012/S00585 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 1:59 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ response on DPRK flag of convenience issue

November 21, 2005. The New Zealand government does not consider Maritime Mutual Insurance Association NZ (MMIA) to be an insurance company. Although MMIA is incorporated in New Zealand, the government says that it has advised the Japanese government that …

WO1012/S00584 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 1:57 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: What honeymoon? PM Clark’s new coalition

November 22, 2005. Less than two months into her new Government, the local press has quoted PM Clark’s coalition officials as contradicting each other over foreign policy, notably whether or not New Zealand needs to repair its relations with the …

WO1012/S00583 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 1:55 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Green Party Co-leaders Death

November 25, 2005. New Zealand’s Green Party is likely to move further left following the unexpected death of its relatively pragmatic co-leader Rod Donald. The Greens, who garnered about 5% of the party vote in September’s general election, are in a …

WO1012/S00582 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 1:53 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks:NZ’s avian and pandemic influenza planning update

November 25, 2005. Since launching a government-wide effort in June, the GNZ has vigorously planned for the possibility of avian and pandemic influenza entering New Zealand. Under the coordination of the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Inter-sectoral …

WO1012/S00581 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 1:47 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ’s position on Trips-CBD issue

December 8, 2005. New Zealand will support the U.S. government’s position in Hong Kong to block any attempt to include a negotiating mandate on the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the ministerial …

WO1012/S00580 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 1:45 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ supports most US goals for UN reform

January 26, 2006.(SBU) New Zealand concurs with most U.S. objectives for UN reform. Charge delivered refs A and B on January 25 to Caroline Forsyth, deputy secretary of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Forsyth said that reforming …

WO1012/S00579 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:46 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ PM sorts out Ministers’ portfolios

February 2, 2006. New Zealand Prime Minister Clark has decided that Jim Sutton, who on December 31 wrapped up his tenure as trade negotiations minister, will remain a minister of state inside Cabinet. Former Foreign Minister Phil Goff has taken over …

WO1012/S00578 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:44 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ’s priorities for APEC 2006

February 8, 2006. Rupert Holborow, New Zealand’s senior official for APEC, said his government has identified key issues it would like APEC 2006 to address, but “without specificity” since it is waiting to learn about other APEC economies’ priorities. …

WO1012/S00577 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:43 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: CDR CENTCOM visit to New Zealand

February 28, 2006. General Abizaid’s February 23-25 visit to New Zealand came one month after Admiral Fallon’s visit amid high media interest in the bilateral relationship. The General met with Prime Minister Clark, Defense Minister Goff and Foreign Minister …

WO1012/S00576 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:41 PM Related Stories

WikiLeak: EAP/ANP director Krawitz’s February meetings in NZ

February 28, 2006. Discussions during ANP Director Krawitz’s February 8-11 visit to New Zealand addressed PRC activities in the Pacific, Pacific Island issues, regional stability, counter-terrorism, Antarctica, U.S.-New Zealand relations, bilateral military …

WO1012/S00575 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:39 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ reports on DPRK flag of convenience issue

March 5, 2006. A representative of Maritime Mutual Insurance Association NZ (MMIA) has told a New Zealand official that the company no longer insures North Korean vessels. The representative believes that the North Korean ships that had been insured by …

WO1012/S00574 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:36 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ will support Guatemala for UNSC seat

March 7, 2006. Post discussed reftel points with the UN and Human Rights division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Charles Kingston, an officer in the division, has confirmed that New Zealand will support Guatemala’s candidacy for the 2007-8 …

WO1012/S00573 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:34 PM Related Stories

WikiLeak: Cook Islands High Commissioner sacked for plotting

March 22, 2006. Cook Islands High Commissioner sacked for plotting. On March 3, citing involvement in a plot to topple him from Government, Cook Islands Prime Minister Jim Marurai sacked Dr. Robert Woonton as High Commissioner to New Zealand. Marurai …

WO1012/S00572 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:27 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: GNZ aims to cool expectations for U.S. FTA

March 24, 2006. Summary: The New Zealand government is preparing the public for the likelihood it will not attain free trade negotiations with the United States any time soon. After six years of pressing its case for such a deal, the Labour-led government …

WO1012/S00571 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:22 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Approach to NZ on Israel/JUSCANZ

27/03/06. Summary: As requested reftel, Ambassador McCormick and the Australian and Canadian High Commissioners called on Foreign Minister Peters to urge that New Zealand support Israeli membership in the Geneva JUSCANZ group. Peters promised to discuss …

WO1012/S00570 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:20 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Samoa elections: 03/04/06

Summary: Officials of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Australian High Commission (Australian HC) in Wellington have been closely watching Samoa’s elections. Both anticipate that a high number of election petitions …

WO1012/S00569 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:18 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Terrorism finance prenotification – NZ response

April 13, 2006. The New Zealand government has decided to co-sponsor a request to the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee to list four Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leaders: Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, Gun Gun Rusman Gunawan, Taufik Rifki and Abdullah Anshori (ref C and F).

WO1012/S00568 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:15 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: GNZ reaction to Solomons unrest -20/04/06

April 20, 2006. Summary: New Zealand officials believe the situation in Honiara has calmed down, especially given the presence of stepped up RAMSI and local police security presence. But GNZ worries about future flashpoints, such as the upcoming inauguration …

WO1012/S00567 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:14 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ remains cool to Israeli JUSCANZ participation

May 16, 2006.As noted Ref A, Ambassador McCormick and his Australian and Canadian counterparts met with Minister Peters in late May to urge that New Zealand support Israeli membership in the Geneva JUSCANZ group. This followed representations by …

WO1012/S00566 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:12 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Samoan Govt: NZ and AUS assess Cabinet 18/05/05

Summary: Officials for New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Australia High Commission in Wellington continue to follow closely the implications of Samoa’s March 31 general election. Both recognize the potential for improved governance …

WO1012/S00565 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:09 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: MOU with NZ regarding Zheleznogorsk power plant

On May 18, 2006, PolCouns shared the revised MOU and talking points provided reftel with Deborah Panckhurst of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT) Disarmament Division. Panckhurst said that she has also been in contact with DOE’s Mike Stafford …

WO1012/S00564 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:07 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ on standby for East Timor – 25/05/05

GNZ officials are deciding what support New Zealand will provide to E. Timor now that the Timorese government has officially asked for help. In the morning of May 25, NZ Defense Force (NZDF) Assistant Chief for Strategic Commitments and Intelligence, …

WO1012/S00563 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:05 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ update on the Solomons -26/05/05

Summary: GNZ officials report that a May 19 meeting between New Zealand Foreign Minister Peters, Australian Foreign Minister Downer, and Solomon Island officials was “difficult.” However, the Solomons PM was much more conciliatory during a separate meeting with …

WO1012/S00562 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 12:01 PM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Demarche on Manas Airfield – 26/05/05

On May 23, 2005, Pol-Econ Counselor and DATT shared reftel demarche with Chris Seed, Deputy Secretary of Defence. PE Couns also separately conveyed the demarche to Matthew Paterson, Policy Officer in the Security Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

WO1012/S00561 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:59 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Update on MOU with NZ regarding Zheleznogorsk

June 2, 2006. Deborah Panckhust, officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT) Disarmament Division, says that MFAT lawyers have now approved the U.S. draft text for the Zheleznogorsk MOU. However, the MOU must now be approved by Foreign …

WO1012/S00560 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:56 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ actions in the Pacific – 13/06/06

June 13, 2006. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) officials say New Zealand’s main areas of concern in the Pacific are governance, economic stability and security. New Zealand is revising its approach to and strengthening engagement with Pacific …

WO1012/S00559 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:54 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ response to Human Rights Council demarche

On June 13, Poloff delivered reftel points to Valerie Meyer, Deputy Director of United Nations, Human Rights & Commonwealth Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). On June 14, Meyer responded that GNZ agrees with the U.S. position in general, …

WO1012/S00558 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:52 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ Approach to aid in the Pacific -16/06/06

On June 16, Poloff met with Craig Hawke, Director, Pacific Group, New Zealand’s June 16, 2006. International Aid & Development Agency (NZAID) to discuss GNZ’s official development assistance (ODA) and to explore opportunities for U.S.-New Zealand cooperation …

WO1012/S00557 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:50 AM Related Stories

WikiLeak: NZ supports immediate FMCT negotiations – 05/07/06

July 5, 2006. New Zealand supports immediate negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) and could accept the US-proposed mandate as the basis for talks, according to Caroline McDonald, Director of the Disarmament Division at the Ministry of Foreign …

WO1012/S00556 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:47 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Winston Peters condemns N Korea missile tests

July 6, 2006. On July 5, Foreign Minister Peters issued a strongly-worded statement condemning North Korea’s missile tests. David Taylor, Director of the North Asian Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) says that Peters rang …

WO1012/S00555 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:45 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Chinese/NZ talks on Pacific Island issues

July 12, 2006 Chinese/NZ talks on Pacific Island issues.(C) As part of a first round of New Zealand-China Pacific Consultations, PRC’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs He Yafei visited New Zealand in June. According to New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign …

WO1012/S00554 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:43 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Report on Labour MP scandal sets off maelstrom

(C) A report on a scandal involving Labour MP Taito Philip Field threatens to become another thorn in the Government’s side. The report cleared Field of the main allegation but raised serious questions about his behavior as a MP. The opposition National …

WO1012/S00553 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:39 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: GNZ views on Tonga’s political reform – 01/08/06

August 1, 2006 GNZ views on Tonga’s political reform following death of champion. c) with a vocal domestic population of 40,000 ethnic tongans, the gnz has monitored with interest the deaths of tongan prince tu’ipelehake and princess kaimana in a …

WO1012/S00552 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:36 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Pacific Islands betray NZ over whales

August 1, 2006 Pacific Islands betray NZ over whales. 1. (SBU) GNZ feels betrayed by Pacific Island countries (PICs) that voted in support of the pro-whaling lobby at the 58th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission. But New Zealand …

WO1012/S00551 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:33 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ assistance for Lebanon -30/08/06

August 30, 2006 NZ assistance for Lebanon. Pol-Econ Couns passed reftel information to Matthew Dalzell, team leader in NZAID’s Global Group. Dalzell informed her that Juliet Hay, New Zealand’s Charge D’Affaires in the Hague, will be the NZ rep at the …

WO1012/S00550 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:31 AM Related Stories

WikiLeak: GNZ should improve U.S. ties – NZ ambassador 09/06

September 11, 2006 GNZ should improve U.S. ties, says former NZ ambassador.(C) New Zealand’s former Ambassador to the United States, John Wood, told an inflential local international affairs organization that New Zealand should take the initiative to …

WO1012/S00549 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:28 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ’s Unifil contributions -15/09/06

September 15, 2006 NZ’s Unifil contributions.(C) Summary: GNZ plans to announce soon a year-long deployment of a 4-person munitions team to Lebanon for demining and disposal of unexploded ordinances. Defence Minister Goff is also considering sending an additional …

WO1012/S00548 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:24 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: EAP/ANP Director McGann’s visit to NZ

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WO1012/S00547 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:21 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: More on NZ’s Unifil Contributions – 27/09/06

September 27, 2006. 1. (C) On September 27, Matthew Paterson, Senior Policy Officer in the Security Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) confirmed to PE Couns that GNZ has approved the deployment of a 6-person technical …

WO1012/S00546 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:18 AM Related Stories

WikiLeak: Cook Islands Preliminary Election Results – 09/06

September 28, 2006 Cook Islands: Preliminary election results. 1 (C) Summary: On Tuesday, September 26, the Cooks Islands held general elections. Preliminary results show the Democratic Party (Demos), led by PM Jim Marurai, ahead of the Cook Islands …

WO1012/S00545 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:15 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Delay in USG approval of NZ plane sale

October 2, 2006 SUBJECT: DELAY IN USG APPROVAL OF NEW ZEALAND’S A-4 PLANE SALE A FISCAL AND POLITICAL HEADACHE FOR GNZ Classified By: Charge d’Affaires David J. Keegan, for reasons 1.4(b) and (d) 1. (SBU) This message contains an action request at para …

WO1012/S00544 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:11 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Demarche Regarding Possible N Korean Nuclear Test

October 10, 2006 SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE REGARDING POSSIBLE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST Classified By: CHARGE’ David J. Keegan for Reasons 1.4 (B) and (D) 1. (C) In response to reftels, CDA Keegan delivered …

WO1012/S00543 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:08 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Response to N Korea nuclear test announcement

October 11, 2006 SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST ANNOUNCEMENT 1. (C) In response to reftel, CDA Keegan delivered talking points this afternoon to David Taylor, Director North Asia Division at New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

WO1012/S00542 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:06 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Frictions could derail Pacific Island Forum

October 18, 2006 SUBJECT: NZ WORRIES FRICTIONS COULD DERAIL PACIFIC ISLAND FORUM Classified By: DCM David J. Keegan,for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 1. (C) Summary: New Zealand is working behind the scenes to help ensure that frictions over the Solomon …

WO1012/S00541 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:03 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Visit of US Treasury Undersecretary Part 1

October 18, 2006 SUBJECT: VISIT OF U.S. TREASURY UNDER SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, TIMOTHY ADAMS 1. Summary: U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, Timothy Adams consulted with New Zealand (NZ) government officials, private bank economists, academics and …

WO1012/S00540 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 11:01 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: Visit of US Treasury Undersecretary, Part 2

October 25, 2006 SUBJECT: VISIT OF U.S. TREASURY UNDER SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, TIMOTHY ADAMS Classified by DCM David J. Keegan. Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 1. (C) Summary: On his recent trip to New Zealand, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, …

WO1012/S00539 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:57 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ seeks guidance – 25/10/06

October 25, 2006 SUBJECT: UNSCR 1718: NEW ZEALAND SEEKS GUIDANCE AS IT PUSHES AHEAD Classified By: DCM David J. Keegan, for reasons 1.4(b) and (d) 1. (SBU) This message contains an action request, at paragraph 8. 2. (C) Summary: In 15 recent speeches, …

WO1012/S00538 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:54 AM Related Stories

WikiLeak: US-NZ co-op on climate, environment & human rights

January 29, 2008 SUBJECT: UNDERSECRETARY DOBRIANSKY EMPHASIZES STRONG US-NZ COOPERATION ON CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, AND HUMAN RIGHTS Classified By: Pol/Econ Counselor Margaret B. McKean; Reason 1.4 (b) an d (d) 1. (C) Summary. During her January 14 meetings …

WO1012/S00537 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:52 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ-China FTA – 23/04/08

Summary. During EAP DAS Christensen’s April 7 visit to New Zealand, MFAT officials explained that the China-NZ free trade agreement (FTA) derived from New Zealand’s concern over becoming marginalized in emerging East Asian trade relationships, coupled …

WO1012/S00536 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:48 AM Related Stories

WikiLeaks: NZ Bilateral relationship with China

(C) Summary: During a November 27 meeting with ChargC), Political and Economic Chief and Econoff, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs China Desk Director Grahame Morton gave a read-out of Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang’s November 1-3 visit to …

WO1012/S00535 – Wikileaks – Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:44 AM Related Stories

Wikileaks Exposes Government Duplicity on TPP

“The government should stop its propaganda campaign to sell the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to unsuspecting New Zealanders and tell them what it has told the United States government itself,” said Professor Jane Kelsey, author of a book …

PO1012/S00212 – Professor Jane Kelsey – Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:14 AM Related Stories

Wikileaks: Play ball, not man – and check who’s kicking it

‘ When people write political commentary on blogs or other social media, it is my experience that it is not — with some exceptions — their goal to expose the truth. Rather, it is their goal to position themselves among their peers on whatever …

HL1012/S00179 – Julie Webb-Pullman – Monday, 20 December 2010, 10:00 AM Related Stories

Wikileak: Amb. Swindells Looks For Nuke Ships Opening

1. (S/NOFORN) After the horrific earthquake and tsunami in our region, there are far weightier U.S. foreign policy issues to manage in Asia than our relationship with New Zealand. But I am writing to request that U.S. Government agencies nevertheless …

HL1012/S00177 – Wikileaks – Sunday, 19 December 2010, 11:50 AM Related Stories

Wikileak: The Death Of David Lange – 15/8/2005

1. (C) Summary: Former NZ Prime Minister David Lange died on August 13, following a long illness. In the run-up to elections, Prime Minister Clark may be hoping to capitalize on Labour’s identity as the heir apparent to Lange and the anti-nuclear …

HL1012/S00176 – Wikileaks – Sunday, 19 December 2010, 11:48 AM Related Stories

Wikileak: Lange’s Last Laugh – 16/1/2006

1. (C) Former NZ Prime Minister David Lange’s private papers included a copy of the highly classified 1985-86 Government Communications Security Bureau annual report detailing its activities, including cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency. …

HL1012/S00175 – Wikileaks – Sunday, 19 December 2010, 11:46 AM Related Stories

Wikileak: Groser on TPP – The Hour Is Not Yet Here – 18/9/09

1. (C) Summary. During a September 16 introductory call on Tim Groser, Minister for Trade and the Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues and Conservation, the ChargC) emphasized his desire to help the bilateral relationship continue on an upward …

HL1012/S00174 – Wikileaks – Sunday, 19 December 2010, 11:44 AM Related Stories

Wikileak: NZ Discusses Vision and Challenges for TPP 12/09

1. (SBU) Summary. During a December 15 courtesy call, the Ambassador engaged Ministry of Foreign Affairs Trans-Pacific Agreement Lead Negotiator Mark Sinclair on his views of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Sinclair expressed his hope that New Zealand …

HL1012/S00173 – Wikileaks – Sunday, 19 December 2010, 11:42 AM Related Stories

Wikileak: 2009 National Trade Estimate Report Reftel 7/11/08

1. (U) Following is Post’s submission for the 2009 National Trade Estimate Report (NTE) regarding New Zealand per request reftel. We understand that Washington agencies will provide updated trade and investment data.

HL1012/S00172 – Wikileaks – Sunday, 19 December 2010, 11:39 AM Related Stories

Wikileak: DAS Reed Engages On TPP, UN, Env, Fiji, APEC

1. (C) Summary. During a series of meetings hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on February 19, EAP Deputy Assistant (DAS) Secretary Frankie Reed engaged on a wide range of topics including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), …

HL1012/S00171 – Wikileaks – Sunday, 19 December 2010, 11:36 AM Related Stories

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