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American Friends of NZ Assist US Presidential Candidates

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 8:53 am | Connie Lawn

Former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia/Pacific, Dr. Kurt Campbell, who was appointed an honourary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013 for services to New Zealand-United States relations, quietly remains involved in U.S. policy matters, ... More >>

American Friends of NZ Assist US Presidential Candidates

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 10:57 am | Connie Lawn

Former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia/Pacific, Dr. Kurt Campbell, who was appointed an honourary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013 for services to New Zealand-United States relations, quietly remains involved in U.S. policy matters, ... More >>

Connie Lawn: Middle East Turmoil

Friday, 23 January 2015, 2:57 pm | Connie Lawn

In Saudi Arabia 91 year old King Abdullah has died.... In Yemen, the President and his top advisors have resigned. More >>

Iran and Israel – International Pawns

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:04 am | Connie Lawn

The leaders of Israel and Iran have tense relations and they are likely to be exacerbated in the wake of a move by House Speaker John Boehner. He invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington and address a Joint Session of Congress on ... More >>

Bros in Need – President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron

Monday, 19 January 2015, 7:03 pm | Connie Lawn

The East Room News Conference between the leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom was one of the most important and somber I have attended in over 47 years of reporting. More >>

Connie Lawn: Wellington International Ukulele Ochestra in DC

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 12:31 pm | Connie Lawn

The WIUO played a spirited and well received concert at the NZ Embassy in Washington, DC. They are touring 14 cities in the US this month, and are a big hit. Their website is . The video was taken by Charles Sneiderman. The singing, ... More >>

White House falls on its sword while millions show unity

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 11:04 am | Connie Lawn

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest “manned up” in the Monday briefing. On a cold, rainy, miserable day he admitted the Administration should have sent higher level representation to the historic rally in Paris Sunday. 44 Heads of State risked their ... More >>

Je Suis Charlie – I am Charlie - Connie Lawn

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 7:16 am | Connie Lawn

“I am Charlie.” This is the new rallying cry of many who stand up for press freedom and who support the French people. France did not deserve the ruthless, deadly attack on the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo.” Journalists and political cartoonists ... More >>

Connie Lawn: John Kerry & John Key On Pacific Day

Friday, 20 June 2014, 1:23 pm | Connie Lawn

The New Zealand Embassy in Washington D.C. always hosts interesting programs, but this year’s annual Pacific Day and Night was the best ever! Ambassador Mike Moore and his staff landed some major coups. The lead speakers were US Secretary of State ... More >>

Ambassador Moore meets Wing Commander Thomas Welch Horton

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 2:58 pm | Connie Lawn

“On one mission, his Commander, an Australian, won the VC. He flew Pathfinder Mosquitos and light Bombers over Europe and crashed into the sea off Gibraltar. He flew 111 missions. Tom returned to NZ in 1946 but within months of his return was... offered ... More >>

Anzac Service at Washington National Cathedral

Monday, 28 April 2014, 2:51 pm | Connie Lawn

The Anzac Service at the National Cathedral in Washington was solemn, majestic, and beautiful. Several hundred people attended from many countries. The Scripture Lesson was read by Helene Quilter, NZ's Secretary of Defence. The garden party and reception ... More >>

US Screening: Lost American Films Found in NZ

Friday, 11 April 2014, 2:26 pm | Connie Lawn

Some classic, silent American films were preserved by collectors in New Zealand. Thanks to their frugality and sense of history, the films can be seen by the world. I attended a recent viewing at the Motion Picture Association of America studio in ... More >>

Jim McClay Gives ANZAC Lecture In Washington

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:41 pm | Connie Lawn

A room full of people braved the rain and the cold to attend the annual ANZAC Lecture, presented on April 7 by Jim McLay, New Zealand's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations. The speech and reception were held at the prestigious Georgetown ... More >>

Good News from Ambassador Mike Moore

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 7:57 am | Connie Lawn

Mike Moore, NZs Ambassador to the US reported he was at work in Washington DC after a heart valve replacement. More >>

Connie Lawn Audio: Speech from Israeli PM

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 2:51 pm | Connie Lawn

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu delivered an important speech to several thousand pro Israeli, Jewish and Christian delegates meeting in Washington. Connie Lawn sends us an audio report. The entire AIPAC convention is on C More >>

Connie Lawn Review: '3 Mile Limit' Win In US Festival

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 4:06 pm | Connie Lawn

A brilliant New Zealand film was screened Friday night ( February 21st) in Washington, DC. It is called "3 Mile Limit" and is based on the true story of the fight to get independent radio onto the airwaves. It was screened before an enthusiastic audience ... More >>

Connie Lawn: President Obama's State of the Union Speech

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 9:57 am | Connie Lawn

President Obama delivered a powerful speech to the nation, but the Republicans appear in no mood to cooperate. The President will impose the laws he is able to on his own. More >>

Snow Tubing at Liberty Mountain Resort, December 27, 2013

Friday, 3 January 2014, 5:22 pm | Connie Lawn

It is sometimes said we in the Washington DC area spin around in circles and accomplish nothing. If that is true, we can at least have fun and excitement in the process. One great way to do so is to go to the mountains and snow tube. We chose Liberty ... More >>

Connie Lawn Report: Iranian breakthrough - breaking news!

Monday, 25 November 2013, 8:43 am | Connie Lawn

There could be a new era between Iran and the rest of the world. Connie Lawn provides an audio report. More >>

Connie Lawn Report: US Shut Down Nearly Over

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 8:54 am | Connie Lawn

Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either MP3 format or in OGG format . More >>



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