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WikiLeaks: NZ and the Serbian ICJ resolution

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:36 pm | Wikileaks

October 16, 2008. On October 14, Pol/Econ Counselor met with Jillian Dempster, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's office for disarmament. PE Counselor made the points in the reftel, focusing on whether or not New Zealand and ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ and the Serbian ICJ resolution

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:35 pm | Wikileaks

October 6, 2008. In an October 6 meeting with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Deputy Secretary Caroline Forsyth and European Affairs Division policy officer Rob Little, Charge d'Affaires Keegan summarized the points in reftel. He noted that the ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ elections 2008

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:32 pm | Wikileaks

September 26, 2008. The National Party is making a serious play for Auckland Central, an electorate that has been in nearly uninterrupted Labour control for almost a century. That a 28-year-old virtual unknown has a serious chance of ousting a Labour stalwart ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ election 2008 - the Chinese vote

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:29 pm | Wikileaks

September 12, 2008. Asians make up nearly 10% of New Zealand's population, and most of them are Chinese. Chinese are underrepresented in national politics, with only one member of parliament. While Asian representation in parliament may improve this ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ response to action request

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:27 pm | Wikileaks

September 10, 2008. In response to reftel action request, on September 9 poloff met with Michael McBryde, deputy director of the United Nations and Human Rights Division of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Poloff and McBry More >>

WikiLeaks: Major General Conant's August visit to NZ

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:25 pm | Wikileaks

August 27, 2008. During a joint visit by DASD James Clad and PACOM J-5 Major General Conant to New Zealand, both met with Minister of Defense Phil Goff, Secretary of Defense John McKinnon, and Vice Chief of the Defense Force Jack Steer. Senior MOD ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ has conditions for US-India deal

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:23 pm | Wikileaks

August 20, 2008. In an August 20 meeting between the Ambassador and Minister for Disarmament Phil Goff, the Ambassador pointed out the strategic and historic importance of the US-India deal, and the very real possibility that the Indians could shelve ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ views on USG and the Human Rights Council

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:22 pm | Wikileaks

June 30, 2008. On June 18, Pol/Econ Counselor met with MFAT Deputy Director for the UN, Human Rights and Commonwealth Division, Michael McBryde to discuss reftel contents. McBryde had recently returned from Geneva, where he had participated in the Human ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ, cluster munitions, and interoperability

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:11 pm | Wikileaks

May 8, 2008. New Zealand considers interoperability to be one of two key issues (the other issue being the definition of a cluster munition that causes unacceptable humanitarian harm) for resolution in Dublin at the upcoming cluster munitions convention meeting ... More >>

WikiLeaks: Non-papers delivered regarding UNSCR 1803

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:09 pm | Wikileaks

March 27, 2008. Per Ref A, Non-Paper regarding Iranian Banks' deceptive financial practices was delivered by Econoff to New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) Middle East Division with responsibility for sanctions issues regarding Iran and ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ undecided on assistance to Kosovo

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:08 pm | Wikileaks

March 7, 2008. In a February 29 meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Europe Division Director, George Kroup, and Europe Policy Officer Kate Russell, Pol/Econ Counselor outlined planning for an upcoming donors conference regarding ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ in step with USG views on OECD Taiwan

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:07 pm | Wikileaks

February 28, 2008. In a January 28 conversation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Northeast Asia Director David Taylor, A/DCM reviewed reftel points regarding Taiwan. Taylor responded that much of the USG argument "could have been ... More >>

WikiLeaks: Somalia and piracy: New Zealand response

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:05 pm | Wikileaks

February 28, 2008. On February 28, Andrew Robinson, a Middle East and Africa policy officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) contacted the Embassy to report on his initial feedback from the Ministry of Defense regarding possible ... More >>

WikiLeaks: US and NZ on the same page regarding Cuba

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:03 pm | Wikileaks

February 27, 2008. On February 27, A/DCM met with MFAT Deputy Secretary John McArthur to deliver demarche points. A/DCM noted that the handover to Raul Castro would not constitute systemic change; only elections and improvement in human rights will signal ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ response on Kosovo independence

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:02 pm | Wikileaks

Charge presented reftel demarche to MFAT Deputy Secretary Peter Hamilton who repeated Prime Minister Clark's earlier insistence that New Zealand has an established practice of not publicly announcing diplomatic recognition but allowing it to be inferred ... More >>

WikiLeaks: Lobbying NZ on Kosovo independence

Monday, 10 January 2011, 12:00 pm | Wikileaks

DCM presented the demarche reftel to Caroline Forsyth, MFAT Deputy Secretary for Multilateral and Global Affairs, on February 12. She responded that New Zealand has been following developments in Kosovo closely. GNZ has a long-standing established ... More >>

WikiLeaks: GNZ shares similar views on ARF

Monday, 10 January 2011, 11:34 am | Wikileaks

February 7, 2008. On February 7, Pol/Econ Counselor delivered reftel demarche material to Tim McIvor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) head of the Asia Regional Unit that deals with ARF and ASEAN affairs. McIvor indicated that the GNZ had already ... More >>

WikiLeaks: Dobriansky's January 15 meeting with PM Clark

Monday, 10 January 2011, 11:32 am | Wikileaks

February 7, 2008. New Zealand PM Clark believes the indifference of most Japanese to whaling leaves the most extreme whaling advocates free to drive GOJ policy. Clark opposes Antarctic tourism and she is pleased with her government's efforts to get ... More >>

WikiLeaks: Codel Hoyer meets with GNZ leadership

Monday, 10 January 2011, 11:30 am | Wikileaks

January 18, 2008. On January 9, a 13-member Congressional delegation led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) met with Deputy and Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ... More >>

WikiLeaks: NZ response to NIE on Iran's nuclear program

Monday, 10 January 2011, 11:27 am | Wikileaks

December 4, 2007. DCM met with MFAT Deputy Secretary Alan Williams December 4 to present NIE and talking points per reftel. Williams said that MFAT would immediately prepare a summary for cabinet and the Prime Minister. 2. (S) Williams commented that ... More >>