US Secretary of Homeland Security to visit New Zealand 1 May 2012
- Housing momentum to be maintained News
- Gordon Campbell: the latest allegations against Helen Clark News
- Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa Living
- MP and Freemasons scholar presents 2016 scholarships News
- Bank of China NZ unit funds Chinese-NZ mission Business
- Former Mighty River engineer sentenced to jail for fraud Business
- Successful first step in building new disability strategy News
- Triathlon Team named to Rio Olympic Games Living
- Comvita to beef up honey supply in new joint venture Business
- NZ posts trade surplus in April as fruit drives exports Business
Justice Minister Judith Collins has welcomed the announcement made in Washington, DC that United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will visit New Zealand this week.
Secretary Napolitano heads the 200,000-strong Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for safeguarding domestic security from global terrorism and natural disasters, as well as dealing with immigration and trade security threats.
Ms Collins says New Zealand and the United States work closely across the wide range of activities covered by Secretary Napolitano’s department.
“We collaborate on the safe and efficient movement of people and goods across borders, civil defence and emergency management, and combatting trans-national crime.
“Both countries see room to expand the level and quality of that cooperation, as mandated in the Wellington Declaration.”
This will be Secretary Napolitano’s first visit to New Zealand. She was scheduled to visit Christchurch to attend the NZ-US Partnership Forum in February 2011 but was unable to come following the fatal shooting of a United States immigration and customs enforcement agent.
“This visit by a senior member of the Obama Administration is another significant step forward in the warm relationship between New Zealand and the United States,” Ms Collins said.
Secretary Napolitano will arrive in Wellington on Tuesday 1 May and depart on Thursday 3 May for Australia. While in New Zealand, the Secretary will meet the Prime Minister and New Zealand counterpart ministers.
(New Zealand Government)
16 May 2016 News
Asia New Zealand Foundation Shanghai trip to inspire New Zealand teachers A group of teachers hailing from Invercargill to Whangarei... more
16 May 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Louise Upston Minister for Women 15 May 2016 Highest ever percentage of women on state sector boards New... more
17 May 2016 Business News
Tuesday 17 May 2016 05:10 PM NZ dollar tumbles vs Aussie after RBA minutes, extends slide on inflation outlook May 17 ... more
16 May 2016 Lifestyle
Crossing The Bridge Exhibition to Showcase Ashburton’s Migrant Community 16 May 2016 A photography and film exhibition... more
16 May 2016 Entertainment
Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople has cemented its place in the record books overtaking the 2010 Kiwi classic BOY... more
16 May 2016 Property
By Jonathan Underhill May 16 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, the country's biggest listed property investor by market value,... more
30 Mar 2016 Migration
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more
16 May 2016 NZ Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 16 May 2016 12:20 PM Jucy plans to expand pod-style hotel chain to Australia in 2017 By Fiona... more
16 May 2016 Sport
Kids' Lit Quiz New Zealand’s ‘other’ national sport has its time to shine Monday, May 16 2016: There’s no... more
16 May 2016 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on New Zealand’s support for the Kazakh dictatorship Thanks to Sacha Baron... more
12 May 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 12 May 2016 New appointments to Vulnerable Children’s... more
28 Apr 2016 Appointments
University of Otago University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the... more
10 Mar 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 10 March 2016 Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL... more