Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


NZUS Council Chair To Visit Washington

11 November 2005

NZUS Council Chair To Visit Washington

The Chairman of the New Zealand United States Council, Rt Hon Jim Bolger, will visit Washington DC 12-17 November.

While in Washington Mr Bolger, former Prime Minister and Ambassador to the United States, is to Chair a meeting of the Executive Board of the World Agricultural Forum.

Mr Bolger said that from a Council perspective his visit was timely given the recent election in New Zealand and comments from the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters about the Government’s interest in expanding the relationship with the US.

“The NZUS Council is a non governmental organisation but we are ready to do what we can to assist our governments to develop further the already substantial bilateral relationship. My visit will enable us to continue to engage directly with corporate leaders and key contacts in the Administration and Congress, working closely with our counterpart organisation, the USNZ Council”.

Mr Bolger’s programme will include meetings with Congressional leaders, the National Association of Manufacturers and USNZ Council members. He will be guest of honour at a reception hosted by the New Zealand Ambassador for the National Economists Club at the New Zealand Residence.

Mr Bolger returns to New Zealand on 27 November after participating in the Commonwealth Business Forum in Malta.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Voluntary Administration: Renaissance Brewing Up For Sale

Renaissance Brewing, the first local company to raise capital through equity crowdfunding, is up for sale after cash flow woes and product management issues led to the appointment of voluntary administrators. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Media Mega Merger: Full Steam Ahead For Appeal

New Zealand's two largest news publishers have confirmed they are committed to pursuing their appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>