High Commissioner to Samoa appointed
Minister of Foreign
27 November 2012 Media
to Samoa appointed
Foreign Affairs Minister
Murray McCully today named New Zealand’s next High
Commissioner to Samoa as career diplomat Jackie
“New Zealand and Samoa have a strong and
unique relationship – one that was cemented 50 years ago
with the Treaty of Friendship,” Mr McCully says.
Frizelle has extensive experience in the Pacific and will
bring an impressive mix of strategic and practical skills to
her new role.”
Ms Frizelle most recently served as
Director of Strategy and Effectiveness for the New Zealand
Aid Programme at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
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