New High Commissioner to Vanuatu
Hon Murray McCully
2014 Media Statement
New High Commissioner to
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully
today named diplomat Georgina Roberts as the new High
Commissioner to Vanuatu.
“New Zealand and Vanuatu have
close ties. In the last year over 2800 Vanuatu workers took
part in the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme in New
Zealand,” Mr McCully says.
“The scheme is a great
success and is having a material impact on livelihoods in
“Ms Roberts will be responsible for leading
the delivery of New Zealand’s Official Development
Programme in Vanuatu, including $17 million toward an
upgrade of shipping services and port facilities.”
Roberts has previously served in Pretoria, London and Addis
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