Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


New envoys to present their credentials


New envoys to present their credentials

Envoys for Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tanzania, Portugal and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will present their credentials to the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, at Government House in Wellington tomorrow.

The ceremony, which will include a Māori ceremonial challenge and a military guard of honour provided by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, begins at 11am.

The High Commissioner for Solomon Islands, HE Mrs Joy Kere, is a public servant and also served as a Councillor on the Solomon Islands National Peace Council. She holds a Master’s degree in International Studies: Peace and Conflict Resolutions from the University of Queensland in Australia. Mrs Kere is based in Wellington.

The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, HE Mr Cristiano da Costa, has had a career in government and education. He was a lecturer at the Universidade da Paz in Dili and also served as a Vice–Minister in the Timor-Leste Government. Mr da Costa is based in Wellington.

The High Commissioner for the United Republic of Tanzania, HE Mrs Salome Sijaona, had a career in public service at both a local and national level and economics prior to becoming a diplomat. Mrs Sijaona is based in Tokyo where she also serves as Ambassador to Japan.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal, HE Mr Paulo Cunha Alves, is a career diplomat. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Technical University of Lisbon and prior to his current appointment, was Portugal’s Consul-General in Boston in the United States. Mr Alves is based in Canberra, where he also serves as Ambassador to Australia.

The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, HE Mr Ri Jong Ryul, is a graduate of Pyongyang University for International Relations and Guiana University. Prior to his current appointment, he was Director for Protocol Affairs of the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea. Mr Ryul is based in Jakarta, where he also serves as Ambassador to Indonesia.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

No Charges: Outcome
Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area.

Following a lengthy and complex investigation, charges are not being laid by Police at this time regarding 8 incidents involving 7 victims and 5 suspects. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news