Scoop World Coverage: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Auckland, New Zealand (July 25-27, 2008)
Scoop Report (Audio + Images) US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that New Zealand is now a friend and an ally. That's one step up from the 'New Zealand is a very very close friend of the United States' that its President Bush referred to in 2007. More >>
- Scoop Audio - + Images: Condoleezza Rice Says NZ An Ally (Rice Clark Presser)
- TV3 Video - NZ-US relations in 'good shape' - Rice (Rice Peters Presser)
In Auckland Secretary Rice will meet with PM Helen Clark, Foreign Minister Winston Peters.
The Secretary will address a broad range of topics, including the bilateral political and economic relationship and global concerns.
CONDI IN NEW ZEALAND...
'DEMOCRACY' IN ACTION
AUSA: Further Development Regarding Citizen's Arrest - In the interests of the safety of our students, the Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA) has retracted its $5000 reward for any student who makes a successful citizen's arrest of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. More >>
Victoria University Students Association: VUWSA Doubles Bounty On Condy's Head - The Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA) was saddened to learn that it's fellow student association AUSA withdrew the reward for Condolezza Rice's arrest while on a visit to New Zealand. More >>
Whaleoil: $5000 Award For Citizen's Arrest Of Peters - Popular and competent blogger Whaleoil has followed the lead of the Auckland University Students Association in offering a $5000 reward for the arrest of a well known criminal who has recently entered New Zealand: Winston Peters. More >>
Global Peace And Justice Auckland: Protest Against War Criminal Condoleezza Rice - Global Peace and Justice Auckland is co-ordinating a protest directed against US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her visit to Auckland tomorrow. More >>
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Samoa July 20-28.
In Auckland (July 25-27), Secretary Rice will meet with PM Helen Clark, Foreign Minister Peters, and Opposition Leader Key. The Secretary will address a broad range of topics, including the bilateral political and economic relationship and global concerns. More >>
CONDI IN OZ
US State Department: Secretary Rice With Australian Foreign Minister Smith (Kings Park) - "This has been a wonderful trip. You said when we first met that I had to come to Western Australia to really see a part of Australia that was very special, and you couldn't have been more right. And Perth is a beautiful city." -- Secretary Rice. More >>
US State Department: Secretary Rice With Australian FM Smith at Mercedes College - "Education is important. First and foremost, because in a democratic society... people really have to believe, and it has to be true: it doesn't matter where you came from; it matters where you're going." -- U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. More >>
US State Department: Secretary Rice With Australian Foreign Minister Smith (First Contact) - "The Iraq situation is one in which we are now talking about how to build on success. Now, that's an extraordinary change from a year ago, when people were debating - some - whether or not we were actually facing failure." -- Sec. Rice. More >>
SECRETARY RICE IN SINGAPORE (ASEAN)
US State Department: Secretary Rice At The ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference - "A strong ASEAN benefits not just Southeast Asia, but greater Asia and indeed, beyond. And so you can count on U.S. support for your efforts to integrate the ASEAN community. We want to continue to be a good partner and support ASEAN." - Sec. Rice. More >>
US State Department: Secretary Rice With Press, Singapore, 24 July 2008 - "The ASEAN charter aspires to rule of law, human rights, development of more pluralistic political systems, integration into the international community states. And Burma is out of step, badly, I would say." -- Secretary Condoleezza Rice. More >>
THE POLITICS OF BUSINESS (FREE TRADE)
Free Tradel: NZ US Council Welcomes US Secretary of State - The NZ US Council is pleased to welcome the United States Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, to New Zealand. She will be meeting with the US-NZ Council who will be trying to push for a free trade deal between New Zealand the United States. More >>
Free Trade: Do YOU support a Free Trade Agreement with the US? - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is arriving in Auckland this Friday night and will be having meetings in Auckland on Saturday with Winston Peters, Helen Clark and John Key among others. She will also be meeting with the US-NZ Council. More >>
NZ Cluster Munitions Coalition: New U.S. Cluster Bomb Policy Condemned - In a letter delivered to U.S. Ambassador William McCormick, ahead of the New Zealand visit by U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition has condemned new US policy on cluster bombs. More >>
Behave Yourselves: NZ Police Warn Students' Association Over Protest - Auckland City Police, tasked with the responsibility of care and protection of the Government's international guest, the United States' Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, are disturbed by the Auckland University Students' Association challenge offering $5,000 to anyone who can effect a citizens arrest of the visitor. More >>
The Rewards Of Higher Education: Auckland Students Offered $5000 For Citizen's Arrest Of Rice - Auckland students seek the arrest of a high-level United States official visiting Auckland this weekend. New Zealand's largest students' association has offered any Auckland University student a $5000 reward if they are able to make a successful citizen's arrest of Rice. More >>
Welcoming Party: Protest Against Condoleezza Rice Visit - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is visiting Auckland from Friday 25 July to Sunday 27 July. She provides the soft public face for a host of aggressive, immoral policies to expand the US empire. Protest March to government house Meet at the corner of Carlton Gore Road and Park Road 1.30pm Saturday 26th July. More >>
Radio Adelaide: Condi Rice Visits NZ - (Audio) Selwyn Manning & Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss: How US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice will be visiting NZ. Also, the NZ Reserve Bank this morning dropped the official cash rate by 25 points. More >>
95bFM Audio: Deady & Manning Examine The Rice Visit - Paul Deady talks to Selwyn Manning from Scoop to analyse what both New Zealand and the USA stand to gain from secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's impending visit to Aotearoa. Issues discussed: Iran Israel USA relations; NZ's defence ... More >>
Wallace & Manning Analyse The Condi Rice Visit - Wallace Chapman talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning who analyses what will be on the negotiating table between New Zealand and the USA when the later's secretary of state Condoleezza Rice visits Auckland this week. More >>
Paul G. Buchanan: Rethinking New Zealand's Military Commitment In Afghanistan - With US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visiting NZ late this week, Paul G Buchanan explores why it is important for a public discussion about NZ's role in international security missions led by superpowers, now rather than after this year's General Election. More >>
NZ GOVT PRESS RELEASE
U.S. Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice To Visit New Zealand - United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to visit New Zealand in late July, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today. Secretary Rice will arrive late on Friday, 25 July, and will meet with Mr Peters and Prime Minister Helen Clark in Auckland the following day.