US Embassy New Zealand
03/01/2017 at 02:03. Facebook
Important information for those affected by the Hanmer Fires and traveling on State Highway 7.

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A great first Project17 (Project Connect) event for 2017 with Justin Milano (Good Startups, USA), serial entrepreneur, executive coach, intrepid traveler, author and producer. Justin sharing some valuable insights and inspiration about applying emotional intelligence to business and innovation, and the four pillars for entrepreneurial success designed to inspire business, government, and...
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A great opportunity to join a #baseball clinic with MLB pitching legend Jim Kaat! #sportsdiplomacy
U.S. diplomats Sean McLeod and Craig Halbmaier attended the Young Enterprise Scheme's Auckland Enterprise Days (E-Days) on February 23 and 28, where high school students were busy brainstorming ideas for creating their own products and services. The diplomats volunteered as coaches advising student companies on how they could improve their ideas and communication. It was amazing seeing the...
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US Embassy New Zealand
02/27/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
We're proud to support Māoriland Film Festival again. Check out this great program including films by talented indigenous U.S. filmmakers #MFF17
US Embassy New Zealand
02/27/2017 at 22:24. Facebook
Congratulations to these young Kiwi golfers off to the junior champs in Pinehurst, North Caroloina in August! #sportsdiplomacy

Junior Queenstown golfers head to international tournament
US Embassy New Zealand
02/27/2017 at 21:07. Facebook
Great to see Google engaged in some #FeatherDiplomacy!

Dr Andrew Digby on Twitter
US Embassy New Zealand
02/26/2017 at 20:34. Facebook
The symbol of film’s highest achievement, the golden statuette Oscar, is getting a makeover for the 2017 Academy Awards.

The film academy announced that a New York foundry is restoring features of the original 1929 design to the Oscar statuettes using digital scans and 3-D printers.

#Oscars2017 #AcademyAwards

3-D printing will produce Oscars statuette | ShareAmerica
US Embassy New Zealand
02/25/2017 at 08:46. Facebook
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) celebrated its 80th Anniversary from 24th to 26th February 2017 with an Air Tattoo comprised of events in Wellington and aircraft displays and demonstrations at the RNZAF Base Ohakea. The United States participated with 5 aircraft (2xC17 Transport, 2xF16 Fighter, 1xKC135 Tanker) and a delegation led by the Commander of the 11th Air Force, as well as the...
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US Embassy New Zealand
02/24/2017 at 03:54. Facebook
New #AR app builds monuments to scientific geniuses:

You may not see it, but history is all around you. A new augmented reality app unveils virtual monuments to unheralded pioneers who changed the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math (#STEM).

In several cities in the U.S., the app is teaching people about mathematician Abraham Nemeth, who invented a Braille code for reading...
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US Embassy New Zealand
02/24/2017 at 03:05. Facebook
Burnout is one of the top reasons for entrepreneurial failure, and for good reason. When we embark on the journey of building a startup we are fueled by desire and creativity. We have a vision for how the world can be improved, and we gather the courage to take enormous risks to pursue our

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US Embassy New Zealand
02/24/2017 at 02:32. Facebook
The Craft Beer Club at the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club meets up once a month in the Balcony Room to try a selection of beers from around the world. This week the club had a USA theme, with a selection of beers thoughtfully paired with an American bar snack staple. Highlights were a Lagunitas Pale Ale paired with a cheese pizza, and Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout with a chocolate and coffee...
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US Embassy New Zealand
02/24/2017 at 01:41. Facebook
The world’s oldest known breeding bird just became a mother again.

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, successfully hatched a chick in February at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Memorial, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. She is estimated to be at least 66 years old.

“Wisdom continues to inspire people around the world. She has returned home to Midway Atoll for over six...
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US Embassy New Zealand
02/23/2017 at 04:06. Facebook
Via - An American swimmer has made history, notching up the 100th crossing of the notoriously difficult Cook Strait

"Dead calm" conditions saw Sydney-based Marty Filipowski, 53, complete the marathon north to south swim in just over nine hours.

He touched land north of Perano Head, on Arapawa Island, north-east of the Tory Channel entrance, about 6pm on Sunday night...

Marathon swimmer Marty Filipowski nabs the 100th crossing of Cook Strait
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Candy Green, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, came in second in her age group for a non-wetsuit swim of the "Legend of the Lake" Blue Lake swim on Saturday. The swim is part of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Candy also took part in the "Capital Classic" swim back in January (photo, below - with wetsuit). #CDCGreen #Oceanswim #lakeswim
While docked at Lyttelton, crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star assisted the New Zealand Defence Force and the New Zealand Police throughout the night in providing assistance as needed in cordoned areas affected by the recent fire in the Christchurch Port Hills.

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Peak-hours demand for energy in Southern California will soon be covered by batteries.

Thanks to the falling price of lithium-ion batteries, three battery manufacturers — Tesla Motors, AES Corporation and Altagas Ltd. — are set to open huge energy-storage plants in Southern California that, combined, amount to 15 percent of the battery storage installed around the world last year.

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Candy Green, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, had an opportunity to meet two kiwi legends, and NZ Olympic Team medalists, Sarah Walker and Eliza McCartney at the the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Lamb Day dinner. #CDAGreen