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New High Commissioner to Niue announced

23 March 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the appointment of Kirk Yates as New Zealand's High Commissioner to Niue.

Mr Yates is currently the Agriculture Development Manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has held diplomatic and development positions in Indonesia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

He will take over from Ross Ardern, father of the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who will be Tokelau's new administrator.

“With tourism identified as Niue’s best opportunity for sustainable economic growth, New Zealand will work closely with Niue on developing key tourism infrastructure including the upgrade of the Hanan airport runway," says Mr Peters.

Tags: Niue,