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November 6, 1999 | HELEN DEWAR, THE WASHINGTON POST
With Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) conspicuously absent, former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.) received a warm reception Friday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as she responded to questions Helms had raised about her fitness to serve as ambassador to New Zealand. Despite Helms' earlier suggestion that she "look for another line of work," Moseley-Braun, the nation's first African American female senator, appeared headed for approval by the committee.
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November 6, 1999 | HELEN DEWAR, THE WASHINGTON POST
With Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) conspicuously absent, former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.) received a warm reception Friday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as she responded to questions Helms had raised about her fitness to serve as ambassador to New Zealand. Despite Helms' earlier suggestion that she "look for another line of work," Moseley-Braun, the nation's first African American female senator, appeared headed for approval by the committee.
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November 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Jesse Helms postponed his Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun's ambassadorial nomination, saying the Clinton administration had not provided promised Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service documents. It was the latest round of maneuvering between the North Carolina Republican and the administration about the Illinois Democrat, who has been nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.
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November 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A hearing on the nomination of former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun to be ambassador to New Zealand was set for today, ending a confrontation between Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and the White House. The decision by Helms, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to go ahead with the hearing came after the White House sent him administration documents relating to Moseley-Braun, an Illinois Democrat. Helms has questioned her campaign spending and trips she made to Nigeria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
New Zealand's new consul general to the Southern California region will make his first official visit to Orange County next week to meet with local government and business leaders. Terrence C. Baker, 50, took over as consul general in Los Angeles in January, after serving since 1968 in various diplomatic posts in New Zealand, Europe and Asia. He is scheduled to visit Orange County on Tuesday. He will take part in an official welcoming ceremony before the Board of Supervisors at the 9:30 a.m.
NEWS
August 9, 1989
Geoffrey Palmer was installed as prime minister of New Zealand and said the nation's policies will remain the same, including one barring U.S. warships from New Zealand ports because they might carry nuclear weapons. New Zealand became nuclear-free during the five-year tenure of his predecessor, David Lange, 47, who resigned this week, citing health problems. Palmer, 47, was chosen by the governing Labor Party to succeed Lange.
NEWS
July 29, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A strange thing happened to New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange after he returned from a trip to the United States earlier this year: He found his government in an uproar and his popularity down to the lowest level ever. Lange had traveled to Yale University to deliver the George Herbert Walker Jr. lecture, named--ironically, as it turned out--for President Bush's grandfather. There, in an otherwise mundane review of New Zealand's relations with the United States, Lange dropped a bombshell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're thousands of miles away, but the citizens of a little city in New Zealand are becoming as close as next-door neighbors to some residents of Los Alamitos. Through the efforts over the last two years of a loosely organized committee, the city of Los Alamitos has forged sister-city ties with Cambridge, New Zealand, a rural community of roughly 12,000 people. Volunteers and schoolchildren have built friendships with Cambridge citizens by writing letters and exchanging photographs.
SPORTS
February 11, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of New Zealand's sailing syndicate say contesting the America's Cup in their monohull against Sail America's catamaran will be "a bloody farce," and they aren't even thinking about doing it in San Pedro Bay. "We are shipping our boat to San Diego," spokesman Peter Debreceny said by phone from Auckland Wednesday.
NEWS
November 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Jesse Helms postponed his Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun's ambassadorial nomination, saying the Clinton administration had not provided promised Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service documents. It was the latest round of maneuvering between the North Carolina Republican and the administration about the Illinois Democrat, who has been nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.
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October 19, 1999 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after then-Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.) bested him in a legislative battle over the symbolism of the Confederate flag, Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) is threatening to settle the score by withholding support for her nomination to be ambassador to New Zealand. "I don't think she should hold her breath until she becomes an ambassador," Helms is quoted as saying in Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper. "She should look for another line of work."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're thousands of miles away, but the citizens of a little city in New Zealand are becoming as close as next-door neighbors to some residents of Los Alamitos. Through the efforts over the last two years of a loosely organized committee, the city of Los Alamitos has forged sister-city ties with Cambridge, New Zealand, a rural community of roughly 12,000 people. Volunteers and schoolchildren have built friendships with Cambridge citizens by writing letters and exchanging photographs.
NEWS
May 13, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush said Tuesday that he is nominating a Maryland businessman as ambassador to New Zealand. Robert Goodwin, a vice president and director of governmental affairs at the Meredith Corp. in Washington, will serve concurrently as ambassador to Western Samoa, the White House said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
New Zealand's new consul general to the Southern California region will make his first official visit to Orange County next week to meet with local government and business leaders. Terrence C. Baker, 50, took over as consul general in Los Angeles in January, after serving since 1968 in various diplomatic posts in New Zealand, Europe and Asia. He is scheduled to visit Orange County on Tuesday. He will take part in an official welcoming ceremony before the Board of Supervisors at the 9:30 a.m.
NEWS
August 16, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another Cold War is warming. Two of the world's least-likely antagonists--Washington and Wellington--are slowly moving closer again after six years of diplomatic snubs, name-calling and saber-rattling. Officials on both sides have begun to increase political contacts frozen since 1985. "It is important we are not seen as a modern-day Albania hiding in the South Pacific," says Foreign Minister Don McKinnon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1990 | KATHIE BOZANICH
It was the spring of 1981. A baseball strike loomed, Ronald Reagan was easing into his first presidency, and Los Alamitos began to look for an international sister city that would take an active part in exchanging ideas and people. Nine years, two baseball strikes and one president later, the city believes its search is over. The City Council has officially extended an invitation to Cambridge, New Zealand, to become Los Alamitos' sister city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1990
The Sister City Assn. has named seven students as 1990 youth ambassadors to Huntington Beach's two sister cities--Anjo, Japan, and Waitakere, New Zealand. Picked to be the city's youth ambassadors to Anjo were Bryan Baker, 14, an eighth-grade student at Sowers Middle School; Sheri Kanesaka, 13, an eighth-grader at Ethel Dwyer School, and Benjamin Beard and Jaime Ruiz, both 13 and both eighth-graders at Ss. Simon & Jude School.
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