A new NZ High Commissioner to Niue has been appointed

A new New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue has been appointed.

She is Helen Tunnah whose appointment was announced by Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today.

“Niue and New Zealand have a deep and close relationship founded on historical ties, our constitutional arrangements, and common citizenship,” Peters said.

“This close bond will be particularly important as Niue manages its response to COVID-19.”

Tunnah, who currently works in MFAT’s COVID-19 Response Programme, has had previous postings to Vanuatu and Brazil.

The outgoing New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue Kirk Yates will conclude his term at the end of June according to the High Commission in Tapeu.

“We expect to welcome Ms Tunnah to Niue on the first available flight in July whereupon she will complete the mandatory quarantine according to Niue’s border control protocols. Deputy High Commissioner Nigel Ewels will be acting High Commissioner until Ms Tunnah has the opportunity to present her credentials to the head of the next formed government. “

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