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Securing NZ Interest In A Strong Bilateral Relationship With The US


Established in 2001, we are a non-partisan, non-government organisation focused on advancing New Zealand’s interests in a strong bilateral relationship.

Executive Director

The NZ US Council is looking to appoint an Executive Director. The successful applicant will have a unique combination of foreign policy experience, organisational and networking skills. Familiarity with the New Zealand-United States relationship an advantage. For more information on the role please email [email protected]. Expressions of interest are invited by Friday 8 December.

Trade Reports

The 2023 NZ-US Trade & Investment Report has been commissioned by the NZUS Council and produced by Sense Partners; this is the second report of its kind, the first being released in February of 2022. The report serves as an important insight into the current state of affairs in the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and the United States.


The NZUS Council relaunches its Internship Programme after a 3-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme was devised in 2011 by then New Zealand Ambassador to the United Sates, Right Honourable Mike Moore.

Conducted in partnership with the University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, and Air New Zealand, exemplary students are selected to participate in a rare chance to experience the inner workings of the Congress, working directly alongside members of congress and their staff.

Collaborating with the New Zealand Embassy in Washington D.C., the programme is designed to strengthen relationships between Aotearoa New Zealand and the United States, encouraging the next generation of leaders to build a deeper understanding of the USA and our bilateral relations.


The NZUS Council has established a media fellowship programme to encourage high-quality reporting that supports informed discussion about the New Zealand/United States relationship.

The fellowship provides an opportunity for a highly motivated New Zealand-based journalist with an interest in international affairs to travel to the United States in 2024 to undertake reporting for 10-14 days.