Story: Britain, Europe and New Zealand

European commissioner for external relations

European commissioner for external relations

The European commissioner for external relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, is greeted with a hongi (traditional Māori greeting) during her visit to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington in June 2007. The strong links between New Zealand and Europe include a shared colonial history in the Pacific. This underpins a shared aim of promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia–Pacific region, where Britain, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand have all had colonies in the 20th century.

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Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Political cooperation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36840/european-commissioner-for-external-relations (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, published 20 Jun 2012