Tom Udall, US Ambassador to New Zealand
31st May, 2022
“While at the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC I had a productive meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss the great work our teams at U.S Embassy Wellington, U.S. Consulate Auckland and U.S. Embassy Apia, Samoa are doing to advance the U.S./NZ/Samoa and Pacific relationships on a daily basis.” - U.S. Ambassador Udall.
Tom Udall, the new US Ambassador to New Zealand at his residence in Wellington, New Zealand, on Thursday.
Photograph: Mark Mitchell/NZ Herald. Thu 2 Dec 2021 06.04 GMT
Clad in the cowboy boots and turquoise gemstone bolo tie of his home state, Tom Udall, Joe Biden’s longtime friend and pick as US ambassador, made a distinctly American impression as he addressed New Zealand’s press for the first time on Thursday.
After a stint in quarantine and home isolation, the new United States ambassador to New Zealand, Tom Udall, says he is excited to start building relationships and engaging with the country’s Government on issues such as climate change and the Indo-Pacific.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden will nominate Tom Udall, a former U.S. senator who represented
New Mexico, to be his ambassador to New Zealand, the White House said on Friday, July 16, 2021.
This nomination awaits Senate confirmation (see above).