Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke

British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, Governor of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands.

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7th January 2020 Wellington, New Zealand

Laura Clarke

by Laura Clarke

British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, Governor of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands.

Here’s why the UK wants to strengthen its relationship with New Zealand Māori

At the Tuia 250 celebration, the HC Laura Clark is touching foreheads with someone else.

Writing in The Guardian, Laura explains how the UK and Māori of Aotearoa New Zealand are looking to the past to build stronger relationships for the future. The connections between the UK and New Zealand are such that we feel instantly at home in each other’s countries, sipping a flat white or an English Breakfast tea. […]

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10th July 2018 Wellington, New Zealand

Laura Clarke

by Laura Clarke

British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, Governor of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands.

Three Lions Leadership

Arsene Wenger once said that to be a football manager is to live on a volcano. The difference between adulation and castigation is paper-thin, and turns as much on luck as on skill… And yet.   There is something about Gareth Southgate.  50 years of hurt can do funny things to a country, but the love that Southgate enjoys right […]

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10th April 2018 Wellington, New Zealand

Laura Clarke

by Laura Clarke

British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, Governor of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands.

Henderson Island: plastic pollution in paradise

Plastic on Henderson Island

Henderson Island is one of the most remote islands in the world.  Uninhabited, and largely untouched, it was recently found to have the highest density of plastics pollution anywhere in the world. So what has happened, and what can we do about it? Henderson is one of four Pitcairn Islands and lies bang in the […]

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23rd January 2018 Wellington, New Zealand

Laura Clarke

by Laura Clarke

British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, Governor of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands.

The UK and New Zealand: Old Friends, New Prospects

The connections between the UK and New Zealand are many and strong.  It is a friendship built on a shared history, on family, sporting and cultural links, and on the rich exchange of goods and ideas.   We have a similar sense of humour, a similar spirit of adventure, similar tastes.  You drink our Scotch; we […]

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About Laura Clarke

HE Laura Clarke is the British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands.