McCully lobbying hard

Last updated 07:16 24/09/2012

Relevant offers

Politics

No rest for Key as schedule heats up Labour's Steve Gibson takes swing - at Cunliffe Labour leadership contest likely Beehive Live: Now the work begins Death throes, low blows, election night had it all Labour's leadership contenders Shuffle ahead for National Kiwis could vote on flag next year Oldest candidate may run again in 2017 Labour message off mark, MP says

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is headed for New York to lobby international counterparts over New Zealand's bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Mr McCully confirmed he would be in New York to deliver a speech to the UN General Assembly and would also be using the opportunity to try and pick up more votes in support of New Zealand's bid for a seat in 2014.

He said he was "comfortable with the progress we are making".

But he acknowledged it was tough up against Spain and Turkey, who are also seeking election to the two available seats.

New Zealand has served three times on the council.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Does David Cunliffe need to resign as Labour leader?

Yes, he's failed to deliver

It won't make a difference

No, he needs more time in the role

Vote Result

Related story: David Cunliffe's leadership on the line

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content