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  1. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand poised to lead Asia-Pacific on gay marriage

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Parliamentary vote today expected to approve a law hailed as a milestone for equality NZ set to lead Asia-Pacific on gay marriage New Zealand is poised to become the first Asia-Pacific nation to legalise same-sex marriage in a parliamentary vote that gay rights advocates yesterday hailed as a milestone for equality. A bill that amends the 1955 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1216180/new-zealand-poised-be-first-asia-pacific-nation-same-sex-marriage
  2. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Same-sex couples say ‘I do’ in New Zealand after country legalises gay marriage

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 09:30am by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand becomes only 14th country in world to legalise same-sex marriage Dozens of same-sex couples said “I do” on Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage. Vows were exchanged in venues ranging from an airliner cruising at 9,150 metres to a historic bath house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297702/same-sex-couples-say-i-do-new-zealand-after-country-legalises-gay-marriage
  3. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    US lifts ban on visits by NZ naval ships, says Panetta

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 09:06am by Agence France-Presse in Auckland

    ... President Barack Obama’s administration has pushed to bolster military ties across the region as part of a strategic shift towards the Asia-Pacific, driven mainly by concerns over China’s growing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1042101/us-lifts-ban-visits-nz-naval-ships-says-panetta
  4. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand votes to legalise same-sex marriage

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 07:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country to legalise same-sex marriage on Wednesday after a decades-long campaign, a historic decision celebrated with parties across the gay community. A parliamentary vote overwhelmingly backed a move to amend the 1955 Marriage Act 77-44 to describe matrimony as a union of two people regardless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1216826/new-zealand-votes-legalise-same-sex-marriage
  5. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand to vote on changing its national flag within three years

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:23pm by AP

    ... "We should be represented by a flag that is distinctly New Zealand's," said Key, adding it would not signify an end to the South Pacific nation's constitutional ties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1446642/new-zealand-vote-changing-its-national-flag-within-three-years
  6. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand court denies Pacific man’s bid to be climate change refugee

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 02:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington A Pacific Island man’s bid to become a climate change refugee suffered a blow on Tuesday after a New Zealand court refused to let him challenge a decision denying him ... status spelled out how high tides breached seawalls and rising ocean levels were contaminating drinking water, killing crops and flooding homes. The low-lying South Pacific island nation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1366147/new-zealand-court-denies-pacific-mans-bid-be-climate-change-refugee
  7. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Strong earthquakes shake central New Zealand

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 10:54am by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... windows and downed power lines. New Zealand is part of the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” that has regular seismic activity. A severe earthquake in the city of Christchurch in 2011 killed 185 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297100/magnitude-65-earthquake-shakes-new-zealand
  8. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    More eruptions tipped for New Zealand volcano

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 09:19am

    ... in the Tongariro National Park had been closed until further notice. New Zealand lies on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, where the Earth’s tectonic plates collide, making it a hotspot for volcanic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1088097/more-eruptions-tipped-new-zealand-volcano

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