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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 ...

  2. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand MP Winston Peters accused of racism over Wong ‘joke’

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington A high-profile New Zealand lawmaker was accused of racism on Monday after making what he called a “joke” at the expense of Asians as he railed against Chinese investment in the country’s farming sector. New Zealand First ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand fishing boat nets submerged wreck of light aeroplane containing dead body

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:42pm by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Body believed to be that of missing Auckland pilot Daroish Kraidy discovered among remains of 5.7-metre aerobatic biplane trawled up from the ocean off northern New Zealand The crew of a New Zealand fishing boat on Thursday ...

  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 ...

  6. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand PM John Key accused by opposition of using visiting royals as vote booster

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Opposition Labour Party leader David Cunliffe accuses prime minister of using visit by Britain's Prince William, wife Kate and baby Prince George as 'pre-election PR' New Zealand’s opposition on Tuesday ac ...

  7. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand dairy Fonterra pleads guilty after 2013 food-safety scare

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Recall caused infant formula to be pulled off shelves from China to Saudi Arabia Fonterra pleads guilty after food scare New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra pleaded guilty yesterday to four food-safety violations following a bo ...

  8. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand prostitute wins 'landmark' sex harassment case

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Prostitute wins claim over sexual harassment A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the countr ...

  9. Business - Economy - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand poised to raise interest rates as economy booms

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:57pm by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Strong demand from China for agricultural products and rebuilding after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake push New Zealand's GDP growth to 3.5 per cent New Zealand is poised to become one of the first developed nations to begin raising interest rates after the global financial crisis, in response to a thriving economy. The South Pacific ...

  10. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Giant eagle model promoting Hobbit movies falls prey to Wellington tremor

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:03am by AFP

    ... and "a rugby ball went flying across the room" in their home at Masterton in the North Island's south. New Zealand is on the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, ...




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