New Zealand Holds First Gay Weddings
August 19, 2013
New Zealand Holds First Gay Weddings
The first gay weddings were held in New Zealand today. Marriage form downloads tripled last week.
New Zealand Holds First Gay Weddings
New Zealand’s Innovative Recreational Drug Regulation
June 17, 2013
New Zealand’s Innovative Recreational Drug Regulation
Under the new law the onus would be on the manufacturers to prove their drugs aren’t harmful.
New Zealand’s Innovative Recreational Drug Regulation
New Zealand-U.S. Defense Relations: A Possible Return to the Alliance?
June 13, 2013
New Zealand-U.S. Defense Relations: A Possible Return to the Alliance?
Bilateral defense relations are improving, and may get better still.
New Zealand-U.S. Defense Relations: A Possible Return to the Alliance?
May 18, 2013
Budgets: New Zealand 1, Australia 0?
New Zealand is doing better than its traditional trans-Tasman rival at getting its budget in order. But Australia’s post GFC performance is still impressive.
Budgets: New Zealand 1, Australia 0?
NZ Music Sensation, Lorde, Releases First Music Video For “Royals”
May 15, 2013
NZ Music Sensation, Lorde, Releases First Music Video For “Royals”
A video for Lorde’s pop hit “Royals” has been released on YouTube.
NZ Music Sensation, Lorde, Releases First Music Video For “Royals”
Anzac Day Underscores Changes Down Under
April 24, 2013
Anzac Day Underscores Changes Down Under
Demographic change and disillusionment with the Afghan War offer a new perspective on Anzac Day.
Anzac Day Underscores Changes Down Under
New Zealand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
April 19, 2013
New Zealand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
New Zealand is the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize gay marriage.
New Zealand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
New Zealand Cricketer Jesse Ryder Out of Coma
April 01, 2013
New Zealand Cricketer Jesse Ryder Out of Coma
New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has awoken from an induced coma and tells fans he is “OK.”
New Zealand Cricketer Jesse Ryder Out of Coma
Japan: A Football, Rugby Powerhouse in the Making?
February 25, 2013
Japan: A Football, Rugby Powerhouse in the Making?
More Japanese football and rugby players are moving to Europe and Oceania. Media frenzies ensue.
Japan: A Football, Rugby Powerhouse in the Making?
The Interview: New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
February 08, 2013
The Interview: New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
“For the first time in New Zealand’s history, the engine of world economic activity has shifted to our geographic region, the Asia-Pacific.”
The Interview: New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
A Crushing Defeat For New Zealand Rugby
December 05, 2012
A Crushing Defeat For New Zealand Rugby
A tough loss spoils what was an amazing streak for New Zealand Rugby. Can they bounce back?
A Crushing Defeat For New Zealand Rugby
New Zealand in Australia's Asian Century
December 01, 2012
New Zealand in Australia's Asian Century
Will New Zealand get lost as Australia deepens its commitment to the greater Indo-Pacific region?
New Zealand in Australia's Asian Century
New Zealand and the Environment: An Economy Fit for the Past?
September 27, 2012
New Zealand and the Environment: An Economy Fit for the Past?
This small country has a proud history of progressive reform. But some worry that the current government is turning back the clock.
New Zealand and the Environment: An Economy Fit for the Past?
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
September 04, 2012
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
With the world’s great powers calling, factionalism is increasingly present among island nations of the Pacific. It could be trouble.
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
Black Day for All Whites
June 14, 2012
Black Day for All Whites
New Zealand’s loss to New Caledonia at the Oceania Nations Cup was a blow. Kiwi football is a victim of geography.
Black Day for All Whites
Can Asia Master Rugby?
December 25, 2011
Can Asia Master Rugby?
New Zealand legend rugby legend John Kirwan is upbeat about the prospects for rugby in Asia. Especially in Japan.
Can Asia Master Rugby?
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