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New Zealand Space Launch Has Nation Reaching for the Stars

By Nick Perry | May 23
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.

New Zealand Toughens Requirements for Skilled Immigrants

By Nick Perry | Apr 20
New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high.

U.S. Applications for New Zealand Citizenship Jump Post-Trump

By Nick Perry | Mar 17
It's one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It's another thing to go ahead and do it. But that's exactly what seems to be happening, on a small scale, in at least in one distant corner of the world.

'The Hobbit' Trilogy Fuels New Zealand Tourism

By Nick Perry | Nov 6
In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it's the hobbits that are really making hay.

Olympic Rower Robbie Manson Comes Out

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 5
New Zealand hunk Robbie Manson, an Olympic rower, came out publicly as gay, after coming out to friends and teammates two years ago.

New Zealand Minister Resigns After Police Contact

May 1
A New Zealand government minister who gained brief international fame last year for a lively speech in support of gay marriage on Thursday resigned his portfolios after inappropriately contacting police about their investigation into an associate.

New Zealand Gay Weddings Begin, One at 39,000 Feet

By Nick Perry | Aug 19
When Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau walked down the aisle to exchange vows Monday, the fasten-seatbelt signs were off.The couple celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in New Zealand by getting hitched in a plane at 39,000 feet

New Zealand Lawmakers Approve Gay-Marriage Bill

By Nick Perry | Apr 17
Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.

New Zealand Gay Marriage Bill Passes Critical Test

By Nick Perry | Mar 13
New Zealand lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing same-sex marriage Wednesday, all but assuring that it will soon become law.

New Zealand Passes 1st Stage of Gay Marriage Law

By Nick Perry | Aug 29
New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly cast a first vote in favor of a gay marriage law that was given impetus by President Barack Obama’s public support of the issue.

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