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"Corruption" vs. "Systemic Corruption" -- and Why the Latter Is Much, Much Worse

Brian Boyko | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Brian Boyko

New Zealand -- like all democracies -- has corruption. But it doesn't have systemic corruption like the United States does. Systemic corruption is when politicians must give favors to the donors of their campaigns, but here the favors (if any) were due to personal connections.

Obama Mixes Business With Pleasure, Golfs With New Zealand PM

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rounded up a new golf partner Thursday: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. The two leaders teed off on a s...

Last Surviving Member Of Team That First Conquered Mount Everest Dies

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died at age 89. Mary Lowe...

Kiwis, Gandalf, and Gay Red Tops

John Forde | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
John Forde

Like almost every gay I know, I have my own private arsenal of memories of abuse. The interesting thing about it is that no matter how regularly it's visited on you, it never truly becomes your default setting. Each insult lands like a pin prick and each leaves a memory.

New Zealand Prime Minister Under Fire For 'Gay Red Top' Radio Gaffe

Posted 11.05.2012 | Gay Voices

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key sparked an international outcry after using the term "gay" in an interview as an insult. Criticizing a sweater...

PM Breaks Long Silence On Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has broken a long silence on gay marriage and left the door open for making it legal. ...

New Zealand Premier Dismisses Israeli Quake Spy Reports

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A group of young Israelis caught up in the deadly Christchurch earthquake were investigated for possible links to Israeli i...

Extra Compensation For Chinese Victims Of NZ Quake?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A Chinese official said Monday that New Zealand should consider special compensation to parents of Chinese students killed ...

New Zealand Earthquake: Sections Of Christchurch To Be Abandoned Due To Damage

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Some 10,000 houses and several hundred commercial buildings in Christchurch will have to be demolished because of earthquak...

No Act of Kindness Is Too Small: The New Zealand Earthquake and Kiwi Spirit

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Astore

Perhaps it's the small size of the New Zealand government, or the tight-knit nature of Kiwis, or the Kiwis' propensity for enjoying a tough scrum, but I know New Zealand will recover from this disaster with its spirit intact.

WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

New WikiLeaks cables clearly indicates the U.S.'s increasingly close relationship with New Zealand -- as well as its increasing reliance on New Zealand when it comes to Pacific security issues.

New Zealand PM Offends Maori with cannibal joke

AP | RAY LILLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's leader apologized Thursday for joking that he would have been part of the meal had he attended a dinner ...

New Zealand's Prime Minister on the Nuclear Security Summit

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Connie Lawn

New Zealand is in the unusual position of being the only non-nuclear power country in the security conference.

Questions for President Obama About New Zealand

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Connie Lawn

Obama: "We share similar views on a wide range of common global challenges facing our two countries, including on non-proliferation, climate change and in Afghanistan."

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Delivers Letterman Top Ten (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The prime minister of New Zealand was Dave's guest last night, delivering his top ten list of the "reasons you should visit New Zealand." Letterman's ...