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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

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

Brian Boyko | Posted 04.19.2015 | 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...

New Zealand Politician: West Should Ban Muslim Men From Airplanes

Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion

A New Zealand politician has drawn criticism this week for stating that most terrorists are Muslims and suggesting young Muslims men should be banned ...

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...

Successful Visit of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to Washington

Connie Lawn | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Connie Lawn

Despite the debt crises, the Prime Minister was able to meet with many of the most important Cabinet officials, lawmakers, and the president. He met with the president for about a half an hour, and then they made statements to the press corps.

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...