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New Zealand Clears Historical Gay Sex Convictions

New Zealand Clears Historical Gay Sex Convictions

The New Zealand parliament has unanimously passed a bill that is expected to allow about 1000 men to apply to have past convictions for homosexual activity removed from their criminal records. Homosexuality was decriminalised in…

Mt Taranaki given Same Legal Rights as a Person

Mt Taranaki given Same Legal Rights as a Person

The sacred mountain in the North Island is the third geographic feature in the country to be granted a “legal personality” entitled the same legal rights as a person, Eleanor Ainge Roy reports for…

Jacinda Ardern, 37, Will Be NZ’s Youngest Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern, 37, Will Be NZ’s Youngest Prime Minister

“A minor party holding the balance of power in New Zealand threw its support behind 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern’s bid to become prime minister on Thursday, ending the center-right National Party’s nine-year grip on power,”…

Politician Jacinda Ardern Enjoys Rapid Rise

Politician Jacinda Ardern Enjoys Rapid Rise

Jacinda Ardern took over as New Zealand’s opposition leader just last week, but already she has prompted a flood of donations, taken a stance for women in the workplace and transformed what had been…

David Shearer to Lead UN Mission in S Sudan

David Shearer to Lead UN Mission in S Sudan

New Zealand lawmaker David Shearer, 59, who has led UN aid efforts worldwide has been named UN mission chief in South Sudan, one of the world’s toughest peacekeeping jobs. Shearer, who will end a seven-year…

NZ Could Become One of First Countries to Introduce Citizen’s Wage

NZ Could Become One of First Countries to Introduce Citizen’s Wage

Andrew Little, leader of the Labour Party said his party was considering the idea of scrapping benefits and introducing a basic citizens’ income, as reported in The Independent. “Citizens’ income also known as…