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New Zealand

Number of disabled surging in NZ – survey
A quarter of New Zealand is suffering disabilities on account of the country’s aging population.

17.06.2014 11:16

Australia, Canada seek center-right alliance to thwart climate change initiatives
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday for talks to form a center-right alliance to thwart carbon pricing and other global attempts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

10.06.2014 02:51

​Megastudios seek freeze of Dotcom’s assets as he offers $5mln bounty
Music and movie giants seeking damages from Kim Dotcom want his assets frozen, as the entrepreneur is facing extradition to the US over copyright infringement. In response, the founder of the Megaupload website is offering a bounty to whistleblowers.

09.06.2014 05:44

Kim Dotcom’s party forms alliance with leftist indigenous party
The New Zealand’s Internet Party founded by Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has formed an alliance with the small left-wing indigenous Mana Party in efforts to win a parliament seat in the September general election.

27.05.2014 03:08

Cat delivers bag of weed to his owner
A cat in New Zealand has behaved in a very un-feline manner, bringing his owner a bag of marijuana and leaving it at the door. Police are now praising the furry friend for possibly helping them secure a drug bust as they dust the bag for prints.

22.05.2014 12:11

Four hours of confusion: Malaysia releases MH370 report
A preliminary report released by Malaysia’s Transport Ministry reveals that officials didn’t notice for 17 minutes that the missing flight had gone off radar and didn’t activate an official rescue operation until four hours after the disappearance.

01.05.2014 17:01

Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned – New Zealand High Court
The New Zealand High Court has ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be reunited with millions of dollars, property, cars, and artwork. It comes after the court denied an application by the Crown to extend the freezing of Dotcom's fortune.

16.04.2014 19:40

​Kim Dotcom loses key evidence battle at NZ Supreme Court
New Zealand’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Kim Dotcom’s legal team, which was seeking full access to US-gathered evidence against his client before proceeding with his extradition case.

21.03.2014 06:41

Art of drills: 10 NATO war games that almost started armed conflicts
The world’s largest military alliance seems annoyed about Russia’s “lack of transparency” over military drills at a very “delicate time.” NATO, however, has its own long history of war games all over the globe.

28.02.2014 02:56

Raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion ruled legal by NZ court
An Appeals Court has ruled the search warrants used to raid Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion were legal. The decision is a setback in Dotcom’s battle against extradition to the US, where he is wanted for copyright charges in connection with MegaUpload.

19.02.2014 05:30

NZ spy agency in illegal Kim Dotcom wiretap 'deletes key evidence' ahead of hearing
Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom has accused the New Zealand spy agency of getting rid of the information necessary for his $6.9 million damages hearing.

04.02.2014 06:06

Megaparty: Kim Dotcom launches political party, holds 15,000-strong birthday bash
Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom is launching registration for his New Zealand political party on Monday. Tickets for his 40th birthday, coinciding with the launch, went in minutes, with more than 15,000 people planning to attend.

14.01.2014 11:43