New Zealand gov't panel unveils list of possible new national flag

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on New Zealand gov't panel unveils list of possible new national flag 

WELLINGTON, Aug. 10 — A government-appointed panel charged with deciding a potential new flag for New Zealand unveiled a long list of 40 designs Monday.

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Australian-flagged fishing boat leaving Antarctic after ice rescue

February 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian-flagged fishing boat leaving Antarctic after ice rescue 

WELLINGTON, Feb. 16 — An Australian-flagged fishing boat freed from ice in Antarctica is now close to the open sea after being freed by a United States icebreaker, the New Zealand maritime rescue agency said on Monday.

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Creating parks key to fighting weight gain: New Zealand study

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Creating parks key to fighting weight gain: New Zealand study 

WELLINGTON, Feb. 5 — Planting trees in public places could lead to a healthier society, according to a New Zealand study out Thursday.

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Accord clears way for possible direct flights between New Zealand, Philippines

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Accord clears way for possible direct flights between New Zealand, Philippines 

WELLINGTON, Nov. 12 — Direct flights between New Zealand and the Philippines might become possible under an air services agreement signed by the two countries Wednesday, said New Zealand Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

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Interview: China sheltered New Zealand from worst of financial crisis: ex-trade minister

November 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on Interview: China sheltered New Zealand from worst of financial crisis: ex-trade minister 

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 9 — New Zealand's economic growth rests on trade with China, which helped the country escape the worst effects of the Global Financial Crisis, former New Zealand Trade Minister Phil Goff said on Sunday.

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Pilots highlight terrorist risks on New Zealand flights

November 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on Pilots highlight terrorist risks on New Zealand flights 

WELLINGTON, Nov. 5 — New Zealand's airline pilots on Wednesday called for the immediate introduction of security screening on all domestic flights following Prime Minister John Key's announcement that up to 40 New Zealanders were being monitored as possible fighters for foreign terrorist groups.

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