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New Zealand PM John Key apologizes for pulling waitress’s ponytail

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 8:52AM UTC 20 Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker who said he'd repeatedly pulled her ponytail when he visited the cafe over a period of months....

Why John Key told his opposition to “get some guts” over decision to combat Islamic State

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 9:42AM UTC 0 Comment

New Zealand Prime Minister John's Key emotional outburst in his parliament earlier this week probably drew little attention from around the world. After all it's not unusual in the parliamentary system for a Member of Parliament to lambast the opposition, and hardly noteworthy from a country not considered a big player in world affairs. However while his rare outburst reportedly surprised his constituents and it's origins lie largely in the divided state of the New Zealand parliament, it also touches on the larger issue of what states should do about ISIS. ...

New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 3:28PM UTC 18 Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group....

STUDENT LIFE – The Prime Minister’s Scholarship to Asia

By Mon, Jan 12, 2015 10:54AM UTC 16 Comments

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship to Asia (PMSA) was a wonderful opportunity which provided a highly valuable educational and cultural learning experience. We completed papers on the Chinese Legal System, Business Law in China and Mandarin level 1, with the papers set over three consecutive days to allow for independent travel. Waikato Law Faculty’s own Dr...

Malaysia returning officer to NZ for assault trial

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:38AM UTC 0 Comment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign ministry says a military official accused of assaulting a woman in New Zealand will be returned there Friday to face trial....