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This New Zealand Politician Unleashes One Of The Funniest Gay Marriage Speeches On Record
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, government, New Zealand, politics, society, world )

- 1257 days ago -
Before a final vote that approved marriage equality in New Zealand, Maurice Williamson a member of Parliament from Pakuranga, delivered this hilarious, heartfelt, and altogether brilliant speech defending his vote for the bill.
Defend the Right to Peaceful Protest at Sea ACTION LINK
World  (tags: deep sea drilling, oil, Anadarko, New Zealand, peaceful protest )

- 1266 days ago -
The New Zealand Government is pandering to the interests of foreign oil companies by pushing through a new law to criminalize certain crucial rights to peaceful protest at sea. Rights that helped us to become a nuclear free nation and end nuclear testing-
Homophobia Defensible In Court!? ACTION
World  (tags: homophobia, gay culture, human rights, crime, corruption, New Zealand )

- 1702 days ago -
In New Zealand, people accused of murder are allowed to defend their actions by claiming they thought the person was homosexual and coming at them with a sexual advance. It's called the "gay panic" defense and it has helped many offenders avoid punishmen
ACTION ALERT: Costamare Inc: Fully Fund the Oil Spill Clean Up! PLEASE SIGN !
World  (tags: enviornmental disaster, new zealand, oil spills, clean up, finances, costamare inc )

- 1807 days ago -
New Zealanders have been outraged and shocked by this environmental disaster. Locals and government officials are working around the clock on the clean up process but this effort is going to take more than people power - it's likely to cost millions .
Global Rescue Teams Arrive to Lend Hand
World  (tags: Japan, earthquake, rescue, arrived, German, switzerland, China, U.S., help, emergency, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Red Cross, confusion )

- 2025 days ago -
Facing the chance that more than 10,000 people were dead in the wake of the deadly earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan, international rescue teams have been arriving to give assistance.
Pictured: The Moment New Zealand 'Quake Shook a City to Pieces
World  (tags: New Zealand, earthquake, disaster )

- 2043 days ago -
Christchurch resembles a warzone as office buildings, homes and churches lie in ruins after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake ripped through the city.Rescue workers have been working for more than 24 hours to locate any survivors but in many cases, ........
Weaker New Zealand Quake Packed a Deadlier Punch
World  (tags: New Zealand, earthquake, world. disaster )

- 2044 days ago -
The latest New Zealand earthquake was a deadly combination of distance, depth and timing.While weaker than the one that rocked the area last September, it did more damage and cost lives, primarily because of its location.
New Zealand Earthquake: Authorities Scramble After Temblor Leaves at Least 65 Dead
World  (tags: world, earthquake, New Zealand, humans, death )

- 2045 days ago -
Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday's 6.3 New Zealand earthquake has killed at least 65 people in what 'may well be New Zealand's darkest day.' Authorities are still trying to glean information to mobilize rescue efforts.
At Least 65 Killed in New Zealand Earthquake
World  (tags: New Zealand, Earthquake, Death, Killing, World News )

- 2045 days ago -
A powerful earthquake ripped through Christchurch, New Zealand, on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 65 people as it toppled buildings onto buses, buckled streets and damaged cathedrals, authorities said.
NEW ZEALAND: The Life of Maori Warrior Hone Harawira
World  (tags: world, society, politics, New Zealand, Maori politics, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, interesting, humans, government, GoodNews )

- 2050 days ago -
In the past 30 years, Maori activists have accomplished much in New Zealand--Maoris now even have a prominent place in the federal government.
Part of New Zealand's Submerged 'Pink Terraces' Found
World  (tags: New Zealand, Pink Terraces, tourists place, world, nature )

- 2062 days ago -
They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations
New Zealand DJ Sorry for 'Fat Indian' Insult
World  (tags: politics, society, bad humor, racism, conflict, New Zealand, world, freedoms )

- 2179 days ago -
A New Zealand DJ apologized Monday for calling the country's governor general a "fat Indian," saying the remarks were "upon reflection, uncharitable and inappropriate."
NZ Top Defence Scientist Accused of Telling
World  (tags: New Zealand, scientist, lies, corruption )

- 2208 days ago -
New Zealand's defence establishment has been rocked, not by the massive earthquake that recently hit the country, but by accusations that its chief scientist is not, as he had claimed, an Olympic bobsledder, a special forces soldier, or ex-British spook
7.1-Magnitude Quake That Rocked New Zealand Earthquake Occurred on Previously Undetected Fault Line
World  (tags: Earth quake, New Zealand, fault line )

- 2213 days ago -
The New Zealand earthquake occurred on a new fault line or one which was previously not detected, an expert has revealed.
Dozens of Whales Die After Being Stranded on New Zealand Beach
World  (tags: Whales, New Zealand, Conservation, Pilot, Stranded, Beach )

- 2230 days ago -
New Zealand conservation officials are planning another attempt to refloat at least 15 pilot whales that were part of a larger group that beached themselves early Friday.

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