New Zealand Environment Minister David Benson-Pope resigns from the Cabinet.
New Zealand MP and senior Cabinet Minister Chris Carter quits politics, stating that his travel expenses received unfair attention due to his sexuality.
2010-10-7, with context: Cabinet Minister, New Zealand
The Labour Party, led by Jacinda Ardern, surges in the polls and is neck-and-neck with the National Party, led by Bill English, for the race for Prime Minister of New Zealand.
2017-09-1, with context: New Zealand
New Zealand announces the stationing of three more non-combat military personnel in Afghanistan, boosting its military commitment to 13.
2017-08-25, with context: New Zealand
The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce is revealed to have unknowingly held dual citizenship with New Zealand since his election, which may have rendered him ineligible for candidacy under section 44 of the Constitution of Australia.
2017-08-14, with context: New Zealand
Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens Scott Ludlam resigns as a Senator after discovering that he holds dual citizenship with New Zealand, making him electorally ineligible under Section 44 of the Constitution of Australia.
2017-07-14, with context: New Zealand
Researchers in New Zealand have discovered that the MeNZB vaccine for meningitis may protect against gonorrhea by 30%.
2017-07-11, with context: New Zealand
Rocket Lab launches its 3D-printed Electron rocket on a test flight from Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. This is the first launch from New Zealand and the first from a private facility. Electron is 17 meters high, is intended for frequent launches of small payloads, and costs $5 million per liftoff. SpaceX's Falcon 9 stands at 70 meters, carries up to 22,800 kilograms to the ISS, and costs $62 million per launch.
2017-05-25, with context: New Zealand
Severe flooding caused by Cyclone Debbie forces the evacuation of Edgecumbe, New Zealand, and nearby areas.
2017-04-6, with context: New Zealand
A state of emergency is declared and coastal areas are evacuated in the Coromandel Peninsula as Cyclone Cook sweeps across the North Island of New Zealand.
2017-04-13, with context: New Zealand
New Zealand expels an unnamed United States diplomat after the embassy refused to waive his immunity during a police investigation.
2017-03-19, with context: New Zealand