Islanders have come to see the Kim Dotcom soap opera as a sideshow to political life in New Zealand
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Suffrage rights for New Zealanders in Australia are lacking despite repeated assurances
Citizens are beginning to vote to pick a new flag in New Zealand after Union Jack is dropped
Would a European-style system for Canadian referendums benefit the country as currently proposed?
Prime Minister John Key’s New Zealand Center Right Party win was with his National Party winning 47% percent of the vote. The party won 60 seats in Parliament leaving them one seat shy of a governing majority.
Island nation of New Zealand debate has reopened painful chapters in its colonial past with new attempt by President to update national flag by dropping England’s Union Jack symbol
They have England’s Queen as its head of state in symbolic role but should Australia keep Queen?
An array of colorful new faces set to enter Australian politics following transformational election including one Titanic building Billionaire
Kim Dotcom is running for elected office in New Zealand in spite of his controversial role as innovator in cloud storage tech world
Celebrity to start New Zealand political party as online piracy activist and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom declares his intention to enter national politics