The National Party caucus will hold a meeting on December 12 to decide the new party leader and prime minister.
New Zealand -- like all democracies -- has corruption. But it doesn't have systemic corruption like the United States does. Systemic corruption is when politicians must give favors to the donors of their campaigns, but here the favors (if any) were due to personal connections.
Like almost every gay I know, I have my own private arsenal of memories of abuse. The interesting thing about it is that no matter how regularly it's visited on you, it never truly becomes your default setting. Each insult lands like a pin prick and each leaves a memory.
It should also be noted that Key has been an outspoken supporter of marriage equality. Criticizing a sweater worn by radio
Perhaps it's the small size of the New Zealand government, or the tight-knit nature of Kiwis, or the Kiwis' propensity for enjoying a tough scrum, but I know New Zealand will recover from this disaster with its spirit intact.
WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.
New WikiLeaks cables clearly indicates the U.S.'s increasingly close relationship with New Zealand -- as well as its increasing reliance on New Zealand when it comes to Pacific security issues.
New Zealand is in the unusual position of being the only non-nuclear power country in the security conference.
The prime minister of New Zealand was Dave's guest last night, delivering his top ten list of the "reasons you should visit