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Finance Minister Bill English named as New Zealand Prime Minister

New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English was confirmed as the country`s new prime minister on Monday, as expected, a week after John Key announced his surprise resignation after eight years in the role.

Dec 12, 2016, 10:01 AM IST

Bill English set to become New Zealand's next prime minister

Both Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Police Minister Judith Collins dropped out of the race after it became clear English had more support.

Dec 08, 2016, 13:12 PM IST

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns citing family reasons

Mr Key is stepping down at the request of his wife Bronagh, the New Zealand Herald reports.

Dec 05, 2016, 06:26 AM IST

Evacuations underway in quake-hit New Zealand

New Zealand is on the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, which form part of the so-called "Ring of Fire", and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year.

Nov 15, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

New Zealand PM cancels Argentina trip after quake

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key cancelled a trip to Argentina Monday after a powerful 7.8 earthquake rocked his South Pacific nation, but still hopes to attend an APEC summit in Peru.

Nov 14, 2016, 05:51 AM IST

7.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand, at least two dead

At least two people were killed after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday.

Nov 14, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Cultural gaffe: Mahesh Sharma calls New Zealand PM "McCullum"

Mahesh Sharma addressed John Key as "His Excellency Prime Minister McCullum".

Oct 27, 2016, 17:04 PM IST

Narendra Modi-John Key talks: New Zealand to 'contribute constructively' on NSG, cooperate in India's fight against terror

Without committing itself on India's NSG membership bid, New Zealand on Wednesday said it would continue to "contribute constructively" to the process currently underway in the 48-nation grouping on the issue and work for an early decision.

Oct 26, 2016, 23:38 PM IST

Brendon McCullum endorses MS Dhoni's latest move, says skipper can make more impact at number four

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's latest move to bat higher up in the order will result in the India captain making more impact in the game, believes former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum.

Oct 26, 2016, 23:34 PM IST

PM Modi, New Zealand PM agree to strengthen security, intelligence cooperation against terrorism

"Terrorism remains one of the greatest challenges to global peace and security. Today, the financial, logistical and information networks of terror span the entire globe.The barriers of geography do not safeguard against the threat of radicalization and terrorism. Nations who believe in humanity need to coordinate their actions and policies to counter this threat."

Oct 26, 2016, 19:51 PM IST

Narendra Modi meets New Zealand PM John Key: Cricket becomes analogy to highlight warm ties

Cricket on Wednesday became an analogy to highlight the warm ties between India and New Zealand as Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and John Key drew references from the game to stress on the progress made in their bilateral equation.

Oct 26, 2016, 18:40 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi calls for greater economic engagement with New Zealand

There is need for greater economic engagement between India and New Zealand to effectively respond to growing uncertainties of global economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

Oct 26, 2016, 16:04 PM IST

John Key's India visit: PM Narendra Modi calls for greater economic engagement with New Zealand

There is need for greater economic engagement between India and New Zealand to effectively respond to growing uncertainties of global economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

 

Oct 26, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

New Zealand has geniune interest in India's success: PM John Key

New Zealand supports India bid to join a reformed UN Security Council as a permanent member.

Oct 26, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

Modi in United States: As it happened on Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in US early on Thursday to attend the two-day Nuclear Security Summit where world leaders from over 50 countries are expected to share their assessment of the threat from nuclear weapons and materials. During his two-day stay in Washington, PM Modi is scheduled to interact with a number of world leaders including the host President Barack Obama.

Apr 01, 2016, 05:40 AM IST

New Zealanders start voting in flag change referendum

New Zealanders began voting today on whether to adopt a new flag.

Mar 03, 2016, 04:11 AM IST

New Zealand leads protest against Japanese whaling plan

New Zealand is leading a joint diplomatic protest over Japan's decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday.

Dec 07, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

New Zealand PM slams `desperate` claims on Chinese investors

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday accused the opposition Labour Party of "desperate" tactics in blaming Chinese investors for rising house prices in Auckland.

Jul 20, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

ISIS advance no danger to New Zealand forces in Iraq: PM

 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday dismissed calls to pull New Zealand troops out of Iraq as Islamic State (IS) militants advanced to within 100 km of their base.

May 26, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

Prince Harry talks rugby, presses noses in New Zealand

Britain's Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on Saturday for a weeklong visit and was soon talking about the country's prowess in rugby, pressing noses with indigenous Maori leaders, and laughing off marriage proposals.

May 09, 2015, 14:20 PM IST