Topics :: New Zealand

New Zealand Minister Resigns After Police Contact

Thursday May 1, 2014
A New Zealand government minister who gained brief international fame last year for a lively speech in support of gay marriage on Thursday resigned his portfolios after inappropriately contacting police about their investigation into an associate.

New Zealand Gay Weddings Begin, One at 39,000 Feet

By Nick Perry | Monday Aug 19, 2013
When Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau walked down the aisle to exchange vows Monday, the fasten-seatbelt signs were off.The couple celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in New Zealand by getting hitched in a plane at 39,000 feet

New Zealand Lawmakers Approve Gay-Marriage Bill

By Nick Perry | Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.

New Zealand Gay Marriage Bill Passes Critical Test

By Nick Perry | Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
New Zealand lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing same-sex marriage Wednesday, all but assuring that it will soon become law.

New Zealand Passes 1st Stage of Gay Marriage Law

By Nick Perry | Wednesday Aug 29, 2012
New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly cast a first vote in favor of a gay marriage law that was given impetus by President Barack Obama’s public support of the issue.

New Zealand Lawmakers to Debate Gay Marriage Bill

Thursday Jul 26, 2012
New Zealand lawmakers will debate a bill to make same-sex marriage legal.

Crisp Summer Whites: Linguine with Scallops Paired with Casa Sauvignon Blanc

Tuesday Jun 26, 2012
Summer weather brings sunnier days and with it brighter colored clothes, lighter cuisine and fresher, crisper white wines to accompany them. When it comes to wine, a delicious Sauvignon Blanc immediately comes to mind.

New Zealand PM: I’m Not Opposed to Gay Marriage

Thursday May 10, 2012
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has broken a long silence on gay marriage and left the door open for making it legal.

Republican Politician Leads Secret Life, Donates Sperm to Lesbians

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Dec 13, 2011
Politician Bill Johnson once campaigned against same-sex marriage but is now donating sperm to lesbian couples in New Zealand.

Queenstown, New Zealand Vacation Tops Travel List

Monday Nov 7, 2011
Influential travel authority Lonely Planet has chosen New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region, including popular lakeside resort Queenstown as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions to visit in 2012.