Kate Middleton wins two yacht races against Prince William

Kate Middleton wins two yacht races against Prince William

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 11 (UPI) -- Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton won two yacht races against husband Prince William during an outing in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday.
Annie Martin
Kate Middleton stuns in scarlet red coat with Prince George in her arms

Kate Middleton stuns in scarlet red coat with Prince George in her arms

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 7 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton stunned in a scarlet red coat as she arrived in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday morning.
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Appeals court upholds raid on Kim Dotcom's New Zealand home

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A New Zealand appeals court says police acted lawfully when they raided Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's mansion.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key: 'I'm not a reptile'

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key: 'I'm not a reptile'

AUCKLAND , New Zealand, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key denies that he is a "shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement.”
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New Zealand PM: Unsure if Japan will offer apology for entering waters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he is hoping to get an apology from Japan after one if its whaling ships entered the country's Exclusive Economic Zone.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key mulls election date

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Prime Minister John Key has hinted that a general election could be held before the mid-November G-20 global summit in Australia, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Avatar sequels to be shot in New Zealand

Avatar sequels to be shot in New Zealand

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The next three "Avatar" movies will all be filmed in New Zealand, thanks to the recent hike in the film tax rebate and a spending deal between the film's producers and the government.
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New Zealand Labor Party leadership race heats up

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The leadership contest for the New Zealand Labor Party became a three-horse race on Monday when former minister David Cunliffe announced his challenge.

New Zealand bomb scare has a sweet ending

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Police gave evacuated New Zealand Parliamentary employees the all clear to return to work after suspicious white powder was found to be icing on Turkish delight.

New Zealand reassures importers on product safety after botulism scare

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- New Zealand's prime minister offered safety assurances after exports of dairy products to nearby countries were blocked in a botulism contamination scare.

Damage from New Zealand's 6.5 earthquake not 'significant'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 22 (UPI) -- Damage caused by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that shook New Zealand was not "tremendously significant," Prime Minister John Key says.

'Five Eyes' U.S. intelligence partners vague about NSA ties

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Britain sought to distance itself from the U.S. government snooping scandal despite a "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing deal with the National Security Agency.

New Zealand party leader resigns over leak allegations

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 10 (UPI) -- A party leader in New Zealand's coalition government resigned his ministerial posts over allegations he leaked a report into the country's spy agency's surveillance activities.
New Zealand urged to protect rare dolphin

New Zealand urged to protect rare dolphin

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Scientists and conservationists say New Zealand must do more to protect the Maui's dolphin -- the world's most endangered dolphin -- from extinction.

Tornado kills 3 in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A tornado, not common in New Zealand, tore through a suburb in Auckland on the country's North Island Thursday, killing three people, police said.
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John Key

John Phillip Key (born 9 August 1961) is the 38th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the New Zealand National Party.

After a career in foreign exchange Key entered the New Zealand House of Representatives in 2002 representing the Auckland electorate of Helensville, a seat that he has held since then. In 2004 he was appointed Finance Spokesman for National and eventually succeeded Don Brash as the National Party leader in 2006. Key led his party to victory in the November 2008 general election.

Key was born in Auckland, New Zealand, only son of George Key and Ruth Key (née Lazar), on 9 August 1961. His father was an English immigrant and a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. He died of a heart attack in 1967. Key and his two sisters were raised in a state house in Christchurch by his Austrian-Jewish immigrant mother.

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