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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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
By United Press International
Tyson's New Zealand visa revoked

Tyson's New Zealand visa revoked

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Mike Tyson's travel visa has been revoked in New Zealand because the former U.S. boxing champ is a convicted rapist, immigration officials said.
New Zealand apologizes to Megaupload head

New Zealand apologizes to Megaupload head

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The prime minister of New Zealand has apologized to Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom, admitting investigators illegally spied on the file-storage site founder.

N. Zealand troops to pull out in April

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- New Zealand announced it will pull its forces from the Bamiyan Provincial Reconstruction Team in April, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

N.Z. troops to leave Afghanistan earlier

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- New Zealand announced Monday it would withdraw its contingent of troops from Afghanistan ahead of schedule next year.

Groups urge New Zealand dolphin protection

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 3 (UPI) -- Conservationists say they're stepping up pressure on New Zealand's government to protect two endangered dolphin species.

Google approached to run N.Z. programs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A New Zealand plan to contract some public services to U.S. Internet giant Google and other multinational corporations has sparked strong debate, officials say.

Hackers target New Zealand Cabinet e-mails

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The hacker group Anonymous broke into the e-mail of New Zealand's foreign affairs minister, potentially exposing sensitive Cabinet information, officials said.

Christchurch quakes terrify city

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Several earthquakes terrified Christmas shoppers Friday afternoon in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city hit by a deadly quake 10 months ago.

Earthquake strikes Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A magnitude-5.8 earthquake struck New Zealand's Christchurch region Friday -- an area already devastated by a similar temblor last February.

NZ National Party just misses a majority

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A jubilant newly elected Prime Minister John Key said his National Party, with one seat shy of a Parliamentary majority, will work for all New Zealanders.

New Zealand PM wins re-election, but …

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- New Zealand's center-right Prime Minister John Key and his party retained minority power after national voting Saturday, initial poll results indicated.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
By United Press International

10,000 Christchurch homes face demolition

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, March 7 (UPI) -- As many as 10,000 homes in earthquake-stricken Christchurch, New Zealand, need to be demolished, Prime Minister John Key said Monday.
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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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