New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister appoints Maori woman as Chancellor

This Monday, the news was released that Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister, elected as her new Chancellor Nanaia Mahuta, a Maori woman – a people originally from New Zealand. Four years ago, she became the first parliamentarian in the…

Christchurch mosque shootings must end New Zealand’s innocence about right-wing terrorism

Paul Spoonley, Massey University for The Conversation Tonight, New Zealand police continue to respond to events following shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch. The national security threat level has been lifted to high. Mosques across New Zealand have been…

New Zealand will create a ministry for Disarmament

New Zealand will become the first country in the world to have a Ministry for Disarmament and Arms Control, which will place special emphasis on ending existing nuclear arsenals. On Tuesday, Jacinta Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, made the announcement…

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the first…

New Zealand nuclear-free law celebrated as UN negotiates a global ban!

By Abolition 2000. New Zealand celebrates the 30th anniversary of its historic nuclear free legislation this month with a series of events around the country. At the same time, the United Nations resumes negotiations amongst non-nuclear nations in New York…

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

By iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 63rd anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands,…

New Zealand statement at the UN on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

Today, 21st October, 2013, at 17:20 in New York, Disarmament Ambassador Dell Higgie from New Zealand delivered the following statement on behalf of 124 states in the UN General Assembly’s First Committee. “I am taking the floor on behalf of…