Tag Archives: New Zealand

30th Anniversary of Nuclear Free New Zealand via Scoop Politics

[…] “The Nuclear Free New Zealand 30th anniversary celebration is a time to reflect on the horror of war, to learn lessons from our past and do everything we can to prevent the future use of Nuclear Weapons. New Zealand … Continue reading

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NZ’s nuclear resolve via the Otago Daily Times

[…] In 1987, Labour passed the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act, meeting an election promise. In a largely symbolic response, the US Congress retaliated with the Broomfield Act, downgrading New Zealand’s status from ally to … Continue reading

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Will the Government rely on Google to maintain NZ’s nuclear-free law? via TVNZ

When questioned whether he had a more relaxed attitude to New Zealand’s nuclear-free stance than other prime ministers, Mr Key said he was “very cognisant” of his responsibilities to meet the law. “The Americans have for a long time had … Continue reading

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World Court condemns French nuclear tests via New Zealand History

The ruling by the International Court of Justice was part of New Zealand’s long campaign against French nuclear testing in the Pacific. Though the French ignored the court’s interim injunction and carried on testing in the atmosphere, continuing protests soon … Continue reading

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Birds Could Be Flying Japan Radiation Around Pacific Rim via Earthweek

Migratory seabirds that spend part of the year around New Zealand after flying in from Japan’s coastal waters are being checked for contamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A study by the University of Auckland is investigating whether radioactive cesium … Continue reading

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Decades-Old Nuclear Standoff Finally Ends … With New Zealand via NPR

A little-known, but longtime nuclear standoff ended this week when U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a 26-year-old ban that kept New Zealand naval ships from docking at U.S. bases. As the L.A. Timesreports, the ban stems from New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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