As for the history behind the flags, New Zealand adopted its current design in 1902 - Australia didn't do the same for its flag until 1954. A version of its current design was apparently flown in Australia in 1901, but a New Zealand government website claims that versions of the current New Zealand flag were flown as early as the 1860s, usually on ships. … [Read more...] about New Zealand spent $17 million on failed flag referendum. Now it wants Australia to change its flag instead.
When President Donald Trump called Ardern to offer his sympathies and ask what assistance the U.S. might provide, Ardern said she would welcome sympathy and love toward Muslim communities. It was a rebuke, of sorts, toward the perception of Trump as being anti-Islamic. On Friday, Ardern flew to Christchurch. She donned a simple hijab and met with families of those killed and wounded. At a refugee center, she told Muslim leaders that the country was united in its grief. "This is not New Zealand," she said. "The only part of the incident and actions that we have seen over the past 24, 36 hours that is New Zealand is the support that you are seeing now." Ardern did not avoid the thorny political issues arising from the shooting, the question of how the gunman obtained five firearms, including two military-style weapons. New Zealand's liberal gun laws allow easier access to those weapons than in Australia. "I can tell you right now our gun laws will change," she said. She … [Read more...] about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shows resolve, empathy after mosque massacre
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- America's top diplomat in New Zealand spoke with ABC7 News and described how the terror attack has shaken the longtime, U.S. ally. RELATED: How live stream of New Zealand shootings got past social media monitors & AI Ambassador Scott Brown said he has visited Christchurch on numerous occasions. Brown shared how Christchurch is still recovering in many ways from a catastrophic earthquake that struck in 2011. That disaster killed at least 185 people and injured more than 1,500 others. Brown noted that many immigrants have flocked to Christchurch following the earthquake. Many of them have worked rebuilding thousands of homes and other buildings that were destroyed or heavily damaged. RELATED: Alleged gunman a white nationalist, according to manifesto Brown also explained how the United States has been assisting its longtime ally since dozens were killed in the attack on 2, different mosques. A friendly relationship began nearly 200 years ago … [Read more...] about U.S. Ambassador speaks to ABC7 From New Zealand
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Keating joined the navy in 1976 and was commissioned as an officer in May 1987. He was posted to the U.K. to study systems engineering until 1989 when he returned home to take on operational postings. In 2003, he was sent to Washington to serve as New Zealand’s naval attaché and senior technical officer in America. He was promoted once again in 2007, becoming assistant chief of navy. … [Read more...] about Senior Naval Officer Put Secret Camera in Embassy Bathroom, New Zealand Prosecutors Claim