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February 27, 1987
New Zealand unveiled a defense policy that it said focuses for the first time on its own needs rather than those of other nations. A government "white paper" presented in Parliament stressed self-reliance, close cooperation with Australia and the defense of small South Pacific states as the future role for the military. Prime Minister David Lange told reporters that New Zealand has catered to other countries' interests for too long.
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June 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
When it comes to military matters, New Zealanders are more likely to hear from the minister of disarmament than the minister of defense these days. Having angered the United States and other allies in the 1980s by banning visits by nuclear-powered or armed warships, New Zealand has opted to be the first advanced nation to virtually scrap its air defenses, a move that has angered many in the country.
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June 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
When it comes to military matters, New Zealanders are more likely to hear from the minister of disarmament than the minister of defense these days. Having angered the United States and other allies in the 1980s by banning visits by nuclear-powered or armed warships, New Zealand has opted to be the first advanced nation to virtually scrap its air defenses, a move that has angered many in the country.
SPORTS
April 27, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The America's Cup will return to San Diego, thanks to a decision Thursday by New York's highest court, and the San Diego Yacht Club will play host to the next defense, beginning in January, 1992. The New York Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y., put an end to 2 1/2 years of legal wrangling between the SDYC and New Zealand's Mercury Bay Boating Club by ruling that the 1988 defense of the Cup by the SDYC in a catamaran was legal.
SPORTS
April 27, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The America's Cup will return to San Diego, thanks to a decision Thursday by New York's highest court, and the San Diego Yacht Club will play host to the next defense, beginning in January, 1992. The New York Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y., put an end to 2 1/2 years of legal wrangling between the SDYC and New Zealand's Mercury Bay Boating Club by ruling that the 1988 defense of the Cup by the SDYC in a catamaran was legal.
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January 11, 1989 | From Reuters
Police have put a 24-hour guard on the New Zealand Embassy after comments by the New Zealand defense minister that Emperor Hirohito should have been executed, an embassy spokesman said today. Defense Minister Bob Tizard said Monday that Hirohito, who died last week at the age of 87, "should have been shot or publicly chopped up at the end of the war." Prime Minister David Lange later issued a statement saying Tizard's comments did not reflect the views of the government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1985
The United States and New Zealand are old friends. To speak of a "crisis" in U.S. relations with New Zealand is shocking. Yet there is one, precipitated by the refusal by New Zealand's Labor government to allow visits by a U.S. warship that might be carrying nuclear arms. Even with delicate handling, a 33-year-old treaty may wind up on the scrap heap. The ANZUS treaty links Australia, New Zealand and the United States in a common defense of the South Pacific area.
WORLD
October 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
Three special forces soldiers were wounded when their vehicle hit a land mine in western Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Wednesday. One soldier's foot was later amputated. The soldiers hit the mine Tuesday north of Farah, a provincial capital, said a U.S. military spokesman, Col. Roger King. He would not say whether they were Americans.
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February 5, 1985 | United Press International
The United States, expressing "grave concern" at New Zealand for denying port facilities to a nuclear-equipped U.S. warship, today canceled a naval exercise with Australia and New Zealand and hinted at further retaliation. The cancellation, announced by White House spokesman Larry Speakes, appeared to jeopardize the 34-year-old ANZUS treaty signed by Australia, New Zealand and the United States as a mutual defense pact in the South Pacific.
SPORTS
June 27, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Former Los Angeles Sol midfielder Aya Miyama scored the goal of her career on Monday when she curled a free kick into the back of the net to give Japan a 2-1 victory over New Zealand at the sixth Women's World Cup in Germany. Later, Mexico, inspired by the play of 16-year-old goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago, held favored England to a 1-1 tie in the first almost-upset of the 16-nation tournament. The two results left Japan at the top of Group B, with England and Mexico tied for second and New Zealand in last place.
NEWS
May 2, 1988
New Zealand's Prime Minister David Lange said that if being part of the ANZUS alliance means his country must be defended by nuclear weapons, then "we're better off without it." Lange, in Santa Barbara, Calif., to receive the Distinguished Peace Leadership Award presented annually by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, in 1984 banned all nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered ships from his country. Visits by U.S.
NEWS
January 23, 1989 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
In its first days in office, the Bush Administration will have to decide whether the President should risk offending the Japanese by making some quick stops in other Asian countries next month after he attends the funeral of Emperor Hirohito. This is one of the issues that will have to be settled quickly, probably within the next week, as the new Administration begins to sort out its plans and priorities for its first few weeks in office.
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