August 7, 2022

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

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By NICK PERRY Associated Press From Daily Democrat WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn’t reach orbit as hoped. The company said its Electron rocket lifted off at 4:20 p.m. Thursday and reached […]

Approval to buy ‘sensitive’ NZ land, linked to Panama law firm, under review

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By VERNON SMALL From Officials are reviewing an approval to buy sensitive New Zealand land linked to notorious Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca. The IRD has requested information from the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) regarding the application, approved in 2014, Land Information Minister Louise Upston has confirmed. The law firm has been at the […]