Slipping nuclear ships back into NZ via the back door. This article is from Murdoch's the Times (behind a paywall)
warships slip back into New Zealand
Te Kaha, a New Zealand frigate, in Canada. New Zealand does not have
any nuclear warships but is now prepared to drop its policy of
banning them from its waters ANDY
30-year ban on foreign naval ships that have nuclear capacity has
been dropped by New Zealand in a move that promises to restore full
military relations with Britain and America.
1985 the country’s Labour government under David Lange barred
western warships from its ports if they had nuclear weapons aboard.
The measure destroyed the so-called US defence umbrella but
emboldened anti-nuclear campaigners.
ROWLAND/SNPA VIA AP
timed to coincide with the New Zealand navy’s 75th anniversary
celebrations in November, the government of John Key has invited the
US navy to its shores......[ ]