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Friday Talking Points -- Toss of a Coin

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.

Flying Pink Dildo Hits Politician In The Face During Presser

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.05.2016 | Weird News

An angry protester threw a pink dildo at the face of a high-profile New Zealand politician during a presser on Friday. The sex toy bounced off...

Wines to Pair With Laundry

Kirsten Fox | Posted 02.03.2016 | Taste
Kirsten Fox

I've engaged in three genres of laundry so far in my life. Well, I guess you could say four because when I was young our family had a maid who did my laundry. But since I was too young to drink then, I'm setting it aside in my quest to give an overview of the best wines to pair with laundry.

TTP to Be Signed in New Zealand Today

Anna Wilding | Posted 02.03.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

According to the White House, on 4 February 2016 the much debated Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPP, is due to be signed in New Zealand, at a Trade Minister level. However, in the United States, the Agreement is yet to be passed by Congress.

The World's Strangest Beaches

Viator | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Viator

While white-sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they're far from unusual. For those looking for a unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that.

A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

5 Ways to Flourish at Work

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to your experience of work and life lately, would you describe yourself as flourishing, just functioning or maybe even flailing? Take a moment and think about it.

Did Hunters Shoot A Drone Out Of The Sky?

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.29.2016 | Weird News

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City Rail Link Heralds New Transport Era for Auckland

Len Brown | Posted 01.24.2016 | World
Len Brown

New Zealand's biggest city has come into its own. After being united as one super city five years ago - the largest local authority in Australasia,...

9 Uniquely New Zealand Experiences You Can't Miss

Robin Rodig | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

When a good friend of mine asked what should be on her itinerary for her upcoming visit to New Zealand, I drilled down a list of experiences that would provide the best, most representative taste of what this amazing country has to offer.

Commitment to Excellence at the ASB Classic

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.11.2016 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

The ASB Classic has made itself one of the very best events of the New Zealand sporting calendar. And everything they have done this past year, and during the tournament happening now, is due to their collective commitment to excellence.

My Personal Travel Hot List 2015

George Hobica | Posted 01.11.2016 | Travel
George Hobica

Looking back on my wanderings last year, I flew a lot of miles on a lot of airlines and slept in a lot of beds. Here are my shout outs for the best and most memorable experiences in air travel, hotel stays, and city visits.

This Is for Those Who Love to Travel

Candace Loy | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel
Candace Loy

It can however still be a lot of fun, if you go in with a smile and wait your turn and choose to enjoy the fun and beauty there is.

Asia-Pacific Sex Workers Speak Out About Violence

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

On December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers [APNSW] released a video series h...

Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster Can Officiate Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If your childhood dream was to get married with the blessing of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, you're in luck -- at least in New Zealand. The Church of...

This May Be New Zealand's New Flag

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.14.2015 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders know what their new potential national flag will look like, except that they're not quite ...

Re-Classifying Dogs as Sentient Beings: It's Time, America, It's Time

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

This shift in how we think of our pets -- from animals as property to animals as sensitive beings - isn't just happening in Quebec. New Zealand and France changed their laws this year, too.

Voice of Island Leaders Vital to Climate Change Agreement says President Barack Obama

Anna Wilding | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Anna Wilding

We all love the lap of the ocean on our toes, the gentle tropical breeze as we stare at translucent fish darting about us while palm trees sway. Whet...

5 Lessons I Learned By Traveling Solo

The Outbound Collective | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

I took the leap two years ago. I decided that my white college apartment was getting too stuffy for the dreamer inside of me. I needed an adventure to challenge myself and find some direction.

Why I'm Proud to Be an Insane Beast in Supersonic Socks

Anne M. Samit | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne M. Samit

I met a man named Adeoye. I'd met him before. He works in a store I frequent when I arrive at yoga too early and need a place to go. I didn't know...

The World's Best Destinations To Travel Alone

Jinna Yang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

These are the top 12 countries that are well-known to cater to the solo traveler -- due to their safety, popularity among other solo travelers, and overall guaranteed to give you the time of your life.

Taylor Swift Upsets New Zealand Conservationists With Video Shoot

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.28.2015 | Entertainment

Ruh-roh.  Taylor Swift has ruffled the feathers of a local New Zealand environmental body after a music video shoot that might have disrupt...

Afraid a Baby Will Restrict Your Life? Think Again & Give Thanks this Holiday For Precious Gifts

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Beginning with an unconventional serendipitous meeting in New Zealand an American guy and an English gal met for the first time in a youth hostel wh...

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

Paris Can Be a Key Step

Robert Stavins | Posted 11.22.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

I've been asked many times what success will look like in Paris. Here's my scorecard and my predictions of five key elements that -- if all were achieved -- would constitute an exceptionally successful 21st Conference of the Parties: