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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.

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,...

It Really Is About Thinking Globally and Acting Locally -- In Cities

Len Brown | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Len Brown

Like many other global cities, Auckland is facing significant growth pressures, placing high demands on our housing, transport, amenities and the environment. Climate change will magnify these challenges and make it much harder for our citizens to prosper.

8 New Zealand Sights to Wake Up to (In Your Campervan)

Paul Jury | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Paul Jury

The best way to cram as much as you can into two weeks in New Zealand is via campervan. As you prepare for your own Kiwiland conquest (because who isn't preparing for that?), here are some of our top recommendations for North and South Island, in the "show me, don't tell me" school of photo-blogging.

Drink the World: New Zealand

Dan Miles | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

This is wine country; especially Sauvignon Blanc, which tastes like a citrus grove is exploding lovingly in your mouth, and the dark god that is Pinot Noir.

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?

Neil Finn's Third Act Begins With the Dream Pop of Dizzy Heights

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Falsetto is a rock singer's secret weapon. The upper register of a man's voice can transmit a sexy yowl, a vulnerable plea for understanding, or the simple joys of a high melody. In Neil Finn's case, it's all of the above.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Viator | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel

While filming, many of the cast expressed concerns that viewers would think the landscape was fake. How, they argued, could moviegoers believe that such stunning scenery is real? Where in the world do thundering waterfalls, turquoise lakes, volcanic pinnacles, and alpine glaciers all occupy a terrain with hardly any people?

WATCH: Building The World's Longest Water Slide

Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel

A New Zealand charity working to combat depression is building the world's longest water slide -- 650 meters of narrow white water -- on a private...

Kim Dotcom's New Website Is Already Having Problems

AP | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology

SYDNEY (AP) — Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom admits his new file-sharing site is struggling to keep up with massive demand. D...

The New Megaupload Is Here And It's Bigger Than Ever

Reuters | Naomi Tajitsu | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology

Kim Dotcom, founder of outlawed file-sharing website Megaupload, said his new "cyberlocker" was not revenge on U.S. authorities who planned a raid on ...

Didn't Get Into Med-School? Fake It!

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

"Fake it 'til you make it," the old adage goes. If faking it means attending classes at a medical school that declined to admit you, though, you'd be ...

Panetta Visit Tries To Patch Things Up

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard fac...

PHOTOS: 10 Of The World's Best Observation Decks

Viator | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel

There's no better way to experience a destination than to peer down upon the landscape from a great height.

PHOTOS: 10 Places To Go After You Graduate

Viator | Posted 08.23.2012 | Travel

They call it commencement for a reason.

Rescued Tramper Used Incredible Survival Techniques To Survive Sub-Zero Temps

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

At 3:30 PM Saturday, Fong texted his younger brother: "Gonne be late so don't call SAR." "SAR" stands for Search and Rescue, and "late" eventual...

Eating Aotearoa: New Zealand on a Plate

Robert Oliver | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Robert Oliver

If you'd asked me, and most New Zealanders, as little as five years ago what New Zealand food was, you'd be hard pressed to get a consistent answer. Which is why what is happening now in New Zealand restaurants is so terrifically exciting.

Occupy New Zealand Camps Raided By Authorities

AP | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Authorities have effectively shut down the Occupy movement in New Zealand's largest city after more than 100 days of protest....

Weird and Wonderful Dining Experiences Around The Globe

Black Tomato | Posted 01.14.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

With the onslaught of winter there is something deep-rooted in our psyches, inherited from our hairy Neanderthal ancestors, that makes us want to fill our bellies full of good, hearty fare.

Fake Pilot Causes Scare At Airport

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- It was enough to spark a major security scare: A man posing as a pilot tried to gain acc...

Tornado In New Zealand's Largest City Kills At Least 1

AP | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- A tornado ripped across part of New Zealand's largest city on Tuesday, upturning cars and sending debris slicing through the ...

After Mother Nature

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Mother Nature today, yesterday the loss of a job, the illness of a friend or the unspeakable violence of someone wielding a gun in Arizona forces us to re-decide where to place our faith and what really matters.

Wellington Dog Slaughter: New Zealand Police Seize Brothers' Weapons After 33 Dogs Are Killed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Police on Friday seized weapons used by two New Zealand men to slaughter more than 30 dogs owned by a neighbor in what...

Prince William Heads Down Under (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prince William of Britain has been making the most of his first official state visit, heading down to Australia and New Zealand for a variety of activ...