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Rebuilding Christchurch, NZ Should Have Started With Its People

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22, 2011 left the city wrecked and its residents emotionally fraught. Havi...

Watch A Kebab Shop Owner Stay Super Chill During An Armed Robbery

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.09.2016 | Crime

A kebab shop owner stayed incredibly calm during an armed robbery. Said Ahmed barely acknowledged the masked gunman who demanded cash after bursting i...

Antarctica -- Diplomats at the End of the World

ADST | Posted 09.03.2016 | World
ADST

The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, stipulates that Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes and that "no new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force."

The Wild Animal Kingdom Of Street Artist ROA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Images from Brazil, The Gambia, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Rome We check in today with the ever evolving itinerary of the singularly nomadi...

Christchurch: When Nature Changes Your City

Priyanka Kher | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Priyanka Kher

Christchurch in New Zealand was my home for six years. I didn't choose the city though. Rather, it got chosen for me.

Why Kiwis Love This Gay University Student

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

When the first openly gay prime minister of New Zealand is elected, there are decent odds his name will be Sam.

Skier Takes Wrong Turn, Ends Up At Running Of The Bulls

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

A skier's run down New Zealand's Coronet Peak on Saturday took a turn for the interesting when she wandered off the trail and found herself being chas...

WATCH: What It's Like To Be In An Earthquake

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

Videos that inadvertently caught one of the two powerful aftershocks that struck Christchurch, New Zealand on Monday are surfacing on YouTube, giving ...

Will Christchurch Have to Move Somewhere Else?

Peter Isaac | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Peter Isaac

The bottom floors of buildings have sunk beneath ground level. Only slowly is the notion surfacing that Christchurch faces having to move somewhere else.

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.

More Earthquakes Rock Japan

AP/The Huffington Post | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds o...

Rock On: Man Auctions Boulder For New Zealand Earthquake Fund

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the people of Christchurch continue to rebuild their city and communities, some are using a bit of humor to garner donations for the cause. The W...

150-Year-Old Time Capsules Found In Quake Rubble

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The discovery of two objects believed to be 150-year-old time capsules among the rubble of Christchurch Cathedral after New Zealand's devastating 6.3-...

Cathedral Symbolizes New Zealand's 'Broken Heart'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - For 130 years, Christchurch Cathedral stood at the center of its city as a graceful monument to its heritage and civi...

New Zealand's Churches Grieve, Celebrate Mass After Devastating Earthquake

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By David Crampton Religion News Service CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Churches shattered by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake were yielding up their dead on ...

New Zealand Couple Weds After Quake Rescue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Clutching her groom, she looked like any beaming bride. But Emma Howard's trip down the aisle Friday almost didn't h...

Social Media in a Time of Crisis (As Illuminated by the Earthquake in Christchurch)

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie Elena Martinez

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter can radically alter lives, bring people who would otherwise remain strangers together, and help make the world a more peaceful and cooperative place.

New Zealand Earthquake Shatters Architectural Landmarks

hyperallergic.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

An earthquake in ChristChurch, New Zealand this Tuesday February 22 has damaged the city's iconic works of architecture, including the ChristChurch Ca...

Photos Of New Zealand In Ruins After Massive Quake

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 65 people have died after a massive earthquake toppled churches and tall buildings in one of New Zealand's biggest cities. As CBS is reporti...

TRAGIC: 17-Year Old Was Among Miners Now Declared Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A teenage boy who was on the job for just one hour is among the 29 New Zealand coal miners trapped after last Friday's explosion, the New Zealand Hera...

Daniel Chung: New Zealand Taxi Driver Feeds Homeless Each Week Out Of His Own Pocket

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When taxi driver Daniel Chung heard that homeless people in his Christchurch, New Zealand community had died sleeping outdoors overnight, he knew he w...