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Before Online Streaming, This Band Got Paid

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

New Zealander Steph Brown and West Virginia-born multi-instrumentalist and producer Fen Ikner are Lips, an electronic pop act characterised by a girl with giant lips for a head.

Diversity and Inclusion

Adrian Coysh | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Adrian Coysh

Recruiters often take the path of least resistance, or choose a low risk option rather than either stretching the boundaries, or taking a high risk gamble on someone who "looks wrong, but is right".

Kayaker Has A Surprise Meeting With Wild Orcas

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green

Off the coast of New Zealand this week, a man in a kayak had a close encounter with some of the most majestic and beautiful sea creatures in the worl...

'Green News Report' - August 13, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: For the first time in history, more than half of US Forest Service budg...

BalletX Boasts Power and Innovation in Matthew Neenan's 'Sunset, o639 Hours'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Tucked inside Sunset, o639 Hours are countless moments of intimacy and ingenuity. For example, when Andrea Yorita moves to "Letter from Francis Elizabeth in San Francisco to William in Auckland," she's discreet, with all the weight and earnestness of someone who longs for her lover, but is afraid to tell him.

And The Nominees For New Zealand's New Flag Are …

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.11.2015 | World

In New Zealand, it's time to let some freaky flags fly.  The country may retire its national flag, and its government has sought the public'...

WATCH: Take a Journey to the 10 Happiest Places in the World

HooplaHa | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Are you in the need of a change of scenery? Is your summer vacation still leaving you to daydream about faraway places? Check out this video and take a virtual trip to the 10 happiest countries in the world!

The 11 Things I Did NOT Need On My Trip Around the World

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Michelle Kennedy

My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. If I get the chance to do it again, I will bring a lot less.

Mou Waho Scenic Reserve Is The Stunning Island You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

Mou Waho Scenic Reserve, a peaceful green island in the middle of New Zealand's Lake Wanaka, has a feature that might twist your brain. Near its summi...

The Problem With Janis Powers' Comparison of Her Run-in With Kiwi Police to Sandra Bland's Death

Hector Sharp | Posted 07.29.2015 | Crime
Hector Sharp

speeding and alcohol play a large role in fatal road crashes in New Zealand, and that overseas drivers are no exception. Police in New Zealand are very committed to preventing the harm and trauma associated with alcohol on our roads.

The Great New Zealand Experiment

Adrian Coysh | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Adrian Coysh

Recently I stumbled upon a post by Sarah Blahovec, which was a cry for help from a disability activist from the USA. It drew me to look at the new Accessibility section of the venerable Huffington Post, and it occurred to me that I should share a little of the work we are doing in New Zealand, and my personal journey.

New Zealand's Largest Swing Launches People From 525 Feet High

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel

This is either unbelievably scary or unbelievably cool, depending on where you land on the thrill-seeker scale.  New Zealand's Nev...

Entire Boys' School Performs Electrifying, Emotional Dance For Teacher They Lost

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News

  A New Zealand school has honored a late teacher with national pride and unity.  The entire student body of Palmerston North Boys...

He Gave Me a Breathalyzer Test That I Couldn't Refuse

Janis Powers | Posted 07.24.2015 | Crime
Janis Powers

As we debate the boundaries of law enforcement's authority, I am reminded of my own recent run-in with a traffic cop in New Zealand.

11 Places to See the World's Hottest Sunsets

Trippy | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
Trippy

There's nothing better than a not-to-be-believed sunset, so the travel community at Trippy.com shared where they've seen the best ones on their travels. Here's where they go to see the sun go down!

Brava! Watch This Young Girl Play Piano in Her Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Sleepwalkers often wander aimlessly when in their somnambulant state. But a young lady in New Zealand had a precise destination in mind: her piano.

Madam Black's Jethro Skinner on Getting Cool With Being Poor

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

A staunch believer in doing work that switches one's soul on, Jethro is adamant that the first step towards success in any creative discipline is to "get cool with being poor."

Enter The Magical Tree Church Made From God's Green Earth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

"Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth." (1 Chronicles 16:33) Nature can be a...

This Waterfall Is Full Of Baby Seals Having An Epic Cuddlefest

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel

What makes a gorgeous waterfall hike even better? Hundreds of adorable baby seals. Every year, near Kaikoura, New Zealand, a large pod of fur seal ...

Trey Ratcliff's Mega Photo Walk Tour: 12 destinations across the USA

Jo Brothers | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Jo Brothers

Today is Trey Ratcliff's birthday and it is also the day he announced his latest photographic challenge - a Mega Photo Walk Tour of the USA reaching 13 destinations.

For One Kid in New Zealand, the Boogeyman Was Real

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Hey kids, I've got some bad news: Your parents are lying when they say The Boogeyman isn't real. A three-year-old boy in New Zealand learned this the hard way. For several nights, an intruder was walking by his window, stealing things from outside his family's house. But when he told his parents about the "man with a light," they assumed he was just having nightmares.

RedzNZJourney: A Solo Kayaking Journey Around the 5000km of New Zealand

Jo Brothers | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports
Jo Brothers

20km before lunch, then back on the water to paddle 20km in the afternoon. Some days I will be able to surpass this target, while other days it could be more of a challenge due to weather. But if I average 30km of paddling on the water each day, the journey should take 180 days.

10 Instagram Accounts That Make Us Want To Hike And Explore The Planet

INK361 | Posted 08.10.2015 | Travel
INK361

While some of us enjoy sharing photos of our selfies, food or pets on Instagram - these folks are hiking in the most beautiful places on earth and sha...

World Social Media Day - Save the Date: 30 June, 2015

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

These days, it's hard to imagine a world without social media. A world where hashtagging, trending and Followers means nothing. A world without having a cheeky peek at your Facebook feed at work.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.