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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 06.23.2015 | 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.

The Land That I Love

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I grew up among the mountains; real, rugged mountains, still scarred by glaciers. Mountains that tower over you, unlike anything they call a mountain in New England. In my mind if it has trees growing on top, it's just a hill.

Evocative Photos Highlight New Zealand's Largest Street Gang

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Artist Jono Rotman discovered that there's more to gang members than violence and mayhem when he photographed New Zealand's Mighty Mongrel Mob. The...

What to Expect at COP-20 in Lima

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

On Monday, December 1, the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commence...

Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year

Malte Zeeck | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Do you feel that your summer vacation is always too short? Are you sick of the rainy weather at home or are you just bored with your everyday routine? If so, why not consider moving abroad?

New Zealand Asked The Internet To Design Its New Flag

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Government officials in New Zealand like to live dangerously. At least, that's the simplest explanation for the country's "Flag Consideration Proje...

Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach After Mysterious Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

A giant squid washed up on a beach on New Zealand's South Island earlier this week, surprising onlookers and delighting scientists at the Kaikoura Mar...

Ancient Canoe in New Zealand Inspires New Generation of Navigators

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Over the past 40 years, Hōkūleʻa has sailed 150,000 miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, reconnecting the nearly-lost voyaging traditions of islands throughout the Polynesian Triangle.

We Rise: A Chat with Devilskin, A Very Partridge Kickstarter, Plus Tom Levin and Zak Smith Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Bradley Garner A Conversation with Devilskin's Jennie Skulander, Nail, Paul Martin & Nic Martin Mike Ragogna: Hey Devilskin, you're a...

Meet Real Life Charlie Bucket

Mariam Khan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Mariam Khan

Call it a catch of a lifetime or a rare, extremely unusual opportunity bagged from a lucky draw. Probability of being chosen from a population of approximately 188 million makes it seem extraordinary.