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The Moment This Bridge Collapses, Sending Hikers Plummeting

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.08.2015 | Weird News

If China's cracked glass walkway didn't convince you to keep two feet firmly planted on the ground, maybe this video of a collapsing New Zealand suspe...

A Guide to Wine Tasting New Zealand

Jenn Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Jenn Brown

Most people come to New Zealand for the thrills. Not many tourist destinations put such emphasis on throwing yourself off bridges, cliff edges, or perfectly-functioning airplanes purely for the adrenaline rush.

New Zealand Announces Massive Ocean Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

The world's third-largest fully protected marine area was announced on Monday during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Kermadec Ocean S...

New Zealand Deports Man Who Would Have Been First Climate Change Refugee

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

The man who could have been the world's first climate change refugee just got deported from the country where he had been seeking refuge for the past...

The Extra Costs of Conflict

Helen Clark | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Helen Clark

Countries with weak governance tend to have a higher prevalence of lawlessness and citizen insecurity. But the costs of weak governance also go far beyond that: corruption, bribery, outright theft, and tax evasion costs developing countries a staggering US$1.26 trillion per year.

Smart Zoo Has Its Caging Priorities Right

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green

Finding a way to share the natural world with the world's most probing, curious animals — human beings — is complicated. But one zoo in N...

The South Pacific Secret to Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Michael Clemens | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Michael Clemens

What's working against poverty? International labor mobility.

Six Months in a Leaky Boat

Adrian Coysh | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Adrian Coysh

Previously I have referred to the Diversity and Inclusion journey of businesses as uncharted territory, requiring careful navigation.

Antarctica -- Diplomats at the End of the World

ADST | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

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."

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...

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 09.08.2015 | 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

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

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