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#New Zealand

On Losing Your Hearing When Music's Your Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Brent Harris is the founding drummer of New Zealand band Cut Off Your Hands. He's also had sensorineural hearing loss since his late teens, which means his hearing is slowly but steadily deteriorating and may one day go entirely. This rather heavy unknown has had a big impact on his career as a musician.

Dolphins that are adapted to elude killer whales are facing extinction because of something far worse

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 05.20.2016 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

The tiny Maui's dolphin, whose evolutionary path has out-maneuvered that of the brainiest predator in the ocean - the killer whale - now faces near extinction at the hands of man.

10 Great Lakeside Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The sea is swell, but fresh water lakes are all the splash without the salty aftertaste. To ease into summer, pick a great lake and make your escape. ...

10 Activities for the Fearsome Child in Extreme Sport Capital Queenstown, New Zealand

A.S. Chung | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel
A.S. Chung

Queenstown is an action packed alpine resort town filled with kid friendly activities from parasailing to bungy jumping. This extreme sport capital of...

Is the New York Times Endorsing Legalization of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.

Kauai Island, Hawaii

David Code | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Code

My greatest moment of trepidation was when I strapped on my tank and flippers, placed the air regulator in my mouth, and stepped off the edge of the b...

New beginnings during this new moon, along the river banks in New Zealand!

Candace Loy | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Candace Loy

Beautiful, tiny (about 1mm) opalescent whitebait eggs cosy up in amongst fibrous mats, which keep them safe and hydrated. Whitebait consists ...

Jack Trolove 'Medicinal Skins' at Whitespace Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

John Seed | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Installation view showing Atlantis and Selkie from Medicinal Skins In his current exhibition Medicinal Skins at Whitespace Contemporary, Jack Trolov...

G l i d e r

SOE MOE LWIN | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul

Live Life like a Glider Soar up in the air Be the co-director Go from here to there ... Wrap your straps on tightly Keep your wits about And as ...

New Zealand Cops Bust Unforgettable 'Running Man' Moves

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.03.2016 | Weird News

Police officers in New Zealand have thrown down a very serious challenge to cops across the world — and that's to film themselves doing the "Running...

Why Laws That Criminalize Buyers of Sex Only Make Sex Work More Dangerous

Alison Bass | Posted 05.02.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

The End Demand folks who are pushing this agenda are not concerned with the rights and safety of the women and men who sell sex; they are on some kind of high-minded moral crusade to "rescue" people who don't want or need to be rescued.

WHOOPS! Woman Returns Library Book... 67 Years Late

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.29.2016 | Weird News

A library book that was due more than 67 years ago was finally returned to Epsom Library in Auckland, New Zealand. "Myths and Legends of Maoriland" b...

An American Grapples with ANZAC Day 2016

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Denise and I missed the Dawn Ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance on ANZAC Day 2016. We needed to be up by 4:30 am and out of the house by 5:15 am b...

Top Locations to Visit in New Zealand

Sophie Hannah Davis | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Sophie Hannah Davis

New Zealand has to be one of my favorite places in the world after traveling around the south and north island last summer. It is a country when no single day is the same and every corner you turn something else manages to take your breath away.

Is Kiwi Comedian Tim Batt Funnier Than Flight of the Conchords?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 04.21.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Illingworth

Tim Batt is an award-winning comedian, TV writer and co-host of the international hit podcast The Worst Idea of All Time. The podcast sees Batt and Gu...

Deep in the South Pacific Paradise Prevails

Nicola Barnard | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Hidden deep in the South Pacific there lies an island called Aitutaki that is as close to paradise as you can get. Such a stunningly beautiful and rel...

Is Kiwi Comedian Tim Batt Funnier Than Flight of the Conchords?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 04.21.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Illingworth

Tim Batt is an award-winning comedian, TV writer and co-host of the international hit podcast The Worst Idea of All Time. The podcast sees Batt and Gu...

New Zealand's Everest: Stunning Mount Cook

Nicola Barnard | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

The highest mountain in New Zealand - Mount Cook - is one of its most striking assets. Standing at 12,218ft high Sir Edmund Hillary (the first man to ...

10 Reasons Why Holiday Houses Are The Best Option When Travelling

Nicola Barnard | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

We stayed in a whole mixture of other accommodation places -- including apartments, hotels, motels and campsites, and found the holiday houses some of the best and most memorable places we stayed.

What It Takes to Be an Asian Female Hip-Hop Dancer and Choreographer

Robert Kuang | Posted 04.10.2016 | Arts
Robert Kuang

Hailing from Hong Kong and New Zealand, Karen Ng has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC Summerstage, Shakespeare in the Park and more. She has also produced and performed her own projects.

The Paternalistic Fallacy of the "Nordic Model" of Prostitution

Cas Mudde | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

This week France became the fifth European country to make it illegal to buy sex. This so-called "Nordic Model," which is actually only implemented by some Nordic countries, is gaining momentum throughout the continent and its proponents are trying, so far unsuccessfully, to make it a EU-wide reality.

6 Surprising Reasons to Visit New Zealand

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel

New Zealand is one of those "big dream" destinations. You know, a place where people say, "Oh, I would love to go there!" ... and then never do. They ...

Changing Your Scenery... and Perspective

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

I'm a huge believer in changing your scenery as often as you can. It helps give you a new perspective on issues you're facing and forces you to see your world in a different way.

Burglar Realizes Too Late Tiny Duvet Isn't An Invisibility Cloak

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.05.2016 | Crime

A burglar in New Zealand wrapped himself in a child's duvet to hide himself from a surveillance camera during a house break-in. The tiny bedspread bar...

Why Driving in New Zealand Is Good For Your Soul

Nicola Barnard | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

The roads in New Zealand take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. They take you past stunning shimmering lakes and majesti...