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13 Ways to Après-Ski Around the World

Liftopia | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

We know how it works in our own backyards, like New England and Utah, but what about in far-flung locales?

What Indiana Jones Has Taught Me About Hats and Home

THINK Global School | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was little, I thought I was going to be the next Indiana Jones. As it turned out, there were a few problems with that plan. I was female. I was eight. I've never been the murderous type. More importantly, I was not from Indiana nor did I identify with the name Jones.

Chris Leskovsek Executes The Artist Book Concept With Absolute Perfection

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All images represent copyright protected work and may not be used without permission. Photographers, naturally, want an audience for their work. Thi...

Unsettled by Global Warming

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The world changes. It burns. It's something to live by. My wife and I will settle into its fires one day, but right now they've inspired us to keep moving, to journey and live unpredictably.

When the Best Gift Is Goodbye

Michelle Blau | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Michelle Blau

Over 10,000 people a year -- journalists, bloggers, charity workers -- mysteriously disappear at the hands of government forces. Their families never get the chance to say goodbye to them.

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.

She Was Sexually Abused For Years, But Her Mum Refused to Believe Her

Chloe Johnson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime
Chloe Johnson

One in three girls in New Zealand will be exposed to an unwanted sexual experience by the age of 16. One in five women in New Zealand will be subjected to sexual assault as an adult.

Countries Can't Agree On Antarctic Marine Reserve

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed...

Why You Should Be a Traveler in a New Land, Not a Tourist

THINK Global School | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
THINK Global School

Travel is now one of the only sure and solid aspects of my life. I've committed to spending three years of my life bouncing around the globe, leaving a country almost as soon as I become acclimated.

New Members Voted Onto UN Security Council

AP | By CARA ANNA | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.'s most powerful body on Thursday, while Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and...

October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The UN Security Council is the only UN body with real power and may influence positively the course of events when the 15 members agree on a course of action. In 1999 the Council acted swiftly and effectively in ending widespread violence and destruction in my country.

Lorde's True Identity Is Revealed

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

She'll never be a royal, so Lorde may just have to settle for being a 45-year-old geologist from Colorado. Wednesday night, "South Park" shocked th...

Lorde: New Zealand's Young, Feminist, Cultural Ambassador

JK Russ | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
JK Russ

Talented as both a singer and a songwriter, she has already developed a reputation for forging her own path and is not afraid to call herself a feminist. Confident and resourceful young women are not uncommon in New Zealand, but Lorde's unique talents have allowed her to impact a vast audience.

Gummy Penises Recalled After Parents Just Cannot Deal

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weird News

Parents in New Zealand were pretty upset after some packages of fruit snacks turned out to be a little heavy on the grapes. Barrie Aburn, of Duned...

8 New Zealand Sights to Wake Up to (In Your Campervan)

Paul Jury | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Paul Jury

The best way to cram as much as you can into two weeks in New Zealand is via campervan. As you prepare for your own Kiwiland conquest (because who isn't preparing for that?), here are some of our top recommendations for North and South Island, in the "show me, don't tell me" school of photo-blogging.

WATCH: Team USA Has No Idea What To Make Of This Pre-Game Ritual

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.03.2014 | Sports

New Zealand has yet to win a game at the Basketball World Cup, but the team is undefeated in showmanship. This, after the "Tall Blacks" launched in...

New Zealand: Time for a Small Country on the UN Security Council

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
José Ramos-Horta

In these incredibly challenging times in the Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia, the world needs small countries with New Zealand's record to be sitting in the UN Security Council. And it is important for other small UN member states to see New Zealand win and know that the UN Security Council is accessible for them too.

Drink the World: New Zealand

Dan Miles | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

This is wine country; especially Sauvignon Blanc, which tastes like a citrus grove is exploding lovingly in your mouth, and the dark god that is Pinot Noir.

20 Things You Didn't Know About New Zealand

FlipKey | Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel
FlipKey

New Zealand was the last major land mass to be populated -- it was first settled by Polynesians around 1250 and became a British colony in 1840.

Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 09.22.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Will New Zealand Ban the Ivory Trade? Jane Goodall and Helen Clark Speak Out

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the most respected international conservation agencies and spokespeople to urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban on all ivory trading.

New Zealand Opposition Party Offers Up Radical Shift in Rape Cases

Ravishly | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Ravishly

New Zealand's second-largest political party has proposed a radical change for the criminal justice system concerning rape cases -- and we could not be more into it.

Jane Goodall: We Can Save the Elephants

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

The Jane Goodall Institute is working towards a critical mass of young people who will go on to become the next generation of conservationists, teachers, parents, lawyers and politicians, forging forward with an inherent understanding that if we really do care about the future we have to make tough decisions today.

Fly South for Winter: Skiing in New Zealand & Australia

Liftopia | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Summer skiing in North America exists, but the options are few and far between. Take a trip below the Equator, however, and you'll find something different... the seasons are flipped.

Snapshots From 18 Months of Adventure in New Zealand

Charli Moore | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Charli Moore

Wild and untamed New Zealand encompasses some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Largely uninhabited, yet bursting with unquestionable beauty, the islands offer visitors a veritable buffet of landscapes to explore, each one painted with a unique palate of color.