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

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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 07.20.2014 | 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 07.12.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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.

The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

Viator | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Viator

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world.

Pacific Day and Night

Connie Lawn | Posted 08.22.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

The New Zealand Embassy in Washington D.C. always hosts interesting programs, but this year's annual Pacific Day and Night was the best ever!

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?

Wai-O-Tapu Is Yet Another Reason New Zealand Is Heaven

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

New Zealand truly has it all, from gorgeous beaches to unparalleled outdoor adventure. And here's yet another reason New Zealand is heaven: Wai-o-...

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

minube | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
minube

We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated freshwater goodness. From the islands of the Philippines to the mountains of Canada, the 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth!

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth

minube | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
minube

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.

This Beach Is Too Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel

If you weren't already dying to visit New Zealand, here's yet another reason to head to one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. Wharariki Beach,...

Climate Change This Week: Religion Gets Climate Change, Undrillable Reserves, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 29, 2014 How unusu...

Working At McDonald's Is Starkly Different In These 3 Countries

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

No matter where you go in the world, you can rest assured that your Big Mac will taste basically the same: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuc...

Thinking of Leaving the 'Safety' of the Corporate World?

Derek Handley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Derek Handley

All of us want to believe we are contributing more meaningfully to the real challenges in society, and often in the corporate world it's hard to see that connection -- which is why many people (including you, perhaps?) often think of leaving it.

The Farallon Islands, USFWS, and Island Conservation's Tax-free Government Contracts

Maggie Sergio | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

By the time you read this article, a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) signed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, retired USFWS Biologist Sonce ...

Solar Decathlon -- Innovation in Home Design

Sheri Koones | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
Sheri Koones

One of the truly wonderful events that occur bi-annually in this country is the Solar Decathlon (SD), an educational program of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

States Finally Taking Action to Improve Access to Critical Dental Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In addition to the escalating cost of dental care, a big reason why many Americans don't get the checkups and preventive care they need is the growing shortage of dentists in the U.S. We need 6,000 new dentists to eliminate the shortage. There's little chance we'll get them, however, at least anytime soon.

Have A Pint At The World's Tiniest Pubs

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel

You wouldn't think having the "world's smallest" anything would be a good business practice, but then again, you can never underestimate the spending ...

What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

The Perfect English Countryside Escape Is In New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel

We're willing to believe Akaroa Harbour is just a super convincing mirage, because every photo we see of it burrowing smack-dab in the center of an an...