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New Zealand ranked the best place in the world to live

A new survey has revealed that New Zealand is the world’s best place to live. New Zealand takes the first place in a ranking list of The Legatum Prosperity Index,...
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11 Essential Tips For Your New Zealand Vacation

New Zealand is tiny but terrific; a total land area of 104, 000 square miles (268,000Km) when compared to approx. 3.8 million square miles for America, or China, or...
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22 THINGS NO ONE TOLD YOU ABOUT LIVING IN NEW ZEALAND

Leaving the comfort of your home can be a scary thing, but moving to an entirely new country can really be scary. Though luckily for us if you move...
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The 5 Windiest Cities In The World

The next time you complain of the wind, have a thought for the poor people who live in any city on this list. Some have to deal with more...
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Top 4 Must-Do Hikes in New Zealand

Interested in hiking? Here are New Zealand's top 4 must-do hikes. Mt Brewster Those who relax in the mountains will fall in love with this place. The hike starts at Fantail Falls,...
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Qantas pushes for Passport-free travel between Australia and NZ

Imagine flying from New Zealand to Australia and not needing a passport! Qantas boss is pushing ahead with plans to make flying across the Tasman just like domestic travel. ...
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New Zealand Vs Australia: The War for Crypto Supremacy

On January 12th 2009, Bitcoin was launched as the world’s first genuine electronic cash, built for the purpose of creating a digital exchange medium away from government or institutional...
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Video of a naked man in New Zealand taking a shower in a car...

Watch this hilarious video of naked man having a shower inside of a drive-through car wash that has gone viral Filmed in Rotorua New Zealand, he can be heard...
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14 Off The Beaten Track Places On New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand is a friendly country full of popular attractions for tourists and locals.  While many are drawn to the South Island for its skiing and adventure sports, visitors...
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Free Movement Between Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand Proposed Post-Brexit

A non-profit group which promotes movement freedom between Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand is going to submit its plan to the UK government. Great Britain has officially declared its departure from the...
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New Zealand ranked the freest country in the world

When we talk about freedom, the USA is often regarded as the freest country in the world, but its official New Zealand leads the way in human freedom. According to...
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5 of the best things to do in Wellington

New Zealand is a popular tourist destination famed for having a lot of sheep, strong sporting prowess - the country holds the record for having the most Olympic medals...
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Banned: Plastic Bags in New Zealand

2019 has dawned and so has a new era in supermarkets across New Zealand. All single-use plastic bags are now banned. Countdown supermarkets stopped providing the single-use...
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‘I feel cheated’: US backpacker says NZ’s ‘clean, green’ image is a myth

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New Zealand? Millions of sheep on rolling hills, stunning mountains, or pristine rivers? United States backpacker Marius Miliunas...
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You Wont Belive How Windy This City Really Is | The Worlds Windiest City

Wellington, New Zealand is the world's windiest city, with an average of 22 days of over 74 km/hr (45.9mph) and 173 days above 59 km/hr (36.6mph) of...
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New Zealand; target of the worlds Mega Rich

The mega rich are looking beyond the traditional havens and have found a land on the edge of the world - Where sheep outnumber people 10 to one. New Zealand...
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11 Ways To Slash The Cost Of Your NZ Vacation

Let's face it, vacations aren't cheap and accessing the best deals, especially if you're not a local can be difficult. New Zealand is one of those places you absolutely...
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Kiwi Cop forces man to the ground with a finger gun

Sometimes you you just have to improvise, and this Kiwi cop forced man to the ground using nothing but a finger gun .... and it worked! Cops draw gun...
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37 Reasons Why Auckland Should Be The Capital City of New Zealand

Wellington, let's face it, your time is up! If you weren't the capital city of New Zealand, there wouldn't be any reason to talk about you on the news,...
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French Freedom Camper Relieves Herself in Dunedin street

Freedom Camper does her business outside well-known Dunedin business. Video released of a woman crouching down outside a Dunedin business and, ahem, doing her business... Taking place in front...
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Cuddle in at New Zealand’s very first bed cinema – Right in Auckland!

Get ready for an amazing bed cinema! Yes, you read that right and, YES, it is coming to Auckland! For one night only, the Pullman Hotel's Princess Ballroom will be transformed...
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The 7 most beautiful swimming pools in the world

Few people don't like to swim - or at least splash around - in a beautiful swimming pool. We've put together a list of some of the world's most beautiful...
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Top 5 off the Beaten Track Activities in South Island

Have you decided to visit South Island to spend an unforgettable time there? Let me tell you that you have made an amazing decision. In South Island, you can find any kind...
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NZ ranked the 4th Safest country in the world

Every year the Global Peace Index is published, this report ranks the most peaceful and most dangerous countries in the globe. The report published by the think tank Institute...
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Should un-vaccinated Kiwi kids be banned from attending Kindergarten?

It's caused a lot of controversy across the Tasman, but it seems Kiwis have little to no interest in seeing the NZ government change our approach to un-vaccinated children. Australian...
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New Zealand farmer arrested for selling sheep as sex slaves to ISIS

A New Zealand farmer has been arrested after police were cautioned by the CIA and MI6 that he was working with ISIS in Syria. Allan Seymour, 52, was sending an...
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Mass penguin deaths in New Zealand because of climate change

A wake-up-call as mass penguin deaths in New Zealand because of climate change. Hundreds of dead little blue penguins that have washed up on New Zealand beaches this year, attributed...
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Kiwi tourist detained in Kazakhstan after immigration refused to believe New Zealand was not...

Tourist Chloe Phillips-Harris was arrested at the Kazakhstan boarder Immigration officers did not believe that New Zealand was a country Officials believed that New Zealand was really a...
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Looking for a Place to Start a New Life? Here are 10 of...

Do you ever feel like you're not living the life you imagined?  Like maybe there is a place, somewhere, that is just more in line with the real you? Many...
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NZ’s Tourism Boom Faces Backlash

New Zealand has seen a 12 percent increase in the tourism industry from 2014 to 2015 with an amazing 3.5 million visitors in 2015. That’s an amazing feat in...
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New Zealand has officially recognised that all animals are sentient beings – This is...

New Zealand has set an amazing standard by legally ruling on what pet owners and nature lovers have always known to be true: that animals have feelings just like...
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Look out! Beyonce and Jay Z’s tour is uber close to coming to New...

Alright, don't freak out, you heard it here first. Beyonce and Jay-Z's On The Run tour, is coming past New Zealand ... right?! Beyonce and Jay Z have just announced...
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Turkish Government Destroys Anzac Memorial

A memorial honoring the dead at Anzac Cove has been destroyed by the Turkish Government. ANZAC historians are outraged by revelations that war memorials are being ­destroyed by Islamic radicals...
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10 Least Corrupt Countries In The World

Corruption is one of the world’s biggest threats, it can be found in every nation. Until recently New Zealand has been the least corrupt country in the world shared...
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Insane view of the Milky Way from the edge of New Zealand

Sometimes it has to be seen to be believed, and we fell in love with this photo of the Milky Way from Photographer Paul Wilson. Paul lives on New Zealand’s...
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New Zealand Rated The Most Prosperous Country In The World

Free people, Free markets and the strongest multicultural society gives New Zealand top position from 149 countries in the Global Prosperity Index. New Zealand is a small country, and we manage...
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New Zealand overtakes Singapore as easiest country to do business

It’s official; New Zealand is the world's easiest place to do business. A recent study by the World Bank has found that New Zealand has overtaken Singapore as the...
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Kiwi’s Ripped Off By Australia’s Citizenship Changes

Australia is planning on backing down from its previous commitment given last year that citizenship for Kiwis would be fast-tracked if they met income requirements and passed health and...
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Popular New Zealand Instagram comedian Johnny Danger dies in motorcycle crash

Instagram comedian Johnny Danger died after a motorcycle crash on Wednesday. Close friend of Johnny, Julian Rivers-Smith confirmed that Johnny was killed in the crash. On the intersection of Dairy Flat...
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Billionaire Sir Richard Branson recommends cannabis instead of cows for Kiwi farmers

Businessman Sir Richard Branson has recommended that New Zealand legalize so that farmers can grow hemp instead of cows. The billionaire Virgin-founder was in the country to give advice at...
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44 thoughts North Islanders have when they visit the South Island

We are all part of the same country, but the North and South Islands of New Zealand seem like worlds apart. You will notice it as soon as you...
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New Zealand Ranked Least Corrupt Country In 2018

New Zealand's public sector has been ranked the least corrupt in the world in an annual global index. New Zealand scored 89 out of 100 in non-government organisation Transparency International's...
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40yo NZ goose in bisexual love triangle with swans dies

Thomas a visually impaired, bisexual goose, who spent his later years in a strange love triangle, has died. Thomas became well known with the residents of Waimanu Lagoon on the...
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New Zealand bans foreigners from buying homes

New Zealand’s new law will ban foreigners from buying most types of homes, is due to pass through parliament next week. In an effort to drive down property prices and allow...
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Which Kiwi beach is one of the world’s 5 best hidden gems?

A few days have passed since TripAdvisor declared it’s top 10 beaches in New Zealand, and another survey has revealed that New Zealand has one of the world’s best...
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What to do in New Plymouth

Looking for the perfect showcase of New Zealand’s stunning greenery and untouched landscapes, rugged beaches with quality surf breaks and some beautiful art and historical attractions? Look no further...
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5 MUST SEE PLACES IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. You will not be surprised that this wonderland attracts an endless number of international travelers. Most travelers head...
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New Zealand universities stand high in international rankings

According to annual QS World University Subject Rankings, New Zealand universities sit high, with the University of Auckland leading the pack. Kiwi universities ranked in the top 50 institutions for...
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5 Incredible Natural Pools from Around the World

For centuries people have looked to baths for health benefits and relaxation. Natural hot springs and ocean pools deliver stunning views and an unforgettable experience. We've put together 5 incredible natural...
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Celebrating the only combatant soldier ever to receive two Victoria Crosses, New Zealander, Captain...

Today we celebrate a New Zealand hero: Captain Charles Upham. His story sounds like something from the game Battlefield 1, his bravery is surreal. Charels used to charge into battle...
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