#New Zealand

Our Leaders Need To Shed The Corrupting Influence Of Weapons

Harith Chaudhary | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Harith Chaudhary

We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.

Raglan, New Zealand: The Best Surfing Town You've Never Heard Of

Lisa Jackson | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Decades ago, Raglan was considered an "old backwater town." Now, crowds flock to this tiny surfing town, known as Whaingaroa by the local Maori. It's teeming with environmentalists, surfers, hipsters, and creative types who thrive in this arty and environmentally-conscious community. It's no wonder: National Geographic named Raglan as one of the "Best Surf Towns in the World."

Canadians Sent Home For Trying To Smuggle Cat Into New Zealand

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada

The cat was hidden in a women's purse.

2 Dead After New Zealand Earthquake That Triggered Tsunami

CP | Nick Perry, The Associated Press | Posted 11.13.2016 | Canada

New Zealand sits on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean.

Say Hello To The Commonwealth's $6.6-Trillion Real Estate Bubble

Stephen Punwasi | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Punwasi

Instead of crashing in 2008, countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. decided we just needed more money. The result? Soaring real estate prices, stagnating incomes, mounting household debt and lowered economic output have sent four of the largest economies in the realm into a massive bubble.

Top 10 Destinations For Your First Solo Trip

travelcuts | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Travel

Whether you're joining an organized trip or setting out with nothing but a backpack and a guidebook, your first solo trip can be daunting. Yet, you'll soon find it's one of the most rewarding ways to travel. If you're teetering on the edge of going solo, or already planning where to visit, we have ten suggestions to kick-start your wanderlust.

The True Cost Of Having A Royal Family

Stephen Punwasi | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Stephen Punwasi

The cost of hosting Will and Kate is three times the amount given to study foreign ownership by the federal government. Or 75 per cent of the projected revenue to come in from the Vancouver Vacant Home tax. Not exactly chump change to fly them around for a vacation.

Visit The Real Hobbiton In New Zealand

Lisa Jackson | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

If you're willing to go there and back again, you can satisfy your Tolkien mania with a trip to New Zealand, the place where Peter Jackson filmed all 6 Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

Indigenous-Led Business Partnerships Can Benefit A Nation

James Wilson | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Business
James Wilson

We have a lot to learn from the Maori in how to sell our Indigeniety as something that can attract investment (both monetary and social) from the rest of the world. Luckily, we can add to this learning as we already have a model that helped shape Manitoba's business future internationally, many, many decades ago.

Check Into 8 Of The World's Greatest Hiking Hotels

Trivago.ca | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Travel

Red and yellow leaves blanket the ground and the air is crisp with the bite of fall, which means it's the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail! Trivago.ca has found the most spectacular hotels to set up camp.

Canada Is 6th In The World For Human Freedom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada

Study editor Fred McMahon says the goal of the index is to measure the degree to which people are free to enjoy classic civil liberties.

You Can Own Prince Harry's Bike For As Little As $400

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Living

The best part? It's literally gold-painted.

Critics of Supply Management Should Get Their Facts Right

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

A few tired articles have been published by the usual suspects to encourage the government to get rid of supply management, which matches domestic demand with domestic supply in the five sectors it covers -- eggs, dairy, chicken, turkey and hatching eggs.

Wanderlust Alert: Air New Zealand Offers Ridiculous Vancouver Fare

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Say hi to the hobbits for us!

The Best of Wine & Food in Queenstown, New Zealand

Sara Graham | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Sean Connolly is a hard one to catch these days the man does run four restaurants, after all. While hopping between his family home of Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand to manage things, he recently took a side trip to Queenstown and added star power to the SKYCITY Gibbston Wine & Food Festival.

A Letter to Our Daughters About Their Future Careers

Jenny Fagg | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Business
Jenny Fagg

As I sit and write this letter to our daughters -- our future leaders -- I recognize that women are increasingly visible in leadership roles. However we have a long way to go to achieve equality, particularly at the most senior levels of leadership.

Supply Management Must Not Be Sacrificed for New Zealand and the U.S.

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

Supply management, a sensible regulated system where domestic supply is governed by domestic demand, is under attack from critics who are uninformed about its usefulness and effectiveness for producers, processors and consumers. In short, they suggest it must be sacrificed on the altar of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations if Canada wants to be inside that grouping which, they all assume, would benefit the country.

Why Canada Shouldn't Open Up Its Dairy Market To New Zealand

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

Under the NZ system, milk prices are much higher than they are in Canada. They pay more than C$6 for the equivalent of 4 litres of milk. At my local supermarket, I pay C$3.99 and have for months. In the recent past a commission was struck by the NZ parliament to investigate the high price of dairy products. Do we want that in Canada? I don't think so.

Where to Eat & Sleep in New Zealand: Hobbiton to Auckland Edition

Sara Graham | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Now, unless you've been living under a rock, you know New Zealand is ground zero for LOTR fans. Roughly seven hours of driving from Wellington (two from Auckland) will get you to Matamata. This rural town transitions to Middle Earth on sections of a bucolic 1,250-acre sheep farm that has been turned into a permanent attraction.

Where to Eat and Sleep in New Zealand: Christchurch to Wellington Edition

Sara Graham | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Where else can you get up close to a Hobbit hole (we'll go there in Part 3), after all? Here are my highlights that should help balance the budget, while allowing intrepid travelers to splurge here and there.

Where to Eat and Sleep in New Zealand: Queenstown Edition

Sara Graham | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

For most North Americans, thinking about a trip to New Zealand might be the mental equivalent of envisioning yourself on the moon. Here are my highlights that should help balance the budget, while allowing intrepid travelers to roll like a Royal here and there.

This Country Is Moving To 3-Day-A-Week Mail Service

CP | Nick Perry, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Mail will soon be delivered to suburban New Zealand homes just three days a week as the country's postal service responds to...

TransRockies Heli-Run

Martin Parnell | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

One of my favourite shows this summer has been Bear Grylls "Get Out Alive". Bear is a British adventurer, ex SAS member and youngest ever Chief Scout. In "Get Out Alive", Bear took ten teams of two to New Zealand. There, they had to endure many physical and mental tests, including being dropped into a freezing lake from a helicopter, crossing a gorge on a rope, traversing a glacier full of crevasses, building a raft and riding it down a raging river. The winning team collected $500,000.

Supply Management is Just Right

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada
Bruce Muirhead

Barrie McKenna is at it again -- waging his personal war against supply management in the Globe and Mail. This time, he takes on the chicken sector, c...

Part 2: Paying Less for Prescription Drugs? Bad Idea

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

Paying less for drugs sounds like a good idea, right? Well, as with everything else, one needs to look at the whole picture and see what he gets in return. With regards to bulk purchasing, although there might be some savings initially, it is clear that the long-term disadvantages of such a policy outweigh its short-term benefits.