New Zealand

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

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 11.27.2014 | 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.

The Nasty Side Effects of a National Drug Plan

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Yanick Labrie

A conference was held a few weeks ago in Ottawa to discuss yet again the adoption of a pan-Canadian government-run drug insurance plan that would cover prescription drug costs for the entire population. Such a program would instead risk increasing the burden currently weighing down public finances. Such a plan would not only entail extra costs for taxpayers, but would do nothing to change governments' current propensity to restrict and delay access to new drugs. Foreign experience can teach us much about the dangers of adopting a monopolistic drug insurance system in Canada.

4Real, Anal And 13 Other Names Banned In New Zealand

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Living

In New Zealand, you can't name your baby 4Real — for real. In the last 12 years, New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs has banned almost ...

WATCH: New Zealand Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Travel

New Zealand's North Island may be known for the cities of Auckland and Wellington, but travellers sticking to the cities may be missing out on the isl...

Part 5: Can the Commonwealth Survive Without the Queen?

Tim Knight | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The Queen has not been particularly successful at keeping her realms and territories together -- inheriting 32, but now reigning over only half that many. It's entirely possible that the Commonwealth is no longer particularly relevant to the modern world and will slowly fade away into history.

Swimming With the Fishes...in New Zealand

Sarah Deveau | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada Travel
Sarah Deveau

Viewing wild animals in a native habitat, especially in far-away New Zealand, is an adventure in itself. However, many travelers take the opportunity to elevate the experience by facing animal encounters in the wild or in special preserves. Here are five exciting animal encounter itineraries that visitors to New Zealand can experience...

Chasing Hobbits in New Zealand

Sarah Deveau | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Travel
Sarah Deveau

Woman Auctions Bum For Tattoo

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Style

If your bills, debts and desire to buy the latest piece of fashion couture has put a hole in your pocket, you're not alone. Yes, North American debt i...

Rock Snot From Vancouver Island Congesting Rivers

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's nickname says it all.Rock snot is a type of slimy, yellow-brown, freshwater algae that, like a cold, has spread quickly from a small ...

Wayward Penguin Waddles Into The Hearts Of Thousands Of Fans

CP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Happy Feet is now a creature of the Internet age. The wayward emperor penguin, discovered on a New Zealand beach six week...