#196: Helen Clark Says Living Standards of 2 Billion Better

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Politics and Economics | Daily Star (The)
07 January 2016
Helen Clark Says Living Standards of 2 Billion Better
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), led by New Zealander Helen Clark, says that 2 billion people have lifted themselves out of low human development in the last 25 years.

The Human Development Index by the UNDP calls for equitable and decent work for all….

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Politics and Economics | Guardian (The)
11 January 2016
James Bertram’s Mao Zedong Letter Sold at Sotheby’s
A letter from Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong sent to British Labour leader Clement Atlee and typed by New Zealand-born journalist…
Story
Design | Guardian (The)
10 January 2016
Scott Kelly Creates Flags for Star Wars Galaxy
New Zealand-born Scott Kelly, an advertising art director based in London, has spent “way, way too long” designing flags for 103 planets in the Star Wars…
Story
Music | Rolling Stone Australia
09 January 2016
Marlon Williams Debut a Rolling Stone Favourite
Marlon Williams’ solo debut was one of the albums that defined the year, according to Rolling Stone Australia, which includes the self-titled debut in their…
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Community/General | Guardian (The)
08 January 2016
Lyttelton Is Banking on Time
When the port town on Lyttelton was devastated by the 2011 earthquake, a time bank – the first of its kind in New Zealand – helped the community harness the resources to rebuild.

Time banking is a form of…

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Sport | YouTube
07 January 2016
Our Way of Life
NZ Hunter Adventures share their way of life here in New Zealand; who they are, what they do, and why hunting plays such a crucial role in our country.
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Te Ao Maori | ABC News
06 January 2016
Pataka Taonga Returned to New Plymouth
Five intricately carved storehouse carvings have been returned to New Zealand after 150 years buried in a swamp and 40 years exile in Europe.

They are the Motunui epa and once were…

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Sport General | Guardian (The)
05 January 2016
Andrew Nicholson Breaks round the World Record
New Zealander Andrew Nicholson, a former Olympic speed skater, has cycled around the world in 123 days breaking the world record set by Englishman Alan Bate by…
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Business | South China Morning Post
04 January 2016
Maggie & Rose Kids’ Club Opens in Hong Kong
Exclusive private children’s club Maggie & Rose, founded in Kensington, London by New Zealander Maggie Bolger (pictured left) and Briton Rose Astor in…
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Visual Arts | TIME
02 January 2016
Robin Hammond Portraits Some of TIME’s Best
Two of New Zealand-born photographer Robin Hammond’s images from his Where Love is Illegal series have been included in a list of TIME magazine’s best…
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New Zealand | Buzzfeed
31 December 2015
The 10 Most Instagrammed Places In New Zealand In 2015
“New Zealand is basically just a country made entirely of absolute beauty. From the beaches to the glacial mountains, there’s nothing…
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New Zealand | Conde Nast Traveler
30 December 2015
Koekohe Beach and Slope Point Listed as Strange But Most Sublime Places
Koekohe Beach and Slope Point on New Zealand’s South Island have been included in…
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Business | The Financial
29 December 2015
Air New Zealand Introduces World First Biometric Bag Drop
“Air New Zealand is speeding up the check-in process for customers departing from Auckland International Airport with new…
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Golf | ESPN
28 December 2015
Lydia Ko’s Impact On The Game of Golf
Lydia Ko’s impact on the game of golf extends well beyond her years, according to an article in ESPN.

The South Korean-born, New Zealand-bred 18-year-old golfer, is one of the…

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Community/General | Global Retirement Index
24 December 2015
New Zealand One of the Best Countries to Retire
New Zealand has been named the tenth best country to retire in the 2015 Global Retirement Index.

According to the report retirees in New Zealand can enjoy…

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New Zealand | Daily Telegraph (The)
23 December 2015
Cape Kidnappers and Hawkes Bay – A Scenic Wonderland for Foodies and Golfers
Hawke’s Bay is one of the hidden gems of New Zealand, according to…
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