“Go to the World Girls and Conquer It.”

“Top city dame teaches Brit woman a trick or two”: BBC News series on women in business profiles overachieving NZer and head of City of London, Dame Judith Mayhew.”For a glimpse of Britain’s future, look not to your horoscope or government flier, but the next flight to Wellington, Auckland, or Otago. Mayhew explains her femme edge: “The colonies developed women’s rights early on, because you could not ignore half your workforce … They had to clear the land with the men and get the tents up. New Zealand is led by women. The prime minister is a woman, the chief justice is a woman, the governor general a woman, the chief executive of the largest company is a woman…” (above: Mayhew meets Rudolph Giuliani)


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New Zealand Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

New Zealand Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

There are strains on New Zealand’s environment. In this corner of the South Pacific, waterways are increasingly polluted and, from the suburbs to the alpine peaks, an untold army of feral…