In the Top Three

New Zealand has made the top-three list of the best place to live in the world, following a United Nations human development annual survey. Norway took first place, followed by Australia in second place. The survey, which measures wealth, security, equality, happiness and a variety of other factors, has been measuring countries’ development since 199. The study also warned that any progress made could be curbed by global warming, which is already threatening economies in developing countries. “For human development to become truly sustainable, the close link between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions needs to be severed,” the study said. New Zealand is also the third best place to do business, according to a 21 World Bank study which surveyed 183 countries.


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…