On a Humane Scale

“New Zealand is everything that people say it is – friendly, beautiful and proportionally urbane,” American teacher Michael Nesset writes for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Nesset, who spent “Spring Break 2012,” travelling the country asks: “Why can’t we all live in a place like this?” “The scenery is spectacular, the people friendly and hospitable – ‘You can’t buy yourself a drink,’ said my barber, waving his clippers for emphasis. Along with the humane scale of the country, there seemed to be a more humane scale to peoples’ lives. I can’t think of a better place to learn how to live small and sensibly in an industrial society than New Zealand.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…