Drink beer: turn beer bottles into sand to save the beaches

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT It’s become common knowledge that our businesses are ravaging the environment in all kinds of ways, but one that we might not think of too often is our sand. It’s easy to forget, but the fact is…

New Zealand Lord of the Rings photography series

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO As Gandalf lead the fellowship across Middle Earth, Akhil Suhas is channeling the character to lead us across New Zealand, the trilogy’s real life setting. “I wanted a recurring subject in my photos and with so many…

This town just made their tiny penguins’ commute safer (video)

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Everybody dreads their daily commute to and from their day job. Traffic can be brutal and lines at your coffee shop are always too long, but at least you’re not getting photographed by tourists or crushed beneath…

After a devastating earthquake, this family rebuilt their lives in a 1987 Volvo van

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Saving money, the ability to roam freely from city to city, doing your part to help the environment; those are probably the three most popular reasons as to why people have been ditching the regular 9-5 working…

Scientists tell us what the fuck that New Zealand sea monster was

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Sea monsters! The words alone conjure up a menagerie of fantastical creatures of all shapes: spiralling sea serpents, krakens big enough to gobble ocean liners, water-spouting sea dragons, and other baroque creations lifted off ancient maps.…

A new early warning system could save communities from natural disasters

BY: CAROLINE ROLF Next month, a new warning system will be introduced in the island of Tuvalu to help communities better prepare for natural disasters. Made by Chatty Beetle technology, the device is able to send and receive short data…

The Maori Love Song is the most beautiful thing you’ll hear today

BY: CAROLINE ROLF “Pokarekare Ana”, or The Maori Love Song, is a traditional New Zealand love song thought to be the country’s unofficial national anthem. The song is written in Maori, but has since been translated to English. The Maori…

Thanks to a New Zealand earthquake the homeless now sip champagne, ride horses and live like kings

BY: ELI ROSS The Christchurch earthquake registered a 6.3 on the Richter scale, becoming New Zealand’s second deadliest natural disaster and flipping the world of most of its population upside down. But those who slept on park benches and below…

These photos of the flawless figure of Mother Nature will make any sane person go outside

BY: SHAY ANSARI Photographer Trey Ratcliff is blind in one eye. Maybe that’s why he makes more of his vision than most, venturing to capture some of the most sublime landscapes on Earth. Ratcliff is based in New Zealand, the…

New Zealand just made cosmetic testing on animals illegal, punishable by 6 months in prison or a $125,000 fine

BY: ZOE MELNYK New Zealand recently passed a bill banning animal testing and other types of animal cruelty. Talk of banning animal testing around the world has posed as a controversial debate for decades between two different interpretations of the words…

Since founding New Zealand’s most violent gang, this man changed his life for the better (Video)

The Mighty Mongrel Mob is New Zealand’s largest and most powerful street gang. They constitute a web of over thirty gang chapters nationally, with members dressed in distinguishable red flags, swastikas, prominent face tattoos and their signature MMM patch of…