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Smart tech, security, and privacy

This column reviews some of the ways that modern technology is aiding police and security in controlling crime and terrorism in cities around the world, including predictive policing, problem-oriented policing, and environmental design. 52 more words


Understanding the Maori ward poll votes - a very brief history of New Zealand

In the bay of Plenty, around the end of April, a strange flyer arrived in my hosts’ mailbox, stating all cons of the Maori ward and why you should vote against it in the coming days. 1,046 more words


The ULTIMATE One Week New Zealand Itinerary, Part 1: North Island Highlights

One week is barely enough to scratch the surface of what New Zealand has to offer, but if this is your one and only dream trip and you want to hit as many of the major highlights as you can, then this is the itinerary for you! 1,644 more words

International Travel

"Regularly Scheduled Flight" Takes on a Different Meaning in This Case

June 18, 1967

The first regularly scheduled wintertime flight to Antarctica took place. (In the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons of the year are the opposite of their order in the Northern Hemisphere.) All previous flights to Antarctica during that time of the year had involved only emergency evacuations of patients needing urgent medical treatment; otherwise, airplanes did not travel in and out of the region in the winter due to the lack of sunlight and the often severe weather conditions. 245 more words


Glaciers, blue pools, and more, driving down NZ’s South Island

New Zealand is simply spectacular, even just driving between the top spots you get to see so many breathtaking landscapes. After hiking in Abel Tasman… 323 more words


The ambiguous ruins of Nan Madol

In a remote area of the Pacific Ocean there is an extraordinary archaeological site almost unknown. His name is Nan Madol and starting from Europe or America takes many hours of flight to reach it. 766 more words

English Version

NGV Triennial - A Photo Diary

The Triennial was held at the National Gallery of Victoria during the first quarter of 2018.
It featured the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 different countries.  180 more words