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New Zealand won't field men's and women's teams at this year's Rugby League World Cups in England - citing Covid-19 safety concerns. The New Zealand Rugby League last night joined Australia in pulling out of the tournaments scheduled for October and November. It means the Kiwis men's team, who are ranked number one in the world, look set to stretch…
 
When David Mitchell's son was diagnosed with autism at three years old, the British author and his wife Keiko Yoshida felt lost, unsure of what was happening inside their son's head. In an effort to find answers, Yoshida ordered a book from Japan written by non-verbal autistic teenager Naoki Higashida. Entitled The Reason I Jump, the book was a rev…
 
When David Mitchell's son was diagnosed with autism at three years old, the British author and his wife Keiko Yoshida felt lost, unsure of what was happening inside their son's head. In an effort to find answers, Yoshida ordered a book from Japan written by non-verbal autistic teenager Naoki Higashida. Entitled The Reason I Jump, the book was a rev…
 
The inability to visualise mental images - a condition called aphantasia - affects around 2-5 percent of the population, but very little is known about it. Aphantasia comes in different shapes and sizes - with some reporting a reduced ability to remember the past, imagine the future, or even dream
 
The relationship between mothers and daughters has been a central theme of much of the work by Asian-American writer Amy Tan. The best-selling author, whose books include The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife and Where The Past Begins, is the focus of a new documentary which not only examines Tan's relationship with her own mother, but also tra…
 
The relationship between mothers and daughters has been a central theme of much of the work by Asian-American writer Amy Tan. The best-selling author, whose books include The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife and Where The Past Begins, is the focus of a new documentary which not only examines Tan's relationship with her own mother, but also tra…
 
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony took place overnight Friday, kicking off a games that has faced countless challenges amid a global pandemic. Professor Ian Culpan, co-director of the NZ Centre for Olympic Studies, says it's astonishing the games are going ahead. He believes the decision goes against the International Olympic Committee'…
 
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony took place overnight Friday, kicking off a games that has faced countless challenges amid a global pandemic. Professor Ian Culpan, co-director of the NZ Centre for Olympic Studies, says it's astonishing the games are going ahead. He believes the decision goes against the International Olympic Committee'…
 
Pressure is mounting on the Fijian government to impose a national lockdown amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the Pacific island nation; Local media in Bougainville report that several villages in the upper Konnou are being held captive by militants demanding money; The resilience and unity of the Cook Islanders across the globe is being celebr…
 
Hawke's Bay's long established Clifton Station made its early fortunes off the sheep's back. But with the crash in wool prices, diversification has been the key to its survival into the 21st century. Owners Angus Gordon and son Tom run a Wiltshire self-shedding sheep breeding programme, do carbon farming, produce organic maize and have a cafe and g…
 
Hawke's Bay's long established Clifton Station made its early fortunes off the sheep's back. But with the crash in wool prices, diversification has been the key to its survival into the 21st century. Owners Angus Gordon and son Tom run a Wiltshire self-shedding sheep breeding programme, do carbon farming, produce organic maize and have a cafe and g…
 
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