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We mourn, reflect and face up to NZ’s fragment of darkness

We mourn, reflect and face up to NZ’s fragment of darkness

March 21, 2019

In the 20 years I’ve lived in New Zealand since I was little, I’ve never felt unsafe or been discriminated against for being an immigrant or for my beliefs as a Muslim. I’ve always felt grateful for being able to live in a country where people are generally kind, warm and understanding.

Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks

Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks

March 20, 2019

Religion and race-based attacks will continue as a result of the rise of online hate speech, says a leading New Zealand academic.

Medical breakthrough for Australia’s most common cancer.

Medical breakthrough for Australia’s most common cancer.

March 16, 2019

Radiation therapy has undergone major advances over the past five years, particularly as a therapy for...

REVIEW: Pond’s Tasmania

REVIEW: Pond’s Tasmania

March 16, 2019

The eighth studio album from Fremantle psychedelic rock outfit, Pond, is their most spacey, atmospheric...

REVIEW: Captain Marvel is exactly what you were expecting.

REVIEW: Captain Marvel is exactly what you were expecting.

March 16, 2019

It might feature the first female lead to carry a Marvel film, some nostalgic ’90s throwbacks, and...

Manus Island detainees still “completely alone” months after suicide

Manus Island detainees still “completely alone” months after suicide

March 12, 2019

More than seven months ago 52-year-old Rohingya refugee Salim Kyawning died bringing the issue of adequate health care to the fore

Gene Drives could eradicate invasive species – but is the risk too great?

Gene Drives could eradicate invasive species – but is the risk too great?

March 4, 2019

Feral invaders have threatened local ecosystems for years – gene drives could be the solution but at what cost?

Reviving the ‘lost skills’ of traditional waka Pacific voyaging

February 24, 2019

The president of the Samoa Voyaging Society, Schannel van Dijken, says humans cannot thrive without looking after their landscapes and seascapes.

The accidental activist: Joshua Maxwell

The accidental activist: Joshua Maxwell

February 24, 2019

When Joshua Maxwell shared a letter he wrote to the Prime Minister on Facebook, he didn’t think it would lead to him sitting in Federal Parliament the day the bill legalising same-sex marriage was passed.

Forbidden fruit: the Palawan mango tempting tourists

Forbidden fruit: the Palawan mango tempting tourists

February 19, 2019

In the crystal blue waters of the Sulu Sea lies Palawan, an island known for its picturesque lagoons, shipwrecks... and sugary mangoes.

Berrima Farmers, Landowners Threatened by Proposed Coal Mine

Berrima Farmers, Landowners Threatened by Proposed Coal Mine

February 18, 2019

Residents in the small NSW town of Berrima are battling a coal mine proposal that could wipe out their water supplies.

Nambour mill closure still being felt after 15 years

Nambour mill closure still being felt after 15 years

February 14, 2019

The 15th anniversary of the closure of the Nambour sugar mill brings back bittersweet memories for the man who was at the centre of the turbulence.

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