“Go to the World Girls and Conquer It.”

“Top city dame teaches Brit woman a trick or two”: BBC News series on women in business profiles overachieving NZer and head of City of London, Dame Judith Mayhew.”For a glimpse of Britain’s future, look not to your horoscope or government flier, but the next flight to Wellington, Auckland, or Otago. Mayhew explains her femme edge: “The colonies developed women’s rights early on, because you could not ignore half your workforce … They had to clear the land with the men and get the tents up. New Zealand is led by women. The prime minister is a woman, the chief justice is a woman, the governor general a woman, the chief executive of the largest company is a woman…” (above: Mayhew meets Rudolph Giuliani)


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Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

The discovery of a complete fossilised ancient giant penguin skeleton in the upper Kawhia Harbour, Waikato is helping scientists fill in some gaps in natural history, Sofia Quaglia reports for The…