Race with a Difference

February 22 saw the official launch of Earthrace, a 100% biodiesel fuelled boat aiming to set a new world record for circumnavigating the globe. The brainchild of Pete Bethune, Earthrace is a charitable foundation promoting the use of renewable fuel. The boat will tour NZ from mid-April to June before heading to North America. The global circumnavigation attempt is scheduled to begin in either September 2006 or March 2007 (depending on the weather) from Barbados.


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Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best

Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best

“Brazilian jiu-jitsu has been compared to chess, philosophy, even psychoanalysis. But its real appeal is on the mat,” Stephanie Hayes writes for The Atlantic in a story about influential mixed martial…