Right Royal Stand-off

The Guardian ran an overview of NZ media coverage of Prince Charles’ recent tour of the country. Commentary ranged from the Christchurch Press dismissing the Prince as “a faintly comic participant in a toffee-nosed soap opera” to Chris Laidlaw’s sober opinion in the NZ Herald that he “will know it is only a matter of time before the rupture occurs and that there may never be another King of NZ.” National Party candidate David Round came out in favour of the Prince in the Christchurch Press, arguing that “No human being is perfect. Would we argue that a republic should be abolished because our president was not a saint? Saints are found only in heaven. Here on earth we have only the Prince of Wales, and we could do a lot worse.”  


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Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

A celebration of the life and work of Sir Edmund Hillary in Calcutta on Saturday “remembered him with stories and anecdotes of not only as the mountaineer who became the first…