School of Hard Knocks

Jonah Lomu talks to The Independent about growing up on South Auckland’s mean streets. “I lost an uncle; decapitated in a shopping centre, and a cousin who was stabbed. That’s when my mother said I was off to boarding school. Her greatest fear was that I didn’t know my own strength … once I learned to control my anger … that was the biggest turning point in my career”. The street’s loss – world rugby’s gain … ’till the fields ring again and again?  


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Curling Legend Peter Becker Makes Hall of Fame

Curling Legend Peter Becker Makes Hall of Fame

Peter Becker is the closest thing to curling royalty in New Zealand and he’s finally being recognised for it, 1 News reports. Becker has become the first New Zealander to be…