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Becoming Colleen Young Transcends Gender

Becoming Colleen Young Transcends Gender

Hastings-born Colleen Young lived a clandestine life for 82 years, constantly fearful that what she called her “problem” would be exposed. Shoes were her “safe place” and where she could be herself, even as…

New Zealand Fur Seal Population Increasing

New Zealand Fur Seal Population Increasing

The New Zealand fur seal population seems to be recovering after being pushed to the brink of extinction, according to a recent NZ government report. “I went to Kaikoura in 1984 and all I saw…

Lecretia Seales’ death comes amidst growing momentum for euthanasia

Lecretia Seales’ death comes amidst growing momentum for euthanasia

Dutch euthanasia expert Rob Jonquiere hopes the death of New Zealander Lecretia Seales, an advocate who has died from brain cancer, will bring about a law change. Seales, 42, died from natural causes, just hours…

Rare Glimpse of Cloudless New Zealand from Space

Rare Glimpse of Cloudless New Zealand from Space

A rare image of New Zealand without a ceiling of cloud has been captured from the International Space Station as it orbits 418km above the South Pacific Ocean. According to NASA, New Zealand is seldom…

Golden Boot Awarded to Warrior Shaun Johnson

Golden Boot Awarded to Warrior Shaun Johnson

Warriors half-back Shaun Johnson has won the Golden Boot for the best rugby league player in 2014, only the fourth New Zealander to win the prestigious award. The panel of 13 judges gave Johnson nearly…

Phoenix Live On

Phoenix Live On

Wellington Phoenix will remain in the A-League until the end of the 2015-16 season. Doubt over the team’s future emerged in November last year when AFC president Mohamed bin Hammam said he did not…

Quincey Does it Solo

Quincey Does it Solo

Tasman rower Shaun Quincey, 24, has become the second person to successfully paddle across the stretch of water since his father did the same, though in the opposite direction, in 1977. Hundreds of family…

Phar Lap Home to Rest

Phar Lap Home to Rest

A bronze statue of Timaru’s most famous resident Phar Lap has been unveiled at the entrance to the city’s raceway on State Highway 1. Timaru Herald sports editor Stu Piddington talks to the ABC’s New Zealand correspondent Kerri…