New Zealand’s booming film and TV industry in a ‘golden era’ thanks to Covid safe haven

There’s faith that any party politics is something the sector can transcend – the industry-led working groups set up on the former forward-thinking initiatives are a hallmark of a sector “starting to grow up”, Durey says.

Tony Abbott: Ex-Australian PM ‘keen to help’ – but trade role criticism mounts after alleged homophobic comments

A statement from the Department for International Trade did not directly address the controversy, but said: “The new advisers to the board are announced at an important time for UK trade policy and as negotiations with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand enter their crucial latter stages – although advisers to the board will […]

The 85 best series to watch on Amazon Prime

It chronicles a difficult season for the club, beginning with the sacking of the Mauricio Pochettino as manager who was replaced by José Mourinho, and the attempt by Mourinho to guide the team in an ultimately unfulfilling season interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

From premature ejaculation to pregnancy, Dr Mahinder Watsa is here to answer your questions

If you have any sex-related questions — masturbation, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation — among other related issues, Dr Mahinder Watsa is here to answer your queries. I am a 27-year-old man and I have been married twice. I have not been able to have children even with the second wife. What could the problem be? […]

Hundreds arrested for ‘running brothels’ as sex workers say it’s the laws that are criminal

“Sex trafficking is already illegal,” Ms Watson told Sky News. “You don’t need to increase the criminalisation of consenting sex in order to implement the criminalisation of violence against women, which is already against the law.”

KFC BBL and Rebel WBBL Derbies to be commentated in Hindi

“Through our broadcast partners, both here in Australia and around the world, as well as our own digital channels, Cricket Australia has made the BBL and WBBL more accessible to our fans no matter where they are.” said Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager, Media, Communications and Marketing Ben Amarfio. “We want to be a sport […]

To Slow Down Climate Change, We Need To Take On Capitalism

There are even some earlier forms of capitalism that might provide tools we can repurpose. In the system of neoliberal capitalism, as theorized by Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek, and legislated in the US and UK during the Reagan/Thatcher years, the market makes our policy decisions. This 40-year experiment in political economy has been a […]

Thalidomide-affected golfer beats the odds with a hole-in-one alongside buddy

A few weeks ago on a “beautiful but windy” day, Gordon, and his mate Steve Connon, along with two others, were playing in the Waiheke Golf Club championship when they took to the tee on the 8th, 138 metre “funny hole”, where golfers have to clear a creek to reach the green.

Sperm count zero: Why men are increasingly becoming infertile

“We are seeing more men who are having bad sperms, weak sperms and abnormal sperms, and there is a real need to explore a suitable intervention to meet the growing proportion of men that need help in this direction. Initially normal sperm count was 40 million per ml. Then it reduced to 20 million per […]

Word Christchurch book festival sells out despite Covid disruption

Other highlights of the festival include writer Elizabeth Knox in conversation about her hit novel The Absolute Book, author Becky Manawatu talking about her book Auē, along with appearances by March 15 terror attack survivor Farid Ahmed, and writers Carl Shuker, Pip Adam and Tusiata Avia.