Using technology, Tania Page looks at life inside Covid-19 lockdown.
Dr Robert Webster did praise the NZ Government's lockdown response.
Dr Robert Webster has been warning about the threat of a pandemic for 15 years.
It’s the kind of surgery that seemed like science fiction only a few years ago yet now, a Kiwi is leading the way in the field of hand transplantation. Dr Simon Talbot, born in Palmerston North and raised in Hamilton is in charge of this once controversial type of surgery at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His pioneering work is transforming lives including that of a quadruple amputee who he’s formed a strong bond with, and who uses humour to cope with the many challenges he’s faced.
Our country’s in shutdown. Coronavirus has effectively closed our borders. The international tourist market has dried up and New Zealanders aren’t travelling either, and it could be this way for months, maybe years. Tourism operators are calling it devastating. Our team is on the ground in Rotorua with those most affected, on what the impact will be on tourism, the wider community and those most in need.
Parents might not agree with everything the principal says at their child’s school but becoming a keyboard warrior won’t help. Those who do make personal smears on social media can prepare to be sued. A Queensland school is right in the thick of this situation where the principal took parents to court on slander charges. A judge ruled that the parents pay damages but five years on the case is still not over and the bitterness remains.
As New Zealand – and the rest of the world – tried to make sense of the March 15 attacks, the Imam who witnessed the atrocity told us all “we are not broken. We are alive, we are together, we are determined not to let anyone divide us”. A year on and Gamal Fouda is struggling; searching for the strength to lead the faithful and have them believe those words are true.
Tā moko - traditional Māori facial markings are making a comeback, after having been on the brink of being lost forever just a few decades ago. This revival is reaching into every corner of Aotearoa, including our living room TV screens, featuring news presenters wearing tā moko. This deeply personal story of the man behind the movement and the powerful renaissance of this taonga.
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