Its one of our most iconic NZ achievements when Ed Hillary, alongside Tenzing Norgay, became the first climbers to summit Mt Everest in 1953. But last month, 11 climbers perished in their quest to conquer it, making it the deadliest season on record. The climb is alluring, unforgiving, and now dangerously overcrowded. Just two weeks ago, a climber from downunder cheated death in one of the most remarkable and courageous rescues ever attempted in the Himalayas we have his incredible story.
James Cameron is a Hollywood legend. He's the director behind 'Terminator', 'Titanic' and 'Avatar'. He's also a Kiwi farmer. For a decade, James and his wife Suzy have been developing land in the Wairarapa. Now, the pair open up about their radical vision: to live in a meat-free, dairy-free world. In an exclusive story, SUNDAY goes inside the Camerons' very private life.
When Miriama Kamo made a New Years resolution to live zero-waste for one month she had no idea how hard it would be or how addictive. Almost six months on and shes still discovering new and fulfilling ways to reduce her rubbish footprint all with the help of two zero waste nomads, an inspirational family with five kids and the indispensable 6 Rs!
Going to university is a coming of age for many young people - higher education and new-found independence. But on campuses around the world there's also an acknowledgement that not all university experiences are good. Internationally, research has shown that sexual violence on campus is rife, and New Zealand is no different new studies point to more than one in three people experiencing sexual assault during their time at university. We go south to Otago University where three young women share what they say needs to happen to combat sexual assault on campus.
Claire Freemans active and carefree life was destroyed at just 17 when she was permanently physically disabled in a car crash caused by her mother. It was a moment in time that changed both their lives forever and caused Claire to try to end hers on many occasions. But after decades of difficulties and depression, shes made a major u-turn on her wish to live and is now determined to save other peoples lives.
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