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.
Theyre mothers and wives now carrying physical and emotional scars that will likely never heal. These women were promised safe, low-cost breast surgery, but instead they were left butchered, disfigured and with life-threatening infections. No-frills Australian doctor Les Blackstock even woke his patients up mid-operation, demanding they make surgical decisions. We go in search of this cowboy cosmetic surgeon.
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