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Celebrating Chinese language and culture

Celebrating Chinese language and culture

2017-10-23 00:19:49, nzherald.co.nz

Whanganui High School students had the chance to learn about Chinese language and culture during Chinese Language Week celebrations. Led by the school's Chinese language teacher, Beck Ding, students were invited to take part in a range of Chinese-themed activities last week. During school breaks students could watch Chinese films (popcorn included), take part in Chinese quizzes and watch kung fu demonstrations

 

Politics & Government

New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern

New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern

2017-10-22 05:05:50, samoaobserver.ws

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation's next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations after a close September election. Ardern's Labour Party will be joined in a coalition by the small, nationalist New Zealand First party and will also get support from the liberal Green Party

 

Sports

India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli makes 200th ODI appearance for India

India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli makes 200th ODI appearance for India

2017-10-22 10:09:53, indianexpress.com

India skipper Virat Kohli will add yet another feather to his cap when he walks out to face New Zealand in the first ODI of the three-match series. In the first ODI in Mumbai, the right-hander will make his 200th appearance in ODIs for India. One of the finest players of the modern game, Kohli began his career back in 2008 in Dambulla against Sri Lanka and since then he has amassed 8767 runs in 191 innings including 30 centuries and 45 half-centuries at a staggering average of 55

 

Business

Australian casino tycoon James Packer clears the decks after boat budget blowout

Australian casino tycoon James Packer clears the decks after boat budget blowout

2017-10-21 22:09:06, stuff.co.nz

As the summer countdown begins, the waters around one of Australia's biggest superyachts are getting decidedly choppy. Billionaire casino king James Packer is no doubt more preoccupied with allegations that Melbourne's Crown Casino staff had tampered with poker machines, claims management has vehemently denied. But there has also been another growing headache: a very expensive new superyacht which has been under construction in Europe for the past three years

 

Education

Fond memories for oldest student at Waipukurau Primary School 150th

Fond memories for oldest student at Waipukurau Primary School 150th

2017-10-22 20:14:19, nzherald.co.nz

Nearly a century has passed since Wynne Bullen first set foot in Waipukurau Primary School and things have certainly changed. The 98-year-old was the oldest past student to return to the school on Saturday for its 150th anniversary celebrations which included an official opening, cake cutting and an evening function. Mrs Bullen (nee Malkin), who moved from England in 1925, went to Waipukurau Primary School from 1926-1931 and has returned to the school twice for the 125th and 135th jubilees

 

Society & Culture

Celebrating Chinese language and culture

Celebrating Chinese language and culture

2017-10-23 00:19:49, nzherald.co.nz

Whanganui High School students had the chance to learn about Chinese language and culture during Chinese Language Week celebrations. Led by the school's Chinese language teacher, Beck Ding, students were invited to take part in a range of Chinese-themed activities last week. During school breaks students could watch Chinese films (popcorn included), take part in Chinese quizzes and watch kung fu demonstrations

 

Entertainment & Arts

Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey up for indie award

Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey up for indie award

2017-10-20 08:47:34, stuff.co.nz

Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey has been nominated for Best Actress at the 2017 Gotham Awards. Lynskey is up for the award - part of an annual ceremony recognising independent films in the US - for her work on the Netflix movie, I Don't Want to Live in This World Anymore. In the film, New Plymouth-born Lynskey starts alongside Elijah Wood as a down-on-her-luck nurse who, when her house is burgled, tries to track down the culprits herself

 

Travel & Recreation

Top 10 world's weirdest hotels

Top 10 world's weirdest hotels

2017-10-22 22:43:38, stuff.co.nz

You've gone down the Grand Canyon, up the Eiffel Tower and clamoured the Colosseum. Now you're ready for some off-the-ticket line action away from the madding crowds. Here are the top 10 unsettling hotels: READ MORE:* Top 10 weirdest hotel complaints. * The weirdest time zones from around the world * The weirdest places to live in the world. HOTEL VIRU, TALLINN, ESTONIA Foreign visitors weren't funnelled into the Hotel Viru for its views

 

Science & Nature

Strong quake hits near Kaikōura

Strong quake hits near Kaikōura

2017-10-22 08:11:59, radionz.co.nz

Children living in the Kaikōura quake zone are beginning to struggle with anxiety and behavioural issues, some Hurunui district schools say. 'It's not hard for the wheels to come off' 'Pigtail' construction in firing line after Kaikōura quake 'Pigtail' construction in firing line after Kaikōura quake Organisms living on the seabed wiped out by huge mudslides from November's earthquakes are showing early signs of recovery, researchers looking at Kaikōura's sea canyon say

 

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