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Syria's starved, rebellious suburbs

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +1200

The airstrikes came at a rate of one a minute, with horrible results: civilians fleeing collapsing buildings, children trapped under slabs of concrete, paramedics grimly rushing the bloodied victims away on stretchers. At least 100...

Media Files:|caption=Members of the Syrian Civil Defence group known as the White Helmets have been risking their lives as they rescue and treat those injured in the airstrikes. Photo / AP

Whanganui museum's taonga from Te Rauparaha's legacy

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +1200

By Āwhina Twomey I HAVE worked at the Whanganui Regional Museum for nine years, and still haven't seen every taonga (treasure) here. Two weeks ago a humble wooden stake, with a coil of vine and a handful of thatching material...

Media Files:|caption=ANCESTOR: Te Rauparaha, a photograph of an original sketch by Alexander Gilfillan in 1843.