World

Eleven bells for Armistice centenary, then cacophonous chorus

The Rangimarie peace bell of the National War Memorial Carillon will toll eleven times to mark the start of the two-minute silence of remembrance at 11.00am on Sunday at the official Armistice Centenary National Ceremony in Wellington. Then, at 11.02am, a celebratory fanfare will be played by the full bells of the carillon, the third largest in …

Eleven bells for Armistice centenary, then cacophonous chorus Read More »

Remember Kristallnacht, fight fascism, embrace hope and violins

On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, it’s time to look back 80 years and ask: who makes the Nazis? Then look forward with hope and music. By Mark Cubey Smashed windows of a Jewish business in Germany after Kristallnacht, 1938 In case you were wondering, it’s fine after the events of the last 12 months to call …

Remember Kristallnacht, fight fascism, embrace hope and violins Read More »

Hazza/Mezza schedule Wellington touchdown

The “spare to the heir and his American wife”, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will briefly visit Wellington on Sunday 28 October. Kensington Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry, sixth in line to the British throne and the third-most popular member of the royal family after his brother William and the …

Hazza/Mezza schedule Wellington touchdown Read More »

Bloody moon set to love us long time

A rare selenelion event will be observable in Wellington tomorrow morning, with a chance to witness the sun and an eclipsed moon in the sky at the same time. Blood Moon photo by Derek Liang Story by Mark Cubey Saturday morning’s lunar eclipse will be the longest Blood Moon of the century, lasting one hour and …

Bloody moon set to love us long time Read More »

What are fair borders for New Zealand?

A discussion on migration tonight (Thursday 28 June) will explore how New Zealand’s borders impact on citizens, recent immigrants, and people who aren’t permitted to set foot on this land. Auckland academic David Hall (pictured), editor of last year’s BWB Text Fair Borders?, will lead the discussion with contributors Andrew Chen, Arama Rataand and Evelyn Marsters. It is part …

What are fair borders for New Zealand? Read More »