Performer, choreographer, solo mum, student and contemporary dance teacher – Claire O’Neil has a lot on her plate.
Boys, you have two months to get rid of that beer gut and practise your chat-up lines – Kiwi supermodel Rachel Hunter, right, is coming home, and she’s single. Hunter is back as a judge for the second series of New Zealand’s Got Talent – joining OpShop lead singer Jason Kerrison and J-Lo’s ex-husband Cris Judd – and she will be home in July to start filming.
REVIEW: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters TSB Bank Arena, Tuesday, April 9 In the 30 years since Led Zeppelin called it a day nobody has worked harder at honouring the legacy whilst creating distance from it – and attempting new runs on the board – than the voice of the band, Mr Robert Plant.
With the exception of Madame Defarge, the vengeful knitter of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, needlework has never been the most revolutionary of pursuits. Slow, laborious and meditative, it’s everything contemporary culture is not
You can’t get to the town of Ruili by plane or train. There is only the road
“May this book help me to be clearer in spirit, simpler in thought, greater in love.” Unlikely as it may seem, so begin the voluminous diaries of one of modern history’s most diabolical figures: Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda for the Third Reich. Despite these noble intentions, the entry soon reveals the ugly disposition of the man who became a fanatical member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle.
Call it a lesson in contemporary political discourse. Educators across America found themselves at the center of a political storm this week as conservatives exploded in anger over President Obama’s plans to give a speech to the country’s schoolchildren
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, facing an international arrest warrant, is paying the price for pandering to the West, al Qaeda’s second-in-command said in an audio statement released Tuesday. “I am not defending Omar al-Bashir or his regime, nor am I defending what it has done in Darfur and elsewhere,” Ayman al-Zawahiri said in the statement released by al Qaeda’s production company, as-Sahab Media. But, he said, “the issue isn’t one of Darfur and solving its problems; the issue is one of making excuses for more foreign interference in the Muslims’ countries in the framework of the contemporary Zionist Crusade.” The warrant issued by the International Criminal Court earlier this month accuses al-Bashir of war crimes and crimes against humanity, charges he denies