Section: Global

Stories of global reach and relevance

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Migration canoes to flying foils

Mike Phillips
A Maori Waka at Waikato

Waka is the Maori word for a vessel or canoe. A waka hourua is a double hulled ocean-going canoe used over many centuries for migration of the Maori race across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The design used is still relevant to sports and recreational boats of today.

Aid to Refugees

Charlotte Mbali
Anti-refugee sit-in in Cape Town, South Africa;

A church leader from the Ukrainian church in London was on the television standing in front of a huge pile of goods donated in response to an appeal by the Polish community. He was explaining what was needed. Bedding and Pampers were on the list, and things for children. But he also emphasised that new goods are required, not old.

NATO’s Dilemma

Mike Phillips

In this article, Mike Phillips details the current organisation of NATO, its recent evolution to adapt to emerging challenges, and its current dilemma. He reviews a book “Future War and the Defence of Europe” published a year ago that predicted the events unfolding in Ukraine today. For three years from December 1992 Mike was the […]

Losing a Child

Magdalena Williams

How does one get over losing a child? What support exists for the grieving parents of a stillborn child, or a child who dies soon after birth?

Crossing Borders

Magdalena Williams

Magdalena examines her lasting horror of crossing international borders. In this article she details a very harrowing experience in Hungary.

The Big Fat Myth

TC Callis

Health professionals, the food industry and government public health messaging have been telling us to avoid fat for decades.