Following orders from President Rodrigo Duterte, authorities have closed all state gambling facilities on Sunday and will keep them closed until the end of a massive corruption probe. A Fillipina mother holds her daughter after purchasing a lottery ticket in 2018, when the jackpot rose to over US$13 millionIn total, more than 30,000Continue Reading

By Nicholas Agar Wherever one looks – the media,political leaders’ rhetoric, or online discussions – one finds a bias toward bad ideals. This is not to suggest that we – or most of us – endorse, say, racism, misogyny or homophobia, but rather that we grant them efficacy. We believeContinue Reading

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has congratulated Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua on her success in turning the New Zealand netball side around. Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua. Photo: Photosport The All Blacks arrived back from Argentina in time to see the end of the netball final against Australia. Hansen says theyContinue Reading

Christchurch Town Hall has hosted a citizenship ceremony for the first time since the 2010-11 earthquakes. In all, 160 new citizens were officially welcomed at a special gathering in the Limes Room on Monday evening – nine years after the last Town Hall ceremony. The Bayson family, from Halswell, areContinue Reading