There has been anger across the world about the situation in the Gaza Strip, and yesterday (July 26) thousands of protesters took to the streets in Auckland and Wellington.
A 12-hour ceasefire came into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 8am (05:00 GMT) on Saturday (July 26) the 19th day of a conflict that has killed at least 900 people.
Labour unveils $350m education plan
A Labour Government will modernise New Zealand’s schools and close the digital divide by ensuring all students in Years 5-13 have access to a portable computer in the classroom and their home, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.
The Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus was born in 341 BC, on the island of Samos, a few miles off the coast of modern Turkey. He had an unusually long beard, wrote over three hundred books and was one of the most famous philosophers of his age.
What made him famous was his skilful and relentless focus on one particular subject: happiness. Previously, philosophers had wanted to know how to be good; Epicurus insisted he wanted to focus on how to be happy but said that we typically make three mistakes when thinking about happiness.