Māori a ‘core subject’ by 2025 – but still not compulsory

The Minister for Māori Development says te reo will be a "core subject" in primary and intermediate schools by 2025. There is a "huge challenge ahead" to reach...
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This week is Māori language week!

Did you know that for all of September it is Māori language month? and THIS WEEK is Māori language week? September 14th even marks Māori language day celebrating the day New...

Primary students create app to combat bullying

Five primary school girls have created an app to combat bullying. The year six students at Frankley School in New Plymouth worked together to try to combat the rising...

Big earthquake hits Japan, sparking landslides

Buildings have collapsed, roads buckled, and people trapped amid widespread landslides sparked by a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 that struck the northern Japanese island of...

First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologised after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school's opening day. Who would think this is a good idea? We're trying...

Which city has just told police to ignore couples having sex in public?

Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other...

Store caught sticking ‘googly eyes’ on fish to make them look fresher

Over in Kuwait, police have shut down a fish store after they were found sticking googly eyes on the stock to make them look fresh. https://twitter.com/eldahshan/status/1035929578626318336 Twitter is certainly...

Japanese authorities ‘examining’ kiwi David Farrier’s Dark Tourist series

Kiwi journalist David Farrier appears to have caught the attention of Japanese authorities over his video tour of Fukushima. His Netflix series 'Dark Tourist' shows him touring through...

Australian campaign suggests it’s okay to drink while pregnant

The headline was pretty self explanatory: "It's safest not to drink while pregnant." The smaller text underneath however: "It's not known if alcohol is safe to drink when...

Woman blocked from creating social media accounts because of her last name

Natalie Weiner has been blocked from creating social media accounts after it was deemed her last name was too "offensive". https://twitter.com/natalieweiner/status/1034533245839450113 Weiner was flooded with numerous replies from people whose...