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More and more Māori words are commonly used by speakers of New Zealand English. The word aroha means love or compassion. from www.shutterstock.com

Māori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity

Usually, a minor language will adopt words from a dominant language, but NZ English bucks this trend. It has been borrowing a growing number of Māori words, not always to add meaning but to mark identity.
Mountain bikers are reclaiming some of the tracks that were destroyed during the Christchurch earthquakes. from www.shutterstock.com

The importance of sports in recovery from trauma: lessons from and for Christchurch

In the weeks and months following mass trauma, such as the shootings in Christchurch, participating in physical activity can help individuals and communities deal with stress, anxiety and grief.
Justice minister Andrew Little (left) said that the “year and a day” rule can no longer be justified because of medical advances that keep people alive for longer. AAP Image

New Zealand’s repeal of “year and a day” rule expands liability for homicide

New Zealand's parliament this week passed an amendment to the crimes act, abolishing the "year and a day" rule. This raises questions about any proposed euthanasia laws and homicide more generally.
South Africa’s runner Caster Semenya, the current 800-meter Olympic gold and world champion, arrives with her lawyer Gregory Nott (right) for hearings at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport. EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Sex and sport: how to create a level playing field

The International Association of Athletics Federations wants athletes who have differences of sexual development to medically reduce their testosterone levels. But this may be in breach of human rights.
On February 6, 1840, representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs acting on behalf of their tribes signed the Treaty of Waitangi. from Wikimedia Commons

Explainer: the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi, signed in 1840, is New Zealand's foundation document. But debate continues about the exact meaning of the treaty text.
Key values in Māori leadership include a concern for past and future generations. from www.shutterstock.com

Five key values of strong Māori leadership

Emerging Māori leaders successfully weave traditional practices with contemporary influences on leadership styles.
Professional female surfers have been advocating for decades for equal pay, access to events, visibility and sponsorship. Ed Sloane / EPA

Women’s surfing riding wave towards gender equity

The World Surfing League has announced that it will offer equal pay to male and female athletes. In a sport dominated by hyper-masculinity, this is a significant step.
The extinction of important animal resources such as the moa reverberated culturally for centuries after the birds’ extinction. John Megahan / Wikimedia Commons

Dead as the moa: oral traditions show that early Māori recognised extinction

Tracing extinctions that happened centuries ago is difficult. But in New Zealand, the last place to be settled some 750 years ago, ancestral Māori oral traditions retain clues about lost species.
Tui, Anjing milik penulis Tim Edwards adalah bagian dari tim yang dilatih untuk mendeteksi kanker paru-paru dalam sampel napas dan air liur. Universitas Waikato

Hidung sensitif anjing mungkin menjadi kunci untuk deteksi dini kanker paru-paru

Para peneliti melatih anjing mendeteksi kanker paru-paru melalui sampel napas dan air liur, dengan tujuan mengembangkan deteksi dini dan fungsional "electronic nose” untuk mendiagnosa kanker paru-paru
Author Tim Edwards’ dog Tui is part of a team of canines being trained to detect lung cancer in breath and saliva samples. University of Waikato

Dogs’ sensitive noses may be the key to early detection of lung cancer

Researchers are training dogs to detect lung cancer in breath and saliva samples, with the aim of developing early-detection screening and a functional “electronic nose” for diagnosing lung cancer.

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