Most North Koreans are allowed no contact with the outside world...visitors are ordered to leave their cellphones at the airport on arrival. It's notoriously hard to obtain permission to get inside North Korea but Asia Correspondent Charlotte Glennie was granted a rare visit. She's the first New Zealand television journalist to have succeeded in officially filming there.
Exam season is nearly upon us. Never mind that NCEA brought us much more internal assessment, important end of year examinations are still a reality for most year 12 and 13 students. That means cramming, late nights and high stress. To try to ease the burden Connie Buchanan took a group of students from Sacred Heart Girls' College in Hamilton to meet with Karen Boyes , a study expert, to get tips on how to prepare for exams.
They called it the last hurrah, two old blokes on the adventure of a lifetime, riding through Asia on classic motorbikes only a little bit younger than the riders themselves. Des Molloy is 55 and Dick Huurdeman 72. Fifteen thousand kilometres, twenty countries and three months of travel are now all behind them, and they're back with a few tales of endurance and suffering from the dusty trail. Mike Jaspers catches up with two self confessed motorbike nuts in Dick's garage.