An issue that seems to have people's blood boiling is an editorial in an Australian newspaper telling us we're overdoing our use of the haka. We've done it at the pool, in the games village, at the sevens and trackside. Mark's Sainsbury has been following reaction to this in Melbourne.
For fifty years he's been the quiet coach, poolside at every international swimming event in which a Kiwi has worn the silver fern. Tonight will be Duncan Laing's last. The 76-year-old says ill health is forcing him to step down in a career that's achieved so much for his sport. Rawdon Christie met him.
Talk about dancer and choreographer Douglas Wright, and words like genius, tortured and provocative spring to mind. He's one of our most famous dancers, but the past two years have been his blackest, culminating in an attempt to take his own life last February. But now Douglas Wright has regained his creative passion. His second memoir is about to be released and a new dance, Black Milk, opens in Invercargill on Saturday. At 49, he tells Robyn Janes, he's finally happy.
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