Even by the regular horrors of a brutal world, even by
commonplace terrorist killings in Pakistan, even by terrorist
standards, the slaughter of 132 children and nine staff at a
Peshawar army school is monstrous and almost beyond belief.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to have strengthened
his hold on power given the country's ruling coalition looked
to be heading for a resounding victory in lower-house
elections at the weekend.
Dairy farmers yesterday received the bad news they had been
expecting when Fonterra announced a revised payout price of
$4.70 per kilogram of milksolids, slashing 60c per kg/ms off
the previous forecast.
Many people will be familiar with the Rotary motto ''Service
above self'', a philosophy which is the cornerstone of many
organisations and individuals working in New Zealand and
around the world for the betterment of others.