On Sunday morning, the All Blacks, New Zealand's highest
profile sports team, will run out on Soldier Field before a
sell-out crowd in Chicago, the first time they have played in
the United States since the early 1980s.
English philosopher Alan Watts is famously quoted as saying:
''Wonder, and its expression in poetry and the arts, are
among the most important things which seem to distinguish men
from other animals''.
After a 14-month investigation and a five-month trial, the
South Canterbury Finance hearing ended yesterday with former
chief executive Lachie McLeod and former director Robert
White acquitted of all charges.
As Prime Minister John Key and the Government mull New
Zealand's specific responses to Islamic State and terrorism
threats, it is worth noting the complexities of Iraq and
Syria and the severe perils of venturing into those hostile