Extremist hatred fuels a massacre designed to horrify
It also shattered a veneer of civility and security in one of the safest and most highly developed countries in the world. 'Hello brother' A man at the door to Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue called out "hello, brother," just before the approaching killer opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle. Seconds later, a wounded…
A mass murder of, and for, the Internet
For everyone else, it was a booby trap, a joke designed to ensnare unsuspecting people and members of the media into taking it too literally. The goal, if there was one, may have been to pull a popular internet figure into a fractious blame game and inflame political tensions everywhere. In a tweet early Friday…
PwC looks to remove conflict issues around payments to former partners
A PwC spokeswoman told AFR Weekend the firm was working to alleviate any concerns about conflict over the payments but did not provide details. "We will continue to work with our stakeholders and clients to ensure any perceptions of conflict created by the retirement plan are removed or safeguarded appropriately. No changes to our retirement…
New Zealand gun laws to change: Ardern
The unprecedented attacks have seen the country's threat level raised to high for the first time in its history. Public events across the nation scheduled for the weekend have been cancelled amid safety fears, with police officers and helicopters on patrol. "There is no guarantee the risk is limited to Canterbury and we need all…
Path clear to a zero carbon economy
Fast forward a decade and Turner has a great deal of empathy for the Paris-based International Energy Agency and its annual forecasts of what will happen to the composition of the world’s sources of energy. “If you look at the last 15 years of IEA reports, their flagship product, the world energy outlook and you…