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Young brides ‘forced to wed’

Almost 800 girls under 18 were married in New Zealand in the past decade, and women’s rights activists believe a number of those marriages were against the will of the brides. It is not illegal for 16 and 17-year-olds to marry with parental consent but activists suggest a number of those marriages are forced by… Continue reading Young brides ‘forced to wed’

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Kiwi back on the Syrian front line

A New Zealander fighting in Syria is thought to have moved back to the front line of the conflict. Chinese-born Weiming Chen, who sculpted several well known works including a statue of Sir Edmund Hillary at Orewa, has joined Syrian rebels resisting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Kiwi back on the Syrian front line