The Kiwi lawyer leading the way in Japan's legal profession
When Catherine O’Connell started setting up her own law firm in Tokyo, she didn’t realise she would become a pioneer in more ways than one. The Christchurch lawyer is not only the first from New Zealand to set up a law firm in Japan, but also the first non-Japanese female lawyer to do so.
Drink driving and smog put a damper on Thailand's Songkran festival
Thailand is famous around the world for its Songkran festival, held annually to celebrate the new year. But this year, some of the country's most critical challenges will be on show.
Asia in the news: Brunei brings in 'barbaric' anti-gay stoning laws
Brunei has sparked international criticism for implementing harsh new laws which make anal sex, adultery and abortion, among other acts, punishable by stoning to death. Here's how New Zealand media covered the issue.