Martinborough Music Festival delivers a line-up of intimate chamber music

Martinborough Music Festival (first three concerts). Martinborough Town Hall, September 23-24. Reviewed by Max Rashbrooke. The Martinborough Music Festival, now in its fifth year, is an increasingly prominent part of the Wellington area’s classical scene; and its reputation seems set to grow, based on the first three of five concerts at this year’s festival. The … Read more

Passengers paid to ditch flight as route hits more issues

The turbulent start to Air New Zealand’s marathon direct New York service has continued, with passengers asked to volunteer to miss an overweight flight due to strong headwinds on the return leg. Shortly before boarding at John F. Kennedy International Airport the airline called for 20 volunteers to miss the flight in exchange for US$1500 … Read more

Greyhounds swap the racetrack for the red carpet at events throughout the country

They are the world’s fastest dogs but greyhounds across the country have slowed down for “full glam” red carpet-style walks. Hundreds of retired racing greyhounds and their owners met to strut their stuff as part of the Great Global Greyhound Walk, to raise awareness of the breed. READ MORE:* A sport on its last legs … Read more

Woke Uta teacher who bragged that her classroom ‘for non-white students’ keeps job after apology

A woke fourth-grade teacher who professed on social media that her classroom was ‘built for non-white students’ can keep her job after a school district investigation found no ‘policy or legal violations.’ The teacher, who has not been named, has been suspended since she posted a video of herself talking about her new role at William … Read more

Rosh Hashanah 2022: Happy Jewish New Year! When is it, greetings and what does S

Apples and honey are traditional on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (Picture: Getty Images) Rosh Hashanah begins today, a two-day celebration which usually takes place in September or October that marks the first day of the Jewish New Year. The event begins at sundown, customarily with the blowing of the shofar, the ram’s horn, … Read more

Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph – a round-up of the top stories we are covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free. 1. Liz Truss plans to cut taxes further in the new year Liz Truss is planning to continue her … Read more

Defence spending to increase by at least £52bn in response to Russian aggression

T he Defence Secretary has said Britain will increase the size of its armed forces spending by at least £52 billion in response to Russian aggression. In his first interview since Liz Truss entered No 10, Ben Wallace confirmed the new Prime Minister is sticking to her campaign promise of increasing defence spending by 3%. … Read more