21:55 The death toll in Italy following a 6.2 earthquake has risen to at least 37 according to Reuters.

21:12 Fire-staff are still fighting to extinguish a blaze that has claimed a life in Fielding.

17:24 Daybreak in Italy has revealed the extent of the devastation following a powerful earthquake in the central region of the country.

17:22 A man has been taken to Christchurch Hospital after being crushed by a digger at a worksite in Mt Pleasant shortly after three o'clock.

16:14 A full military welcome has been rolled out for the state farewell of Sir Jerry Mateparae from the role of Governor-General.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012

Michael Chang the original Asian American sports trailblazer

The original Asian American sports trailblazer Michael Chang the winner of the 1989 French Open – is on the show to talk about the Linsanity phenomenon which has emerged with the rise and rise of the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin. Chang explores the pressures that come with breaking down racial stereotypes – something he did in Paris when as a Asian teenager he took the microphone at Roland Garros and addressed the world in English.

The original Asian American sports trailblazer Michael Chang the winner of the 1989 French Open – is on the show to talk about the Linsanity phenomenon which has emerged with the rise and rise of the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin.

Chang explores the pressures that come with breaking down racial stereotypes – something he did in Paris when as a Asian teenager he took the microphone at Roland Garros and addressed the world in English.

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