Inside Auckland’s newest golf course Te Arai Links and what members get for a $48k joining fee

Te Arai Links South Course officially opened this week. Photo / Ricky Robinson It’s one of the most hotly-anticipated golf courses in the world, has a membership fee of about $50,000 and features one of the biggest putting greens in the world. North Auckland’s Te Arai Links has officially opened to members, with another course … Read more

England set up T20I series decider with Pakistan as Phil Salt powers tourists to thumping win in Lahore | Cricket News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Highlights from the sixth T20 international in Lahore as Phil Salt’s blistering 87 not out from 41 balls powered England to an eight wicket victory over Pakistan Highlights from the sixth T20 international in Lahore as Phil Salt’s blistering 87 not out from 41 balls … Read more

Golf: Daniel Hillier on the cusp of securing DP World Tour card

Daniel Hillier celebrates one of ten birdies during his final round at the Swiss Challenge. Photo / Getty Wellington golfer Daniel Hillier is likely to join Ryan Fox on the DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) next season after his stunning victory at the European Challenge Tour’s Swiss Challenge tournament in France. The 24-year-old … Read more

Moneybeat: Rising interest rates and signs of inflation

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Next up on The World and Everything in It: the Monday Moneybeat. NICK EICHER, HOST: Time now for our weekly conversation on business, markets, and the economy with financial analyst and adviser David Bahnsen, head of the wealth management firm The Bahnsen Group. Good morning! DAVID BAHNSEN, GUEST: Good morning, Nick, good … Read more

Golf: Steve Alker, Lydia Ko and Daniel Hillier all shine on world stage

Lydia Ko is looking to win back-to-back Vare Trophy titles. Photo / Photosport Steve Alker has fallen just short of his fourth victory of the year in the PGA Tour Champions, a 17th-hole bogey denying him a chance at topping eventual winner Steve Flesch. Alker, the Charles Schwab Cup money leader, was looking to become … Read more

The DART mission is about to collide with an asteroid

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, or DART, aims to see if this kind of kinetic impact can help deflect an asteroid posing a threat to Earth. “We are moving an asteroid,” said Tom Statler, NASA program scientist for the DART mission. “We are changing the motion of a natural celestial body in space. Humanity … Read more

Fast radio burst: Studies reveal details about the origin

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are bright, powerful emissions of radio waves ranging from a fraction of a millisecond to a few milliseconds, each producing energy equivalent to the sun’s annual output. Recent research suggested that some FRBs originate from magnetars, which are neutron stars with extremely powerful magnetic fields. A fast radio burst found … Read more

Dinosaurs were in decline when asteroid hit, egg study says

Most information on dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous era comes from what is now the United States, particularly the Hell Creek Formation, which provides a picture of relatively rich dinosaur diversity during the final million years of that period. However, fossil information from that time in other regions is much thinner, and it’s … Read more

World leaders gather ‘at time of great peril’ at UN

The UN gang is finally getting back together in person, after three years of leaders speaking by video due to the global pandemic. But many leaders from the 193 UN member countries were in the United Kingdom for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, forcing their missions to the UN to scramble to … Read more

InSight lander detects space rocks slamming into Mars

It’s the first time a mission has picked up both seismic and acoustic waves from an impact on Mars, and InSight’s first detection of impacts since landing on the red planet in 2018. Fortunately, InSight wasn’t in the path of these meteoroids, the name for space rocks before they hit the ground. The impacts ranged … Read more