December 15-21 2012 Issue 3788by Listener Archive
<h3>COVER STORY</h3> <h4>Ready or not</h4>
Ready or not - Is New Zealand the safest place in a global disaster?
Ruth Laugesen reports on how survivalists and self-sufficiency advocates are thriving in New Zealand; Rebecca Macfie talks with acclaimed Christchurch architect Sir Miles Warren about his magnificent gift to New Zealand; and Diana Wichtel talks with celebrity scientist Brian Cox about his business in making people excited about astronomy and "this little ball of rock" we call home.
It’s astonishing just how many well-educated, presumably semi-intelligent New Zealanders subscribe to and try to spread this kind of nonsense.Read more
1.5 billion plastic bags are used here each year and on average it takes just 12 minutes before a bag enters the waste stream.Read more
How to holiday like a local in the Naki.Read more
More government money is being poured into housing developments on the edge of Auckland - but the result won't be sprawl, says mayor Phil Goff.Read more