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.
For more than 130 years, lovers of ghost stories have enjoyed talking about one of our most enduring mysteries: the Phantom Canoe of Lake Tarawera.Read more
You need 30g of nuts a day to maximise their health benefits. Here's some tips on how to do it without putting a hole in your wallet.Read more
When Amies moved to Naseby’s old butcher shop 22 years ago, he brought 1200 model cars with him; now he has more than 3000.Read more
As a result of growing concern over the welfare of pugs, British and French bulldogs, Trade Me has announced they're banning the sale of these breeds.Read more
NZ has an unregulated puppy-breeding industry where unscrupulous operators can flourish, so why aren’t we following the lead of overseas governments?Read more