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.
Just under one in three IT grads in 2015 were women. But it’s not quite translating to the industry.Read more
'In the bonds of love we meet', goes our anthem. But who's the 'we'? Do modern histories focus too much on a clash between Maori and Pakeha?Read more
Any extension of teaching Te Reo in schools would depend on whether the resources are available for it, the incoming Education Minister says.Read more
A new book tells how investigative chronicler Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to create his famous private detective.Read more
A debut novelist finds inspiration in her New Guinea childhood.Read more