July 7–13 Issue 3765by Listener Archive
<h3>COVER STORY</h3> <h4>Houses - Why it's more expensive to build in NZ than in Australia</h4>
Houses - Why it's more expensive to build in NZ than in Australia
Rebecca Macfie reports on why Australians get 30% more new house for their money than we do. Also in this issue, Joanne Black interviews Widney Brown, Amnesty’s senior director of international law and policy on how New Zealand could advance its case for a seat on the Security Council in 2015-16 by helping Pacific countries stay staunch in the UN's upcoming Arms Trade Treaty negotiations; Diana Wichtel interviews The Torchlight List author Jim Flynn who is out to fill another hole in our knowledge; and Sally Blundell talks to photographer Stephanie Sinclair about her disturbing images of child brides.
A former member of Robert Mugabe's secret police who admitted to rape, murder and torture has left NZ after he was denied a work visa.Read more
It's election year — watch out for dog-whistles and half-truths.Read more
In this latest episode of the Screening Room, film critics James Robins and Darren Bevan pontificate and peruse the latest cinema releases.Read more
As virtual- and augmented-reality apps swamp us, developers are urged to remember humanity.Read more