April 29, 2017



Awash with dosh

The average pay for New Zealand’s top bosses has surged to over $1 million a year. So what impact is this having on the gap between the haves and the have-nots? by Rebecca Macfie

In Flanders fields

New Zealand’s most lethal military campaign was on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918. On the campaign’s worst day, a century ago this year, 845 Kiwis died trying to take a small Belgian village. by Matthew Wright

Beacon in the murk

HARDtalk interviewer Stephen Sackur once said a journalist needs “curiosity, courage and confidence”. After three decades as a newsman, he has all these attributes in spades. by Diana Wichtel

‘Our home was always full of books’

The woman in charge of the Hocken Collections derives enormous pleasure from the treasures in her professional care – and those in her own home. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Nutrition Pathogens and agricultural chemicals in fresh produce pose a risk that should be taken seriously. by Jennifer Bowden

Health A rare form of meningitis that puts newborns at risk. by Nicky Pellegrino

Technology New Huawei and Samsung phones are hogging Apple’s 10th-anniversary limelight. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Traumatic flashbacks after a spell in intensive care have been linked to excessive medication. by Marc Wilson

Food Matching Marlborough foods and wines makes for a happy culinary collision. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Not every medal-winner has a price to match. by Michael Cooper

Sport Sonny Bill Williams knows how professional sport operates. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Beatty and Me

Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty talks about his love-hate relationship with writing and the creation of his scathing American satire, The Sellout. by Sarah Jane Barnett

Books Novelist James McNaughton guesses at how climate change might amplify our social ills, Ann Packer rounds up young-adult fiction and Christopher Moore looks at new local non-fiction.

Music James Belfield interviews Mike Fabulous (aka Lord Echo), and reviews his latest release and albums by Aimee Mann and indie supergroup BNQT.

Film Beyond the Known World, After the Storm



Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Rachel Morris in Washington DC

Politics Jane Clifton

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Back to Black Joanne Black



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


National's boot camp plan: Will it help troubled young New Zealanders?
78288 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Politics

National's boot camp plan: Will it help troubled y…

by Susan Strongman

Is bootcamp the government's solution for hardened young criminals?

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On the record: Parliament's Hansard turns 150
76068 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z History

On the record: Parliament's Hansard turns 150

by Sharon Stephenson

For the past 150 years, every word spoken in Parliament’s debating chamber has gone down in history.

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78333 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Profiles

The Greens' James Shaw on Metiria, the election an…

by Clare de Lore

James Shaw stunned some Green Party members when he became co-leader and the surprises didn’t stop.

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The man behind a Maori bid to tackle climate change
78346 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Environment

The man behind a Maori bid to tackle climate chang…

by Rebecca Macfie

The Waitangi Tribunal has been asked to grant an urgent hearing into a claim that the Govt’s climate policy is in breach of its obligations to Maori.

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How my email hacker made me rethink Google
78306 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Technology

How my email hacker made me rethink Google

by Mark Broatch

After having his Gmail account hacked, Mark Broatch wonders: do the digital giants have too much power and not enough responsibility?

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Inti: The new South American restaurant by Javier Carmona
Four must-see art shows, and more exciting Auckland events
78321 2017-08-18 12:57:44Z What's on

Four must-see art shows, and more exciting Aucklan…

by India Hendrikse

A special exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery plus work from Koji Ryui, Kazu Nakagawa and two of Cuba's best emerging artists.

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Wellington rental horror stories: 'I had spores and fungi in my system'
78276 2017-08-18 06:49:26Z Social issues

Wellington rental horror stories: 'I had spores an…

by Michael Cropp

New voluntary Warrant of Fitness scheme for Wellington rental properties is a good start, but will landlords actually take part?

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