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


Named and shamed: What political parties' candidate lists really reveal
75039 2017-06-25 00:00:00Z Politics

Named and shamed: What political parties' candidat…

by Bevan Rapson

Tortuously compiled candidate lists give a window into each party’s soul.

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With its race riots and Vietnam War, we're nothing like US half a century ago
75341 2017-06-25 00:00:00Z World

With its race riots and Vietnam War, we're nothing…

by Bill Ralston

If the Aussies hadn’t laid false claim to the title, this could be called the lucky country.

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Film review: Churchill
75352 2017-06-25 00:00:00Z Movies

Film review: Churchill

by Peter Calder

A film portraying Churchill on the eve of D-Day paints him as an uncertain hero.

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The incredible vanishing TV
75300 2017-06-25 00:00:00Z Technology

The incredible vanishing TV

by Peter Griffin

Televisions no fatter than four credit cards are here, but you’ll need to bulk up your card limit to buy one.

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Cutting costs: The perils of buying a chainsaw
73472 2017-06-25 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Cutting costs: The perils of buying a chainsaw

by Rebecca Hayter

Rookie lifestyler Rebecca Hayter on sawing the wood for the trees.

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Hell and high water: When climate change comes lapping at your door
73401 2017-06-24 00:00:00Z Environment

Hell and high water: When climate change comes lap…

by Anke Richter

The world’s first climate change refugee now lives in a quiet Dunedin suburb. For Sigeo Alesana, life in this southern city is a long was from home.

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Film review: Rosalie Blum
75175 2017-06-24 00:00:00Z Movies

Film review: Rosalie Blum

by Peter Calder

Rosalie Blum is a charming comedy of déjà vu and stalking.

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Tatai Whetu revives seldom-heard pre-European musical culture
75198 2017-06-24 00:00:00Z Music

Tatai Whetu revives seldom-heard pre-European musi…

by Elizabeth Kerr

The sounds of taonga puoro are harmonising with Western instruments on concert platforms.

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