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


Politicians aren’t talking to us this election year, but to Winston Peters
71902 2017-04-28 14:08:09Z Politics

Politicians aren’t talking to us this election yea…

by Jane Clifton

We don't want any David Cunliffe cod-bogan attempts to get down with the peeps, but MPs seem to be going way too far in the other direction this year.

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9th Floor: Jenny Shipley on how 'middle class welfare' is morally bankrupt
71856 2017-04-28 09:53:00Z Politics

9th Floor: Jenny Shipley on how 'middle class welf…

by Guyon Espiner

Dame Jenny Shipley on being the first woman Prime Minister, plus coups and coalitions, welfare reform and Winston Peters.

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Win a double pass to exclusive screening of McLaren
71854 2017-04-28 09:39:24Z Win

Win a double pass to exclusive screening of McLare…

by The Listener

McLaren is the definitive tale of New Zealander Bruce McLaren, who created a motor racing empire from his shed.

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Win a double pass to Doc Edge Festival
71847 2017-04-28 09:30:01Z Win

Win a double pass to Doc Edge Festival

by The Listener

Doc Edge Festival is one of Australasia’s premier international documentary film festivals.

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First look: Poké Poké
Health Minister dismisses chocolate fundraiser ban
71842 2017-04-28 09:07:08Z Nutrition

Health Minister dismisses chocolate fundraiser ban…

by RNZ

Should schools be selling chocolate to raise funds? The Health Minister says it's ok, but nutrition experts disagree.

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Film review: Denial
71718 2017-04-28 00:00:00Z Movies

Film review: Denial

by Peter Calder

The dramatisation of a Holocaust denier’s libel suit is both engrossing and moving.

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Danish dramas versus Kiwi soaps
71634 2017-04-28 00:00:00Z Television

Danish dramas versus Kiwi soaps

by Jeremy Rose

A quarter of Denmark's population regularly watch Danish TV dramas, while the highest-rating Kiwi drama attracted an audience of just over 250,000.

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