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


Winston Peters to be named deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
81948 2017-10-24 08:19:37Z Politics

Winston Peters to be named deputy Prime Minister a…

by RNZ

Details of the coalition deal struck between Labour and New Zealand First will be announced today, revealing the policy concessions by both sides.

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Xi Jinping and the rise of China in the Asia-Pacific
81954 2017-10-24 00:00:00Z World

Xi Jinping and the rise of China in the Asia-Pacif…

by Anna Fifield

The Chinese leader isn’t letting dissent get in the way of his drive to leave a grand legacy.

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Win a double pass to Waru
81958 2017-10-24 00:00:00Z Win

Win a double pass to Waru

by The Listener

From eight Māori women directors come eight connected stories, each taking place at the same time during the tangi of a small boy, Waru.

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When Sir Bob Jones met Muhammad Ali
81845 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Books

When Sir Bob Jones met Muhammad Ali

by Bob Jones

A new biography finds fault with the legendary fighter, but praise wins by a mile.

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Announcing the finalists of the NZ Craft Awards 2017
81876 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Culture

Announcing the finalists of the NZ Craft Awards 20…

by NZTV Craft Awards

The finalists of the New Zealand Craft Awards have been announced and here is the complete list.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease is not nearly as scary it seems
81868 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Health

Hand, foot and mouth disease is not nearly as scar…

by Ruth Nichol

It sounds alarmingly like foot and mouth disease, but all they have in common is they are viral.

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What to do in Auckland if you're a local who wants the tourist experience
81902 2017-10-23 00:00:00Z Travel

What to do in Auckland if you're a local who wants…

by Pamela Wade

After living in Auckland for almost 25 years, Pamela Wade decides to reacquaint herself with the city where she still feels like a stranger.

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The Lesley Calvert cold case: 40 years of torment
80160 2017-10-22 00:00:00Z Crime

The Lesley Calvert cold case: 40 years of torment

by Chris Birt

The mum-of-three was found on a hillside in sight of her farmhouse where she'd disappeared 7 months earlier. Suspicions swirled, but no answers found.

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