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January 14, 2017



Out of the frying pan

When David Shearer told his family he was going to work in one of the world’s most troubled states, his son said, “Well, it’s got to be better than the shambles you’re in at the moment.” by Michele Hewitson

Peak paradise

The tourism boom is overwhelming some of our most prized beauty spots. Are there clever solutions? by Rebecca Macfie

‘Dark doings’

A Wellington couple who befriended unwed mothers in the 1920s became as notorious as the executed “baby farmer” Minnie Dean. by Redmer Yska

On the move

Holidays are a time for travelling. In this series of short stories, NZ writers tell tales of departure, arrival and looking back.

In the dolphin’s wake

As a symbol of the season’s spirit, we could do much worse than Pelorus Jack, who knew a bit about goodwill towards all humankind. by Lydia Monin


This Life

Health The very act of creating something can give people a psychological boost. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition How would you like a side of perfluorooctanoic acid with your popcorn? by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology How young people feel about their school plays a crucial role in their development. by Marc Wilson

Sport The sporting quotes of the year include verbal spaghetti on the subject of boxing. by Paul

Food Two new books capture the essence of a New Zealand summer. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A line-up of tasty, tangy rieslings for summer sipping. by Michael Cooper

Travel LA’s architectural landmarks


Books & Culture

Always coming home

Ursula Le Guin doesn’t tell readers much about her life, but revealing nuggets are starting to appear. by David Larsen

Books About 70s New Zealand music, memoirs by Jimmy Barnes, Phil Collins and Richard von Sturmer, and novels by Michael Chabon and Elena Ferrante

A Way with Words Nalini Singh

Music From the xx, Weyes Blood and Neil Young

Film The Edge of Seventeen, The Eagle Huntress



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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Greens dip below threshhold in new poll as Labour surges
78273 2017-08-18 06:38:34Z Politics

Greens dip below threshhold in new poll as Labour …

by RNZ

A "perfect storm" of scandal and the 'Jacinda effect' spells polling disaster for the Greens.

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Masterton's Aratoi Museum puts Ngati Kahungunu taonga on display
78086 2017-08-18 00:00:00Z History

Masterton's Aratoi Museum puts Ngati Kahungunu tao…

by Sharon Stephenson

Prized 19th-century artefacts are among iwi treasures that have returned to the Wairarapa.

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Citizens around the world are suing over climate change
78244 2017-08-18 00:00:00Z Environment

Citizens around the world are suing over climate c…

by Rebecca Macfie

In the face of perceived political inaction on climate change, citizens worldwide are taking the case to court.

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The best red wines under $20
78270 2017-08-18 00:00:00Z Wine

The best red wines under $20

by Michael Cooper

Don’t let anyone tell you there aren’t any good local pinot noirs for under $20, $25 or $30.

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The trans-Tasman fracas exposes our ebbing importance in Australia
78232 2017-08-17 12:54:43Z World

The trans-Tasman fracas exposes our ebbing importa…

by The Listener

Relations with Australia were already quite bad, but this week’s citizenship fiasco has increased a feeling of mutual bad faith.

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