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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



House lending restrictions hit investors
69944 2017-03-28 16:35:14Z Property

House lending restrictions hit investors

by Patrick O'Meara

Loans to investors fell to $1.15 billion in February - 35 percent down on a year earlier - following new house lending restrictions.

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Seeing red: What to do about red-light runners
68984 2017-03-28 00:00:00Z Social issues

Seeing red: What to do about red-light runners

by Sarah Lang

Red-light runners bring out the nark in Sarah Lang. But dobbing in offenders, she argues, just might save a life.

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Free fashion events in Auckland: Paperboy's picks
Nobody home: Playing the blame-game over Auckland's housing crisis
69495 2017-03-28 00:00:00Z Property

Nobody home: Playing the blame-game over Auckland'…

by Virginia Larson

The government not only refused to admit housing was a crisis, it tried to smear the pig with lipstick and call it a “problem of success".

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Density done well: Q&A with economist Shamubeel Eaqub
Is menstrual suppression the solution to period pain?
69711 2017-03-28 00:00:00Z Health

Is menstrual suppression the solution to period pa…

by Ruth Nichol

As a feminist, Tara Forde has always tried to be “period positive” – to celebrate menstruation as normal, natural and healthy, but after years of pain

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Film review: Loving
Crossword 1020 answers and explanations