January 21, 2017



Stroke of good fortune

A new technique that allows doctors to remove clots from the brain is being hailed as the biggest revolution in stroke treatment in 20 years. by Donna Chisholm

Hunters and collectors

Seed hunters are travelling the world collecting wild relatives of our most lucrative crop – pasture – so scientists can breed ­super-grass. by Eloise Gibson

Arresting development

Chris Cahill grew up in a household dominated by women and is determined female voices will be heard at the top level of the Police Association. by Clare de Lore

Political science

The planet’s most urgent challenges will be solved only if governments put science before self-interest in policymaking. by Robert G Patman

For better or worse

Relegated to life as a wife and mother, Anne McCahon had artistic talent to burn – and now, more than 70 years after she did her last painting, she is finally getting her own show. by Michele Hewitson

Biotech’s rebirth

Kiwi biotechnology businesses are piquing renewed investor interest. by Fiona Rotherham


This Life

Nutrition Look for evidence-based recommendations – and keep an eye on your iron and calcium intake. by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology While inmates’ psychiatric problems go unsolved, our imprisonment rates will remain high. by Marc Wilson

Health Belonging to a dementia-friendly book group could improve sufferers’ lives and social interactions. by Ruth Nichol

Technology Gadgets that will transport you beyond reality. by Peter Griffin

Travel The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice in Postman’s Park, London.

Food Avocados and tomatoes are perfect partners. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Gutsy reds for summer barbecues. by Michael Cooper

Sport Scepticism is greeting a hurried rugby tackle rule change aimed at kicking head injuries to touch. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Dream team A new opera about poet, novelist and journalist Robin Hyde is the result of a collaboration between one of our leading composers and a major poet. by Elizabeth Kerr

Books About a musical conversation between Seiji Ozawa and Haruki Murakami, Maori Television’s first 10 years, New Zealand wine and our coffee culture, and Margaret Drabble’s new novel

A Way with Words Tim Wilson

Music From the Flaming Lips, Hiss Golden Messenger and Childish Gambino

Film Jackie




Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Catherine Woulfe

Online Catherine Woulfe

TV Films Catherine Woulfe

Radio Catherine Woulfe

TV programmes

Radio programmes


What's with Winston's crush on Russia?
88370 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z Politics

What's with Winston's crush on Russia?

by Jane Clifton

Winston Peters has a thing about Russia, and no one can explain why.

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The Queen reveals her 'horrible' coronation day memories
88346 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z Books

The Queen reveals her 'horrible' coronation day me…

by Fiona Rae

When the Queen saw the crown for the first time in 65 years, she couldn’t tell the front from the back.

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Why is getting your pet into New Zealand such an ordeal?
88103 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Why is getting your pet into New Zealand such an o…

by Laura McQuillan

Bringing your pet into New Zealand is an expensive exercise that requires a lot of patience. And if you don't comply, your pet could die.

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What the sexual harassment allegations mean for the Labour Party
88374 2018-03-17 00:00:00Z Politics

What the sexual harassment allegations mean for th…

by Bill Ralston

The response to the weekend camp fiasco suggests the honeymoon for the new Government is over.

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The art and soul of Te Papa
88235 2018-03-17 00:00:00Z Arts

The art and soul of Te Papa

by Sally Blundell

Twenty years ago, Te Papa opened with little space to exhibit its national art collection. Now, it is showing off its new dedicated art space.

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Does chewing more help curb your appetite?
87918 2018-03-17 00:00:00Z Nutrition

Does chewing more help curb your appetite?

by Jennifer Bowden

Our appetite-control hormones are affected by chewing, according to some studies, whereas others show no change.

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How Auckland rapper JessB went from face in the crowd to queen of the stage
88396 2018-03-16 09:42:00Z Music

How Auckland rapper JessB went from face in the cr…

by Vomle Springford

Auckland rapper JessB is making her mark in the male-dominated hip-hop scene with the release of her much-anticipated debut EP Bloom.

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Defence Minister Ron Mark defends his use of military aircraft
88389 2018-03-16 07:02:40Z Politics

Defence Minister Ron Mark defends his use of milit…

by Craig McCulloch

Defence Minister Ron Mark is denying any inappropriate use of military aircraft after revelations he has used them to fly to and from home.

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