June 24, 2017

 

Features

Taming your inner hoarder

Our obsession with possessions is economically and ecologically unsustainable and is making us anxious and depressed. by Sally Blundell

Home truths

What should mum-and-dad investors do for their retirement? Sir Bob Jones says the traditional approach of scrimping and saving is no way to go.

Class captain

Nikki Kaye was a teenage tearaway who wanted to leave school early. Now she’s our youngest-ever female Minister of Education. by Aimie Cronin

Cup of life

The All Blacks’ inaugural World Cup triumph 30 years ago revived a bruised and battered game. by Paul Thomas

Gender bender

Climbing the male-dominated corporate ladder can be good for women – and better for business. by Rebecca Howard

 

This Life

Health A treatment advance is delivering for couples unable to conceive despite round after round of IVF. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Improving the dietary health of the elderly may be as simple as including them in our lives. by Jennifer Bowden

Technology Concerns about
voice-activated speakers listening in on our conversations are real. by Peter Griffin

Food Just like wine, food can develop a taste of its own according to where it grows. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Three great 2014 wines honouring revered winemaker Tom McDonald are about to be released. by Michael Cooper

Sport It doesn’t pay to dwell on how often sporting results are determined by officiating errors. by Paul Thomas

Psychology A clear economic argument for spending on mental health. by Marc Wilson

 

 

Books & Culture

Voices from the past

The sounds of taonga puoro are harmonising with Western instruments on concert platforms. by Elizabeth Kerr

Books By Paddy Richardson, Helen Dunmore and Ashley Hay, and about the totara and the Osage murders in Oklahoma, plus the latest crime fiction.

Way with Words Playwright Briar Grace-Smith tells of the inspirations for her latest work.

Opera The new Carmen reviewed.

Music From the Miltones, Dan Auerbach, Kevin Morby and alt-J.

Film Churchill, The Mummy, The Olive Tree, Despite the Falling Snow

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

 Bulletin from Abroad Rachel Morris in Washington DC

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes

Latest

Justice Minister Andrew Little: Corporate manslaughter law possible next year
85247 2017-12-18 09:23:28Z Crime

Justice Minister Andrew Little: Corporate manslaug…

by RNZ

Introducing a corporate manslaughter law should be possible part way through next year following the decision not to prosecute over the CTV building.

Read more
CTV Building: Why no one is being prosecuted under current law for the collapse
85244 2017-12-18 08:50:54Z Currently

CTV Building: Why no one is being prosecuted under…

by Rebecca Macfie

Rebecca Macfie explains the decision not to pursue charges against the men police wanted to prosecute in connection with the CTV Building collapse.

Read more
What the end of net neutrality in the US means for New Zealand
85230 2017-12-18 07:40:04Z Technology

What the end of net neutrality in the US means for…

by Max Towle

US protections for net neutrality have been repealed and tech experts here say that could have implications for New Zealand.

Read more
Navy sex attack victim: Degrading women is part of the culture
85227 2017-12-18 07:05:13Z Crime

Navy sex attack victim: Degrading women is part of…

by Kate Pereyra Garcia

Ex-navy sailor Hayley Young has joined the growing group of women waiving name suppression to speak out against sex abuse in the armed forces.

Read more
Answering the tough questions on resettling refugees in New Zealand
84636 2017-12-18 00:00:00Z Social issues

Answering the tough questions on resettling refuge…

by Rachel O’Connor

1,000 former refugees will enjoy their first Kiwi Christmas this year. Half will be kids, oblivious to the resettlement debate that rages around them.

Read more
Worn-out mumps vaccine can leave people at risk
85083 2017-12-18 00:00:00Z Health

Worn-out mumps vaccine can leave people at risk

by Ruth Nichol

Today the All Blacks, tomorrow the rest of us, as worn-out mumps jabs leave people vulnerable.

Read more
Pukeko pests - and what to do with them
84324 2017-12-18 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Pukeko pests - and what to do with them

by Rebecca Hayter

Rebecca Hayter finds it takes a lot of smarts to outsmart a pukeko.

Read more
2017: A year of hard truths
84210 2017-12-17 00:00:00Z Currently

2017: A year of hard truths

by Graham Adams

Our national mantra of “She’ll be right” looks to have backfired. Graham Adams reflects on 2017.

Read more