May 27, 2017



In from the cold

Shockingly, almost 1600 Kiwi deaths each winter are attributed to our cold houses. Here’s what we can do. by Ruth Nichol

Miner in a dark vein

It took Catherine Chidgey 13 years to write the novel that won the fiction prize at this week’s Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. by Diana Wichtel

A bicycle built for you

The electric bike is starting to go mainstream. by Peter Calder

Festival fever

Is the competition among literary festivals becoming dangerous for their health? by Sally Blundell

‘It’s a world first’

The woman who created an international publishing empire is now engaged in a digital programme to teach reading to millions of children in remote places. by Clare de Lore

High stakes game

The sky’s the limit in the war of the advisers as a company’s liquidators sue the auditor. by Jonathan Underhill


This Life

Nutrition If nitrates in processed meats are carcinogenic, are other sources of the compound safe? by Jennifer Bowden

Technology The effect of fake news on democracy has forced Facebook to do something about it. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Mindfulness can have benefits sometimes, but it works better for women. by Marc Wilson

Food Signing up for fresh food directly from small-scale growers can change the way you eat. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Yalumba’s Y Series is a good-value way to enjoy the venerable brand. by Michael Cooper

Sport Ratbaggery is routine in ­Australasian league. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

The man with the mic

Confrontational documentary-maker Nick Broomfield has turned his attention to the tragedy of Whitney Houston. by Russell Baillie

A Way With Words Ockham NZ Book Award winner Ashleigh Young describes how she writes. Hold on – no she doesn’t.

Books Dawn O’Porter infuses chick-lit with feminism; derring-do in Timbuktu; Barry Brickell’s last verses reinvent the language; a round-up of recent speculative fiction; and Apirana Taylor’s new novel.

Music From Roger Waters, !!!, and the Charlatans

Classical Jenny McLeod’s 24 Tone Clocks; Isabelle Faust’s Mozart Violin Concertos     

Film The Sense of an Ending; Pecking Order





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



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


National's boot camp plan: Will it help troubled young New Zealanders?
78288 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Politics

National's boot camp plan: Will it help troubled y…

by Susan Strongman

Is bootcamp the government's solution for hardened young criminals?

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On the record: Parliament's Hansard turns 150
76068 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z History

On the record: Parliament's Hansard turns 150

by Sharon Stephenson

For the past 150 years, every word spoken in Parliament’s debating chamber has gone down in history.

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78333 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Profiles

The Greens' James Shaw on Metiria, the election an…

by Clare de Lore

James Shaw stunned some Green Party members when he became co-leader and the surprises didn’t stop.

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The man behind a Maori bid to tackle climate change
78346 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Environment

The man behind a Maori bid to tackle climate chang…

by Rebecca Macfie

The Waitangi Tribunal has been asked to grant an urgent hearing into a claim that the Govt’s climate policy is in breach of its obligations to Maori.

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How my email hacker made me rethink Google
78306 2017-08-19 00:00:00Z Technology

How my email hacker made me rethink Google

by Mark Broatch

After having his Gmail account hacked, Mark Broatch wonders: do the digital giants have too much power and not enough responsibility?

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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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