November 14, 2017

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The iGen teens are in slow mode

Teens are growing up more slowly than previous generations – they’re less likely to drive, smoke, booze and have sex. So, if they’re doing fewer risky things, why isn’t their mental health improving? by Donna Chisholm

Deadly charades

Russia and China are using hybrid forms of warfare that disguise their military objectives, but that may ultimately backfire. by Robert G Patman

Staying on the Trump Train

Two ex-presidents have joined the chorus of condemnations, but Trump supporters don’t give a damn about Republican critics or outraged metropolitan opinion. by Paul Thomas

Rocks, paper, satire

Cartoonist, political columnist, playwright and film-maker Tom Scott marks his 70th birthday with the release of Drawn Out: A Seriously Funny Memoir. by Clare de Lore

Serendipity the mother of invention

Genetics and chicory are giving rise to a high-country sheep so tasty that the meat industry sees it as a potential saviour. by Jonathan Underhill


This Life

Health Males pay with their lives for the tiny amount of health funding they get compared with females. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Are salt-cured and pickled meats bad for our health? by Jennifer Bowden

Food The chef behind Eat My Lunch has now produced a book with a focus on family meals. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine This year’s top 25 sauvignon blancs offer quality, value or both. by Michael Cooper

Travel Gettysburg, US

Sport France, the next side to line up against the All Blacks, see team selection in terms of players’ piano roles. by Paul Thomas

Psychology An innovative empathy test suggests right-wingers may not be as cold-hearted as they think. by Marc Wilson


Books & Culture

The Cat came back

The singer-songwriter who went from being Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam and back again is returning to New Zealand. by Russell Baillie

Books By Isabel Allende, Diksha Basu, Omar Robert Hamilton, Thalia Henry, Brendan Mathews and Patrick Evans

Music From Baynk and Kings

Film Murder on the Orient Express, Ingrid Goes West, Blade of the Immortal, Only the Brave




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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Baillie

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Lauren Buckeridge

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Sex at top law firm Russell McVeagh: 'This should not be happening'
87529 2018-02-26 08:13:59Z Social issues

Sex at top law firm Russell McVeagh: 'This should …

by RNZ

Revelations that law students and solicitors had sex on the boardroom table after a boozy evening puts law firm under new scrutiny.

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Who's behind the Brady break-ins?
87526 2018-02-26 06:49:18Z Politics

Who's behind the Brady break-ins?

by Graham Adams

The obvious suspects are Chinese agents but could our own spies be responsible for mysterious burglaries of a Christchurch professor’s premises?

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Would knowing the date of your death make a difference?
87145 2018-02-26 00:00:00Z Books

Would knowing the date of your death make a differ…

by David Hill

In Chloe Benjamin's The Immortalists, all the characters learn exactly when they're going to die.

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Why are so many people unwilling to share the road with bikes?
87370 2018-02-25 00:00:00Z Social issues

Why are so many people unwilling to share the road…

by Rebecca Macfie

Cycling has the potential to make us healthier and happier, and our cities less congested and polluted. So why are so many people against it?

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No sex, please, we're Aussies
87452 2018-02-25 00:00:00Z World

No sex, please, we're Aussies

by Bernard Lagan

Former Aussie Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is scorned for being not only a philanderer but, worse, a Kiwi.

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Why trees in the cities need protecting
86194 2018-02-25 00:00:00Z Environment

Why trees in the cities need protecting

by Margo White

Cities are losing their big trees at an alarming rate. At what cost to our health and wellbeing?

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Here and Now is a masterclass in American disenchantment
87425 2018-02-25 00:00:00Z Television

Here and Now is a masterclass in American disencha…

by Diana Wichtel

Watching an actual Nazi run for US Congress, maybe Here and Now is right.

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How to lose weight without a diet
87141 2018-02-25 00:00:00Z Nutrition

How to lose weight without a diet

by Jennifer Bowden

"The irony is the intentional pursuit of weight loss – dieting, in other words – is actually a predictor of future weight gain."

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