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


Councillor says sorry for explicit joke about journalist's name
83470 2017-11-22 08:23:10Z Social issues

Councillor says sorry for explicit joke about jour…

by Eva Corlett

A Hamilton city councillor has apologised for sending a sexually explicit message to a woman, which he says was a joke.

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'For Rent' sign deemed too low-rent for New Plymouth neighbourhood
83466 2017-11-22 07:40:31Z Property

'For Rent' sign deemed too low-rent for New Plymou…

by Robin Martin

A stoush has broken out at an exclusive New Plymouth housing development over a 'For Rent' sign that a residents group says lowers the tone.

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Complaint laid after Customs seizes whale bone taonga
83461 2017-11-22 07:30:19Z Social issues

Complaint laid after Customs seizes whale bone tao…

by Māni Dunlop

Officials at Wellington airport seized man's whale bone taonga from around his neck under the Trade in Endangered Species Act.

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Tram incident sparks debate over homelessness in Christchurch
83454 2017-11-22 07:06:39Z Social issues

Tram incident sparks debate over homelessness in C…

by Logan Church

Christchurch business owners say problems with beggars are escalating, after a city tram was stopped and its driver abused over the weekend.

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For Germany's refugees, home is still where the heart is
Wild Eyes: The website connecting Kiwi kids with the outdoors again
80369 2017-11-22 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Wild Eyes: The website connecting Kiwi kids with t…

by Sharon Stephenson

A website that creates “backyard missions” for Kiwi kids is dragging digital natives back outdoors.

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New casual fine-diner Lillius opens in Eden Terrace
83392 2017-11-21 09:11:50Z Dining

New casual fine-diner Lillius opens in Eden Terrac…

by Kate Richards

Hospitality pros Shannon Vandy and Fraser McCarthy offer a new fine-dining eatery with a no-waste approach

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Why #MeToo isn't taking off in Asia
83353 2017-11-21 00:00:00Z World

Why #MeToo isn't taking off in Asia

by Anna Fifield

Making sexual harassment unacceptable in Asia will require huge cultural shifts.

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