September 16

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The crucial 8%

Labour’s support has almost doubled since May, whereas National’s is virtually unchanged, according to our latest poll.

The ride of their lives

National and Labour’s election promises are coming thick and fast, overwhelming some and confusing others. Pattrick Smellie takes a look at what’s really going on.

The patient English

The Prime Minister is surer than ever about the course the country must take to prosper. by Bernard Lagan

Running on instinct

Who knew Labour leader Jacinda Ardern was once her older sister’s protector? by Mark Sainsbury

In the sing of things

For the Maori Party’s Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox, contemporary waiata and kapa haka keep them in touch with community concerns. by Jane Clifton


This Life

Health Hand, foot and mouth disease is highly contagious but not nearly as scary as it sounds. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Our high OECD obesity ranking could have something to do with the ads that kids see on TV. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Small amounts of subtle spices are the key to good curries. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some of our greatest wines have distinctive but mysterious labels. by Michael Cooper

Sport The All Blacks and Black Ferns are now both global champions, but their earnings are worlds apart. by Paul Thomas

Technology An editing marathon provides insight into how online resource Wikipedia works. by Peter Griffin


Books & Culture

Wicked ways and means

Already undergoing a revival on screen, the occult has now conjured up its own major art exhibition. by Sally Blundell

Opera US soprano Dina Kuznetsova on her role in NZ Opera’s Kátya Kabanová

Books Historical fiction from Witi Ihimaera with Hēmi Kelly, and a thrillers round-up

Film 6 Days, The Free Man




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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


'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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The rise of the social enterprise
83384 2017-11-21 00:00:00Z Business

The rise of the social enterprise

by Sally Blundell

A new breed of business, the social enterprise, is more intent on benefiting the community and protecting the environment than on maximising profit.

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