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August 20, 2016

There are wide learning and work benefits from knowing more than one language.


Water war

The Ruataniwha water storage scheme is the poster child of the Government’s push for prosperity from large-scale irrigation, but it remains dogged by controversy and litigation. by Rebecca Macfie

Speak to me

There are wide learning and work benefits from knowing more than one language. by Sally Blundell

Mayoral pretender

Zero political experience and poor polling are no obstacle to beating Phil Goff to the Auckland mayoralty, says Victoria Crone. by Guyon Espiner

Playing to the crowd

What was billed as a way of democratising investing is finding a role in digitising financial services. by Paul McBeth

‘I became an accidental author’

While Tony Kokshoorn was dealing with the Pike River Mine disaster, he found solace in writing a history book. by Clare de Lore


Health Contact-lens wearers risk their sight by not being scrupulous about hygiene. by Nicky Pellegrino

Psychology The danger of surveying people prone to self-injury is that it could trigger a new episode. by Marc Wilson

Sport A rugby franchise’s PR debacle hogs the headlines. by Paul Thomas

Food Mediterranean dishes get deep flavours from their simple ingredients prepared simply. A new book shows you how. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A buying guide to good, cheap imported reds. by Michael Cooper

Heritage The first New Zealand school, which opened 200 years ago this week, did a great job with its star graduate – the teacher. by Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins


‘Last rock in the ocean’

A prominent poet who escaped pre-war Germany finally found his own voice as a refugee in New Zealand. by Sally Blundell

Books The New Torchlight List: In Search of the Best Modern Authors; a new novel by Fiona Kidman; New Zealand writers on place; and two books from the war years

New fiction

Children’s books

Music From Maala, Ryley Walker and Lisa Hannigan

Film Our Kind of Traitor, Suicide Squad 3D



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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

TV Review by Greg Dixon

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston


Diversions, Puzzles & Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes

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