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Cover story: The power of persuasion

By Joanna Wane

Kiwis are losing millions of dollars in online scams – and you could be the next victim.

Christchurch special: Come together

By Ken Downie and Jenny Nicholls

A week after the terror attack, people of many faiths gathered in support of the Muslim community at our oldest mosque.

Antidote to bigotry?

By Mike White

A reflection on the people met and the lessons learnt while travelling in the Muslim world.

Crossing the divide

By Joanna Wane

How do we keep alive the compassion and sense of unity that have made the past few weeks bearable?

Do lone-wolf terrorists really act alone? 

By security and crime scientists Devon Polaschek, Maryanne Garry and Joe Burton

A special report on what drives violent extremists to action – and how to prevent future attacks.

Short show stoppers

Announcing the “flash-fiction” winners of our Short, Short Story competition.

Sense of an ending: Sharon O'Brien

By Hannah Brown

A Matatā mother of four is still experiencing growth and change at the very end of her life.

Face to face with Jan Hellriegel

By Joanna Wane

The singer, songwriter and “suburban philosopher” is writing herself back into our music history.

Growth towns: Under the Ōtaki sun

By Sharon Stephenson

For city escapees, the “unfashionable end’ of the Kāpiti Coast is coming into its own.

Social Studies

Margo White longs for the days when footpaths were safe. 

Nerd Nation

Jenny Nicholls on the “unseen cogs of the natural world”. 


Bevan Rapson looks at a soul-searching time for MPs.

Say, What?

Cancer patient Graham Adams says yes to Big Pharma. 


Ray Prebble splits hairs – and infinitives. 

Royal Flush

Theresa Healey brings the Queen’s 65-year reign to the stage. 

The Milk (Can) Man

Ian Spellerberg’s curious collection recalls a time gone by. 

Surely You Jest

Snapchat sensation Tom Sainsbury is up for a Billy T Award. 

Telling Tales

The colourful world of Guyana-born storyteller Mona Williams. 

My Space

Unlocking the mysteries of African art. 

Family Ties

Goldsmith Kobi Bosshard and his filmmaker daughter Andrea. 


Chef Josh Emett has created a “food bible” of classic dishes. 


Mike White visits the quarter-acre paradise of Waikaia in Southland. 

High Heels & Gumboots

Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay. 


Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excursion to NZ
104828 2019-04-22 00:00:00Z Profiles

Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excur…

by Russell Baillie

The Springsteen sideman and ‘Sopranos’ star is reviving his own music career.

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Rethinking the Kiwi dream: How the typical household is undergoing a revolution
How the Internet of Things revolution could intensify hacking attacks
104871 2019-04-22 00:00:00Z Tech

How the Internet of Things revolution could intens…

by Peter Griffin

A super-connected world comes with an alarming downside.

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The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-leading team
104715 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Profiles

The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-lead…

by Clare de Lore

Harvard-based New Zealander Simon Talbot leads a team of surgeons performing astonishing hand transplants and plays a part in operations that...

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Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zealand
104817 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Music

Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zeal…

by Russell Baillie

The jazz songstress is staying inspired by writing with others.

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Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians should be hurt by Israel Folau
104814 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Social issues

Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians shoul…

by Bill Ralston

Israel Folau’s social-media post might condemn the Wallabies to Rugby World Cup hell, but the rest of us should ignore him.

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What happens next with the Mueller report?
104863 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z World

What happens next with the Mueller report?

by Noted

Did Trump “corrupt” with intent?

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The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture clash behind ‘The Piano’ ballet
104740 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Movies

The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture c…

by Russell Baillie

Documentary offers an intriguing look at the clash of artistic sensibilities behind adapting The Piano into a ballet.

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