April 14, 2018

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Breaking the silence

Are confidentiality agreements in sexual harassment cases letting perpetrators off the hook? Some experts are calling for them to be scrapped. by Donna Chisholm

Man on a mission

A month into the job as National Party leader, Simon Bridges is putting his foibles on show in a bid to charm. by Michele Hewitson

Rider of the rod and reel

Bestselling author of pulp westerns Zane Grey loved fishing in the waters around New Zealand, but the locals finally tired of his big-noting ways. by Redmer Yska

Dancing up the charts

One of the biggest stars on the international dance stage has learnt to be just as sure-footed in her private life. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health To stay strong and balanced in old age, take every exercise opportunity life offers. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Spreads enriched with plant sterols can reduce cholesterol, but a healthy diet is still important. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A leading producer from the land of the pickled gherkin imparts his secrets. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The truth about “natural” wine. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Experiments in conformity show how the behaviour of others influences us. by Marc Wilson

Sport The real excitement of the Parker vs Joshua clash was provided by a pair of other fighters. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Overthinking aloud Durga Chew-Bose, a guest at the Auckland Writers Festival, is a star of the millennial intelligentsia and an Al Pacino tragic. by Diana Wichtel

Books By Charlotte Grimshaw, Lionel Shriver and Anne Buist, plus a thriller round-up.

Music Superorganism

Classical Eve de Castro-Robinson rethought at her own request.

Film Ready Player One, Lost in Paris




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 Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


The National Party's recipe for defeat
101559 2019-01-23 14:39:41Z Politics

The National Party's recipe for defeat

by Graham Adams

The opposition’s internal wrangling — and its fractious former MP Jami-Lee Ross — is a gift to the government that keeps on giving.

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Coddled kids: How 'safetyism' created an epidemic of anxiety and fragility
101278 2019-01-23 00:00:00Z Social issues

Coddled kids: How 'safetyism' created an epidemic…

by Joanne Black

The new morality of a strident and vocal “Generation Z” minority who demand protection from words and ideas they do not like is spreading quickly.

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What 'America's Worst Mom' can teach parents about safetyism
101289 2019-01-23 00:00:00Z Social issues

What 'America's Worst Mom' can teach parents about…

by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

A New York mother who let her nine-year-old ride the subway alone became a hated villain and a national heroine – both at the same time.

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How you can help crack the insect code at Te Papa
101529 2019-01-23 00:00:00Z Science

How you can help crack the insect code at Te Papa

by Sam Button

Te Papa is on a mission to decipher the secret life of insects.

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Bill Ralston says goodbye to Auckland
101333 2019-01-23 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Bill Ralston says goodbye to Auckland

by Bill Ralston

Our columnist finally turns his back on the congested, costly city of his birth.

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Decision to force woman to pay likely abuser will have 'chilling effect'
101496 2019-01-22 11:12:54Z Crime

Decision to force woman to pay likely abuser will…

by RNZ

The lawyer of a woman ordered to pay $28,000 to her likely abuser has urged the justice minister to intervene.

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7 traits that show how unsuited Trump is to the White House
101194 2019-01-22 00:00:00Z World

7 traits that show how unsuited Trump is to the Wh…

by Paul Thomas

Instead of striving to be disciplined, dedicated and presidential, Trump is flitting between seven characters that have no place in the White House.

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Why vitamin D production is slower in old age
101151 2019-01-22 00:00:00Z Nutrition

Why vitamin D production is slower in old age

by Jennifer Bowden

Getting our quota of vitamin D becomes more important – but more difficult – as we age.

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