February 17, 2018

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Cycling has the potential to make us healthier and happier, and our cities less congested and polluted. So, why are so many people against it? by Rebecca Macfie

Turning a blind eye

Republicans have abandoned principles and beliefs held sacred by their party forebears in order to defend their amoral President. by Paul Thomas

The Corbans’ rich harvest

The trailblazing West Auckland wine family has sold its last wholly owned operation, but the name will live on. by Karl du Fresne

‘This has never felt like work’

Stress-related illness is a 21st-century plague for people in the developed world. Health psychologist Anna Friis is at the forefront of prescribing kindness and self-compassion. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health After age 30, conceiving naturally becomes more of a lottery with each passing year. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Smoothie hype includes claims that pulverising plants boosts their nutrient value, but does it? by Jennifer Bowden

Food Food master Samin Nosrat’s new book explains the key elements of good cooking in ways that inform and delight. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Outstanding wines from Central Otago, including its unsung whites. by Michael Cooper

Technology If there is a tech trend emerging for 2018, it is the rise of the smart speaker. by Peter Griffin

Psychology The pain of separation is entirely emotional, but can be experienced physically. by Marc Wilson

Sport When it comes to competitive sport, we’re no closer to a consensus on how hot is too hot. by Paul Thomas

Travel The Grainger Museum, Australia


Books & Culture

Dancing up a storm

Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning 1993 film The Piano has been given a new lease of life as the year’s first production by the troubled Royal New Zealand Ballet. by Sarah Catherall

Poetry Punk poet John Cooper Clarke

Books Novels by Craig Sherborne, Tom Lee and Catherine Robertson, and a round-up of New Zealand non-fiction

Film Welby Ings on Sparrow, reviews of Loving Vincent and Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars




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


Tech giants accused of inciting violence for hosting mosque shooter's livestream
103603 2019-03-19 10:23:15Z Tech

Tech giants accused of inciting violence for hosti…

by Vomle Springford

Facebook, Google and other tech platforms are being condemned for hosting the Christchurch shooter's video.

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'We've failed miserably': Critics condemn spy agencies' surveillance strategy
103607 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Crime

'We've failed miserably': Critics condemn spy agen…

by Phil Pennington

Former Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said the response to Muslims over what they see as a growing threat to them was "diabolical".

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Party leaders saying little on gun law reform
103601 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Politics

Party leaders saying little on gun law reform

by Gia Garrick

Governing parties are giving no clues on how the country's gun laws will change following Friday's terror attack in Christchurch.

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Test of faith: Does New Zealand have anything to fear from radical Islam?
70722 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Social issues

Test of faith: Does New Zealand have anything to f…

by Joanna Wane

Almost three years ago, the Muslim community in Auckland welcomed me into their world with warmth, trust and open arms.

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Saziah Bashir: 4 things you should do following the Christchurch terror attack
103634 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Social issues

Saziah Bashir: 4 things you should do following th…

by Saziah Bashir

What can we do? Where to from here? People have to recognise the Muslim community is grieving.

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Captain Marvel is a rare movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe
103595 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Movies

Captain Marvel is a rare movie in Marvel Cinematic…

by Russell Baillie

Starring Brie Larson as lead superheroine​, Captain Marvel actually gets better as it goes on.

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Why Bill Cunningham was a rare creature in fashion
103319 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Books

Why Bill Cunningham was a rare creature in fashion…

by Linda Herrick

Affable fashionista Bill Cunningham takes readers behind the scenes in the world of haute couture.

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Four must-read books to counter Islamophobia
103636 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Books

Four must-read books to counter Islamophobia

by Jenny Nicholls

An introduction to the writers who will help you see through toxic misinformation about Islam.

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