February 2, 2019

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Young at heart

Latest research shows a lifelong fitness regime can shave decades off your biological age. by Nicky Pellegrino

The sick Europe of 2019

New Zealand has much to fear as the “European experiment” faces its greatest test this year. Internal discord and external threats have led to the rise of nationalism in the EU and an inward-looking tendency that could adversely affect our economy. by Stuart McMillan

Pilot project

Robinson helicopters have a bad habit of crashing, but operators and safety authorities suggest the fault lies with the person at the controls rather than the machine. by Gareth Eyres

A legacy in letters

The correspondence between the American public and Barack Obama forms the basis of a book by Jeanne Marie Laskas and reveals the hopes, fears, triumphs and failures of a nation during his historic presidency and in its aftermath. by Diana Wichtel

This Life

Health When a death is imminent, a little planning will limit the potential panic of the situation. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition The way to beat food cravings is to fill up on the objects of your desire. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Meatloaf is the perfect all-purpose ingredient for school lunches, picnics and easy dinners. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Can you really taste the difference between red and white wine? by Michael Cooper

Psychology Sometimes the sick and injured are the keys to scientific knowledge. by Marc Wilson

Technology Foldable phones are finally pocket-ready as the industry hits the upgrade button – but they won’t come cheap. by Peter Griffin

Sport Kiwi crowds are sure to be entertained by Virat Kohli, captain of cricket’s new superpower. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Meet the parents Tom Scott’s plays about his parents are being wed into one theatrical season, with Ginette McDonald and Michael Hurst in the roles. The actors talk to Linda Herrick.

Books Novels by Bridget Collins and Martine Murray, poetry by Kerrin P Sharpe, and works about the history of New Zealand’s mountain tourism, rediscovered father and son artists, and Roman history

Music Bruce Springsteen, Nick Cave

Classical Hungarian husband and wife pianists Dénes Várjon and Izabella Simon

Film Mary Queen of Scots, Glass, The Mule




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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Russell Brown

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Russell Brown

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Māori leaders say acts of terror nothing new in NZ
103766 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Currently

Māori leaders say acts of terror nothing new in NZ…

by Leigh-Marama McLachlan

Māori leaders are calling on New Zealanders to reject the notion that 'this is not us' in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

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Christchurch gunsmith warned police about white supremacists last year
103662 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Crime

Christchurch gunsmith warned police about white su…

by RNZ

A Canterbury gunsmith living and working says he told police less than six months ago they needed to look at the rise of white supremacists with guns.

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12 moments that show how New Zealanders have united in the face of terror
103665 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Social issues

12 moments that show how New Zealanders have unite…

by Vomle Springford

In the following days after the Christchurch terror attacks, New Zealand has come together to support the victims of the shootings.

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How modern art inspired the music of Anna Clyne's Abstractions
103649 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Music

How modern art inspired the music of Anna Clyne's…

by The Listener

The works of the English contemporary composer feature in the NZSO’s forthcoming The Planets series.

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Lecretia Seales' widower makes his case for death with dignity
103655 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Health

Lecretia Seales' widower makes his case for death…

by Matt Vickers

Ahead of a report back on the End of Life Choice Bill, Matt Vickers, widower of assisted dying advocate Lecretia Seales makes his case.

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Sid at the French Café to host a special lunch to support Christchurch victims
103751 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Auckland Eats

Sid at the French Café to host a special lunch to…

by Metro

A special luncheon will be held to raise money in support of the victims and families affected by the Christchurch mosque shooting.

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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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