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


Fresh tips in suspected cold case murder of Auckland teen
106082 2019-05-21 00:00:00Z Crime

Fresh tips in suspected cold case murder of Auckla…

by Donna Chisholm

Police are following up several new tips in the suspected cold case murder of Auckland teen Joanne “Joe” Chatfield.

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Families witness as Pike River mine re-entry attempt begins
106112 2019-05-21 00:00:00Z Social issues

Families witness as Pike River mine re-entry attem…

by RNZ

The Pike River re-entry team steps through the double airlock doors today, watched by families of the 29 men who died in the 2010 tragedy.

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How the Republican Party is effectively placing Donald Trump above the law
106064 2019-05-21 00:00:00Z World

How the Republican Party is effectively placing Do…

by Paul Thomas

The Republicans' strategy of not co-operating with Congress is undermining the system of checks and balances enshrined in the US Constitution.

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NZ Listener and North & South win at NZ's top media awards
106058 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Innovation

NZ Listener and North & South win at NZ's top medi…

by Noted

New Zealand's leading current affairs magazines pick up Voyager Media Awards.

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Dancing with the Stars is a parable for democracy in the age of Trump
106060 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Television

Dancing with the Stars is a parable for democracy…

by Diana Wichtel

The people have spoken on the hit TV dance-off and we deserve everything we get.

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How this woman was prevented from going completely blind
Are you taking too many pills?
106032 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Health

Are you taking too many pills?

by Donna Chisholm

By the time we reach our late 60s, a quarter of us will be taking a smorgasbord of medicines that we hope will extend our lives.

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How Sam Pillsbury went from filmmaker to vintner
106015 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Profiles

How Sam Pillsbury went from filmmaker to vintner

by Sharon Stephenson

Filmmaker Sam Pillsbury was involved in some of New Zealand’s most iconic films before more lucrative directing opportunities lured him to LA.

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