February 9, 2019

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How low should we go?

One of the country’s most prominent cardiologists wants doctors to be far more aggressive in treating raised cholesterol levels. Is it a good idea? by Donna Chisholm

Leaving planet Earth

Civilisation on Mars, movies with feelings, digitised human thought and recorded memories are just some of the changes we can expect, according to US futurist Michio Kaku. by Russell Brown

‘Glad did I live and gladly die’

The global celebrity author of Treasure Island and other famous titles, Robert Louis Stevenson, made his final home in Samoa and survived an explosive visit to New Zealand.by Redmer Yska

This Life

Health Bowel cancer is one of our biggest killers, but you’re mistaken if you think it’s just a disease of the elderly. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Sizzling meat on the barbecue is the sound and smell of summer, but proceed with caution. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook collects some of the best recipes from his hit cooking show with Jimmy Doherty, in which celebrity guests prepare their favourite end-of-week dishes.

Wine Tucked into small corners, Central Otago vineyards offer nuggets worth digging for. by Michael Cooper

Psychology A survey of teens’ exposure to porn finds that even they think they’re seeing too much of it. by Marc Wilson

Sport Fresh faces prove that the female game is in better heart than that of their male peers. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

A lasting impression After starring in the film Swimming with Men, Rob Brydon dries off for a stand-up tour of New Zealand. He recounts his slow route to stardom, via Steve Coogan and Flight of the Conchords. by Russell Baillie

Books About the unusual men who fathered Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, and the history of board games and by Karen Thompson Walker and Jock Serong

Music Alejandro Escovedo profiled

Film Ben Is Back, Capharnaüm, On the Basis of Sex




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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Russell Brown

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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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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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