January 19, 2019

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

Hitting the green button

New Zealanders are being encouraged to voluntarily repay their carbon debt with trees before climate change becomes an international emergency. by Peter Griffin

Letters from history

A new book by acclaimed historian and novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore collects together the surprising, revealing and sometimes racy letters of important historical figures. by Redmer Yska

Change agent

By any objective measure, our justice and prison systems are failing. But tireless campaigner Kim Workman says ideas for reform are gaining traction. by Sally Blundell


This Life

Health Thanks to HIV-treatment advances, Kiwis’ attitudes towards patients don’t need to be stuck in the 1980s. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Magnesium is promoted as a solution to muscle cramps, but science has yet to confirm this. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A wealth of fresh produce yields options galore for flavoursome seasonal fare. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some winemakers keep consumers in the dark about the alcohol content of their products. by Michael Cooper

Technology We’re getting closer to being able to see a dream mix of content in one place. by Peter Griffin

Heritage The agony of waiting for School Certificate results in bygone days. by David Hill

Travel  A visit to the home of golf, the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland. by John Parker

Sport With three world cups on the horizon, our columnist checks his wish list for the last time this happened. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Form and substance Sam Duckor-Jones, who sculpts his whimsical world in words and clay, has a busy year in prospect. by Sarah Catherall

Books About Oscar Wilde and the America’s opioid epidemic and by Leonard Cohen, Catherine Robertson, James Lee Burke, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Carol Potenza

Film Eighth Grade, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Music From Teeks, and five intriguing New Zealand albums arriving this year




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

Bulletin from Abroad Andrew Anthony in London

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


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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