January 26, 2019

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Blinded by the hype

As new treatments become ever more expensive and the population ages, experts are warning that the “train of affordable cancer care” is about to crash off the tracks. by Donna Chisholm

Lucky to be here

Old Antarctica hands repeatedly say “it’s a harsh continent”, and as Dry Valleys visitor Rebecca Priestley found out, it can take some getting used to.

Damage limitation

For generations, Māori heritage sites have been lost through wilful ignorance and a steamroller mentality. Though recognition is growing, inconsistency prevails. by Sally Blundell

This Life

Health Anaesthetic and party drug  ketamine is one of a number of medicines that may see a new use. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition There are plenty of ways to get the protein you need without daily meat or supplements. by Jennifer Bowden

Food There’s nothing more convenient for your outdoor occasion than a beautiful, golden pastry sensation. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Mills Reef is making a brave move into the super-premium wine market. by Michael Cooper

Psychology We are naturally biased towards where we see the cause of things and react accordingly. by Marc Wilson

Travel Hot, dusty Sydney imparts a life lesson in an hour between show-biz appointments. by Peter Elliott

Sport Aussie ball-tamperers Steve Smith and David Warner can’t get back on the cricket pitch fast enough. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Reframing an era Were celebrated Pākehā portrait painters Charles Goldie and Gottfried Lindauer guilty of exploiting and romanticising Māori? Their subjects didn’t think so, and nor do the tangata whenua of today. by Sally Blundell

Books Novels by Karyn Hay, Hank Green, Caoilinn Hughes and John Purcell, thrillers by Lucy Foley, Garry Disher and John Grisham and Tim Flannery on Europe’s natural history 

Music Scottish accordion virtuoso James Crabb and furniture-making muso Cate Le Bon

Film Storm Boy, Green Book




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

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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Win a double pass to Everybody Knows
102573 2019-02-20 13:19:44Z Win

Win a double pass to Everybody Knows

by The Listener

Starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, Everybody Knows is a gripping new thriller about the fissures and fault lines that can tear a family apart.

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Fall into a beautiful abyss at this must-see dance show in Auckland
102571 2019-02-20 12:12:54Z Where to go in Auckland

Fall into a beautiful abyss at this must-see dance…

by Metro

A contemporary dance show that marries dystopian anxiety with raw energy is a must-see at the Auckland Arts Festival.

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Climate change declaration 'politically charged' – Thames-Coromandel mayor
102563 2019-02-20 09:39:08Z Planet

Climate change declaration 'politically charged' –…

by Kate Gudsell

A push to get local authorities to sign up to a declaration on climate change is "politically charged and driven", the Thames-Coromandel mayor says.

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What's inside Metro's March/April 2019 issue?
102558 2019-02-20 09:24:47Z Auckland Issues

What's inside Metro's March/April 2019 issue?

by Metro

Top 50 wines, rappers Church & AP, fast-talking poet Selina Tusitala Marsh and what to see at Auckland Arts Festival.

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China could be using Taiwan as a testing ground for disinformation campaigns
102550 2019-02-20 00:00:00Z World

China could be using Taiwan as a testing ground fo…

by Gavin Ellis

A Taiwanese diplomat’s death in Japan has become a symbol of the consequences and dangers of disinformation.

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The best way to beat food cravings? Fill up on the objects of your desire
102087 2019-02-20 00:00:00Z Nutrition

The best way to beat food cravings? Fill up on the…

by Jennifer Bowden

Research has shown that dieters’ attempts to resist eating certain foods appear to lead to cravings for those foods.

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Deepfake: How disinformation fools our brains and damages democracy
102545 2019-02-20 00:00:00Z Tech

Deepfake: How disinformation fools our brains and…

by Gavin Ellis

Message manipulation using bots, algorithms and, now, AI software is making it harder to know what’s real – and threatening democracy itself.

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Move to introduce digital tax for foreign companies profiting online
102519 2019-02-19 09:23:12Z Economy

Move to introduce digital tax for foreign companie…

by RNZ

New Zealand is lining up to introduce a new tax on multinational companies that make money out of online goods and services in this country.

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