January 27, 2018

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The view from the bright side

Self-proclaimed “new optimist” Johan Norberg argues that conditions for fixing the world’s biggest problems have never been better. by Joanne Black

Hot and bothered

As the time approaches when climate change will start seriously disrupting life, here are nine things you need to know. by Rebecca Macfie

Kentucky revisited

A year ago, Ben Stanley travelled to Elliott County, Kentucky, to find out why voters, for the first time in 150 years, had backed the Republican presidential candidate. So what do they think now?

Here be sharks

his summer, we’ve had a tragic mix of drownings and boating accidents, but what’s the story with sharks? by Peter Griffin

This Life

Health New research has pinpointed how older men can maintain and even increase their strength. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition A stash of tinned goods is a sound basis for an emergency food supply, but watch the use-by dates. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Food books can be enjoyable reads as well as collections of recipes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Full-flavoured, bargain-priced wines are a hallmark of family-owned business Mount Riley. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Do mental-health experts have an ethical obligation to speak out about President Donald Trump? by Marc Wilson

Sport Our Sporting Quotes of the Year Awards. by Paul Thomas

Technology Keeping an eye on your home security, regardless of where you are, just got a whole lot easier. by Peter Griffin


Books & Culture

Back in the frame

After a spell on stage, Oscar-nominated actress Kristin Scott Thomas returns to the screen in two films this summer and is preparing to make her debut as a director. by Helen Barlow

Books About filming in New Zealand in peace and war 1895-1920, the world's glummest places and rethinking infidelity; biographies of Edward Lear and CIA high priest James Angleton; and novels by Jock Serong and Eliza Robertson

Music From Connan Mockasin

Film The Shape of Water




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

Politics Guest columnist Mike Williams

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Catherine Woulfe

TV Films Catherine Woulfe

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Catherine Woulfe

TV programmes

Radio programmes


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Can Kiwibuild be rescued?

by RNZ

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Theresa May resigns: How the UK leadership race could play out from here
How SO/ Auckland will transport you to another world
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How SO/ Auckland will transport you to another wor…

by Noted

SO/ Auckland is taking the concept of what a hotel can be and spinning it on its head.

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Could Christian soldiers march no-mates National into office?
106299 2019-05-26 00:00:00Z Politics

Could Christian soldiers march no-mates National i…

by Bill Ralston

It appears we may have the second coming of a Christian party at the next election. Well, actually, it is at least the fifth coming of one.

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Vincent O’Malley: Why we need to open up about past Māori and Pākehā conflict
106234 2019-05-26 00:00:00Z History

Vincent O’Malley: Why we need to open up about pas…

by Sally Blundell

Calls are growing for us to take a more honest look at our past, particularly the wars over land and power that shaped the country.

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Scott Morrison: How a 'doomed' PM stormed the country with one killer line
106291 2019-05-26 00:00:00Z World

Scott Morrison: How a 'doomed' PM stormed the coun…

by Bernard Lagan

As Australia’s tourism tsar 13 years ago, Scott Morrison oversaw the rollicking “So where the bloody hell are you?’’ ad campaign.

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What you need to know about knee replacements
105774 2019-05-26 00:00:00Z Health

What you need to know about knee replacements

by Ruth Nichol

Replacement knee joints are giving thousands of Kiwis decades of service, but don’t rush to get one.

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How a hit romcom took indigenous Aussie star Miranda Tapsell back to her roots
106072 2019-05-25 00:00:00Z Movies

How a hit romcom took indigenous Aussie star Miran…

by Russell Baillie

Miranda Tapsell tells Russell Baillie how she came up with Top End Wedding and why its Northern Territory setting means so much.

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