June 8, 2019

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Stepping into a minefield

One in five New Zealanders owns a fitness tracker, but are they a boon for your health – or a threat to your privacy? by Donna Chisholm

Vested interests

France’s gilets jaunes protesters continue to challenge Emmanuel Macron. So, what do they actually want? by Nicholas Reid

From the archive: School of hard rock

The Manapouri hydropower scheme of the 1960s was one of the country’s toughest engineering projects and took a huge human toll. by Anthony Hubbard

Working on the future

Generations of one Nelson family have spawned books on the future well-being of their fellow New Zealanders. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health Weight-loss surgery is becoming more common, but to succeed long-term, lifestyle and attitude changes are also needed. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition The familiar green and gold kiwifruit are nutritional powerhouses and a new red variety offers even more. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Ideal for family desserts, apples and pears are at their best now. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Surprisingly for some, riesling isn’t always sweet. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Maximising the positive is just part of the formula for a happy existence. by Marc Wilson

Technology Our use of AI for problem-solving is okay so far, but the Government needs to do better. by Peter Griffin

Sport New Zealand looks good on paper as it takes its place in the 10-nation Cricket World Cup field. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Look who’s Tolkien Nicholas Hoult stars as the creator of The Lord of the Rings in a biopic that contemplates how the writer’s early life may have influenced his adventures in Middle-earth. by Russell Baillie

Documentary Camino Skies

Books By Ben H Winters and Sadie Jones and a roundup of crime novels

A Way with Words Whiti Hereaka

Music From Snow Patrol and SJD

Classical The final CD in a Brahms project, by the New Zealand String Quartet and violist Maria Lambros

Film Rocketman, Gloria Bell, Aladdin




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

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


The National get in touch with their feminine side in I Am Easy to Find
107163 2019-06-19 00:00:00Z Music

The National get in touch with their feminine side…

by James Belfield

As The National announce two intimate theatre shows in Auckland, James Belfield reviews their brave and collaborative new album.

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How New Zealand's community newspapers are bucking the trend
107362 2019-06-19 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

How New Zealand's community newspapers are bucking…

by Venetia Sherson

Community newspapers are bucking the trend, as enterprising new owners breath life back into them.

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Win a double pass to Yesterday
107340 2019-06-18 09:48:44Z Win

Win a double pass to Yesterday

by The Listener

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal.

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Mass protests protect Hong Kong's legal autonomy from China – for now
107337 2019-06-18 00:00:00Z World

Mass protests protect Hong Kong's legal autonomy f…

by Kelly Chernin

Protesters in Hong Kong have achieved a major victory in their fight to protect their legal system from Chinese interference.

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Sir Roger Hall on why we need to treasure NZ's portrait art
107286 2019-06-18 00:00:00Z Arts

Sir Roger Hall on why we need to treasure NZ's por…

by Roger Hall

On an Australian art tour, playwright Sir Roger Hall found that a portrait gallery can be so much more than a snapshot of a country’s social history.

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ANZ boss's departure: 'What was the NZ board doing to monitor expenses?'
Why you shouldn't force kids to eat everything on their plates
107161 2019-06-18 00:00:00Z Nutrition

Why you shouldn't force kids to eat everything on…

by Jennifer Bowden

Forcing children to finish everything on their plates sets them up for a bad relationship with food.

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Can defending free speech boost David Seymour's fortunes?
107279 2019-06-17 00:00:00Z Politics

Can defending free speech boost David Seymour's fo…

by Graham Adams

The policies announced at Act’s relaunch are mostly standard party fare, but freedom of expression is an issue that could pull in new voters.

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