May 19, 2018

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Home truths

The Government’s $2 billion KiwiBuild scheme aims to provide 100,000 homes over the next decade. But some in the construction sector regard the target as hopelessly over-ambitious. by Nikki Mandow

The black & white of it

The importance of racial identity to Meghan Markle is being closely watched in the US. by Joanne Black

Nobel rot

Talk of giving the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Donald Trump is more than a little premature. by Paul Thomas

The cold war

News of summer heatwaves at home was sombrely received by scientists in Antarctica. by Rebecca Priestley

From page to screen

One of New Zealand’s best-known writers of romantic comedy is deadly serious about her latest work. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health New research focuses on the cause of concentration problems in people with chronic pain. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Eliminating all sugar-rich foods from your diet can make cravings worse. by Jennifer Bowden

Food British food writer Diana Henry delivers “a lunch to soothe”. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine One of the great grapes of the Rhône Valley is at home Downunder. by Michael Cooper

Technology Prominent innovators lambaste the tech industry. by Peter Griffin

Sport Christchurch’s interim rugby stadium looks less interim as the years pass. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

My dad, such a Dagg

The daughter of legendary satirist John Clarke is carving out a successful career of her own. by Russell Baillie

A Way With Words Kate Duignan explains why her second novel arrived
17 years after her debut.

Books By Sophie Mackintosh and Rose Tremain, and about curry and culture, plus a round-up of thrillers.

Music The Two Daze project; Morgan James

Film Robin Hyde’s secret son speaks about his mother and her dream of home.

Film Tully, Chappaquiddick and Mr Stein Goes Online




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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

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


Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excursion to NZ
104828 2019-04-22 00:00:00Z Profiles

Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excur…

by Russell Baillie

The Springsteen sideman and ‘Sopranos’ star is reviving his own music career.

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Rethinking the Kiwi dream: How the typical household is undergoing a revolution
How the Internet of Things revolution could intensify hacking attacks
104871 2019-04-22 00:00:00Z Tech

How the Internet of Things revolution could intens…

by Peter Griffin

A super-connected world comes with an alarming downside.

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The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-leading team
104715 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Profiles

The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-lead…

by Clare de Lore

Harvard-based New Zealander Simon Talbot leads a team of surgeons performing astonishing hand transplants and plays a part in operations that...

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Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zealand
104817 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Music

Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zeal…

by Russell Baillie

The jazz songstress is staying inspired by writing with others.

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Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians should be hurt by Israel Folau
104814 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Social issues

Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians shoul…

by Bill Ralston

Israel Folau’s social-media post might condemn the Wallabies to Rugby World Cup hell, but the rest of us should ignore him.

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What happens next with the Mueller report?
104863 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z World

What happens next with the Mueller report?

by Noted

Did Trump “corrupt” with intent?

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The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture clash behind ‘The Piano’ ballet
104740 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Movies

The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture c…

by Russell Baillie

Documentary offers an intriguing look at the clash of artistic sensibilities behind adapting The Piano into a ballet.

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