May 20, 2017




Action plans

The benefits of exercise are critical and you don’t need expensive gym memberships or equipment to get into it. by Veronika Meduna

War of the worlds

Donald Trump is the latest in a long line of misguided leaders to think they can beat the forces of illicit drug supply and demand. by Paul Thomas

Prisoners of the past

The new maximum-security prison at Paremoremo is an experiment in humanity. by Rosemary McLeod

Life, the universe & the nuclear threat

The Doomsday Clock is now the closest it has been to midnight since 1953. by Rebecca Priestley

New world disorder

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Thomas Friedman says we should not try to stop the forces of change. by Peter Griffin

‘We have to live a little apart’

On Great Barrier Island, the nurses are the “keepers of secrets”, the witnesses to life, love and death in a small community. by Clare de Lore

The God confusion

Sir Lloyd Geering, at 99, talks about the effects of the country’s first heresy trial 50 years ago. by Mike Grimshaw


This Life

Sport Does the dominance of Super Rugby by the New Zealand teams threaten the competition’s popularity? by Paul Thomas

Nutrition Social media are helping us reform our eating habits. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Wholefood is good for the gut and satisfies the soul. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Pinot gris and pinot noir are soaring in Hawke’s Bay. by Michael Cooper


Books & Culture

Writer on the follow-up

Paula Hawkins turned culture shock into a runaway bestseller with The Girl on the Train. Can she repeat this with Into the Water? by Michele Hewitson

Books An Iraq veteran’s unromantic novel, a moving tribute to an abused sister, a portrait of a Shanghai street, a round-up of recent science writing and the stories of rock’n’rollers’ mums

Music From Mary J Blige, Slowdive, Bryony Matthews and Robert Cray

Film The Zookeeper’s Wife, Viceroy’s House





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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Life Bill Ralston



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Can Kiwibuild be rescued?
106372 2019-05-27 00:00:00Z Politics

Can Kiwibuild be rescued?

by RNZ

Labour’s Kiwibuild was touted as a solution to a housing crisis borne out of record immigration, demand outstripping supply, rocketing construction co

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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
103967 2019-05-27 00:00:00Z Where to go in Auckland

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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