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


Māori leaders say acts of terror nothing new in NZ
103766 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Currently

Māori leaders say acts of terror nothing new in NZ…

by Leigh-Marama McLachlan

Māori leaders are calling on New Zealanders to reject the notion that 'this is not us' in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

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Christchurch gunsmith warned police about white supremacists last year
103662 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Crime

Christchurch gunsmith warned police about white su…

by RNZ

A Canterbury gunsmith living and working says he told police less than six months ago they needed to look at the rise of white supremacists with guns.

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12 moments that show how New Zealanders have united in the face of terror
103665 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Social issues

12 moments that show how New Zealanders have unite…

by Vomle Springford

In the following days after the Christchurch terror attacks, New Zealand has come together to support the victims of the shootings.

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How modern art inspired the music of Anna Clyne's Abstractions
103649 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Music

How modern art inspired the music of Anna Clyne's…

by The Listener

The works of the English contemporary composer feature in the NZSO’s forthcoming The Planets series.

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Lecretia Seales' widower makes his case for death with dignity
103655 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Health

Lecretia Seales' widower makes his case for death…

by Matt Vickers

Ahead of a report back on the End of Life Choice Bill, Matt Vickers, widower of assisted dying advocate Lecretia Seales makes his case.

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Sid at the French Café to host a special lunch to support Christchurch victims
103751 2019-03-20 00:00:00Z Auckland Eats

Sid at the French Café to host a special lunch to…

by Metro

A special luncheon will be held to raise money in support of the victims and families affected by the Christchurch mosque shooting.

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Tech giants accused of inciting violence for hosting mosque shooter's livestream
103603 2019-03-19 10:23:15Z Tech

Tech giants accused of inciting violence for hosti…

by Vomle Springford

Facebook, Google and other tech platforms are being condemned for hosting the Christchurch shooter's video.

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'We've failed miserably': Critics condemn spy agencies' surveillance strategy
103607 2019-03-19 00:00:00Z Crime

'We've failed miserably': Critics condemn spy agen…

by Phil Pennington

Former Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said the response to Muslims over what they see as a growing threat to them was "diabolical".

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