May 26, 2018

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Many happy returns

Eleven years after its establishment, KiwiSaver is creating nest eggs for 2.7 million of us. But many remain unaware of how to maximise their investment. by Pattrick Smellie

The day the Donald did Auckland

The property mogul and future President spent nine hours in the Queen City spruiking a casino bid. by Redmer Yska

Les Kiwis

A museum in memory of New Zealand soldiers who died saving a small French town will be a special place. by Sally Blundell

A marathon, with sharks

Kiwi swimmer Kim Chambers was the first woman to swim a dangerous stretch of water off the California coast. by Ryan Holder

Breakfasts of champions

Peter Cullen’s breakfasts have become a fixture on the capital’s social and political calendar. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health An option for managing menstruation is going through a revival, but it’s not without risk. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Healthy eating is about more than counting nutrients. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Since its accidental birth 150 years ago, the granny smith has become a favourite all over the world. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Trinity Hill is emerging from an unsettling period. by Michael Cooper

Psychology There is freedom to be found in not living up to others’ expectations. by Marc Wilson

Sport The Canes captain will make his test debut in a white jersey. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Dancing on thin ice One of New Zealand’s most innovative choreographers creates a requiem for Antarctica. by Sarah Catherall

Led on a Murray dance Famed American comic Bill Murray and a German cellist are bringing their unique collaboration to NZ. by Russell Baillie

Books Histories of France and precision, a novel about medieval illuminators, the new novel by Kate Duignan, plus a round-up of local non-fiction.

Music From Bernie Griffen and Emily Fairlight

Film Swagger of Thieves, Crooked House, Number One




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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

The Good Life Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Greg Dixon

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


National's high-risk gamble on marijuana and euthanasia
102484 2019-02-19 00:00:00Z Politics

National's high-risk gamble on marijuana and eutha…

by Graham Adams

Having polarising MPs like Paula Bennett and Maggie Barry leading the opposition to popular reforms could be kryptonite to the National Party.

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Sounds of summer: Notable Kiwis name their favourite summer songs
102500 2019-02-19 00:00:00Z Music

Sounds of summer: Notable Kiwis name their favouri…

by Phil Gifford

How music can transport you back to your most memorable summer.

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102505 2019-02-19 00:00:00Z Travel

Inside the close-knit community that lives along t…

by Mike White

Mike White heads up the Cromwell-Tarras road to merino and wine country.

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The stars of Luther talk about their return in season five
102486 2019-02-18 13:16:40Z Television

The stars of Luther talk about their return in sea…

by The Listener

Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Hermione Norris, Wunmi Mosaku and Michael Smiley answer questions about the future of the dark and disturbing crime drama.

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Vital evidence in Pike River mine disaster missing, say families
102465 2019-02-18 09:22:49Z Planet

Vital evidence in Pike River mine disaster missing…

by RNZ

Some families of Pike River mine victims suspect a piece of vital evidence may have been spirited away by the mining company and lost.

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It's time to empower the mayor and make Auckland liveable again
102432 2019-02-17 00:00:00Z Politics

It's time to empower the mayor and make Auckland l…

by Bill Ralston

Making Auckland a liveable city is an unenviable task, writes Bill Ralston, but it's clear the mayor needs more power.

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Knight star: Sir Hec Busby on his extraordinary life
102328 2019-02-17 00:00:00Z Profiles

Knight star: Sir Hec Busby on his extraordinary li…

by Clare de Lore

Northland kaumātua, master carver, navigator and bridge builder Hec Busby was hoping for “no fuss” when he accepted a knighthood.

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Keira Knightley shines in bodice-ripping period drama Colette
102397 2019-02-16 00:00:00Z Movies

Keira Knightley shines in bodice-ripping period dr…

by James Robins

The story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a heroine of French literature, focuses on her early struggles.

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