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


NZ Listener and North & South win at NZ's top media awards
106058 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Innovation

NZ Listener and North & South win at NZ's top medi…

by Noted

New Zealand's leading current affairs magazines pick up Voyager Media Awards.

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Dancing with the Stars is a parable for democracy in the age of Trump
106060 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Television

Dancing with the Stars is a parable for democracy…

by Diana Wichtel

The people have spoken on the hit TV dance-off and we deserve everything we get.

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How this woman was prevented from going completely blind
Are you taking too many pills?
106032 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Health

Are you taking too many pills?

by Donna Chisholm

By the time we reach our late 60s, a quarter of us will be taking a smorgasbord of medicines that we hope will extend our lives.

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How Sam Pillsbury went from filmmaker to vintner
106015 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Profiles

How Sam Pillsbury went from filmmaker to vintner

by Sharon Stephenson

Filmmaker Sam Pillsbury was involved in some of New Zealand’s most iconic films before more lucrative directing opportunities lured him to LA.

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NZ innovators are leading a wool revolution – is it time to get behind them?
105928 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Business

NZ innovators are leading a wool revolution – is i…

by Bill Ralston

Wool is natural, renewable and biodegradable so it should be a great time for the New Zealand economy. Why, then, are farmers, designers and ...

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Activists are beating wool producers to the punch in selling a story about fibre
105991 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Business

Activists are beating wool producers to the punch…

by Joanne Black

Most of us would probably not say, “I’d rather go naked than wear wool”, but that was exactly the message that 18 months ago appeared on US billboards

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Belief in conspiracy theories is far more common than you think
105587 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Psychology

Belief in conspiracy theories is far more common t…

by Marc Wilson

Conspiracy belief is more common among people who are less trusting and experience more anomie – they worry that the world is losing it and...

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