November 14, 2017

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The iGen teens are in slow mode

Teens are growing up more slowly than previous generations – they’re less likely to drive, smoke, booze and have sex. So, if they’re doing fewer risky things, why isn’t their mental health improving? by Donna Chisholm

Deadly charades

Russia and China are using hybrid forms of warfare that disguise their military objectives, but that may ultimately backfire. by Robert G Patman

Staying on the Trump Train

Two ex-presidents have joined the chorus of condemnations, but Trump supporters don’t give a damn about Republican critics or outraged metropolitan opinion. by Paul Thomas

Rocks, paper, satire

Cartoonist, political columnist, playwright and film-maker Tom Scott marks his 70th birthday with the release of Drawn Out: A Seriously Funny Memoir. by Clare de Lore

Serendipity the mother of invention

Genetics and chicory are giving rise to a high-country sheep so tasty that the meat industry sees it as a potential saviour. by Jonathan Underhill


This Life

Health Males pay with their lives for the tiny amount of health funding they get compared with females. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Are salt-cured and pickled meats bad for our health? by Jennifer Bowden

Food The chef behind Eat My Lunch has now produced a book with a focus on family meals. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine This year’s top 25 sauvignon blancs offer quality, value or both. by Michael Cooper

Travel Gettysburg, US

Sport France, the next side to line up against the All Blacks, see team selection in terms of players’ piano roles. by Paul Thomas

Psychology An innovative empathy test suggests right-wingers may not be as cold-hearted as they think. by Marc Wilson


Books & Culture

The Cat came back

The singer-songwriter who went from being Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam and back again is returning to New Zealand. by Russell Baillie

Books By Isabel Allende, Diksha Basu, Omar Robert Hamilton, Thalia Henry, Brendan Mathews and Patrick Evans

Music From Baynk and Kings

Film Murder on the Orient Express, Ingrid Goes West, Blade of the Immortal, Only the Brave




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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Baillie

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Lauren Buckeridge

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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