September 29, 2018

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All shook up

We know our country: it’s a small island nation dominated by the Alpine Fault, with a population of flightless birds courtesy of our predator-free past, and a history of human occupation going back around 1000 years. Right? Wrong. by Sally Blundell

Ice follies

He’s back on screen with a travel series about North Korea and a role in drama Vanity Fair, but Michael Palin’s biggest new project is a personal one – a book about early polar expeditions with a New Zealand connection. by Russell Baillie

This is war

The threat of weapons that could launch attacks without human input, including swarms of killer drones, is raising international alarm. by Stuart McMillan

Matters of life & death

One of New Zealand’s leading philanthropists has pledged a unique gift to medical research. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health Early detection can pick up vision problems that, left untreated, will hinder a child’s development. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition As the gut microbiome becomes a key health focus, how do we boost it? by Jennifer Bowden

Food Soft, juicy and rich in omega-3, New Zealand salmon is worth paying a little extra for. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine  Tasting 10 vintages of the  famous Château Mouton Rothschild. by Michael Cooper

Psychology There are plenty of reasons public speaking is so scary, but in the end, practice makes perfect. by Marc Wilson

Sport Serena Williams’ US Open outburst was unbecoming but the umpire made a mess of his response. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

WOW, it’s wearing well The World of WearableArt show is celebrating 30 years. Founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff tells Sarah Catherall about the pivotal moments in its history.

Books About the way personal and political lives intersect by Olivia Laing, novels by Tara Isabella Burton, Sarah Selecky, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Nicholas Sheppard, children’s reading by Kimberly Andrews and poetry by David Eggleton

A way with words Tina Makereti

Music From Paul McCartney

Film Ladies in Black, A Simple Favour




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

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


In photos: The world unites in solidarity with Christchurch
103800 2019-03-21 15:36:46Z World

In photos: The world unites in solidarity with Chr…

by Lauren Buckeridge

Countries around the world have put on a show of solidarity for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

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The tangled path to terrorism
103777 2019-03-21 09:59:55Z Psychology

The tangled path to terrorism

by Marc Wilson

The path that leads people to commit atrocities such as that in Christchurch is twisting and unpredictable, but the journey often begins in childhood.

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If 'This is not New Zealand', let us show it
103768 2019-03-21 09:31:27Z Social issues

If 'This is not New Zealand', let us show it

by The Listener

The little signs among the banks of flowers said, “This is not New Zealand.” They meant, “We thought we were better than this.” We were wrong.

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Extremism is not a mental illness
103785 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

Extremism is not a mental illness

by The Mental Health Foundation of NZ

Shooting people is not a symptom of a mental illness. White supremacy is not a mental illness.

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PM announces ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles
103805 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

PM announces ban on all military-style semi-automa…

by RNZ

Ms Ardern pledged the day after the terrorist massacre that "gun laws will change" and would be announced within 10 days of the attack.

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No mention of right-wing extremist threats in 10 years of GCSB & SIS public docs
103770 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Politics

No mention of right-wing extremist threats in 10 y…

by Jane Patterson

There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of security agency documents.

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Deirdre Kent: The woman who faced down the wrath of Big Tobacco
103798 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Profiles

Deirdre Kent: The woman who faced down the wrath o…

by Joanna Wane

As the face of anti-smoking lobby group ASH, Deirdre Kent played a vital role in the smokefree New Zealand movement.

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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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