February 17, 2018

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Cycling has the potential to make us healthier and happier, and our cities less congested and polluted. So, why are so many people against it? by Rebecca Macfie

Turning a blind eye

Republicans have abandoned principles and beliefs held sacred by their party forebears in order to defend their amoral President. by Paul Thomas

The Corbans’ rich harvest

The trailblazing West Auckland wine family has sold its last wholly owned operation, but the name will live on. by Karl du Fresne

‘This has never felt like work’

Stress-related illness is a 21st-century plague for people in the developed world. Health psychologist Anna Friis is at the forefront of prescribing kindness and self-compassion. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health After age 30, conceiving naturally becomes more of a lottery with each passing year. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Smoothie hype includes claims that pulverising plants boosts their nutrient value, but does it? by Jennifer Bowden

Food Food master Samin Nosrat’s new book explains the key elements of good cooking in ways that inform and delight. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Outstanding wines from Central Otago, including its unsung whites. by Michael Cooper

Technology If there is a tech trend emerging for 2018, it is the rise of the smart speaker. by Peter Griffin

Psychology The pain of separation is entirely emotional, but can be experienced physically. by Marc Wilson

Sport When it comes to competitive sport, we’re no closer to a consensus on how hot is too hot. by Paul Thomas

Travel The Grainger Museum, Australia


Books & Culture

Dancing up a storm

Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning 1993 film The Piano has been given a new lease of life as the year’s first production by the troubled Royal New Zealand Ballet. by Sarah Catherall

Poetry Punk poet John Cooper Clarke

Books Novels by Craig Sherborne, Tom Lee and Catherine Robertson, and a round-up of New Zealand non-fiction

Film Welby Ings on Sparrow, reviews of Loving Vincent and Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars




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 Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Back on track: $60m to go into regional rail
87519 2018-02-23 14:43:30Z Economy

Back on track: $60m to go into regional rail

by Jane Patterson

Five regions will receive just over $60 million for rebooting rail in the first chunk of money from the Provincial Growth Fund.

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Ricky Houghton is about finding innovative solutions to the issues facing Māori
87510 2018-02-23 14:21:31Z Profiles

Ricky Houghton is about finding innovative solutio…

by Clare de Lore

No government on their own can fix the problems facing Māori in the Far North, warns Local Hero of the Year Ricky Houghton.

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The little Kiwi newspaper that could - and still does
87508 2018-02-23 14:14:19Z Business

The little Kiwi newspaper that could - and still d…

by Ryan Keen

In the wake of Stuff's move to cull 28 regional newspapers, a former editor of Mountain Scene argues they can be sustainable and worth putting out.

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Why iGen is more likely to care about gun violence
87497 2018-02-23 07:02:28Z World

Why iGen is more likely to care about gun violence…

by Jean Twenge

People usually don’t think of teenagers as risk-averse. But for iGen, it’s been a central tenant of their upbringing and outlook.

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Barnaby Joyce hits back over new sexual harassment claim
87494 2018-02-23 06:36:55Z World

Barnaby Joyce hits back over new sexual harassment…

by Michelle Grattan

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is under intense new pressure following a new claim of sexual harassment he says is “spurious” and “defamatory”.

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Barack Obama's New Zealand visit could rile Trump supporters
87491 2018-02-23 06:25:22Z Politics

Barack Obama's New Zealand visit could rile Trump …

by Patrick O'Meara

Negotiations to get former US president Barack Obama to visit New Zealand next month are understood to be close to completion.

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Lady Bird – movie review
87403 2018-02-23 00:00:00Z Movies

Lady Bird – movie review

by James Robins

Delicate, poignant honesty marks out Lady Bird from other teenage tales.

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The Royal NZ Ballet transforms The Piano for the stage
86323 2018-02-23 00:00:00Z Theatre

The Royal NZ Ballet transforms The Piano for the s…

by Sharon Stephenson

A masterpiece from New Zealand’s “cinema of unease” is making its world premiere as a full-length ballet.

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