January 12, 2019

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Culture of complaint

The new morality of a strident and vocal “Generation-Z” minority who demand protection from words and ideas they do not like is spreading quickly in English-speaking countries. by Joanne Black

Untold stories

British historian Sir Max Hastings reasoned that there was room for another book about the war in Vietnam because he wanted to bring the Vietnamese “back to the centre of the story”. by Karl du Fresne

Pioneer woman

Time has tarnished the reputation of one of America’s best-selling authors, but her legacy is undiminished. by Paula Morris

Brand awareness

Comedian Jo Brand’s deadpan style is deceptive, as some blokes have discovered to their very public cost. In a new how-to book, she emphasises the benefits of not giving a toss. by Diana Wichtel


This Life

Health Horses are taking a load off people at a Taranaki-based business. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Getting our quota of vitamin D becomes more important as we age. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Bold, zesty flavours and vibrant colours are a signature of these seasonal ethnic sides. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Not just for the ladies, rosé is a worldwide wine phenomenon. by Michael Cooper

Psychology The suggestion that you’re about to be exposed to something unpleasant can actually make it worse. by Marc Wilson

Sport A review of the pronouncements – asinine, otherworldly and otherwise – that caught our attention in 2018. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

A sense of place A 30-year-old Rotorua-born, Melbourne-based writer had publishers fighting for the rights to his debut novel. by Craig Sisterson

Books By Cecelia Ahern and Catherine Lacey; about wine writing; Stephen Fry’s book about Greek heroes and gods; and Alice Miller’s second volume of poetry

Lights, camera, action man The history of Pacific Films and John O’Shea, 1948-2000. by Peter Calder

Music From Lawrence Arabia, Anthony Ritchie and the Aquarius Choir

Film Cold War, Hurricane




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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney, Australia

Life Bill Ralston

Back to Black Joanne Black

The Good Life Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


The power of persuasion: Why you're not too smart to be swindled by scams
107550 2019-06-26 00:00:00Z Crime

The power of persuasion: Why you're not too smart…

by Joanna Wane

Joanna Wane investigates a callous and increasingly sophisticated global crime wave that’s defrauding millions of dollars from Kiwis every year.

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Investment scams: 'Like problem gambling combined with an abusive relationship'
107552 2019-06-26 00:00:00Z Crime

Investment scams: 'Like problem gambling combined…

by Joanna Wane

The daughter of a retired civil engineer has spent 18 months trying to extricate her father from a series of overseas investment scams.

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Crunch time as Parliament votes on euthanasia bill today
107645 2019-06-26 00:00:00Z Politics

Crunch time as Parliament votes on euthanasia bill…

by Jo Moir

The bill that would give the terminally ill the right to choose to die faces a make-or-break vote in Parliament today.

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Space-science communicator Haritina Mogoşanu's fascination with the red planet
107623 2019-06-26 00:00:00Z Science

Space-science communicator Haritina Mogoşanu's fas…

by Sarah Lang

In June, New Zealanders turn their eyes to the stars as we celebrate Matariki – but it’s the red planet that captivates Haritina Mogoşanu.

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The key to long-term success after weight-loss surgery
107438 2019-06-26 00:00:00Z Health

The key to long-term success after weight-loss sur…

by Nicky Pellegrino

Weight-loss surgery is becoming more common, but lifestyle and attitude changes are needed for long-term success.

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Matariki feast: Kasey and Karena Bird's family recipes
107605 2019-06-25 11:39:22Z Food

Matariki feast: Kasey and Karena Bird's family rec…

by Lauraine Jacobs

Māori food champions Kasey and Karena Bird share traditional family recipes that are ideal for Matariki.

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Julie Anne Genter on bicycles, babies and what's going to make a better world
107579 2019-06-25 00:00:00Z Profiles

Julie Anne Genter on bicycles, babies and what's g…

by Emma Clifton

The MP made world headlines when she cycled to hospital to give birth. She talks about how this put her and what she stands for in the spotlight.

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Toy Story 4: The beloved franchise reaches a Forky in the road
107472 2019-06-25 00:00:00Z Movies

Toy Story 4: The beloved franchise reaches a Forky…

by Russell Baillie

The fourth Toy Story instalment is clever, enjoyable and refreshingly weird.

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