March 30, 2019

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Features

What do we do? What can we do?

In the wake of Christchurch’s mosque shootings, there has been a huge upwelling of love and support. But is that enough to make Muslims feel safe in this community? by Sally Blundell

The evil that we view

In the week the world wide web turned 30, footage of the Christchurch mosque attacks appeared as a devastating reminder of its failings. by Peter Griffin

The hard truths of hate

The path that leads people to commit atrocities such as the Christchurch mosque massacre is tangled and unpredictable, but the journey often begins in childhood.
by Marc Wilson

Follow the leader

President Donald Trump’s “vicious brand of right-wing populism” is providing fuel for bigots and racists. by Paul Thomas

Mapping the ‘second brain’

Most people have heard the five-plus-a-day message for fruit and vegetables. But new research into gut health suggests that advice may soon need tweaking. by Donna Chisholm

This Life

Health Gen Zers need protecting from screen-induced dopamine hits. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food Kiwis love to barbecue, but the Southern US can teach us a thing or two. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The Rangitoto Beefsteak & Burgundy Club marks its golden jubilee. by Michael Cooper

Technology The folding phone is fun, but it’s a way off for most of us. Instead, this year is for rehashes and tweaks. by Peter Griffin

Sport Sporting contests may seem inconsequential after tragedies such as the Christchurch massacre, but they do have a way of bringing people together. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Lone star diva Grammy-winning American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham brings a mix of Texan earthiness and French flair to concerts with the NZSO. by Elizabeth Kerr

Books By Chigozie Obioma and Rajeev Balasubramanyam, and a debut collection of poems by Sugar Magnolia Wilson

Film Fighting with My Family, Daffodils

Theatre The Children, by UK playwright Lucy Kirkwood

 

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Politics Jane Clifton

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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