May 18, 2019

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Lessons from the heart

New Zealand scientists are working on artificial intelligence that could diagnose an illness faster and better than a doctor. by Donna Chisholm

A power of good

In the heart of Africa, a Kiwi entrepreneur is doing his bit for climate change. by Clare de Lore

Of pirates & property

For “visionary” developer Alasdair Cassels, who created a chic Christchurch destination out of an old wool-scourer’s factory, risk-taking seems to be in the blood. by Karl du Fresne

His biggest bet yet

Philanthropist George Soros, long a target of the radical right, is spending billions to support liberal democracy and fight hate crimes. by Stuart McMillan

This Life

Health If you’re not happy with your diagnosis or proposed treatment, get a second opinion. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Mindfulness apps are a modern way to get back in touch with your emotions, rather than using food, alcohol and dieting as a distraction. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Recipes that celebrate the innovative products being made by some of the nation’s small food businesses. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Does New Zealand wine improve with age? by Michael Cooper

Psychology Racing into print after the Christchurch killings was anything but academic. by Marc Wilson

Sport The struggles of golfing prodigies Lydia Ko and Jordan Spieth are a lesson in the difficulties of sustaining success. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Thrilled to bits Ever since his hit Generation X, Canadian writer Douglas Coupland has tapped the culture of the Digital Age. He talks about how connectivity has affected his relationship with books and influenced a shift into the arts. by Russell Baillie

Books Novels by Jessica Andrews, Chip Cheek and Thomasin Sleigh, about an epic UK trek and natural history books about insects, reptiles and amphibians

Music Jan Hellriegel’s new album and accompanying autobiography

Classical New Zealand composer Gemma Peacocke’s new album, Waves & Lines

Film All Is True, Long Shot, Poms




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 Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


How the director of Poi E took on 40 years of Herbs
109597 2019-08-15 16:15:48Z Movies

How the director of Poi E took on 40 years of Herb…

by Russell Baillie

Director Tearepa Kahi hoped to throw Herbs a birthday party with his movie about the band, but his unconventional documentary evolved into...

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Corrections apologises, blocks accused mosque gunman's mail
109585 2019-08-15 00:00:00Z Crime

Corrections apologises, blocks accused mosque gunm…

by RNZ

The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks sent seven letters from prison and had two others withheld.

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The great revolution: Historian Jock Phillips on 80 years of change in NZ
109491 2019-08-15 00:00:00Z History

The great revolution: Historian Jock Phillips on 8…

by Jock Phillips

In 2019, Kiwis are taller and fatter than they were in 1939, material life has changed immeasurably, but the biggest change of all has been the...

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The events that shaped New Zealand
109520 2019-08-15 00:00:00Z History

The events that shaped New Zealand

by The Listener

In celebration of 80 years of the New Zealand Listener, we're looking back at the country's key moments.

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Why Marlborough, the jewel of NZ's wine industry, is your next destination
My low-rent version of Sisyphus in hell
109522 2019-08-15 00:00:00Z Humour

My low-rent version of Sisyphus in hell

by Michelle Langstone

Michelle Langstone on being injured.

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Requests denied, delayed and redacted
109441 2019-08-14 00:00:00Z Politics

Requests denied, delayed and redacted

by Mike White

Frustrations of the fourth estate.

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Stats NZ could need years to regain public trust
109503 2019-08-14 00:00:00Z Politics

Stats NZ could need years to regain public trust

by Craig McCulloch

The census botch-up has prompted fears the debacle will do long-lasting damage to the public's trust in statistics.

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