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Clash of cultures

A bleak tale of religious violence in India possesses an underlying optimism.

2 mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

King Kremlin

Does a new biography of Vladimir Putin go too easy on the Russian leader?

4 mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

Game on

New Zealand researchers are expanding our understanding of the connection between gaming and wellbeing.

2 mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

Outside the box

Vodafone TV is closing down, and finding a good replacement may be costly.

3 mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

Pregnant question

Gestational diabetes is on the increase but the criteria for diagnosing the potentially dangerous condition are still the subject of debate.

4 mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

The power of forgiveness

British journalist Marina Cantacuzino explores the transformative value of reconciling with those who have caused us harm

8 mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

Deprived at the start

Middle-class New Zealand has become indifferent to child poverty, say the people who are dealing with the damage.

10+ mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

Spreading the word

The number of te reo speakers is growing. But advocates say a concerted push is needed to truly bring the language into everyday life.

10+ mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

PATRICK GOWER: On Paddy

In which the heart-on-sleeve TV journalist reveals more about his demons and just a little about what really makes him tick.

10+ mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

Tracking the dragon

Quarterly inflation reporting puts New Zealand policymakers and businesses at a disadvantage, writes RICK JONES.

2 mins read
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September 17 - 23, 2022

Invisible cancers

Irregular bleeding, even when you’re approaching menopause, isn’t always normal, writes Marie Murray.

3 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Peeling back the layers

I was interested to read your articles about adoption (“The ties that bind”, August 13) and the tracing of relatives in David Cohen’s “My Irish question” (August 27).

9 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

An object lesson

My high school’s name was recently changed from Woodrow Wilson, a former US president and huge racist – remind you of anyone? – to Jackson-Reed High School

3 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Cautionary tales

The government has been slow to realise that severely unpopular policies threaten its chances of re-election.

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September 10 - 16, 2022

Don't be fooled

With online and phone scams raking in more money than ever, our consumer protections need reviewing. But so does our first line of defence: our common sense.

10 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Lumping it

A one-size-fits-all approach to our breast-cancer screening programme is letting down high-risk women, say critics.

10+ mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Age of uncertainty

Other countries have reviewed their use of puberty blockers for children and young people. New Zealand should too, argues Charlotte Paul.

10 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Green shoots of recovery

Following the devastating floods in Nelson, the race for the mayoralty has shifted focus towards a climate-affected future, according to candidate Matt Lawrey.

8 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Home fires burning

A fictionalised account of an author’s ancestors, pairing domestic struggle and military derring-do, leads the latest top popular fiction.

4 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Bad news

An obsession with current affairs can have consequences for your mental and physical health.

2 mins read
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September 10 - 16, 2022

Forced hand

The author of Hamnet turns to the short life and marriage of Lucrezia de’ Medici.

2 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Gloriavale’s grip

An observational doco on the controversial cult community lets its subjects do the talking.

2 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Get lucky

An immigrant family drama set in 90s Sydney delivers a potent message about identity and belonging.

3 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Quantum leap

The tech tussle of the century is going on and New Zealand has been relegated to the sidelines.

3 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Wedded to the flesh

The more politically conservative the man, the less likely he is to abstain from eating meat.

2 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Dropping the ball

The bile aimed at coach Ian Foster over the All Blacks' recent record raises questions about the perspective of fans and the mindset of the media.

4 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Richer choices

Keen to save money while still trying to be ethically and environmentally aware? Of course you are. But is it even possible? In these days of rampant inflation, thinking about what's good for the planet, as well as what's good for our pockets, seems like a luxury. But these two concepts aren't mutually exclusive. Here are 18 tips for saving money in a mindful, manageable way.

7 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Haven of hope

When Julie Chapman discovered students were going to school hungry, she decided to do something about it. Now she is also helping people and pets trapped by family violence.

7 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Tomorrow & tomorrow

Emily St. John Mandel was hailed as prophetic for her breakthrough novel about a pandemic. Her latest foray into the future has been shaped by that experience.

9 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

Use it or lose it

Evidence is growing that regular exercise improves not just physical health but brain function and mental wellbeing. And we don't have to become gym bunnies to benefit.

9 mins read
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September 3 - 9, 2022

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