Man of the moment

By Jane Clifton in

Issue 3329 28th Feb 2004

Will Don Brash's historic success at the polls prove a five-minute wonder? Critics say he is too unworldly even to understand the hurt he has caused Maori. Others say the mild-mannered monetarist, famous for washing his own socks, has the integrity and certitude to lead this country.

Pie in the sky

By Marilyn Head in

Issue 3329 28th Feb 2004

The breathtaking new images from Mars have the seductive familiarity of holiday snapshots. But what's the reality check on using a big chunk of the American economic pie to set up a moonbase for manned expeditions to Mars?

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