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By Donna Chisholm in Social Issues

In the age of social media, advertisers are harnessing people power to peddle their products.

Je suis defiant

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By Trevor Richards in Social Issues

It was the season of darkness but also the winter of hope, as Paris reeled and rallied while ignoring some troubling ironies, reports resident Trevor Richards.

Kiwi king of crude

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By Redmer Yska in Profile

Otaki-born accountant William Walkley went on to become a transtasman oil mogul, founding Australia’s journalism awards along the way.

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Caption competition: January 31, 2015

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Coalition of the unwilling

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Current Affairs

Cloud on the horizon

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By Pattrick Smellie Tina Morrison Suze Metherell

The trouble with glorious summer weather is the drought that follows.


Sensitive subject

By Toby Manhire

Feeling a bit iffy and not sure why? Might be the Wi-Fi … or maybe not.


Quips & quotes: January 31, 2015

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By The Listener

“Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.” – Cindy Crawford


Wit and wickedness

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By Catherine Robertson

A roundup of contemporary fiction by Catherine Robertson.


Fundamental problem

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By Marc Wilson

Don’t blame religion for the Charlie Hebdo killings – blame taking it literally.

TV & Entertainment


January 24, 2015: Films now showing

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By Helene Wong David Larsen

Short reviews of films currently on the big screen.


Caption competition: January 31, 2015

By The Listener

Try your hand at this week's caption competition.


Michael Leunig: The heart of the matter

By Diana Wichtel

Cartoonists speak “for the other lot”, says Michael Leunig, a living treasure and equal-opportunity pain in the arse.

The Influentials

Influentials: Events that defined a nation

By The Listener

We look back at key moments in New Zealand history.

From Our Archive

Whittaker's: Brand of brothers

By Ruth Laugesen

Andrew and Brian Whittaker are on track to overtake Cadbury as the country’s biggest chocolate sellers. Ruth Laugesen looks at how they’ve done it.


January 31, 2015

By The Listener

COVER STORY: The new way advertisers can get you hooked on their products.

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