Matter of life and death

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By Sally Blundell in Health

New Zealanders once had the highest recorded life expectancy in the world and now experts believe a few simple measures could put us back on top.

Naked truth

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By Diana Wichtel in Profile

An artistic inclination to put it out there runs in the family, but there’s method in the madness of Lena Dunham, star and creator of critically acclaimed

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The controversial commissioner

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By Diana Wichtel

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True merit

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The controversial commissioner

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By Diana Wichtel

Is our race-relations watchdog refreshingly artless or just clanger-prone? After more than 18 months on the bicultural “dark side”, Dame Susan Devoy


Baby love

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By Diana Wichtel

Prepare to be touched by true-ish stories steeped in 60s nostalgia.


Up close and personal

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By Jim Pinckney

A beguiling intimacy underpins this collection depicting crooner Nick Cave.


Catch 21

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By Julia Millen

Inside the cut-throat world of illegal fishing in the Pacific.


Good intentions

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By Marc Wilson

Why does there often seem to be a mismatch between our attitudes and our actions?

TV & Entertainment

TV and radio listings: November 1-7, 2014

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By The Listener

This week's TV and radio listings.


On at the movies: November 1, 2014

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By David Larsen

David Larsen reviews The Dead Lands, and Hector and the Search For Happiness, plus films now showing.


Caption competition: November 1, 2014

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

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We look back at key moments in New Zealand history.

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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.


November 1, 2014

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By The Listener

COVER STORY: What it'll take to reclaim our 'best life expectancy' title.

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