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By Mark Broatch in Pop culture

The veteran interviewer still feels a leap of excitement when her editor suggests a celebrity subject.

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Feature/ Life in New Zealand

Our smallest citizens

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By Karl du Fresne

Feature/ Current Affairs

Every single one

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By Catherine Woulfe

Current Affairs

Greatest risk

By Lindsay Mitchell

Joining the debate about child poverty, Lindsay Mitchell pinpoints the problems and panaceas.


The enormity of it

By The Listener

Kim Dotcom’s simultaneous glorification of hacking and slamming of state surveillance is blatant hypocrisy.


Life in New Zealand: September 6, 2014

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Two political polls have shown the election is getting closer. - NZ Herald, 18/8/14


In search of lost faith

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By Tim Upperton

Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle phenomenon is his unique solution to finding no value in fiction.


Our chemical romance

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By Mark Broatch

Plastic undoubtedly has its charms, but at what price?

TV & Entertainment

On at the movies: September 6

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By David Larsen

David Larsen reviews the haunted house horror-comedy-action-thriller Housebound.


On at the movies: August 30, 2014

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By Helene Wong

Helene Wong reviews The Rover and Boyhood, plus films now showing.


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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

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We look back at key moments in New Zealand history.

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Whittaker's: Brand of brothers

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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.


September 6, 2014

COVER STORY: How far should the State go to end child poverty?

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