The new wave

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Fire Brand

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An exhausting phone chat with comedian turned social revolutionary Russell Brand may or may not be cause for concern.

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Nowhere, if the Government and Auckland Council get their way.


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A selection of satisfying wines that are available for next to nothing.

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On at the movies: November 8, 2014

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By Helene Wong

Helene Wong reviews Serena and Finding Vivian Maier, plus films now showing.


Caption competition: November 8, 2014

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Michael Leunig: The heart of the matter

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

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November 8, 2014

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COVER STORY: How well are our elderly protected as the retirement village industry booms?

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