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Fire Brand

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By Lydia Monin in

Issue 3887 30th Oct 2014

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

Child’s play

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By Mark Broatch in

Issue 3887 30th Oct 2014

David Veart’s account of 200 years of toys reveals an alternative history of New Zealand: people at play, a focus on children and a reflection of a changing society.

Words of the war warriors

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By Guyon Espiner in

Issue 3886 23rd Oct 2014

Historian Monty Soutar has dedicated his life to telling military stories. In a new book, he’ll chronicle World War I through the eyes of Maori soldiers – all he needs to do so is the letters they sent home.

Naked truth

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By Diana Wichtel in

Issue 3886 23rd Oct 2014

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 TV show Girls.

Living rooms

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By Mark Broatch in

Issue 3886 23rd Oct 2014

There’s no place like home, but what does it mean? Houses and the furniture, plumbing and even cutlery within have changed radically in recent centuries, says social historian Judith Flanders.

Trading blows

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By Mark Broatch in

Issue 3885 16th Oct 2014

If the Bledisloe Cup were an economic contest, we’d be the holders, reckons Australian free-trade champion Tim Harcourt.

Purchaser power

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By Rod Vaughan in

Issue 3885 16th Oct 2014

When times are tough, smart businesses don’t try to lure new customers, but capitalise on the potential of the best they already have.

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