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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.

Ex-king coal

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By Mark Broatch in

Issue 3885 16th Oct 2014

What to do about coal? It played a valuable role in our history, yet it’s not without its issues, says historian Matthew Wright.

More than words

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By Redmer Yska in

Issue 3884 9th Oct 2014

New Zealand writer Iris Wilkinson’s efforts to recover from addiction sparked a literary outpouring that remains relevant today.

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