New Zealand history

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.

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.

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