New Zealand history

Ain't got no body

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By Redmer Yska in

Issue 3893 11th Dec 2014

The conviction of serial conman George Horry for the murder of his wife, whose body has never been found, proved a landmark verdict that would redefine the law in New Zealand and beyond.

Dairy me

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By Mark Broatch in

Issue 3888 6th Nov 2014

A new history of the dairy industry reminds us of the powerful role it plays in our economy and society – but also the big environmental impact it’s having. Author Nicola McCloy talks to Mark Broatch.

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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