How I tested electoral law by dropping a 30-second tirade amid hard-hitting ganja tunes (and why it really matters)

The shocking true story of a law professor, a student radio station and a pro-cannabis political party conspiring to introduce US-style negative election campaigning to the nation’s airwaves, all with the help of the NZ Court of Appeal.

Turns out 2017 is scarier than Parks and Recreation could ever imagine

In the final season of Parks & Recreation the timeline jumps ahead to 2017. Now that actual 2017 is here, Jose Barbosa wistfully compares fantasy and reality.

Jono and Ben was a hot mess in a hot tub – and not in a good way

Tara Ward watches in horror as Jono and Ben return and go live for the first time.

The Album Cycle: New releases reviewed from Rhiannon Giddens, Kehlani, Sun Kil Moon & more

Every Friday, ‘The Album Cycle’ reviews a handful of new releases.

Every Bruce Springsteen fashion era, RANKED

All-American hero, songwriting colossus, rock n’ roll star ... under-appreciated fashion icon? To mark Bruce's New Zealand concerts this week, Pete Douglas shines a light on the best of his looks through the years.

'Were you saying no but not meaning no?': On the tactics of Scott Kuggeleijn’s lawyer

Regardless of today's verdict, the assumptions made and line of questioning pursued by Kuggeleijn’s lawyer Philip Morgan over the course of two trials were extremely troubling, writes Madeleine Chapman.

The Figure-Friday quiz: following food from the field to the 'gram

It's all over Instagram but how much do you really know about food?

Teaching love: How to support your children through questions about gender identity

Teaching love, tolerance, and inclusivity in the face of hate groups like Family First is incredibly important for our children. Scout Barbour-Evans has advice on talking to kids about gender, and how to support them if they're transgender, takatāpui, and/or gender-diverse.

Cutting the apron strings: Redefining motherhood when your children leave home

What is it like when your children leave the nest? Amanda May writes about what she had hoped for and what it feels like now that her home is quiet. In …

Bill English has slammed the big pay rise for the Super Fund boss. Here's why he's wrong

Adrian Orr is no ordinary public service boss: he's a savvy corporate investor, responsible for truly remarkable returns. His salary should match that reality, argues Peter Davis.

The nailbiter in Mt Albert! Or, why the by-election on Saturday is more important than you think

The run up to the Mt Albert by-election might seem quiet but the results are likely to have a huge impact on the NZ political year. Meanwhile, over in Maungakiekie, Green wunderkind Chlöe Swarbrick has been demoted to humble foot soldier. Strange days in Auckland politics, writes Simon Wilson.

Five rising stars to keep an eye on in Super Rugby this year

With Super Rugby set to kick off for 2017, Scotty Stevenson picks some rising stars in the New Zealand squads who could light up the competition this season.

Sorry Ross: the White Ferns outplayed the Black Caps yesterday

The White Ferns' win yesterday is more newsworthy than the Black Caps', argues Madeleine Chapman.

Pride Podcast: The state of this gender-diverse nation

In this special one-off podcast marking the Auckland Pride Festival and brought to you by AUT, Sam Orchard talks to Emmy Rākete and Dr Pani Farvid about gender noncomformity, trans rights and challenging queer/straight binaries in Aotearoa and beyond.

Business is Boring #41: Wendy Thompson urges businesswomen to put themselves forward for recognition

Simon Pound talks to Wendy Thompson about the importance of women business owners promoting themselves.