Veteran Herald sports reporter Wynne Grey has written a new book about what happens to rugby players when they hang up their boots. In this excerpt, Mark "Bull" Allen – the All Blacks prop who led the Hurricanes in the Super 12 in 1996, and played 110 games for Taranaki – tells his story.
If Trelise Cooper is "deeply committed to strong ethical standards" she appears to have a funny way of showing it, says fellow fashion designer Denise L'Estrange-Corbet.
Many Spinoff Parents readers have asked how to make a submission on abortion law reform in New Zealand. We asked national president of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa Terry Bellamak to write a guide for us.
The NZ Rideshare Drivers Network is asking Uber drivers and passengers to join a day of action over pay and conditions
The latest inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows a 20% increase in emissions from 1990 to 2016. The Science Media Centre has collected commentary from the experts
With heavy rain and wind pounding away at New Zealand, what does it mean for the buses, trains and roads? It's a little more complicated than you might think.
In 1879, the Whakatane meeting house Mataatua was taken apart and put on a ship bound for Australia, then England: 'And so began the wanderings of New Zealand’s most-travelled wharenui...'
Craig Marriner was a nobody who won the 2002 book of the year award with his first novel Stonedogs, a raw, rough, street-wise tale of bogan life. His second novel sank without trace - and so did Marriner, who disappeared. He returns after a long absence with an evocation of life and literature in his home town, Rotorua.
The Spinoff asked Screaming Reels co-host Leigh Hart to apologise to Australian viewers for the confusion over whether or not his show is a parody. Instead, his "producers" came back with this.
Many schools are having to cut teacher aide hours due to a budget squeezes: two views from the classroom on why it matters.
A statement from The Opportunities Party, supplied by its communications director Sean Plunket, responding to Mike Joy's assertion that he did not endorse TOP. Mike Joy has since accepted this version â€¦
Ready for the last weekend of the Film Festival in Auckland? Chris Davis introduces his movie about Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) and chooses another film he also wants to see. Part seven of our filmmaker’s choice series.
Philippa Campbell introduces the second series of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake and Hugh Macdonald gets outdoors in a different way. Part six of our Film Festival filmmaker’s choice series. Producer Philippa â€¦
Director Annie Goldson introduces her Dotcom documentary and the one she calls its antithesis; and Julian Boshier talks about working with Wellington band Head Like a Hole for 15 years. Welcome to part five of our Film Festival filmmaker's choice series.
With the Film Festival upon us we asked filmmakers to choose a favourite movie from the lineup and also tell us about their own films in the festival. Here's the fourth instalment of the series, by Catherine Bisley and Shirley Horrocks.
We asked filmmakers to choose a favourite from the Film Festival lineup and also tell us about their own films. This third instalment of the series features Gaylene Preston, Renae Maihi, Paul Oremland and Jackie van Beek.
We asked filmmakers to choose a favourite from the Film Festival lineup and also tell us about their own films in the festival. In this second instalment of the series, â€¦
With the Film Festival now underway we asked we asked a whole bunch of filmmakers to tell us about a film they’re specially keen to see, and about their own â€¦
The email Fairfax's central region editor Bernadette Courtney sent to the Wellington City Council's Kevin Lavery yesterday, in response to the WCC's disputing the Dominion Post's coverage of a campervan story.
Two women teachers who were sexually harassed by male students have resigned following ‘considerable distress’. Here a parent writes of her dismay at the way the college has dealt with the incident and the message it sends to young men.
To conclude our week-long series on Greymouth writer Peter Hooper: two poems by his former student Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, from his new collection of verse, Blood Ties.
You could be forgiven for thinking support for a Universal Basic Income comes only from Gareth Morgan and the political left. But as financial adviser Michael Warrington points out, the UBI has a lot to recommend it, whatever your political outlook.