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Politics
Sep 24, 2019

How dare you? What Greta Thunberg told the United Nations

16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg has given world leaders at the United Nations a harsh and furious dressing down.

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Politics
May 19, 2019

Scott Morrison hails 'miracle' as Coalition snatches shock victory in Australia

All the polls pointed to a Labor win in Australia yesterday. That's not what happened at all, writes Michelle Grattan.

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Food
Apr 26, 2019

The quest to save the banana from extinction

Biochemist Stuart Thompson tracks the banana from its origins on the island of Mauritius to its current endangered status.

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Media
Apr 17, 2019

Were journalists ‘just doing their job’ in the political resignation of Metiria Turei?

Massey University's Sean Phelan and Leon Salter look at the role media played in of one the biggest controversies of the last election.

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Society
Apr 13, 2019

But what is old anyway? How we should rethink ageing populations

What does an ageing population actually mean in an economic context, and are we thinking about it all wrong?

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Society
Apr 6, 2019

Why Google+ closing down is part of a much bigger trend

If you were one of the few people who used it, you might have noticed Google+ has just closed down.

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Society
Mar 29, 2019

‘If our heart is full of love then peace will start from here’: a Christchurch survivor speaks

Christchurch shooting survivor Farid Ahmed, whose wife was killed on March 15, spoke at the National Remembrance Service today. This is his speech.

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Ātea
Mar 23, 2019

Listen to kids when they tell you to stop smoking

While we're learning to listen to the younger generations on other things, it's time to prioritise tamariki voices about our smokefree future too.

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Society
Mar 12, 2019

Students should strike on Friday (and they should be punished for it)

An Auckland secondary school teacher posted some thoughts on the climate strike. They were smart and pithy thoughts, so with permission, we're republishing below.

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Ātea
Mar 12, 2019

A message of solidarity from Pussy Riot to the people of Ihumātao

Pussy Riot’s Masha Alyokhina has been travelling from Auckland to Wellington overnight to join SOUL (Save Our Unique Landscape) in presenting a petition to MP Marama Davidson on the steps of parliament this morning. 

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Science
Mar 6, 2019
Books
Feb 11, 2019

Baxter Week: James K Baxter, 1969

All week this week we revisit the great poet James K Baxter on the occasion of a new book of letters. Today: a selection of the letters written in 1969.

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Business
Jan 30, 2019

If one of NZ’s big Aussie-owned banks goes belly up, who pays the price?

Australian taxpayers could find themselves cleaning up the mess if an Australian-owned NZ bank collapses.

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Science
Jan 24, 2019

Enjoy those warm NZ seas, but start worrying about what they portend

Signs of another marine heat wave should direct attention to the serious impact of warming oceans

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Books
Jan 14, 2019

The genius of Theo Schoon, the complete asshole who was inspired by Māori art

Dutch émigré artist Theo Schoon was an anti-Semite and a shithead in so many ways, but he was also a brilliant artist who recognised the beauty and power of Māori art at a time when few Pākehā gave it a second thought. His biographer Damian Skinner reckons with a ghastly genius.

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Science
Jan 7, 2019

Forget sharks: this is the real injury risk at New Zealand’s beaches

While your chances of being attacked by a shark are tiny, the risks of an injury from beach litter and marine debris are surprisingly high – and growing every year.

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Science
Dec 16, 2018

A very serious listicle: The top 10 NZ science stories of 2018

Want to feel smart but also read something snackable? Check out the Science Media Centre's top 10 NZ science stories for the year. 

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Media
Dec 14, 2018

Beached Az is back, baby!

Ten years after that blue whale first waked up on a New Zealand beach, Beached Az is coming back to our screens.

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Books
Dec 3, 2018

A trans sex worker’s story

The Monday Extract: "Stevie", who works in the sex industry as a self-described "trans boy", talks to social historian Caren Wilton.

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Science
Nov 27, 2018

Five experts answer the question: does everyone need eight hours of sleep?

Eight hours a night, every night, has become received wisdom – but how true is it?

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Society
Nov 26, 2018

Anti-uniformed police protest spreads to Wellington Pride Parade

Organisers of the Wellington Pride Parade have said that uniformed police officers will still be welcome at next year's parade. Today, we publish a statement from members of the Wellington LGBTQi community denouncing that decision.

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Science
Nov 17, 2018

Science or Snake Oil: do hangover cures actually work?

If you’re not feeling so crash hot this morning after a few too many, is there anything you can take to help?

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Media
Oct 22, 2018

Mental Health Foundation’s warning to social media users on Jami-Lee Ross

Reports that Botany MP has been sectioned and is in care for mental health issues have sparked a flurry of conjecture over the last couple of days

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Society
Oct 22, 2018

‘A real long path’: stories of lives locked up

First hand experiences of prison are shared in a new exhibition that provides an insight into the collateral consequences of incarceration.

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Books
Oct 15, 2018

The Monday Excerpt: Maurice Gee on the boy who played rapist

Maurice Gee - recently named the author of the best New Zealand book of the past 50 years - writes a memoir of the boy who had a dark, terrifying idea for a game.

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Society
Oct 9, 2018

How your birth date influences how well you do in school – and later in life

It's down to when you start at school - in Australia, at least.

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