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.
Hundreds of NZ women are told every year that their request for an abortion is ‘not justified’. One woman describes the response she encountered, and why she feels betrayed by a system that continues to view women seeking termination through a lens of criminality
A Black woman living in New Zealand talks about this year's infamous episode of Real Housewives, and why it’s indicative of a broader racist culture in New Zealand we still refuse to acknowledge.
Tsunami scientists have returned from Canterbury, where they found at least one spot of severe damage from the tsunami that followed the Kaikoura earthquake, and it’s a powerful reminder that you shouldn’t wait for a formal evacuation, explains Caroline Little of GNS
GeoNet have published their latest future scenarios and aftershock forecasts following the M7.8 quake that struck early on Monday morning.
The Kaikoura earthquake lifted long strips of coast out of the sea on Monday morning, in parts as high as two metres. Natalie Balfour of GeoNet explains what's going on.
Geonet has released newly calculated aftershock probabilities that put the chance of one or more M6-6.9 quake in the next day at 37%.
A massive magnitude-7.5 quake centred near Hanmer has led to at least two deaths, caused widespread damage and triggered tsunami alerts. GNS explains what we know so far about the science behind the disaster, and what to expect now.