The offensive ads may have been confined to the annals of history, but the 100-plus-year-old cordial is still around, and still wrong on many levels.
News came today that Stage Challenge, the national dance competition for schools, is to close after 25 years. Kristin Hall pays tribute to the touchingly earnest extra-curricular.
The groping of a topless woman at the Rhythm & Vines festival highlights just how retrograde our attitudes to public nudity remain. But, writes Kristin Hall, there is a better way – just look at any European beach.
Nearly half our mayors have signed a letter calling for a compulsory charge on plastic bags, and surveys show strong public support for the idea. Still the government remains staunchly opposed. If other countries can do it, why can't we, wonders Kristin Hall.
Former Seven Sharp reporter Kristin Hall responds to this week's decision by Pharmac not to fund sanitary products and explains why NZ women need cheaper tampons, period.
Looking back on 1990s supermarket chain Big Fresh, it seems scarcely believable. A food shopping Disneyland with live country music, a TV room for the kids and giant animatronic vegetables swaying in the rafters? Did that actually happen? But for 15 glorious years the Big Fresh supermarket chain really did exist, and Kristin Hall met the man who created it.