Michelle Langstone

Michelle Langstone is a writer and actor.

Books
May 30, 2021

Talking with flowers

Even if I approached an interview feeling sure I wouldn’t like them, at the end of the time together they'd managed to get in.

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Books
May 20, 2021
Golden hour; a middle-aged woman walks in a field, background of bush lit with sun.

It goes like this: Michelle Langstone on IVF

The wait for a phone call from your embryologist is like no other wait on Earth.

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Society
May 15, 2021

'What most women really want is someone to be kind': Anna Saunders, midwife

The veteran midwife talks to Michelle Langstone about the increasing challenges of her profession – and the priceless moments that remind her why it matters.

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Science
May 1, 2021

‘I fell off the cliff’: Meeting Michael Baker – and the man who plays him

'That moment, I was feeling absolutely at my low point. It's the first and last time that I couldn’t finish an interview.'

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Society
Apr 25, 2021

The great, great Australian game that’s only legal on Anzac Day

Two-Up, the rowdy game of luck that's only legal to play on Anzac Day. 

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Books
Apr 10, 2021

Brian Turner and the open space

Ardent disciple of mountain, valley, river and sky, Brian Turner is one of New Zealand's most celebrated poets. Michelle Langstone meets him at his central Otago home.

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Books
Mar 20, 2021

Shilo Kino and the untold story: Michelle Langstone meets the rising star of NZ books

Novelist, journalist, former missionary and now immersion immersion te reo Māori student, Shilo Kino has packed a whole lot into three decades.

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Books
Mar 14, 2021

The oldest shark

Age has dulled its shine, but the 512-year-old Greenland shark swims on.

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Business
Feb 27, 2021
Music
Feb 19, 2021

The Navigator sails again: Michelle Langstone meets Che Fu

A pioneering New Zealand voice, a neighbour, and not finished yet.

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Media
Feb 10, 2021

Roseanne Liang has the magic touch

The latest big-budget American action thriller to hit our screens was made by a New Zealander, and critics are taking notice.

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Media
Feb 6, 2021

On air and on fire: Māni Dunlop on reo, racists and taking on the old guard

At just 29, RNZ's Māori news director is at the top of her game.

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Society
Jan 23, 2021

Please stop ruining summer and turn off that godforsaken music

We are drowning out the natural world with synthetic sounds, and it's getting worse.

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Society
Jan 11, 2021

Take me back to the rainbow

Michelle Langstone as she gives in to an overwhelming urge to return to the Auckland amusement park of her youth.

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Music
Jan 4, 2021

Josh Fountain and the shape of the sound

If you've listened to New Zealand music from the last decade-and-a-half, chances are you've heard the influences of Josh Fountain.

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Auckland
Dec 26, 2020

Angry, eloquent and 17, Fili has something to say to you

She's head girl, a viral star, a poet. But none of those credentials can ever capture the force of nature that is Aigagalefili ‘Fili’ Fepulea’i-Tapua’i. 

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Books
Dec 6, 2020

When I am farther away

There are things you can learn from the wild. The messages get clearer, delivered uninterrupted down the wires of birdsong and through the currents of rivers.

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Sports
Nov 28, 2020

Eugene Bareman: the beating heart of New Zealand kickboxing

From high school rugby star to law school dropout to UFC deity.

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Music
Nov 15, 2020

Josh Fountain and the shape of the sound

If you've listened to New Zealand music from the last decade-and-a-half, chances are you've heard the influences of Josh Fountain.

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Society
Oct 31, 2020

Finding solace in the crowd

Crowd-hater Michelle Langstone finds a new appreciation for being among the throng.

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Books
Oct 24, 2020

Wellington, words and nuns: Meet Claire Mabey, festival maker

'I am a very emotional person, and I cry all the time! That community made me keep going.'

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Society
Oct 10, 2020

Andrew Digby, birdman

Renowned scientist Dr Andrew Digby on changing careers, his love for Twitter and what it takes to be one of New Zealand's leading conservationists.

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Society
Sep 26, 2020

Dr James Jap on a life centred around death

Since the beginning of his career, Dr James Jap has been determined to make death acceptable. He talks to Michelle Langstone about a life shaped by palliative care.

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Society
Sep 22, 2020

Take me back to the rainbow

Michelle Langstone as she gives in to an overwhelming urge to return to the Auckland amusement park of her youth.

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Auckland
Sep 12, 2020

Angry, eloquent and 17, Fili has something to say to you

She's head girl, a viral star, a poet. But none of those credentials can ever capture the force of nature that is Aigagalefili ‘Fili’ Fepulea’i-Tapua’i. 

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Television
Aug 29, 2020

Pip Hall is the writer who always says yes

As she preps for season two of hit thriller One Lane Bridge, Pip Hall tells Michelle Langstone why, aged 48, she feels like she's only just hitting her creative stride.

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