Michelle Langstone

Michelle Langstone is a writer and actor.

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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Books
Aug 16, 2020

The lockdown: redux

There’s nothing that makes a pointless task suddenly compelling like the return of a virus-fuelled lockdown.

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Politics
Aug 15, 2020

Gotta be human: Peter Boshier, chief ombudsman

'I'm really driven. This is probably one of the best jobs you’re ever likely to do.'

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Politics
Aug 1, 2020

Megan Woods, the minister for everything 

Her public profile has exploded thanks to her new role as the minister in charge of border isolation and quarantine, but Megan Woods has long been known as the most reliable pair of hands in government.

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Media
Jul 18, 2020

Roseanne Liang has the magic touch

Today Michelle Langstone begins a new series of profiles for The Spinoff. Her first subject: film-maker Roseanne Liang.

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Society
Jul 12, 2020

The quiet hours: in praise of supermarket serenity

For one hour a week the supermarket lights are dimmed and the music stops. And it's a kind of triumph, writes Michelle Langstone.

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Books
Jan 4, 2020

‘I am leaving you’: Michelle Langstone writes her heart out to Haruki Murakami

Tired of his tropes and infatuations, Michelle Langstone writes about her waning love for the writings of Japanese author Haruki Murakami.

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Society
Jan 2, 2020

Three days in Singapore

Writer and actress Michelle Langstone reflects on loneliness on a trip to Singapore. 

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Books
Jul 29, 2019

‘I am leaving you’: Michelle Langstone writes her heart out to Haruki Murakami

Tired of his tropes and infatuations, Michelle Langstone writes about her waning love for the writings of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. 

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Society
Feb 12, 2019

I adore NZ cricket. But I won’t watch until the silence on Kuggeleijn is broken

Until New Zealand Cricket addresses the Scott Kuggeleijn situation, Black Caps superfan Michelle Langstone will no longer be watching her beloved team. Here she explains why. 

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