Barkers 1972


My Obsession: Guy and Paul Williams on their love of basketball

Guy and Paul Williams are brothers, comedians, and lifelong ballers; they love basketball so much they’ve dedicated a weekly podcast to it. They spoke to each other about their obsession with baseketball.

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The double lives of New Zealand’s celebrity impersonators

How is Austin Powers still relevant in 2019? And why hire the Queen for your birthday party? Alex Casey talks to the movers and shakers of New Zealand's celebrity impersonator scene.

‘I look after my mental health every single day’: John Kirwan on living his best life

Simon Day spoke to Sir John Kirwan about what he's learned about living well – and why he’s determined to help young Kiwis learn, too.

Ambergris, the whale poo worth more than your car

Sought after for thousands of years, and worth upwards of $10,000/kg today, ambergris washes up on beaches across New Zealand all year long. Don Rowe goes looking for it.

Congratulations you’ve been hacked: what businesses can learn from Mr Robot

Today, even large corporations are trying to be agile, experimental and collaborative — an approach that could be termed 'hacking'.

Barkers 1972 Archive

Here comes the maternity-cover PM. But which Winston Peters will we get?

With Jacinda Ardern's baby due any day now, Peters is preparing for the most powerful period of a long and enigmatic career

Where are all our Pacific cricket players?

After talking to author and scholar Damon Salesa, Madeleine Chapman wonders why we don't see more Pacific players in New Zealand cricket.

The making of Jesse Mulligan

Jesse Mulligan tells Alex Casey about the humiliating failures, awkward experiments and games of Strip Honk he endured along the way.