Anthonie Tonnon and the railway to Mars

The musician and quiet activist talks to Michelle Langstone about growing up in small town NZ, his uncommon inspirations and new album Leave Love Out of This

An interview with American music legend Jonathan Richman – all in handwriting

A giant of American music, Jonathan Richman doesn't do digital. He has no mobile phone, no computer even. So I sent him a letter.

‘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.'

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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The Navigator sails again: Michelle Langstone meets Che Fu

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

Stuff the focus groups: The Spinoff meets Judith Collins

The National Party leader tells Duncan Greive what conviction means to her, and why she thinks she gets treated differently to Jacinda Ardern.

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. 

Why William the Conqueror is partly to blame for our housing problems

What does our housing market have to do with the 800-year-old British feudal land system?

The man who looked the apocalypse in the face – and laughed

Mark O'Connell confronts his climate change anxieties and goes deep on prepper culture, even flying to Aotearoa to eyeball Peter Thiel's supposed bolthole in Queenstown.

Environment, energy, jobs: The massive impact of the Tiwai Point closure

What does the closure of New Zealand's only aluminium smelter mean for the economy and the environment?

The founder of a failed cannabis museum sounds a warning for similar startups

Cannabis legalisation could present a valuable opportunity for small businesses and startups looking to be part of a growing global industry. But will stigma around cannabis use stand in the way?

Outdoors Party reckons it can ride an anti-1080 wave to parliament in 2020

A fringe political party is hoping for better returns in 2020 after adding a high profile independent lawyer to the leadership team.

The Bulletin: Time right to borrow and spend, says Robertson

Robertson signals big borrowing to boost infrastructure, discarded e-scooters spark concern, and a big week coming for Auckland’s port. 

The Bulletin: Paramedics call for full govt funding

Poorly paid paramedics call for full government funding, Andrew Little signs off more surveillance warrants, and Christchurch accused links to far-right confirmed.

The Bulletin: High house prices a small town issue now

Latest QV figures show huge house price rises in smaller towns, new study shows terrible bottom trawling impact, and nurses give natural disaster warning.