Partners Archive

This Lonely Boy wants a drink: A boozy trip through the Black Keys’ discography

The Black Keys' new album "Let's Rock" is out now, and to celebrate the release, Taylor Macgregor drinks his way through some selections (aka easiest ones to find on Spotify) from the band's acclaimed discography.

Low waste living is hard AF

It's Plastic Free July but Josie Adams is taking it a step further, attempting to be as low-waste as possible – minimising plastics, emissions and even recyclables.

How did our Cricket World Cup predictions measure up against reality?

In hindsight, many of the predictions were not good at all.

How to change Auckland without making everyone mad

Auckland is going through a period of rapid change. Hayden Donnell talks to an urban design advisor about whether it’s possible to transform the city without riling everyone up.

A Silicon Valley legend on the coming of invisible technology

Ahead of her appearance at the Future of the Future conference next month, Ivy Ross – the person in charge of designing Google’s hardware – talks about the future of personal technology.

The case for ending the generational monopoly over local government

There is an increasing class division in Auckland, defined by access to the democratic system. Where does this leave our young people in the future, asks Shehara Farik?  

The AI sommelier making you the wine expert

Standing in front of a wall of wine bottles trying to find something that you’ll like can feel futile. One online wine retailer is using artificial intelligence to help you find what you’re looking for.

His work hangs in the Beehive, but galleries ignored Guy Ngan. Until now.

Home and place were a the centre of Guy Ngan's work. Anna Knox spoke to the curator of an exhibition at the heart of Ngan's home. 

The secret plot to rewire the brain of New Zealand business

Next month some of the most high-powered people in the world are coming to Auckland. Charles Anderson spoke to the organisers of the Future of the Future conference about how they pulled it off.  

How to have an extremely large weekend in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke's Bay prides itself on good food and wine, pristine art deco buildings and having two Countdown supermarkets right across the road from each other. Alex Casey spent a weekend in the region to see just how much of it she could see. 

The 1992 World Cup grabbed me, and it still won’t let me go

In 1992 the New Zealand cricket team had an unlikely and romantic run at the World Cup. Simon Day retraces the tournament that changed his life forever.

The frustrating complexity of the new R&D tax scheme

The incoming R&D tax credits scheme makes government research and development incentives available to a much wider range of Kiwi businesses. But there are caveats to be aware of.

Forget hope – Auckland needs action, fast

On the latest episode of The Good Citizen podcast, Jacqueline Paul talks to Jeremy Hansen about the housing crisis, inequality and why racist stereotyping has got to stop.

The suburb at the crossroads of Auckland’s future

Mt Albert is a town at a crossroads. The pressures of growth are set to radically reshape the area, but so far change has left some of its residents and business owners pining for the past. Hayden Donnell travels to the suburb to talk to locals about the way forward.

Guy Ngan, an artist ignored but not forgotten

Art history tells us a lot about the present moment through its interpretation of the past. In historicising the work of bygone artists, it reveals changing attitudes and contemporary concerns, writes Emma Ng.

A tribute to the pie shop that saved my terrible soul

Muzza’s Pies is a beloved Mt Albert institution, responsible for curing a million hangovers. Alex Casey pays tribute to the shop that got her through her teenage years.

Transforming Mt Albert: how trains will change everything

Mt Albert is on the verge of a transformation. Josie Adams gives a roadmap for how to change Auckland’s second-oldest suburb without ruining it in the process.

How a suburb gets made: The history of Mt Albert in 10 moments

We're on the record praising the virtues of Mt Albert, but how did it get to where it is today?

The Onehunga Arts Festival is about to take over

Onehunga is throwing a nine-day celebration of the creativity that defines the suburb. Josie Adams reports on what you need to visit on every single day of the Onehunga Arts Festival.

The insider’s guide to cycling Auckland’s inner west

Mt Albert isn’t exactly known as a cyclist’s paradise, but it has some good rides if you know where to look. Local rider Helen King shares her secrets to cycling in the suburb.

Why Mt Albert is the best suburb in Auckland

Other suburbs have their appeal, but one rises above them all. Hayden Donnell argues Mt Albert is the best place to live in Auckland.

The two policies that will define our zero carbon future

With the release of the Zero Carbon Bill, Flick CEO Steve O’Connor worries that our zero carbon ambitions will be impeded by an electricity market that’s not working as it should.

A rap rite of passage: in the studio with Red Bull 64 Bars

To celebrate the eighth season of this local institution, Hussein Moses goes behind the scenes of the series putting New Zealand rappers to the test.

The vampires of Vellington are back – and you could be one

On the Wellington waterfront, over several dark and stormy nights, a documentary is being filmed - and they need extras. Josie Adams, who had blood to spare, spent the night at Second Unit’s new, undead theatre experience.