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Making Predator Free New Zealand a reality, one crowdsourced trap at a time

Squawk Squad is the social enterprise using modern technology to not only make predator traps more effective but keep its wider community of donors connected with its work. 

Jackson Owens: A Māori pop star in LA going solo

Turangi-born, LA-based Jackson Owens discusses his debut solo single, ‘Touch,’ and why breakthrough success for the singer now seems closer than ever.

Dictaphone Blues: ‘We’ll all end up at the Grey Lynn RSC playing as 50-year-olds. That would be success’

Dictaphone Blues's Ed Castelow on Tinder, synths and redefining indie success. 

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Help us Oprah, you’re our only hope

A birth, an Oprah, a Serena, a Moira, a denial, a denial, a denial. Tara Ward recaps episode 11 of The Handmaid's Tale, season 2.

From Terrence Malick to Magic Mike: The hidden gems in the Lightbox Movies catalogue

Lightbox Movies has a huge selection of movies to choose from, but film geek Sam Brooks is most excited about the obscure, hard-to-find and objectively best ones.

The hidden Auckland property where tech companies are born

An accidental innovation hub has become a $1 billion venture. If New Zealand wants to build a better standard of living for everyone we must replicate that magic, says Vic Crone.

The many faces of Cher: a celebration

Cher is coming to town! We run through the many facets of Cher's career – and what makes her so special.

All the stupid myths about the flu shot, busted

Needles may be scary. But do you know what's worse? The flu. Alex Braae got over his fear and got the flu shot, for the greater good.

The new K’ Road: How to pay tribute to a neighbourhood while moving it forward

Once Auckland's retail centre, K' Road is on its way back to being a thriving retail centre where people want to live. Henry Oliver went to look at one new addition to K' Road's continual evolution.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Birth in Gilead

We're rocketing towards the ending of season two of The Handmaid's Tale, and Gilead is not letting up one bit. Tara Ward recaps episode 10.

How to throw a party right: an expert guide

Wellington's party experts share their tips on how to nail your next gig. 

Putting diversity in lights on the Auckland Harbour Bridge

One of the best reasons for lighting the Auckland Harbour Bridge is that is makes diversity impossible to ignore.

John Kirwan’s love affair with Italian wines comes home

From the moment he arrived in Italy to play rugby Sir John Kirwan fell in love with the food and wine. He spoke to Simon Day about bringing a taste of his corner of the country back to New Zealand. 

What to watch on your commute, Lightbox-style

On Lightbox Premium, you can download Lightbox content to your mobile device. We asked our colleagues for their picks to watch on your next commute – no matter the length.

Robots, drones, and cows: exploring the agritech at Fieldays

The typical Kiwi farmer is swapping their roll of Number 8 wire for a smartphone and robotics. At Fieldays 2018 Angela Cuming discovered the technology and science solving many of the challenges facing the industry.

On ya bike! The charity getting kids on Wellington’s mountain bike trails

Ash Peters is passing on her love of mountain biking to hundreds of families around the Wellington region. She spoke about how her charity is reaching all sorts of families who haven’t been on the trails before.

A delicious foot: the natural wines made in urban Wellington

Samuel Flynn Scott explores the buzzy flavours of the natural wineries of downtown Wellington. 

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Blame Canada

Welcome back to Gilead, where last week's memories of June and Serena eating croissants together are but crumbs in the dystopian toaster of our lives. Tara Ward recaps episode 9.

The Bulletin: The Winston and Shane show

Tēnā koutou katoa, haere mai ki Te Bulletin, ko Simon Day tōku ingoa. I’m stepping in for Alex Braae this morning and in today’s edition: Winston Peters jumps Fonterra, Spark …

A view into the city’s future through the taonga of Auckland Museum

Henry Oliver explores the corridors and changes happening at Auckland Museum, and what they say about Tāmaki Makaurau.

Three reasons our wages are (finally) going to rise

After years of disappointing wage growth have the stars aligned for a lift?

New to Lightbox in June: Puppies and kittens, love in Paris, and a Kiwi classic

With dozens of domestic animals, a seriously French take on Sex and the City and maybe the most popular NZ show ever, Lightbox has your winter sorted.

Tommy Millions loves pizza, but not as much as Samuel Flynn Scott

It appears the two biggest pizza nerds in the world are both from Wellington. Samuel Flynn Scott talks to the capital's pizza guru, Tommy Millions.

The weird and wonderful NZ artists who’ve topped a million Spotify streams

The unusual paths there New Zealand acts have taken to get to a million Spotify streams.