Photo: Michael Hall. Te Papa (25481)
Museums are repositories of treasure, both on display and in vast storerooms. How do they acquire these items and who makes the call on what’s worthy of inclusion?
By Sarah Webster
Photo: Hamad I Mohammed, Reuters
Last Call for Cricket
Thanks to the rise of professional leagues, cricket has never been so lucrative, nor the schedule so packed. The risk of burnout is growing as players wrestle with decisions about career pathways.
By James Borrowdale
Photo: Nina Oxley Wood
A Country Practice
New Zealand faces a major healthcare crisis, with too few medical graduates signing up to be GPs and an aging current workforce. Nowhere is this felt more than in rural areas, which struggle to attract healthcare staff.
By Findlay Buchannan
A Bit of Fry and Nasty
With his A Message for Nasty a bestseller, novelist, retailer, flâneur and Kiwi in Paris Roderick Fry considers his next foray.
By Gregor Thomson
She Done It
Criminal mastermind (on the page) Vanda Symon returns with a new thriller after a lengthy break.
By Thomas McLean
A Holiday to Savour
Enjoying the scenery and the cuisine of Noosa and the Gold Coast.
By Lauraine Jacobs
About Town: Masterton
Better than you might think.
By Marisa King
Alice Eats: Cake
Use up squishy summer fruit in a deliciously light cake.
By Alice Taylor
The March Bookshelf
Better than? Just as good? A review of Eleanor Catton’s Birnam Wood, which arrives 10 years after her Booker Prize-winning The Luminaries. Also, a dive into the murky underworld of this country’s extremists, a crime novel and more.
By Paul Little
National Treasures: Charlotte Museum
A semi-industrial Auckland street is home to a museum honouring Aotearoa’s sapphic history.
By Gabi Lardies
Backstory: Trouble on the Streets
Aotearoa’s spotty history of strikes, would-be saboteurs, Somes Island, and anarchists.
By Scott Hamilton
The Whiz Quiz and crossword.
By Graeme Wilson
Meet the Maker
Artist Rozana Lee, photographed in her studio by Vanessa Green.
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