MPs’ Private Passions: Jamie Strange rocks out
Labour MP Jamie Strange shows off some eyeshadow as he discusses his rocking past.
What happens if the ice sheets melt?
A NZ scientist is leading an international expedition to Antarctic waters to discover what warming oceans will do to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
OIO takes legal advice over egg firm sale
The sale of NZ’s biggest egg producer struck a snag over good character tests. But the Overseas Investment Office has redacted details from official documents.
The fraught path of NZ social workers
Social workers are inextricably tangled up with positive and negative readings of welfare, University of Auckland Associate Professor Liz Beddoe writes.
Roadblocks in way of progress on Russia FTA
It was one of the strangest parts of the coalition agreement - how likely is a free trade deal with Russia?
Buffeted by wind, history and amazing people
The final job in saving Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut in Antarctica has been completed, with the help of a violin maker-turned-engineer determined to do his bit for the planet.
How the law works, high above us
If law is, as the saying goes, a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, what happens beyond Earth’s atmosphere?
Jim Anderton: An ordinary extraordinary man
For a nine-year-old Megan Woods in south Christchurch, Jim Anderton was the “magical figure” who fixed anything that went wrong.