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    Stuff Sampler: What to watch and listen to


    OPINION: The 11th of November is drummed into me, a day of remembrance and a time of reverence for those who've...

    OPINION: The 11th of November is drummed into me, a day of remembrance and a time of reverence for those who've fallen.
    New light on an old disease still lived in the now

    New light on an old disease still lived in the now


    It's a disease often thought of in the past tense, but in Mervyn Dykes' new book, polio is put very much into the spotlight. Carly Thomas listens to his...

    It's a disease often thought of in the past tense, but in Mervyn Dykes' new book, polio is put very much into the spotlight. Carly Thomas listens to his story. 
    Books of the week, November 10, 2018

    Books of the week, November 10, 2018


    Karori Confidential: Selected Columns by Leah McFall (Luncheon Sausage...

    Karori Confidential: Selected Columns by Leah McFall (Luncheon Sausage Books) $25
    Palmerston North features in children's book

    Palmerston North features in children's book


    Millions of ants have invaded Palmerston North and the mayor needs to drive them...

    Millions of ants have invaded Palmerston North and the mayor needs to drive them away.
    LitCrawl brings the books to the streets

    LitCrawl brings the books to the streets


    Ever cried over a fictional character? Or wondered how drag queens fit into a literary...

    Ever cried over a fictional character? Or wondered how drag queens fit into a literary festival?
    Australian divers included in $6m book, movie deal on Thai cave rescue

    Australian divers included in $6m book, movie deal on Thai cave rescue


    A pair of Aussie divers at the centre of the dramatic rescue of the Thai soccer team trapped in Tham Luang cave have struck multi-million dollar, tell-all movie and book deals with a major US publisher and film...


    A pair of Aussie divers at the centre of the dramatic rescue of the Thai soccer team trapped in Tham Luang cave have struck multi-million dollar, tell-all movie and book deals with a major US publisher and film studio.
    At home with author and mum Bridget Fogarty

    At home with author and mum Bridget Fogarty


    BRIDGET: My husband is English and I met him in London. We came back to New Zealand and were renting in Arch Hill, and we were looking to buy a...

    BRIDGET: My husband is English and I met him in London. We came back to New Zealand and were renting in Arch Hill, and we were looking to buy a house.
    The Topp Twins on their mad, defiantly untrendy new Topp Country cookbook

    The Topp Twins on their mad, defiantly untrendy new Topp Country cookbook


    Bacon balls. Pork bone boil-up. Pheasant pies. Phil's mum's stuffed turkey. Guinness casserole. Golden Jubilee ginger log. A pack of sausages, rolled in cornflakes, and skewered, inexplicably, into a head of raw...

    Bacon balls. Pork bone boil-up. Pheasant pies. Phil's mum's stuffed turkey. Guinness casserole. Golden Jubilee ginger log. A pack of sausages, rolled in cornflakes, and skewered, inexplicably, into a head of raw cauliflower.
    Writing about an extraordinary life

    Writing about an extraordinary life


    When Palmerston North writer Denis Dwyer stumbled across the glimmers of an amazing story, he knew he had to pursue the life of Tom Ryan back to the...

    When Palmerston North writer Denis Dwyer stumbled across the glimmers of an amazing story, he knew he had to pursue the life of Tom Ryan back to the beginning. 
    New sport development book shows sport for the many, not the few

    New sport development book shows sport for the many, not the few


    Why weekend warriors are just as important as elite athletes is one of the focuses of a new book by long-time cricket coach Alec...

    Why weekend warriors are just as important as elite athletes is one of the focuses of a new book by long-time cricket coach Alec Astle.
    Books of the week October 27, 2018

    Books of the week October 27, 2018


    Best Books I Never Wrote: Halloween edition, by Alistair...

    Best Books I Never Wrote: Halloween edition, by Alistair Hughes
    The Flame: A fresh perspective on Leonard Cohen and the island that inspired him

    The Flame: A fresh perspective on Leonard Cohen and the island that inspired him


    This week sees the release of Leonard Cohen's posthumous volume The Flame: Poems and Selections. Among the song lyrics and notebook extracts that comprise the book are selections of new poetry, much of it touching on ageing and mortality, but not...


    This week sees the release of Leonard Cohen's posthumous volume The Flame: Poems and Selections. Among the song lyrics and notebook extracts that comprise the book are selections of new poetry, much of it touching on ageing and mortality, but not without characteristic humour.
    Overlooked Wellington writer Iris Wilkinson honoured with new plaque in Northland

    Overlooked Wellington writer Iris Wilkinson honoured with new plaque in Northland


    The life of a relatively unknown author described as "brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed" has been celebrated with a new plaque unveiled outside her childhood...

    The life of a relatively unknown author described as "brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed" has been celebrated with a new plaque unveiled outside her childhood home.
    Stephen King sells movie rights to students for US$1

    Stephen King sells movie rights to students for US$1


    Horror writer Stephen King is giving a deal to student filmmakers at the Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in...

    Horror writer Stephen King is giving a deal to student filmmakers at the Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Wales.