Good Reads

30 smokin' years of NZ fashion

When Dreams Turn to Gold exhibition, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards.

For more than 30 years, the most glamorous in NZ was a fashion show sponsored by a cigarette company.

Hunting NZ's lost airliners

The DC-8 that Bring Our Birds Home is currently trying to recover. Seen here in Wellington in 1981.

They were once the pride of our air fleet. Now they lie scattered in far-flung corners of the world, dilapidated, forgotten.

A river ran through it

Coming home to a town that drowned.

Special feature: Coming home to a town that drowned.

The worst (festival) day of my life

I fantasied about this happening to me about 4000 times that day... she was one of the lucky ones...

OPINION: Fyre is not the first festival to put the fear of God into fans. I survived Soundwave 2010. No really, I did.

Ripped Klitschko's eyes buzzing video

Wladimir Klitschko likes a crowd, it seems.

The story of 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko's incredible career is about to be written. His eyes show it.

Our ruined American Dream

Cindy Warmbier holds a photo of Otto as a child.

Otto Warmbier is in a labour camp in North Korea. His parents don't know "if he still exists".

Pacquiao's big shoe shine tip video

Manny Pacquiao has been in Australia promoting his upcoming fight with Jeff Horn.

Man who begs to shine boxer's Louis Vuitton shoes is handsomely rewarded.

Five myths about France

The Eiffel Tower -  France's past and present reveal a complex saga of aspirations and disappointed hopes.

They're all alcoholic, slim, far-right, "cheese-eating surrender monkeys". Right? Wrong.

'It's morally bankrupt' video

Jenny Shipley was New Zealand's first female prime minister, but there has been little assessment of her leadership.

The first woman PM says NZ needs to take a "blowtorch" to middle class welfare.

McCully: public face, private man video

The Key Government's international face: New Zealand's foreign minister Murray McCully is standing down and will quit ...

Murray McCully's been the NZ Government's international face for almost nine years - but he's a (very) private man.

Pigdogs and Shakespeare

Sixty-eight-year-old Joshua Kauta is officially retired but says he will never stop dabbling in his passions.

In a remote forest by the ocean, Joshua Kauta is engrossed in pig guts and antique literature.

Pooing wrong can kill you

Stuff reporter Craig Hoyle is a firm convert after discovering the health benefits of using a squatty potty.

The King of Pop died straining on the toilet - and you could too, if you're not careful.

Ed Byrne's Kiwi love story

Ed Bryne- "I don't really have a life- I look at other people's lives and report back"

The Irish comic on why Kaikoura has a special place in his heart.

The loneliness epidemic

Tom Beale, father, husband, World War 2 veteran and all round top bloke, at his rest home in Orewa, north of Auckland.

Kiwis get less lonely as they age - to a point. Loneliness spikes after 75, and in a rather forlorn form.

The last Blockbusters on earth

Blockbuster Cards are a thing of the distant past... almost.

They're a dying breed, But while the DVD stores may be down, they are certainly not out...yet.

Club shelter home for Nelson man

Athol Turner has a few home comforts at the Hinemoa Croquet Club shelter, including coffee and a biography of Alec Guiness.

The wooden shelter at Nelson's Hinemoa Croquet Club is usually a sun shelter. For the past month, it has been Athol Turner's home.

Invercargill's deadly love triangle

Those on the outside described the McLeans as a "role model family".

The city's been rocked to its core after a broken marriage ended in death. So where did it all go wrong?

Ethical guide to fast fashion

For a dedicated follower of fashion, it can be a big shift to consider op-shopping and upcycling.

There's a growing groundswell of consumers rebelling against the fast fashion shopping model.

Hanging out at WINZ

Kelly Ana Morey copes with a slow winter by going on the benefit, but it's no easy task.

OPINION: I cope with a slow winter by going on the benefit, but it's no easy task.

Resistance fighter just 'doing what I had to do'.

Dora Suuring was a Dutch Resistance fighter during WWII.

 Dutch resistance fighter Dora Suuring used her chemistry skills to forge documents that would save scores of Jewish lives, writes Bess Manson.

What record migration means for NZ

As Auckland's population booms, the problem of congestion worsens.

Traffic jams, crowded classrooms and a housing crisis. It's all because of immigration, right?

15 things to do before 30 video

Discover what calls you deeply, your passion, your authentic self.

The things you do in your 20s will set you up for the rest of your life.

Why Waimate? Why not? stuff nation

Sunny Waimate.

You don't arrive in Waimate by chance. It's not on the way anywhere, yet it's my sort of town.

Anzac wreath invokes wrath

John Minto and other protesters laid a wreath at Burnham Military Camp on Anzac Day.

OPINION: To complain about peace protesters laying a wreath on Anzac Day is to miss the point of what protest is all about.

A procrastinated paradise

They're happy now, but what trials did they go through to get that seat attached to that bike.

Putting off today what you started yesterday is the only way to live a fulfilled life.

Watching the grass grow

Looking over the Waipara Valley from above the PurePod at Waipara's Greystone Vineyard.

Leave the trappings of civilisation behind, relax and drink wine – that's the mantra at Canterbury's latest glass pod in the Waipara Valley.

Love letter to Onehunga

Another day out fishing off the Old Mangere Bridge, another empty bucket.

It helps to have a people-mover in Onehunga: the two-tone Toyota Ipsum (1995-2001 models only, please) is de rigueur.

Husband: The truth about IVF

Nothing in my life has ever been quite as confronting as this ride my sweet wife and I are on.

"We're not able to do this as a couple. A whole band of scientists has to come along and join the party."

How to help Great Barrier Reef

Another mass bleaching has affected vast areas of the Great Barrier Reef.

The news from the Reef is catastrophic after two summers of coral bleaching. So how can tourists help?

The power of dystopian fiction

Women dressed as handmaids promoting the TV series The Handmaid's Tale, a story of a dystopic America.

Grim novels like The Handmaid's Tale may seem to be roadmaps for the modern world, but perhaps that's missing the point.

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