The brilliance of Rattle

Rattle Music

SIMON SWEETMAN

Rattle is a label that bills itself as offering "contemporary art music from Aotearoa/New Zealand".

Rhubarb era to end

Katikati rhubarb grower Trevor Bridge

SONITA CHANDAR

Trevor Bridge grows NZ's biggest and reddest rhubarb, but not for much longer.

Fictional spots you can visit

Movie buffs and bookworms who wish that some fantasy worlds were real, look no further.

Outback at 2K Games

REAGAN MORRIS

2K Australia have captured the feel of the Borderlands humour perfectly.

Art show at Alcatraz

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China's most famous artist, Ai Weiwei, has produced a seven-piece installation at notorious US prison.

Who pooed in the drawer?

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We're wondering - did our five-year-old Tasman help Alvin the dog with his rather far-fetched toilet stop?

What's in Windows 10?

BRANDON BAILEY

Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign by reviving features from older versions.

VR's five big roadblocks

CHELSEA STARK

Virtual reality still has a long way to go before it's ready for consumers.

When everything goes wrong

BEN GROUNDWATER - Travel

Some days you get sick or lost. Some days your train crashes at night in a dangerous town.

TV sex is getting better

Masters of Sex

Some of the best shows on TV are also among the frankest and most thoughtful about sex.

I'm a property orphan

Auckland

Debating between renting and buying can go on forever and go nowhere. Do what's right for you.

The big paddle

BRIAN J. CANTWELL

This is the "Everest of sea kayaking," but the day's peak experience will have nothing to do with a high mountain.

Disney empire strikes back

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The new animated series Star War Rebels will fill the void for fans eagerly awaiting the seventh film in the series.

Leadership beyond charisma

David Cunliffe

You can't help feeling just a bit sorry for David Cunliffe. After all, he's no outlaw.

A little bit famous

michele a'court

OPINION: It takes a fair bit of confidence to walk on stage and talk into a microphone.

Get your foot in the door

property orphan, Gen Y

Here are seven strategies for getting on the first rung of the property ladder.

The forgotten highway

Venturing into the depths of the Australian Outback, following the path of the Ghan.

When dreams die

Moata Tamaira

Two dreams smashed in as many days. It may not be ultimate suffering, but I'm pretty bummed.

Call of the mountains

DAISY SEELY FOR AVENUES - Stuff

Stolen from summer's trove of warm sun, flesh-bearing fashions and beach days, I am now winter's child.

Special needs 'part of life'

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Our girl is autistic and not what we expected, but what child is? We wouldn’t change a thing.

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