Five of the best of NZ film fest

Jack O'Connell in '71

Clayton Barnett shares his pick of the flicks at this year's New Zealand Film Festival.

Your NZ film festival memories and reviews Review the latest movies for stuff

Weather photo of the week

Sunset in Nelson The clouds are usually more dramatic under a full moon, says Alice Fong, but these exceeded expectations.

Fighting fat in NZ

child on scales Banning junk food advertising... taxing fizzy drinks... what would help tackle NZ's obesity crisis?

Free buses for students plea

auckland If we want to reduce traffic on Auckland's roads, we need to make public transport attractive.

Pet of the day: Prof Wiggins

professor wiggins Professor Wiggins is our much-loved British Blue, the academic of the family.

Super Rugby final prediction

Beauden Barrett Know your rugby? Pick a winner and analyse how you expect the Super Rugby final will play out.

Social media dos and don'ts

What are your biggest bugbears when it comes to social media? Shares your online dos and don'ts.

Fixing Auckland's traffic woes

An awesome group of mates

Luminous angels

Luminous Angels by Tania MP Hannah Tania Hannah gives glass figurines a beautiful, psychedelic luminosity.

Zooming out for eerie effects

Trial and error and a bit of patience go hand in hand to achieve this spooky photo effect.

Secrets from behind the lens

All together with photo effects

Fire dancers & flaming shots

Forget a ring of fire, Richard Heaps shows how to avoid getting burned taking these fiery shots.

Why we need right to die bill

Holding hands I believe a voluntary euthanasia bill can't come soon enough for those who need it, writes Ann David.

Be wary of euthanasia 'morals'

It's time to extend the reasoning we use for passive euthanasia to legalise active voluntary euthanasia, says Johann Go.

When the time's right, I'll go

Set free, despite court ruling

Shaping views on euthanasia

Paula Westoby had an unusual ability to embrace and even revel in the prospect of death, writes Derek Seymour.

LGBT need All Blacks 'allies'

Richie McCaw Having a gay All Black won't combat homophobia. It's straight All Blacks that can make change.

'Who cares if he's gay?'

I can't explain just how much it helps knowing that you can reach your goals and be accepted.

Homophobic no, ignorant maybe

Is NZ a 'gay basher'?

'Tall gay syndrome' in NZ

'New Zealand doesn't have a problem with gay people. They just don't want to hear them or see them,' says Blake Skjellerup.

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