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Hooks, lines and thinkers

Hooks, lines and thinkers

The politicians' elite event, the three-yearly voter-fishing frenzy, has begun. And you are the prey. Between now and the September 20 General Election, there will be a cacophony of alluring claims made, aspersions cast and promises pledged. Bruce Munro talks to those in the know about how not to be spun by all the spin.

The cost of living

The cost of living

Is New Zealand the land of the long white shopping bill? Shane Gilchrist reports.

In from the cold

In from the cold

They are united with each other by a lack of other options and with all of us by humanity's frailty. But each of the hundreds of men and women who every year pass through the doors of the Dunedin Night Shelter has their own affecting story. Here are four of them.

Hooks, lines and thinkers

Hooks, lines and thinkers

The politicians' elite event, the three-yearly voter-fishing frenzy, has begun. And you are the prey. Between now and the September 20 General Election, there will be a cacophony of alluring claims made, aspersions cast and promises pledged. Bruce Munro talks to those in the know about how not to be spun by all the spin.

Engineer cast shadow

Engineer cast shadow

When you next pass the old gas streetlamp on display at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, take a closer look at the words cast on it.

Ancient passages

Ancient passages

A Queenstown couple's curiosity about an old family Bible has taken them on a journey of great distance and genealogical discovery that touches on a 17th-century Dublin dean and his doctor son, accusations of heresy, as well as adventurers who had a hand in shaping this country. Shane Gilchrist reports. 

DIY - It's all online

DIY - It's all online

When Steven Loughrey wanted to tile his bathroom, he turned to YouTube.

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