Hairy Maclary project nears final leg
Hairy Maclary project nears final leg

The Hairy Maclary sculpture project planned for Tauranga's redeveloped waterfront is closing in on its fundraising target…

Book lover: Victor Rodger
Book lover: Victor Rodger

Victor Rodger is a New Zealand actor, playwright and scriptwriter. His play, Sons, is being staged by Auckland Theatre Company…

Books: Foibles of advancing age explored
Books: Foibles of advancing age explored

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury) At almost 75, Canadian author Margaret Atwood is experiencing what it is…

Al Brown: Biography of a restaurant
Al Brown: Biography of a restaurant

He used to be a fine dining chef in Wellington. Then he had an epiphany and moved to Auckland. Greg Dixon meets Al Brown…

Books

Books: Bogged down in over-ploughed ground
Books: Bogged down in over-ploughed ground

And now, for his adoring fans, David Mitchell plays the hits. You want a rebellious, naive but clever…

Books: Troubles and tribulations

Not so long ago, David Lodge and Colm Toibin published novels about Henry James in the same year. Toibin's garnered all…

Books: Through the glass, darkly

Like many authors, Hilary Mantel wonders what might have been. Looking out of the bedroom window of her Windsor flat in…

Books: Ian Wedde goes there and back again

Ian Wedde retraces his childhood steps from Blenheim to Pakistan, Bangladesh, England and Jordan, writes Rebecca Barry Hill…

Perseverance of a loving son pays off
Perseverance of a loving son pays off

Though Richard Flanagan has been a screenwriter, film director, historian, campaigning journalist and…

Special bound copy of Luminaries on show

Book lovers will have a chance to see Eleanor Catton's specially bound copy of The Luminaries as part of Auckland Libraries'…

'Sorry' for child porn remark

Novelist John Grisham has apologised for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography offenses…

Booker Prize winner never even wanted to write the novel

Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize for a tale inspired by his father's experiences in a Japanese PoW camp. It was…

Author: Viewing child porn isn't wrong

Top author John Grisham has argued that not all men who watch "child porn" are paedophiles or should go to jail.

Aussie wins Booker Prize
Aussie wins Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan was tonight awarded the Man Booker Prize for a Second World War novel about the Burma…

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Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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Arts

State House sculpture cost rocketed to $1.9m
State House sculpture cost rocketed to $1.9m

Papers show budget for artwork on Auckland's Queens Wharf now scaled back to $1.5m - still $500K more than was originally…

French wizards kick off festival
Janet McAllister: Pictures recall days of terrorism
The depletion of the earth
video If These Walls Could Talk: Mica Still
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