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THE SUNDAY SESSION WITH FRANCESCA RUDKIN
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Francesca Rudkin: Kiwis ending the year with a spring in our step
So this is our final show of the year, and what a year it’s been. 2020 has brought uncertainty, and challenged us emotionally, mentally, financially and physically,...
Sunday Panel: How lucky are we to be in New Zealand?
As 2020 comes to an end, New Zealand remains the envy of the world amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. While our Christmas will be free of restrictions, the UK and New...
Megan Singleton: The highs and lows of travel in 2020
2020 has not been a great year for the tourism industry - right from the start of the year with the border closures, international tourism has not been a big feature...
Whitcoulls Recommends: The best non-fiction of 2020
A Promised Land by Barack Obama Impossible: My story by Stan Walker Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich Searching...
Eric Bana brings popular crime novel The Dry to the big screen
Hollywood star Eric Bana has headed back Down Under for his latest movie. His home country is where he made his film debut in much loved Australian film The Castle...
Erin O'Hara: How to stay healthy during the holidays
The next few weeks means plenty of indulgence, with Christmas and New Year's parties adding to a year already dominated by lazing away those lockdown afternoons. Health...
Mike van de Elzen: Christmas treat - Parmesan crusted turkey escalopes
Parmesan crusted turkey escalopes (serves 6) 600g turkey breast 2 Tbsp plain flour 4 whole eggs, lightly beaten 100ml cream 50g finely grated fresh parmesan...
Google's Blob Opera combines machine learning with animated operatics
With school out for the year and many taking their summer break, many families will be looking for something fun to do over the next few weeks. Google's latest...
Steve Newall: The best movies and TV shows of 2020
Cinemas may have been closed for much of 2020, seeing many big-budget movies bumped to next year, but there have still been dozens of great movies to enjoy this...
Sia goes from pop star to director with film debut Music
Sia doesn't need much of an introduction. The Australian singer and songwriter is best known as the global pop star usually found performing with her face covered...
Has NSW cluster burst the travel bubble?
The travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia could be in jeopardy. Doubt is being cast over the arrangement, given the recent re-emergence of Covid-19 in...
Look to the skies: Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky this week, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century. Known as a Great...
England cancels Christmas as new Covid-19 strain spreads across country
Millions of people must cancel their Christmas get-togethers and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson...
NSW contends with Xmas lockdown as more cases announced across state
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has reported 23 new cases of coronavirus in the state and will impose a lockdown for the Northern Beaches area from 5pm...
Sunday Panel: Will PM's kindness get in the way of punishing Mallard?
The future of Speaker Trevor Mallard is up in the air, after it was revealed tax payer's shelled out almost $334,000 to settle a legal bill. It follows defamation...
How lockdown inspired new single from The Black Seeds
Lockdown was a stressful time for many, but it has served as the inspiration for The Black Seeds' new summer hit, Raised with Love. Written and recorded during...
Australia trying to lure Kiwis over for a summer working holiday
Care to swap your 9-5 for an office in the outback? As the Tasman travel channel goes into action, some spectacular opportunities have also opened up for Kiwis looking...
Whitcoulls Recommends: The best fiction of 2020
The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly The Lincoln Laywer is back – when Mickey Haller is pulled over by a copy and a body is found in the boot of his car, he...
New study shows binge-watching reduces your enjoyment of TV shows
A new study out this week suggests that you should avoid binge-watching your favourite show. New research out this week Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School...
Erin O'Hara: Why we need to reconsider our caffeine consumption
Coffee is something that a lot of people can't start the day without - but do we need to reconsider how much we consume? Naturopath and wellbeing expert Erin O'Hara...
'A little bit bonkers': Weta Workshop's vault of 'cool stuff' opening in Auckland
Weta Workshop has arrived in Auckland with an experience bursting with creativity, colour and fantasy. In true Weta-style, the company's latest project has taken...
Cook Island businesses 'desperate' for travel bubble
Cook Island businesses are struggling to stay open, during the long-wait for a travel bubble. The dream of an island resort getaway might be on the cards with New...
Mike van de Elzen: Cherry glazed Christmas ham
Cherry glazed Christmas ham ½ free-range cured & smoked Christmas ham 2 x 330ml crisp or granny smith apple cider 2 cups cherries (stones removed) 2 Tbsp...
Ronni Kahn: Events executive who turned into a food waste warrior
Ronni Kahn is a social entrepreneur and former corporate events executive turned food waste warrior. Once upon a time, Kahn’s events company was a contributor to...
Week in Politics: Parliament's referee at risk of losing his whistle
Speaker Trevor Mallard's false 'rape' claim about a Parliament staffer has cost taxpayers more than $333,000 to resolve and National says it has now lost confidence...