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New Zealand soccer’s uphill challenge

Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 2:15 pm | Brannavan Gnanalingam

T he All Whites’ victory over Bahrain in the World Cup qualifier has led to all sorts of hyperbolic claims about football. Rugby is dead, proclaimed some commentators, as on the same night the All Blacks bumbled their way to a win over Italy, in a match ... More >>

Werewolf: For whom the Nobel tolls

Friday, 20 November 2009, 1:28 pm | Brannavan Gnanalingam

W hile much of the media’s attention over this year’s Nobel Prizes was over Barack Obama’s shock Nobel Peace Prize Award, a similarly contentious (if more under the radar) Nobel Prize went to Romanian/German author Herta Müller. Müller, ... More >>

Werewolf: Is Test Cricket On the Ropes?

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 2:28 pm | Brannavan Gnanalingam

Test cricket is one of sport’s most uncompromising spectacles. One game can last five days, thirty hours in total - yet the game is so intricate that one ball can often change the direction of the match. More >>

Get That Camera Out of Here, We’re Making a Film

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 2:49 pm | Brannavan Gnanalingam

T he International Film Festival’s retrospective this year is showcasing a milestone in New Zealand film and television, the 1974 series Tangata Whenua . Made by then barely known director Barry Barclay, the then barely known historian Michael King, ... More >>

Helen Clark’s legacy to the arts

Monday, 29 June 2009, 3:27 pm | Brannavan Gnanalingam

While Helen Clark’s status as a Prime Minister will be debated for some time to come, her choice of the arts portfolio perhaps best illustrates her claim to a personal legacy. More >>