How to talk to your dog about social distancing

Having made our expedition outside, we go back in and rejoin our hive of worker bees in staring at screens and eating goldfish. What day is it? What time? Who cares? I try to revel in the fact that we are safely in our home, I mean, our co-working space, I mean, still our home. […]

The best Xbox One games for April 2020

Ori and the Blind Forest So much is made of the technical aspects of graphics, it is easy to forget how far a strong grasp of style can go. With striking watercolor backgrounds and character designs that evoke Miyazaki films, Ori and the Blind Forest is among the most beautiful games of this or any […]

Ballina restaurateur praises $130b JobKeeper package amid coronavirus closures

“Food is medicine and we believe the way we can affect real change with people, and also systemic change around farmers and farmers’ practices, is to champion those farmers and the local farmers that are doing a great job and getting nutrient-dense produce into people’s houses, and allowing them the time to sit with their […]

Coronavirus: Life under lockdown on one Auckland street

Bethany Lockie normally works four days a week in the office at Marist Primary School, but the school had been immediately shut down after a student at neighbouring Marist College became one of New Zealand’s first cases of Covid-19. “It was all very sudden.”

Our new normal: why so many of us feel unprepared for lockdown life

Or you may find yourself dragged by the need to feel a personal win to more extravagant projects. Early in the series of wars that wracked Chechnya as it tried to secede from Russia I came across an army of volunteers, drawn from the cohort of middle-aged, working class, ethnically Russian and Ukrainian women who […]

Coronavirus: Celebrities take to social media to beg fans to stay indoors

The 72-year-old actor posted a cute clip on Twitter where he spoke alongside his mini pony Whisky and donkey called Lulu. He went on to explain that he was eating at home with his adorable pets and are enjoying staying at home – like everyone else should be.