Along with Queen St and Ponsonby Rd, Karangahape Rd is one of the few stretches of Auckland that non-Aucklanders have explored or heard of. Most people know it today for its bustling shops, cafes, clubs and decades-long reputation as a red-light district and magnet for drag queens and the gay community
Chef Olivier Roellinger shocked the French culinary establishment in 2008 when, citing a weakening constitution, he handed back his three Michelin stars and shut down his celebrated restaurant at Les Maisons de Bricourt, on Brittany’s northern coast.
Discussions on Chinese economic relations are hardly a magnet for paparazzi unless, of course, they include a star speaker.
Few medical conditions rival autism as a magnet for controversy. Practically everything about the disorder its cause, its treatment, the way it is diagnosed, how it is studied is subject to bitter dispute, sometimes to the point of death threats.