August 12, 2017 – on sale August 7-13

 

Features

The making of Mansfield

Historian Redmer Yska’s new work on Katherine Mansfield uncovers her first known published story and changes the way we should view her. by Jane Clifton

DIY doctors

Low standards and budget pressures inside our hospitals are driving surgeons and sterile services to break the rules and put patients at risk. by Jessica McAllen

Divine rights

Favouritism, nepotism and toadyism are hallmarks of Donald Trump’s regime. Now, with his claim of the power to self-pardon, he is putting himself above the law. by Paul Thomas

Prone to error

A Hamilton mother has won a compensation settlement after her baby died as a result of failures by her midwife. But a maternity advocacy group says other families are still in the dark about their rights. by Donna Chisholm

Raw deal

The forestry sector says its growth is being unfairly squeezed by competition from subsidised overseas rivals. by Tina Morrison

 

This Life

Health Practising prolonged voluntary laughter leads to better mental and physical well-being. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition A fresh look at frozen fruit and veges finds vitamins aplenty. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Cabbage and cauliflower show they can foot it as the main course. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The good news is that dry rieslings are now being made in New Zealand. by Michael Cooper

Sport The inconsistency of punishments handed out for illegal tackles has become a running joke. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Lovers leap

Royal NZ Ballet dancers are determined to make every step count in a new production of Romeo and Juliet. by Francesca Horsley

The right moves

The Ballet’s new artistic director, US choreographer Patricia Barker. by Francesca Horsley

Books Memoirs by Roxane Gay and Michael Frank and a thrillers round-up

Theatre Caging Skies

Film The Big Sick, The Dinner, Atomic Blonde

 

Commentary

Editorial

Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Lauren Buckeridge

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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