August 19, 2017 - on sale August 14-20



Game of Jones

Sir Robert Jones can point to a multitude of design flaws in commercial buildings, but now he’s about to build a couple of towers of his own using a radical green design. by Jane Clifton

Food for thought

As thousands of people eliminate whole food groups from their diet to tackle dairy or gluten intolerance, scientists are trying to better understand what’s going on in their gut. by Donna Chisholm

Suing to save us

In the face of perceived political inaction on climate change, citizens worldwide are taking cases to court. by Rebecca Macfie

Politics in peril

A Kiwi close to the seat of US power sees danger in the goings-on in the White House. by Pattrick Smellie


This Life

Health Daytime teeth clenching or grinding can be harmful – yet many people don’t realise they’re doing it. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition The finger is pointing at processed meats as a cause of cancer, but small-goods makers aren’t convinced. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A Rotorua couple’s love of food took them on a journey of discovery. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Michael Cooper’s picks of good local pinot noirs for under $30.

Psychology Why Labour’s new leader, Jacinda Ardern, has her work cut out for her. by Marc Wilson

Sport Distinguished player, educator and leader John Graham left a big mark on the national game. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Matilda magic

A Roald Dahl fan from an early age, composer Tim Minchin has helped turn a children’s classic into a hit musical. by Linda Herrick

Get up and Gomyo The NZSO is among 30-odd orchestras to engage star violinist Karen Gomyo for concerts in 2017. by Russell Baillie

Books About Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in 1926 and an influential 19th-century Maori traveller; a science round-up; and by Mike McCormack

Music Scalping is not new, but promoters are promising to get tough; plus a new album from Grayson Gilmour

Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, A Date for Mad Mary




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

Bulletin from Abroad Rachel Morris in Washington DC

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Lauren Buckeridge


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Justice Minister Andrew Little: Corporate manslaughter law possible next year
85247 2017-12-18 09:23:28Z Crime

Justice Minister Andrew Little: Corporate manslaug…

by RNZ

Introducing a corporate manslaughter law should be possible part way through next year following the decision not to prosecute over the CTV building.

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CTV Building: Why no one is being prosecuted under current law for the collapse
85244 2017-12-18 08:50:54Z Currently

CTV Building: Why no one is being prosecuted under…

by Rebecca Macfie

Rebecca Macfie explains the decision not to pursue charges against the men police wanted to prosecute in connection with the CTV Building collapse.

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What the end of net neutrality in the US means for New Zealand
85230 2017-12-18 07:40:04Z Technology

What the end of net neutrality in the US means for…

by Max Towle

US protections for net neutrality have been repealed and tech experts here say that could have implications for New Zealand.

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Navy sex attack victim: Degrading women is part of the culture
85227 2017-12-18 07:05:13Z Crime

Navy sex attack victim: Degrading women is part of…

by Kate Pereyra Garcia

Ex-navy sailor Hayley Young has joined the growing group of women waiving name suppression to speak out against sex abuse in the armed forces.

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Answering the tough questions on resettling refugees in New Zealand
84636 2017-12-18 00:00:00Z Social issues

Answering the tough questions on resettling refuge…

by Rachel O’Connor

1,000 former refugees will enjoy their first Kiwi Christmas this year. Half will be kids, oblivious to the resettlement debate that rages around them.

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Worn-out mumps vaccine can leave people at risk
85083 2017-12-18 00:00:00Z Health

Worn-out mumps vaccine can leave people at risk

by Ruth Nichol

Today the All Blacks, tomorrow the rest of us, as worn-out mumps jabs leave people vulnerable.

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Pukeko pests - and what to do with them
84324 2017-12-18 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Pukeko pests - and what to do with them

by Rebecca Hayter

Rebecca Hayter finds it takes a lot of smarts to outsmart a pukeko.

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2017: A year of hard truths
84210 2017-12-17 00:00:00Z Currently

2017: A year of hard truths

by Graham Adams

Our national mantra of “She’ll be right” looks to have backfired. Graham Adams reflects on 2017.

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