February 17, 2018

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Features

Bikelash

Cycling has the potential to make us healthier and happier, and our cities less congested and polluted. So, why are so many people against it? by Rebecca Macfie

Turning a blind eye

Republicans have abandoned principles and beliefs held sacred by their party forebears in order to defend their amoral President. by Paul Thomas

The Corbans’ rich harvest

The trailblazing West Auckland wine family has sold its last wholly owned operation, but the name will live on. by Karl du Fresne

‘This has never felt like work’

Stress-related illness is a 21st-century plague for people in the developed world. Health psychologist Anna Friis is at the forefront of prescribing kindness and self-compassion. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health After age 30, conceiving naturally becomes more of a lottery with each passing year. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Smoothie hype includes claims that pulverising plants boosts their nutrient value, but does it? by Jennifer Bowden

Food Food master Samin Nosrat’s new book explains the key elements of good cooking in ways that inform and delight. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Outstanding wines from Central Otago, including its unsung whites. by Michael Cooper

Technology If there is a tech trend emerging for 2018, it is the rise of the smart speaker. by Peter Griffin

Psychology The pain of separation is entirely emotional, but can be experienced physically. by Marc Wilson

Sport When it comes to competitive sport, we’re no closer to a consensus on how hot is too hot. by Paul Thomas

Travel The Grainger Museum, Australia

 

Books & Culture

Dancing up a storm

Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning 1993 film The Piano has been given a new lease of life as the year’s first production by the troubled Royal New Zealand Ballet. by Sarah Catherall

Poetry Punk poet John Cooper Clarke

Books Novels by Craig Sherborne, Tom Lee and Catherine Robertson, and a round-up of New Zealand non-fiction

Film Welby Ings on Sparrow, reviews of Loving Vincent and Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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