January 13, 2018

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Features

Gone to the dogs

Our perennial passion for pets has given rise to an unregulated puppy-breeding industry where unscrupulous operators can flourish. by Sally Blundell

Paddlers in the mist

For more than 130 years, lovers of ghost stories have enjoyed talking about one of our most enduring mysteries: the Phantom Canoe of Lake Tarawera. But was it a piece of stagecraft by a local tohunga with time on his hands? by Dale Williams

Ghosts who walk

We New Zealanders are known for being down to earth and no-nonsense, but we have a soft spot for a spooky yarn. by Redmer Yska

Boots made for walking

An early hiker of the Milford Track wrote about the experience and earned it the title of “the finest walk in the world”. by Redmer Yska

A land apart

Writers and royals, adventurers and celebrities, locals and visitors: there’s no end to the different perspectives on Aotearoa New Zealand. Redmer Yska looks through the archives.

 

This Life

Health You don’t have to be sick to have a medical check, but if you have cause to see your GP, ask for one. by Ruth Nichol

Food The chef from the O’Connell Street Bistro and Three’s The Cafe has produced a cookbook of recipes to drool over. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine More people are reaching for a homegrown tinted tipple. by Michael Cooper

Technology Amazon still has the edge when it comes to e-readers – as well as a potential deal-breaker. by Peter Griffin

Travel Cycling in hilly San Francisco

 

Books & Culture

From Hibbing to Eternity

The study of Bob Dylan’s songwriting is receiving a classical makeover thanks to a New Zealand-raised Harvard professor. by James Belfield

NZ Festival A British play hailed as joyous, surprising and moving puts the spotlight on a crisis in masculinity

Art Gordon Walters: New Vision: a book and a survey

Books About the NZ convicts sent to Australia, a memoir by Renée and a short-story collection by William Boyd

Music From Salmonella Dub

Film All the Money in the World

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Catherine Woulfe

TV Films Catherine Woulfe

TV Review Greg Dixon

Radio Catherine Woulfe

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