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January 14, 2017

 

Features

Out of the frying pan

When David Shearer told his family he was going to work in one of the world’s most troubled states, his son said, “Well, it’s got to be better than the shambles you’re in at the moment.” by Michele Hewitson

Peak paradise

The tourism boom is overwhelming some of our most prized beauty spots. Are there clever solutions? by Rebecca Macfie

‘Dark doings’

A Wellington couple who befriended unwed mothers in the 1920s became as notorious as the executed “baby farmer” Minnie Dean. by Redmer Yska

On the move

Holidays are a time for travelling. In this series of short stories, NZ writers tell tales of departure, arrival and looking back.

In the dolphin’s wake

As a symbol of the season’s spirit, we could do much worse than Pelorus Jack, who knew a bit about goodwill towards all humankind. by Lydia Monin

 

This Life

Health The very act of creating something can give people a psychological boost. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition How would you like a side of perfluorooctanoic acid with your popcorn? by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology How young people feel about their school plays a crucial role in their development. by Marc Wilson

Sport The sporting quotes of the year include verbal spaghetti on the subject of boxing. by Paul

Food Two new books capture the essence of a New Zealand summer. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A line-up of tasty, tangy rieslings for summer sipping. by Michael Cooper

Travel LA’s architectural landmarks

 

Books & Culture

Always coming home

Ursula Le Guin doesn’t tell readers much about her life, but revealing nuggets are starting to appear. by David Larsen

Books About 70s New Zealand music, memoirs by Jimmy Barnes, Phil Collins and Richard von Sturmer, and novels by Michael Chabon and Elena Ferrante

A Way with Words Nalini Singh

Music From the xx, Weyes Blood and Neil Young

Film The Edge of Seventeen, The Eagle Huntress

 

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