January 6, 2018

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Features

Blood, sweat & tears

In the companion book to his Winston Churchill movie Darkest Hour, New Zealand writer Anthony McCarten recounts how the statesman’s passion for words inspired his new screen portrait of the great Briton.

2017: the year in pictures

A year when refugees, fires, protests, political upheavals, mass killings and threats of war dominated front pages.

Quest for Katherine

In a German pension and a French cemetery, there are still traces of New Zealand’s first world-famous writer. by Redmer Yska

The worm turns

As US President Donald Trump’s antics heap dismay upon dismay, the Alabama election result holds out the hope that his tenure may be brief. by Paul Thomas

‘I’m looking forward to robots and drones’

There are now 558 New Zealanders aged 100 or older. So, what’s it like to be a “super-ager”? Sidney Green celebrated her 100th birthday last month. by Clare de Lore

Trials, trolling and tribulation

After a year that saw tragic tweets, naked dating shows and indignant dinosaurs, Diana Wichtel names her television Best & Worst.

 

This Life

Health There’s no need to wait for your GP to steer you towards a more healthy lifestyle. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food Chicken, now New Zealanders’ favourite meat, lends itself to a wide variety of dishes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Helping women advance their careers in the industry is the goal of a new initiative. by Michael Cooper

Sport Man of letters and former Junior All Black Greg McGee makes some hard yards off the back of the scrum. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Truth and Lye

New essays on New Zealand-born US kinetic sculptor and experimental film-maker Len Lye elevate him to the status of Australasia’s most notable 20th-century artist. by Sally Blundell

Books By Paula Morris, about structures of feeling in New Zealand and forgotten authors, and a round-up of fiction

Music From SoccerPractise and Māori/Polynesian soul, funk and disco tracks from 1973-83

Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Breathe; and The Hero

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes

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