July 22, 2017

 

Features

The new war on carbon

US President Donald Trump may have turned his back, but world leaders and money markets are becoming alert to global warming’s “terrifying” risks and are taking action. by Rebecca Macfie

Abnormally extraordinary

Australian author Kathy Lette is famous for cutting through the bull to tell it how it really is. by Diana Wichtel

Into new waters

Survivor NZ winner and mad-keen surfer Avi Duckor-Jones visits quake-battered Kaikoura and finds the breaks better and the people unbeaten.

Educating Robert

A decade before he became PM, a politically inexperienced Robert Muldoon nearly ended his career overseeing the changeover to decimal currency. by Redmer Yska

Call of the wild

The environmental pressures of runaway tourism and commercial land use aren’t fazing the country’s conservation chief. by Jonathan Underhill

This Life

Health If you think you’re having a heart attack, dial 111 without delay. by Ruth Nichol

Food The middle of winter is the time for leeks. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Small to medium-sized vineyards, especially, are being drawn into going organic. by Michael Cooper

Technology Sex dolls are becoming increasingly lifelike. by Peter Griffin

Sport We may look back on the Lions tour as a catalogue of refereeing blunders. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

A woman’s work

Documentarian Gaylene Preston was taken by surprise when her subject decided to apply for another job in the middle of filming. by Russell Baillie

Bones is burning

From Avondale to Nashville, Midnight Oil bassist Bones Hillman looks back on a colourful career. by Russell Baillie

Books by Hanif Kureishi, about masculinity and an early woman modernist, plus a round-up of recent contemporary fiction.

A Way with Words David Hair

Music Wedding Present and Adam and the Ants

Film War for the Planet of the Apes; The Journey

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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