March 25, 2017

 

Features

The tyranny of average

A dropout teenager who grew up to be a high achiever is leading the fight against the “averagarianism” that holds us back from achieving our individual potential. by Nicky Pellegrino

Peak practice

Proposals are well advanced to close the summits of five Auckland maunga to all traffic. But not everyone’s happy about the idea. by Geoff Chapple

Counting in his favour

As the man in charge of National’s re-election prospects, new Finance Minister Steven Joyce has his sights firmly set on a fourth term. by Guyon Espiner

Star of the show

The danger of getting hooked on the Trump Show is that we forget we’re watching the degradation of democracy. by Paul Thomas

‘Can’t we focus on solving problems?’

It almost beggars belief that one of the first jobs our man on the UN Security Council set himself was getting his fellow ambassadors talking to one another. by Clare de Lore

Giving ’em a taste of Kiwi

New Zealand made its presence felt during its brief spell on the UN Security Council. by Robert G Patman

Following the money

A High Court finding against an award-winning fund manager stirs up the murk of sharemarket manipulation. by Jonathan Underhill

 

This Life

Nutrition Thoughtfulness about why, what and how we consume food is a healthy dietary step. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Making tasty tarts is easy when you use commercial pastry. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Delegat wines offer great drinking and striking value. by Michael Cooper

Psychology There’s a cheap, effective cure for those who hate spiders. by Marc Wilson

Technology The pace and rate of change are ­exceeding our capacity to adapt. by Peter Griffin

Sport Aussie-India test hostilities are putting cricket’s umpiring review mess in the full glare it needs. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Tales from the crypt

With his debut novel of grief, ghosts and Abraham Lincoln shaping up as a literary phenomenon, US author George Saunders is heading to the Auckland Writers Festival. by Russell Baillie

Theatre Dave Armstrong’s new play, Anzac Eve

Books A history of the Holocaust, biographies of Cuba and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and crime novels by John Fairfax, Dirk Kurbjuweit, Christoffer Carlsson and Rory Clements

A Way with Words Fiona Farrell

Music From King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, French for Rabbits and Tinariwen

Film Gary of the Pacific, Kong: Skull Island

 

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Life Bill Ralston

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

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