May 27, 2017

 

Features

In from the cold

Shockingly, almost 1600 Kiwi deaths each winter are attributed to our cold houses. Here’s what we can do. by Ruth Nichol

Miner in a dark vein

It took Catherine Chidgey 13 years to write the novel that won the fiction prize at this week’s Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. by Diana Wichtel

A bicycle built for you

The electric bike is starting to go mainstream. by Peter Calder

Festival fever

Is the competition among literary festivals becoming dangerous for their health? by Sally Blundell

‘It’s a world first’

The woman who created an international publishing empire is now engaged in a digital programme to teach reading to millions of children in remote places. by Clare de Lore

High stakes game

The sky’s the limit in the war of the advisers as a company’s liquidators sue the auditor. by Jonathan Underhill

 

This Life

Nutrition If nitrates in processed meats are carcinogenic, are other sources of the compound safe? by Jennifer Bowden

Technology The effect of fake news on democracy has forced Facebook to do something about it. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Mindfulness can have benefits sometimes, but it works better for women. by Marc Wilson

Food Signing up for fresh food directly from small-scale growers can change the way you eat. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Yalumba’s Y Series is a good-value way to enjoy the venerable brand. by Michael Cooper

Sport Ratbaggery is routine in ­Australasian league. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

The man with the mic

Confrontational documentary-maker Nick Broomfield has turned his attention to the tragedy of Whitney Houston. by Russell Baillie

A Way With Words Ockham NZ Book Award winner Ashleigh Young describes how she writes. Hold on – no she doesn’t.

Books Dawn O’Porter infuses chick-lit with feminism; derring-do in Timbuktu; Barry Brickell’s last verses reinvent the language; a round-up of recent speculative fiction; and Apirana Taylor’s new novel.

Music From Roger Waters, !!!, and the Charlatans

Classical Jenny McLeod’s 24 Tone Clocks; Isabelle Faust’s Mozart Violin Concertos     

Film The Sense of an Ending; Pecking Order

 

 

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

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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