October 14, 2017

On sale October 9-15

 

Features

Power to the people

Thousands of electric cars are plying New Zealand roads as prices and practicality drive them into a fast-expanding market. by Rebecca Howard

Look Ma – no hands

What if we could have the advantages of cars with none of the downsides? That’s the promise held out by advocates of computer-controlled, self-driving vehicles. Michael Cameron looks at the legal implications.

The kindest cut

Sick toddlers are among those having ovarian tissue harvested in the hope they will one day be able to make their own babies with it. by Michelle Duff

Northern exposure

After being dragged away from Auckland to live in Wellington, Colin Hogg returns to his home town for a six-month stay in his old hood, briefly taking up a lifestyle that is now far beyond his means.

Interpreter-in-chief

A new literary biography takes the measure of poet Allen Curnow, whose work helped define New Zealand’s voice. by Sally Blundell

 

This Life

Health Ensuring older people get better oral healthcare is the aim of an innovative Dunedin pilot programme. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Changing your diet to improve your mental health is easier than it sounds. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Versatile nuts are an ideal way to add flavour and texture to a wide range of dishes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Classy 2015 wines from the Gimblett Gravels district earn five stars. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Online tests purporting to tell you whether you’re depressed should be treated with scepticism. by Marc Wilson

Sport Aaron Smith’s shenanigans are under review, but the Mail has the Ben Stokes story sorted. by Paul Thomas

Technology If hills put you off cycling, a battery pack and motor will electrify the experience. by Peter Griffin

 

Books & Culture

Flowering of a dance

Touring work Orchids, by Creative NZ fellow Sarah Foster-Sproull, disrupts notions of womanhood by exposing the dark side of the female psyche. by Francesca Horsley

Books A history of Limbs Dance Company, an illustrated book about overcoming mental illness, a biography of Muhammad Ali, an illness memoir, a collection of Australian short stories, and a round-up of New Zealand non-fiction

Music Indie folk band Fleet Foxes, a new album from LCD Soundsystem

Film Mountain, Final Portrait

 

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

Radio programmes

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