October 21, 2017

On sale October 16-22

 

Features

Betting the farm

Billions of dollars are being poured into the development of animal-free protein foods, potentially cutting agriculture’s carbon emissions, but at a cost to our farm-based economy. by Rebecca Macfie

For the planet’s sake

Good food is one of life’s great pleasures. Is the diet of the future going to be all meatless meat and insect-based protein? by Nicky Pellegrino

A vine mess

The court sequel to the outbreak of the kiwifruit disease Psa is playing out in Wellington. by Jonathan Underhill

Guns & poses

By clinging to their 18th-century constitutional “right to bear arms”, Americans show themselves to be happy with their country as it is. by Paul Thomas

Battlefield poet

A former Kiwi soldier who wrote a leadership manual for the US Army was at Passchendaele for the unveiling of a New Zealand memorial. by Clare de Lore

Exit stage Wright

After 10 years as NZ’s environmental watchdog, Jan Wright is bowing out, having shaken up a lot of our complacency about being clean and green. by Rebecca Macfie

 

This Life

Health For hepatitis C sufferers, new drugs could make the difference between life and death. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food A new book offers an introduction to the country’s diverse dining scene – and recipes to boot. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The country’s 25 best pinot gris slip down easily and go with most dishes. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Many people think about killing someone, but only a few act on their impulses. by Marc Wilson

Sport Player defections on the eve of rugby league’s World Cup highlight the code’s knack for self-harm. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

A voice to the voiceless

Eight short films by eight Māori women, each exploring what happened on the fringes of a child’s death, are crafted into a whole called Waru. by Russell Baillie

Books About native birds and by Stephen King, Owen King and Richard Chizmar, a round-up of thrillers, and a sequel to John Mulgan’s Man Alone by Dean Parker

Classical Music in remembrance of the dead, and by Thomas Adès

Music Tom Petty, a new album from Chris Hillman

Film Blade Runner 2049, Another Mother’s Son

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

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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