September 2, 2017 – on sale August 28-September 3



Heart of a Pinetree

By his own admission no angel as a player, All Blacks legend Colin Meads surpassed all in our esteem. by Paul Thomas

The smart money

As a stall in house-price rises turns the spotlight on other investment strategies, the investors of Generation Rent are wondering what’s best to do. by Pattrick Smellie, Jonathan Underhill & Sophie Boot

‘Our opportunity comes with economic success’

Despite the unexpected twists in the plot, Bill English is still expecting a happy ending to the saga that is Election 2017. by Clare de Lore

‘I have a huge responsibility now’

Since suddenly becoming Labour’s leader, Jacinda Ardern has given her party a remarkable boost in the polls – and she plans to keep increasing its share. by Clare de Lore

‘I’ll show them what I’ve got’

Winston Peters talks Churchill and the psychology of international relations and has advice for US President Donald Trump. by Clare de Lore

Diplomacy rules

Donald Trump’s man in Wellington is a sportsman and bus user – once voted America’s sexiest man – who finds fans of the President everywhere. by Michele Hewitson

Fever in the morning …

When you get the flu, rational thinking seems to vanish in the haze. by Peter Calder


This Life

Health Finally, a test and treatment are looking close for chronic fatigue syndrome. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition As if living with hay fever isn’t enough, many people with that condition also react to certain foods. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A packet of noodles in the pantry can be the basis of a quick and tasty meal. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some of the cheaper Hawke’s Bay syrahs have plenty to recommend them. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Things to try if you’re plagued by dark thoughts in the wee small hours. by Marc Wilson


Books & Culture

Botticelli down under

A first-ever exhibition of famous works owned by Italy’s Corsini family provides Auckland Art Gallery visitors with a rare glimpse of Renaissance Florence. by Lauren Buckeridge

Return of the trailblazer

Indefatigable climate-change campaigner Al Gore is renewable energy personified. by Helen Barlow

Books Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds, by Anne Salmond; novels by Fiona Farrell, Philippa Gregory and Graeme Lay; and a contemporary fiction round-up

A Way with Words Lily Woodhouse

Music A Bard-inspired album by Paul McLaney; a new album by David Rawlings

Film God’s Own Country, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, The Wall, In Between




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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Seoul

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon



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


What's with Winston's crush on Russia?
88370 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z Politics

What's with Winston's crush on Russia?

by Jane Clifton

Winston Peters has a thing about Russia, and no one can explain why.

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The Queen reveals her 'horrible' coronation day memories
88346 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z Books

The Queen reveals her 'horrible' coronation day me…

by Fiona Rae

When the Queen saw the crown for the first time in 65 years, she couldn’t tell the front from the back.

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Why is getting your pet into New Zealand such an ordeal?
88103 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z Life in NZ

Why is getting your pet into New Zealand such an o…

by Laura McQuillan

Bringing your pet into New Zealand is an expensive exercise that requires a lot of patience. And if you don't comply, your pet could die.

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What the sexual harassment allegations mean for the Labour Party
88374 2018-03-17 00:00:00Z Politics

What the sexual harassment allegations mean for th…

by Bill Ralston

The response to the weekend camp fiasco suggests the honeymoon for the new Government is over.

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The art and soul of Te Papa
88235 2018-03-17 00:00:00Z Arts

The art and soul of Te Papa

by Sally Blundell

Twenty years ago, Te Papa opened with little space to exhibit its national art collection. Now, it is showing off its new dedicated art space.

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Does chewing more help curb your appetite?
87918 2018-03-17 00:00:00Z Nutrition

Does chewing more help curb your appetite?

by Jennifer Bowden

Our appetite-control hormones are affected by chewing, according to some studies, whereas others show no change.

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How Auckland rapper JessB went from face in the crowd to queen of the stage
88396 2018-03-16 09:42:00Z Music

How Auckland rapper JessB went from face in the cr…

by Vomle Springford

Auckland rapper JessB is making her mark in the male-dominated hip-hop scene with the release of her much-anticipated debut EP Bloom.

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Defence Minister Ron Mark defends his use of military aircraft
88389 2018-03-16 07:02:40Z Politics

Defence Minister Ron Mark defends his use of milit…

by Craig McCulloch

Defence Minister Ron Mark is denying any inappropriate use of military aircraft after revelations he has used them to fly to and from home.

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