September 30, 2017

On sale September 25-October 1



Power produce

The new king of superfoods, James Wong, reveals the basic science tricks of how to get the best nutrients out of vegetables. by Nicky Pellegrino

Chemical imbalance

Alarmist headlines and a lack of scientific literacy have created public anxiety about chemicals, never mind that everything on Earth is made of them. by Jacqueline Rowarth

The business of conquest

The 200-year story of Britain’s domination of India is anything but romantic, says former UN Under-Secretary-General and YouTube sensation Shashi Tharoor. by Sally Blundell

Joining the dots

Listener writer Diana Wichtel’s search for traces of the father she had not seen for more than 50 years turned up far more detail than she had expected. by Russell Baillie

Out of pocket

Creditors should be better off when our insolvency laws are eventually changed, putting liquidators under greater scrutiny. by Jonathan Underhill


This Life

Health The Duchess of Cambridge, enduring her third bout of morning sickness, is raising awareness of a debilitating condition. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition The debate over which salmon – farmed or wild – is healthier is far from simple. by Jennifer Bowden

Food For an easy dinner that’s enjoyed by young and old, tasty fritters are hard to beat. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Villa Maria’s current releases are consistently good quality and well-priced. by Michael Cooper

Psychology People’s attitudes to discrimination and prejudice usually stem from their childhood. by Marc Wilson

Technology The iPhone X is expensive, all right. Is it worth it? by Peter Griffin

Sport High-profile sports stars are taking a stand against racism and homophobia. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Unchained Melanie

More than 20 years after her debut as that scowling schoolgirl in Heavenly Creatures, it’s Melanie Lynskey’s turn to play a Christchurch mother with a teenage daughter. by Diana Wichtel

Books Novels by Salman Rushdie, Annaleese Jochems and John le Carré, a memoir by Maggie O’Farrell, and a young readers’ round-up

Music The Clean and Neil Finn’s new album

Film I Am Not Your Negro and mother!




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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

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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