September 30, 2017

On sale September 25-October 1

 

Features

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!

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

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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