September 9, 2017

On sale September 4-10



Taking off the mask

If you are struggling in the workplace, you’re not alone. A growing number of experts say it’s time we started talking to colleagues and bosses about our emotional health. by Nicky Pellegrino

Toil and trouble

Far from attempting to calm the stirrings of armed extremists in the divided states of America, President Donald Trump seems intent on the opposite. by Paul Thomas

‘My strategy is just to stay cool’

The launch of Act leader David Seymour’s book went almost unnoticed as political dramas eclipsed his effort to create a policy-driven election. by Clare de Lore

‘I am on the road the whole time’

The Opportunities Party founder Gareth Morgan is impatient to either get into Parliament or give it away. by Clare de Lore

Vital signs

Heart doctors Alan and Andrew Kerr are two unsung heroes of cardiac care. Donna Chisholm talks to them on the opening of an exhibition celebrating the pioneering work of Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital.


This Life

Health Aside from the pleasure it gives, reading staves off Alzheimer’s and makes your personality shine. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Some carbohydrates are healthier than others, and that’s especially true at breakfast time. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Venison cuts lend themselves to lots of different recipes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The pick of the best New Zealand chardonnays of 2016. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Getting lucky is much more than a matter of luck. by Marc Wilson

Sport The Black Ferns’ stunning ambush nets the World Cup title as misfiring All Blacks go back to the tried and true. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Standing his ground

Comedian, dyslexic, flying-phobic and transvestite Eddie Izzard meets life’s challenges head on. by Linda Herrick

A Way with Words Roger Hall

Books A novel by Marian Keyes; about American white trash, the English language, insomnia and Cold War espionage; and crime stories by Michael Connelly, DB Thorne, Pierre Lemaitre and Tom Bouman

Theatre Marcia Hines and Velvet

Music The Human League; a new album from Grizzly Bear

Film My Year with Helen, Wind River, American Made




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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



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


Wu & You brings Asian fusion to Mt Eden
88597 2018-03-21 12:18:44Z Auckland Eats

Wu & You brings Asian fusion to Mt Eden

by Kate Milliken

From the owner of Circus Circus and The Garden Shed comes Wu & You, Mount Eden's latest opening.

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Air NZ hits back at Minister's claims it's short-changing the regions
88575 2018-03-21 08:13:54Z Business

Air NZ hits back at Minister's claims it's short-c…

by Mei Heron

The government is suggesting it could wield influence over Air NZ through board appointments as the company looks at dropping another regional service

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OMG! Outdated blasphemy law to be repealed
88572 2018-03-21 06:41:23Z Social issues

OMG! Outdated blasphemy law to be repealed

by Craig McCulloch

Blasphemous libel is listed in the Crimes Act and comes with a punishment of up to a year in prison but has not been prosecuted since 1922.

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Did David Bain do it? The case for and against
87873 2018-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

Did David Bain do it? The case for and against

by Jonothan Cullinane and Kevin Sturgeon

The Bain family murders still vex and polarise us. Is David Bain innocent 
or guilty? A crime writer and a forensic expert go head to head.

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David Bain: The case for reviewing all the evidence
87929 2018-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

David Bain: The case for reviewing all the evidenc…

by Martin van Beynen

Black Hands podcast creator Martin van Beynen assesses the cases for and against David Bain.

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Armando Iannucci on finding the funny side of Stalin
88501 2018-03-21 00:00:00Z Movies

Armando Iannucci on finding the funny side of Stal…

by Russell Baillie

The master satirist behind Veep and The Thick of It has made a comedy about the terror of Stalin-era Russia.

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The Death of Stalin – movie review
88505 2018-03-21 00:00:00Z Movies

The Death of Stalin – movie review

by James Robins

The Death of Stalin doesn’t play for laughs but takes aim at doublethink.

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This carny-infused show offers something you can't get on screen
88437 2018-03-21 00:00:00Z Arts

This carny-infused show offers something you can't…

by Donna-Marie Lever

Unconventional couple Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman perform the most notorious stunts in carny folklore in new show, Seven Deadly Stunts.

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