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August 27, 2016

Our furry companions are playing havoc with native birds, but are we ready to follow Australia’s lead to stop them?


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Our furry companions are playing havoc with native birds, but are we ready to follow Australia’s lead to stop them? by Paul Ward

Adding it all up

The head of the world’s largest advertising and media conglomerate will invest more in post-Brexit Europe. by Pattrick Smellie

Long day in Long Tan

How the actions of a group of New Zealand gunners 50 years ago saved the massacre of almost 100 Anzac troops. by Rod Vaughan

Grasping the nettle

Phil Goff says the Auckland mayoralty is not as tough a job as Leader of the Opposition ­– and he’s done that. by Michele Hewitson


Health Nurses have good reason to get hospital patients out of bed as often as possible – to avoid blood clots. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition We need to think hard about having insects in our diet. by Jennifer Bowden

Sport The rugby sevens team’s Olympic performance was ordinary. by Paul Thomas

Psychology Think you can tell a lot about someone from their diet? Don’t bet on it. by Marc Wilson

Food An inspired take on modern Maori food made with traditional ingredients. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine With its many layers of flavour, gewürztraminer is too good to ignore. by Michael Cooper

Travel The Irish Rose of Tralee mixes high farce and serious competition.


Think global, act local

The judge of the Walters Prize says technical mastery in art has become subordinate to “the labour of the intellect”. by Sally Blundell

Books Bloomsbury South – The Arts in Christchurch by Peter Simpson; essays by Ashleigh Young; a new novel by Emma Neale; and the new Harry Potter book-script

Classical CDs of Chinese music that feature local ensembles and a Christchurch connection

Music From Eva Prowse, Sarathy Korwar and Alex Cameron

Film Green Room, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie



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

Bulletin from Abroad David Mahon in Beijing

TV Review Greg Dixon

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston


Diversions, Puzzles & Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


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