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July 2, 2016

Acknowledging and even welcoming loneliness may be the secret weapon.


Only the lonely

Acknowledging and even welcoming loneliness may be the secret weapon. by Catherine Woulfe

In the hot seat

NZME’s boss may not be in the top job if the Fairfax merger goes ahead. by Guyon Espiner

The naked civil actor

Friends foolishly told John Hurt not to touch the role of Quentin Crisp. by Mark Broatch

The bucks start here

Ryman Healthcare’s John Ryder on how to invest in cyclical markets. by Edwin Mitson

‘They think I have barbaric tastes’

Richard Griffin isn’t averse to bringing a little Lee Child to his book club. by Clare de Lore


Health Why nose-covering sneezers deserve our gratitude. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Kiwifruit are good for our blood sugar and digestion. by Jennifer Bowden

Science Astrophysics and Maori star lore can profitably coexist. by Rebecca Priestley

Psychology How do you see yourself in relation to the rest of humanity? by Marc Wilson

Food If you turn up your nose up at leftovers, you’ll miss out. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Don’t be swayed by those savings, as all is not what it seems. by Michael Cooper

Sport Perhaps next year’s Lions visit will set the world alight. by Paul Thomas

Travel Hadrian’s Wall. by Nicholas Reid


An Englishman in LA

Gloucestershire-born, LA-based author Geoff Dyer is as interested in the conventions of reading as those of writing. by Mark Broatch

Books Non-fiction, crime fiction and speculative fiction; plus Moby’s path from Christian vegan to sozzled rave star

Theatre Puppeteer Peter Wilson is taking his children’s tales to the world

Classical Pierre Boulez

Music From Gareth Thomas, Band of Horses, Beth Orton and Whitney

Film Sing Street and Me Before You



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

Bulletin from Abroad David Mahon in Beijing

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston


Diversions, Puzzles & Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

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