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July 23, 2016

Why it's so hard to keep fat off and what you can do about it.


Weight, there’s more

New science is shining a light on the business of dieting. by Nicky Pellegrino

Rockin’ roles

The film adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s first novel is stacked with big names, including Alice Englert. by Elisabeth Easther

When Christchurch shook

A golden two decades when the city was the country’s creative epicentre. by  Sally Blundell

Keeping bullies in check

Are our laws allowing big companies to get away with anticompetitive behaviour? by Jonathan Underhill

‘It is not useful to weep’

Philanthropist and corporate lawyer Audette Exel says ‘home’ is family, friends and books. by Clare de Lore

To look for America

For a new book, Karl du Fresne followed the directions of his favourite songwriters.


Health Knitting can be good for relieving stress. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Increase your wholegrain intake to boost health. by Jennifer Bowden

Technology The growing taste for retro gear. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Holding a mirror to apparently sexy but ultimately fragile research stories. by Marc Wilson

Food Two recipes for exquisite chocolate treats. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Organic wines now offer plenty of quality choices. by Michael Cooper

Sport The inherent unfairness of Super Rugby. by Paul Thomas

Science Save energy by doing things with other people. by Rebecca Priestley


Brave new sound

Technology isn’t just changing the way we listen to music – it’s changing how musicians are inspired to write and work. by James Belfield

Fun with Will and Jane As Shakespeare and Jane Austen’s works are “reimagined” by today’s leading novelists, Paula Morris asks how true they are to the originals and whether they are any good.

Books New Zealand non-fiction roundup

Classical From Janine Jansen, Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov, and Giuliano Carmignola

Music From Ghost Wave, Mala and Blood Orange

Film The non-fiction films in the festival make for compelling viewing.



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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


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