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September 24, 2016

New blood sugar research shows how you can switch out sugar and starchy carbohydrates for rapid weight loss.


The fault in our carbs

Some starchy carbs can be just as bad as sugar. New research is discovering that eating less of these bad guys can have huge health benefits. by Nicky Pellegrino & Jennifer Bowden

Fragile freedoms

Is the newly written Constitution Aotearoa the way to go? by Rebecca Macfie

Investing in peace

A venture capitalist claims business is the best way to open borders between Israel and Palestine. by Fiona Rotherham

‘Young people – they’re my secret’

Bookseller of the Year owner Wendy Tighe-Umbers’ recipe for success. by Clare de Lore

Sounds political

Music Hall of Fame inductee Moana Maniapoto talks about the struggle to get Maori-language music played at home. by James Belfield


Health Surprising early findings from a new longitudinal study of children growing up in New Zealand. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Being vegetarian doesn’t mean you’re healthy. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Risotto and pilaf are some of the oldest tricks in the cookbook – and relatively simple, too. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Bargains from one of the wine world’s big players. by Michael Cooper

Technology Apple ditches the analogue headphone jack.  by Peter Griffin

Sport A series of unfortunate events has reflected badly on all of rugby. by Paul Thomas

Heritage Sir James Carroll was invited to visit the battle zones of France, but the controversy didn’t start until his unofficial trip to Ireland. by Lydia Monin


Look who’s talking

Ian McEwan’s novel approach is to let an unborn child tell the story. by Mark Broatch

Art Tom Scott reWorks – a collaboration between digital artist Mardo El-Noor and cartoonist Tom Scott

Books About the Hauraki Gulf, and by Jonathan Safran Foer, Matt Suddain, Joe Hill, and Tiffany McDaniel

Classical New CDs featuring works by Shostakovich, Glazunov, Brahms and Frederic Rzewski

Music From Banks & Steelz, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam and Trip to the Moon

Film Sully, The Rehearsal



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


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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


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