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Cover story: Who’s your daddy?
By Joanna Wane
Genetic tests are unearthing long-buried secrets – bringing some families together and tearing others apart.
The three wise men
By Donna Chisholm
It’s the end of an era at the country’s most successful cancer drug discovery laboratory.
Strictly for the birds
By Michelle Langstone
Taunts and tweets, shameless memes and schemes – Bird of the Year is back!
By Mike White
Elizabeth Knox explains why her new novel, The Absolute Book, is the best thing she’s written.
By Rebecca Priestley
An excerpt from Rebecca Priestley’s Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica – her place in the heart.
The ones that got away: Ron Hanson
By Sarah Lang
Ron Hanson and brother Mark edit their Wellington-born arts magazine from Taiwan.
Risky women’s business
A young Kiwi woman’s candid account of being in Peru, accidentally up the duff and desperate.
Bevan Rapson on foreign interference via donations.
Jenny Nicholls’ digital survey looks at life before apps.
Michelle Langstone on the discomfort of strangers.
Phil Gifford’s tribute to Herbs and the Amazing Rhythm Aces.
Film & Television
The Great Hack, an Aussie rom-com, an Irish doco and some Dan Carter magic.
New Zealand Books
Comedy and shearing legends, the Treaty goes graphic, and a saintly novel.
Artist Sarah Greig’s winning reimagining of a classic Margaret Mahy book.
New novels from Ann Patchett and Philippa Gregory, encounters with a drug lord and a con artist.
Workplace stress, weed and greed.
Feast for the Eyes
Food becomes landscape in artist Naga Tsutsumi’s hands.
Power to the People
Payback time for a community-run power station.
Back from Black
A theatrical project that gives voice to those with dementia.
What your choice of pen reveals about you.
Ben Masters designs hand-printed wallpaper in Martinborough.
Simon Farrell-Green on the frustrations of feeding fussy toddlers.
Joanna Wane sails north to Alaska on the National Geographic Quest and Mike White takes the top-of-the-lake road to Glenorchy.
Graeme Wilson’s crosswords.
High Heels & Gumboots
Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay.
Nostalgia and word play with Paul Little.