April 13, 2019

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Features

Changing your brain to fight addiction

How science is giving us new insights into our dangerous dance with addictive substances.  by Sally Blundell

The cult of Trump

US President Donald Trump may have claimed “total exoneration” following the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference, but his victory is not as clear-cut as he or his Maga fan club would like people to believe. by Paul Thomas

Unity & love

Kate Evans asked Norwegians connected with that country’s 2011 terror attacks for any advice they may have for New Zealand as we navigate the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Healing & hope

The recovery process after the mosque shootings will be long, for women in particular. by Sally Blundell

Climb every mountain

After losing a leg following a sudden eruption on Mt Ruapehu, William Pike decided to focus on helping children succeed, no matter what obstacles life throws at them. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Nutrition Gum could be just the medicine for the anxious among us. by Jennifer Bowden

Food It’s a good time to make the most of fine figs and Hawke’s Bay’s other abundant produce. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Cheap, foreign wines are making life tough for local winemakers. by Michael Cooper

Psychology To get the best protection from a flu shot, you need to be upbeat before having it. by Marc Wilson

Sport The Indian Premier League’s first mankading case exercises the cricketing gods. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Twist in the lion tale A Lion in the Meadow was where it all began for children’s author Margaret Mahy 50 years ago. But how the beloved story ends is still the subject of debate over which of the book’s two conclusions – the original or the later, kinder one – is better. by Sally Blundell

Art London-based Irish artist Eva Rothschild’s Wellington exhibition, Kosmos

Books By Don Winslow, Laura Shepherd-Robinson and Nicky Pellegrino and a roundup of contemporary fiction

A Way with Words Elizabeth Smither

Music Vinyloholic Garth Cartwright on Record Store Day on April 13

Film Us, Vai

 

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