August 11, 2018

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Features

Give me strength

We’re turning into a nation of middle-aged weaklings, experts say, and need to step up the exercise intensity. by Donna Chisholm

Muddying the waters

The Trump Administration’s attempts to discredit the investigation into Russian meddling adds to the suspicion that the President knows more than he has admitted to. by Paul Thomas

Truth under siege

Donald Trump’s lies are only the brightest blinking red light of many warnings on his assault on democratic institutions and norms, argues Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michiko Kakutani in a new bestseller.

This Life

Health Cancer specialists could do better in discussing treatment options with patients. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Food preferences that might make a nutritionist blanch can sometimes be perfectly okay. by Jennifer Bowden

Food World-famous chef Massimo Bottura and friends create recipes to  feed the planet by reducing waste. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Raiding the cellar for a tasting reveals the benefits of ageing quality wines. by Michael Cooper

Psychology In-law jokes aside, it’s worth fostering good relations with your spouse’s parents. by Marc Wilson

Technology Feeling more connected to the world? Put it down to the unheralded arrival of a new internet link. by Peter Griffin

Sport Immigrant football players in Europe are easy scapegoats for a team’s failure. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

A shelf-made man Scottish secondhand dealer Shaun Bythell’s The Diary of a Bookseller has made him an in-demand author. by Russell Baillie

Books About the Waikato River, novels by Fiona Kidman, Kat Gordon, Jasper Fforde and Jesse Ball

Music From Courtney Barnett, Latinaotearoa

Film Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Wife, Midnight Oil 1984

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Catherine Woulfe

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Catherine Woulfe

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