August 18, 2018

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Features

The end of the bull run

Trade wars, sagging business confidence, an end to ever-rising house prices. Is the next financial crisis on the way, or is this just the end of the boom? What does the less-certain economic outlook mean for you? by Paul McBeth

Herded into line

Chief scientist Jacqueline Rowarth’s fiery tenure at the Environmental Protection Authority ended in a whimper. Was she muzzled? by Peter Griffin

The call of the sea
English nature writer Philip Hoare celebrates the beauty, romanticism and peril of the sea. by Mark Broatch

This Life

Health The food and beverage industry is on a quest to develop a new generation of sweeteners to replace sugar. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition The different methods used to remove caffeine from tea and coffee. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Make cauliflower the hero in snacks, starters, salads, bakes, mains and desserts. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The best New Zealand pinot noirs for $30 or less. by Michael Cooper

Psychology How we react to  circumstances is sometimes beyond our control. by Marc Wilson

Sport The key to the Crusaders’ success in Super Rugby is the depth of their squad. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Snap judgment Melbourne-based NZ artist Patrick Pound returns with a puzzling new photographic exhibition, the result of a 30-year hoarding habit.
by Sally Blundell

Theatre A play celebrates the rivalry and friendship between Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf.

Books A Booker Prize longlisted graphic novel by Nick Drnaso; an anthology of works from small islands; poetry by Helen Heath; novels by Robbie Arnott, Jennifer Joukhadar, Zoje Stage, Riley Sager and Un-su Kim

Music From Ha the Unclear, Avantdale Bowling Club

Film BlacKkKlansman, LBJ

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

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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