August 19, 2017 - on sale August 14-20

 

Features

Game of Jones

Sir Robert Jones can point to a multitude of design flaws in commercial buildings, but now he’s about to build a couple of towers of his own using a radical green design. by Jane Clifton

Food for thought

As thousands of people eliminate whole food groups from their diet to tackle dairy or gluten intolerance, scientists are trying to better understand what’s going on in their gut. by Donna Chisholm

Suing to save us

In the face of perceived political inaction on climate change, citizens worldwide are taking cases to court. by Rebecca Macfie

Politics in peril

A Kiwi close to the seat of US power sees danger in the goings-on in the White House. by Pattrick Smellie

 

This Life

Health Daytime teeth clenching or grinding can be harmful – yet many people don’t realise they’re doing it. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition The finger is pointing at processed meats as a cause of cancer, but small-goods makers aren’t convinced. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A Rotorua couple’s love of food took them on a journey of discovery. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Michael Cooper’s picks of good local pinot noirs for under $30.

Psychology Why Labour’s new leader, Jacinda Ardern, has her work cut out for her. by Marc Wilson

Sport Distinguished player, educator and leader John Graham left a big mark on the national game. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Matilda magic

A Roald Dahl fan from an early age, composer Tim Minchin has helped turn a children’s classic into a hit musical. by Linda Herrick

Get up and Gomyo The NZSO is among 30-odd orchestras to engage star violinist Karen Gomyo for concerts in 2017. by Russell Baillie

Books About Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in 1926 and an influential 19th-century Maori traveller; a science round-up; and by Mike McCormack

Music Scalping is not new, but promoters are promising to get tough; plus a new album from Grayson Gilmour

Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, A Date for Mad Mary

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Rachel Morris in Washington DC

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Lauren Buckeridge

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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