August 26, 2017 – on sale August 21-27

 

Features

Water war

A recent Waitangi Tribunal report vindicates the man who has been fighting to save one of our most polluted lakes. by Karl du Fresne

Mad or bad?

With many asking whether either protagonist in the US-North Korea nuclear stand-off is in his right mind, the world is on the brink. by Paul Thomas

Riding a tiger

James Shaw stunned some Green Party members when he became co-leader and the surprises have kept on coming. by Clare de Lore

Her brilliant career

Elizabeth Hawthorne is preparing for one of her biggest challenges yet – playing a Jewish people hunter in cahoots with the Nazis. by Diana Wichtel

Devil in the detail

It’s 100 years since Count Felix von Luckner, the Gentleman Pirate, was captured and interned on an island off Auckland during WWI – before escaping. But his Boy’s Own adventures aren’t all they might seem. by Redmer Yska

Milking it

Volatile export prices for milk powder are causing Fonterra to look more seriously at some unusual niches. by Rebecca Howard

 

This Life

Health Introducing babies to solids can be a trying time, but it’s best to give them three core foods at every meal. by Michelle Duff

Nutrition Schools could be doing better at getting across healthy food messages. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Don’t let the headlines put you off a firm Kiwi favourite: mince on toast. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine If Hawke’s Bay’s 2013 vintage is one for the critics, 2014’s wines could be for the rest of us. by Michael Cooper

Sport All Blacks are netting big bucks at foreign clubs; the Crusaders, meantime, scored a first in Joburg. by Paul Thomas

Technology Wireless mesh networks are an easy way to plug Wi-Fi dead zones. by Peter Griffin

 

Books & Culture

Watching the detective

Michael Connelly has been writing about LA detectives for decades, but his 30th novel breaks new ground for the modern-day king of crime. by Craig Sisterson

A Way with Words David Hill

Books Novels by Gabriel Tallent and Neil Jordan, Ian Wedde’s Selected Poems, and a round-up of New Zealand non-fiction

Classical CDs Albums by Lou Harrison, Jennifer Higdon and Emil Jonason

Music Sneaky Feelings reunited; a new album from Aaron Carpenter & the Revelators

Film Logan Lucky, The Trip to Spain

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes

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