August 5, 2017 - on sale July 31-August 6

 

Features

Drug of choice

A daily aspirin tablet can lower the risks of many diseases, but your age is critical to avoid bleeding in the brain. Should you be taking it? by Nicky Pellegrino

You’ve not got mail

After having his Gmail account hijacked, Mark Broatch wonders whether the giant digital companies have too much power and not enough responsibility.

The Wright stuff

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says it’s time NZ followed the UK’s lead to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. by Rebecca Macfie

‘My hero was Tarzan’

A childhood in a small Malayan village helped shape what Gill Greer calls her “accidental career” on the world stage. by Clare de Lore

Fields of gold

Kiwifruit lawsuit seeks to hold government officials to account for biosecurity threats. by Jonathan Underhill

 

This Life

Health Art studios in Wellington and Christchurch help artists rebuild their lives through creative activity. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition How nutritional are homemade fruit jams, jellies and preserves? by Jennifer Bowden

Technology When the buzz around daily deal sites ended, some companies folded, but some flourished. by Peter Griffin

Food Versatile and sweet, navel oranges are in season now, so make the most of them. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Despite this year’s adversely affected harvest, many winemakers are still upbeat. by Michael Cooper

Sport Roger Federer and the Williams sisters are champions of the long game. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Balancing acts

Director Toa Fraser is bringing a double dose of adrenaline to this year’s film festival with two very different life-or-death movies. by Russell Baillie

Music American composer John Adams draws on US history, but don’t expect a Trump opera to go with his Nixon one. by Elizabeth Kerr

Books About the rise of NZ teen culture and the mind’s secret life, a new novel by Maja Lunde and speculative fiction by CF Iggulden, David Vann, Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

A Way with Words Des Hunt

Music Josh Homme on Iggy Pop, Arcade Fire’s new album

Film Hampstead, Paris Can Wait

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

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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