December 16, 2017

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Features

Donald dux

Award-winning columnist Paul Thomas reviews the extraordinary year since President Donald Trump entered the White House.

Witnesses for the prosecution

The decision not to pursue charges against the two men police wanted to prosecute in connection with the collapse of the CTV Building has stung those bereaved by the catastrophe. by Rebecca Macfie

A question of balance

A fall in business confidence isn’t necessarily the first domino in an impending economic downturn. by Pattrick Smellie

‘I’m not going to tell people what to think’

Best-selling author, broadcaster, marathon runner and grandmother Kerre McIvor is about to start a new chapter in her career. by Clare de Lore

Windsor knot

Amid the orgy of royal-engagement coverage, we learn Markle has the corgis’ lick of approval. by Diana Wichtel

 

This Life

Health Brain activity may hold the secret to helping infertile couples conceive. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food Asian-influenced canapés that are ideal for summer entertaining. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine An irresistible line-up of well-priced gold-medal wines. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Tips for avoiding workplace burnout. by Marc Wilson

Technology A round-up of 2017’s grooviest gadgets and previews of 2018’s top tech tempters. by Peter Griffin

Sport Top cricket players and administrators seem to be suffering from short-term memory loss. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

The 20 Best Films of 2017

Listener critics James Robins and Peter Calder pick the best movies they’ve seen in the past year.

Music Boyboy

Books Celebrity biographies; about birdmania, Charles Darwin, the King Country and Adolf Hitler; by Alan Hollinghurst; and a non-fiction round-up

Film Borg vs McEnroe, The Disaster Artist

 

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

 

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Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

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