December 9, 2017

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Features

After the crash

Are road-smash victims dying unnecessarily? As our road toll reaches a seven-year high, the NZ Transport Agency has called in a team of Australian experts to review trauma care. by Donna Chisholm

Signal failure

KiwiRail has plans to ditch its electric freight trains, but the new Government has other ideas. by Rebecca Macfie

Exchange of vows

After attempts at diversifying, the stock-market operator NZX is promising to return to what it does best. by Paul McBeth

Diamond in a paper bag

The school of hard knocks helped shape Stan Tiatia’s award-winning career in education. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health Today the All Blacks, tomorrow the rest of us, as worn-out mumps jabs leave people vulnerable. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition The health benefits of nuts are so great that it’s worth rejigging your budget to be able to afford them. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A three-course Christmas dinner menu for all the family. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Fifty best bubblies for the festive season. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Our names can influence how we develop and behave. by Marc Wilson

Sport A long and at times fraught rugby season ends with many player surprises. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Top 20 albums of 2017

Fill a stocking or boost your own collection with this year’s best music. by James Belfield

Books About Jewish history from 1492-1900, and by Peter Carey, Amy Tan, Jesmyn Ward, William Trubridge, Lee Child, Andy Weir and Shaun Bythell

Film The Man Who Invented Christmas, Wonder, Kiwi Christmas and The Stolen

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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