February 24, 2018

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Features

DNA discovery

The easy availability of DNA testing has prompted millions to shake their family trees, but what falls out is not always welcome. by Sally Blundell

Strangely normal

NZ-bound US poet Patricia Lockwood, whose startling new memoir is Priestdaddy, says she’s ordinary compared with her weirdo family. by Diana Wichtel

Pedestrian v bike

Cyclists may be at the mercy of motorists, but they’re capable of inflicting harm themselves. by Donna Fleming

Ocean of opportunity

Opotiki tests the Government’s regional-development ambitions as the local iwi thinks big on seafood. by Tina Morrison

Houses in order

No government can fix the problems facing Māori in the Far North, warns a Northland community leader. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health A dental treatment being pioneered in Dunedin makes the “magic bullet” much better. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Our appetite-control hormones are affected by chewing, according to some studies. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Traditional Italian-style pesto enlivens many dishes, from pizzas to steaks and baked potatoes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine How good are Te Mata’s 2016 reds? by Michael Cooper

Psychology Harvard, the hothouse of psychological teaching, has long been fascinated by the paranormal. by Marc Wilson

Sport England coach Eddie Jones is a standout in the mercenary world of modern rugby. by Paul Thomas

Technology In the next 10 years, some of our biggest innovations will happen off the planet. by Peter Griffin

 

Books & Culture

Beck to basics

Before headlining Auckland City Limits next month, Beck talks about celebrating his musical past on stage and on record. by James Belfield

Music The return of From Scratch

Books Novels by Jojo Moyes and Rajorshi Chakraborti, accounts of the Battle for North Africa and the history of faeces, and a roundup of thrillers

Music Marlon Williams

Film Black Panther, Lady Bird

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Pyeongchang, South Korea

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

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