January 21, 2017

 

Features

Stroke of good fortune

A new technique that allows doctors to remove clots from the brain is being hailed as the biggest revolution in stroke treatment in 20 years. by Donna Chisholm

Hunters and collectors

Seed hunters are travelling the world collecting wild relatives of our most lucrative crop – pasture – so scientists can breed ­super-grass. by Eloise Gibson

Arresting development

Chris Cahill grew up in a household dominated by women and is determined female voices will be heard at the top level of the Police Association. by Clare de Lore

Political science

The planet’s most urgent challenges will be solved only if governments put science before self-interest in policymaking. by Robert G Patman

For better or worse

Relegated to life as a wife and mother, Anne McCahon had artistic talent to burn – and now, more than 70 years after she did her last painting, she is finally getting her own show. by Michele Hewitson

Biotech’s rebirth

Kiwi biotechnology businesses are piquing renewed investor interest. by Fiona Rotherham

 

This Life

Nutrition Look for evidence-based recommendations – and keep an eye on your iron and calcium intake. by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology While inmates’ psychiatric problems go unsolved, our imprisonment rates will remain high. by Marc Wilson

Health Belonging to a dementia-friendly book group could improve sufferers’ lives and social interactions. by Ruth Nichol

Technology Gadgets that will transport you beyond reality. by Peter Griffin

Travel The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice in Postman’s Park, London.

Food Avocados and tomatoes are perfect partners. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Gutsy reds for summer barbecues. by Michael Cooper

Sport Scepticism is greeting a hurried rugby tackle rule change aimed at kicking head injuries to touch. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Dream team A new opera about poet, novelist and journalist Robin Hyde is the result of a collaboration between one of our leading composers and a major poet. by Elizabeth Kerr

Books About a musical conversation between Seiji Ozawa and Haruki Murakami, Maori Television’s first 10 years, New Zealand wine and our coffee culture, and Margaret Drabble’s new novel

A Way with Words Tim Wilson

Music From the Flaming Lips, Hiss Golden Messenger and Childish Gambino

Film Jackie

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Catherine Woulfe

Online Catherine Woulfe

TV Films Catherine Woulfe

Radio Catherine Woulfe

TV programmes

Radio programmes

Latest

The stars of Luther talk about their return in season five
102486 2019-02-18 13:16:40Z Television

The stars of Luther talk about their return in sea…

by The Listener

Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Hermione Norris, Wunmi Mosaku and Michael Smiley answer questions about the future of the dark and disturbing crime drama.

Read more
Vital evidence in Pike River mine disaster missing, say families
102465 2019-02-18 09:22:49Z Planet

Vital evidence in Pike River mine disaster missing…

by RNZ

Some families of Pike River mine victims suspect a piece of vital evidence may have been spirited away by the mining company and lost.

Read more
It's time to empower the mayor and make Auckland liveable again
102432 2019-02-17 00:00:00Z Politics

It's time to empower the mayor and make Auckland l…

by Bill Ralston

Making Auckland a liveable city is an unenviable task, writes Bill Ralston, but it's clear the mayor needs more power.

Read more
Knight star: Sir Hec Busby on his extraordinary life
102328 2019-02-17 00:00:00Z Profiles

Knight star: Sir Hec Busby on his extraordinary li…

by Clare de Lore

Northland kaumātua, master carver, navigator and bridge builder Hec Busby was hoping for “no fuss” when he accepted a knighthood.

Read more
Keira Knightley shines in bodice-ripping period drama Colette
102397 2019-02-16 00:00:00Z Movies

Keira Knightley shines in bodice-ripping period dr…

by James Robins

The story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a heroine of French literature, focuses on her early struggles.

Read more
Is barbecued meat bad for your health?
102255 2019-02-16 00:00:00Z Nutrition

Is barbecued meat bad for your health?

by Jennifer Bowden

Sizzling meat on the barbecue is the sound and smell of summer, but proceed with caution.

Read more
March of the Algorithms: Who’s at the wheel in the age of the machine?
102434 2019-02-16 00:00:00Z Tech

March of the Algorithms: Who’s at the wheel in the…

by Jenny Nicholls

Complacently relying on algorithms can lead us over a cliff – literally, in the case of car navigation systems.

Read more
IBM’s new quantum computer: The future of computing
102458 2019-02-16 00:00:00Z Tech

IBM’s new quantum computer: The future of computin…

by Peter Griffin

The Q System One, as IBM calls it, doesn’t look like any conventional computer and it certainly doesn’t act like one.

Read more