January 28, 2016




Spreading the word

We’re back to leading the world in butter consumption – and that is bad news for our health, because it’s high in saturated fat and has poor nutritional content. by Nicky Pellegrino & Jennifer Bowden

Hocus Potus

Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the US presidency isn’t exactly the revolution dreamt of by idealists, but it certainly heralds radical change. by Paul Thomas, Ben Stanley & Jon Johansson

Beyond the wall

When Maurice Gee published Access Road in 2009, he called time on his illustrious career. Now he’s back with a new book he hopes will appeal to readers of all ages. by Geoff Walker

Sing that

New TV talent show Let It Shine aims to cultivate the next batch of theatre stars – not destroy them. by Stephen Jewell

‘Trump is not a person I can support in any way’

Anne Young conquered dyslexia and bipolar disorder to become one of the world’s top neuroscientists. by Clare de Lore

Landcorp’s leap of faith

The country’s largest cocky is hoping to lead a mindset shift in New Zealand farming. by Tina Morrison


This Life

Health The hormone-treatment fad is raising questions about product potency, efficacy and necessity. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food Using a little home smoker is a great way to add flavour to seafood and vegetables. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine An enjoyable selection of wines to serve at a picnic. by Michael Cooper

Sport Cricket’s short-pitched fast delivery – the Bodyline ball – is frighteningly back in fashion. by Paul Thomas

Books & Culture

Driving ambition

Car Seat Headrest, who emerged as 2016’s hottest indie breakthrough band, will be a must-see act at this month’s Laneway festival. by James Belfield

Books About the art of Ann Shelton and Kushana Bush and new novels by Derek Landy, Blake Crouch, China Miéville and Sebastian Barry

A Way with Words Sarah Quigley

Music From the Bats, the Colorist & Emiliana Torrini, and MC Tali

Film Lion director Garth Davis

Film Hidden Figures, Lion



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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Richard Prebble

Life Bill Ralston



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



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by RNZ

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by Metro

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by Vomle Springford

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by Phil Pennington

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