July 29, 2017 - on sale July 24-30

 

Features

Fever pitch

Rheumatic fever is a cruel disease that can lead to heart damage and death. Yet we may have missed an important trigger. by Catherine Woulfe

‘The tough things in life make the great things’

Drought, depression and “God’s plant” opened Doug Avery’s eyes to new opportunities. by Clare de Lore

Much ado about Russia

The Trump family’s Kremlin connection is a source of endless fascination. by Paul Thomas

Chinese checklist

We like to think we have a great relationship with our No 1 trading partner, but we need to up our game. by Sir Don McKinnon

Jane of the jungle

A world in which humans live in harmony with nature is still possible, says veteran campaigner Jane Goodall. by Sally Blundell

A gorge too far

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is hinting at a big-bucks alternative to the indefinitely closed Manawatu Gorge. by Pattrick Smellie

 

This Life

Health Hormone treatment of menopause symptoms is back. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Which is better, fish-oil supplements or salmon? by Jennifer Bowden

Food A Sydney cooking club has gathered recipes from Jewish women in other countries for a new book. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Michael Cooper names his top picks from a tasting of prestigious labels.

Psychology Why we are attracted to eccentric artists and musicians. by Marc Wilson

Sport Lessons for New Zealand rugby from the Lions tour. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Taking a dramatic detour

Best known for her comedy roles, Jackie van Beek put the gags aside when she wrote and directed her first feature film. by Russell Baillie

Karl, James and me

A film-maker focuses on two thinkers who questioned the social order of their day. by Helen Barlow

Books By Pip Adam and Lauris Edmond; about the wars against Native Americans; and a crime fiction roundup

A Way with Words Leonie Agnew

Music Baby Driver soundtrack

Film Dunkirk, Baby Driver

 

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

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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