June 10, 2017

 

Features

 

Before worse comes to worst

Veteran sports journalist and broadcaster Phil Gifford has written a health guide for men – and he’s well qualified for the job. by Donna Chisholm

Northern exposure

The Maori economy is booming, but in Tai Tokerau, Ngapuhi is yet to get its share. by Tina Morrison

Making their marks

Together at last, three of the country’s most important documents tell human stories. by Sally Blundell

Town and country

The legendary Fieldays is now so popular it draws enough people to populate a small city. by Karl du Fresne

‘I was an unclaimed treasure, like Cecily’

Kiwi Everywoman cartoon character Cecily, the creation of her lookalike, Celia Allison, is about to leap into the pages of US title Funny Times. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health Abuse of the elderly by family members is rife and drives many old folk to an early grave. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition A simple way to get your family to eat more healthily. by Jennifer Bowden

Technology Televisions no fatter than four credit cards are here – but they’re not cheap. by Peter Griffin

Psychology If nothing else, 13 Reasons Why is a conversation starter. by Marc Wilson

Food The country’s food producers shine at new awards. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The best of Marlborough’s wineries pay attention to the cellar-door experience. by Michael Cooper

Sport A Lions tour is always going to be a bigger deal for the hosts than for the visitors. by Paul Thomas

 

 

Books & Culture

We hope you have enjoyed the show

Half a century after the original release, a reissue of the Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band prompts a reassessment. by Graham Reid

Cinema Brian Cox on playing Churchill. by Russell Baillie

Books By Haruki Murakami and about Heloise and the 1967 All Blacks; a thriller round-up including Paula Hawkins’s latest

Film McLaren; Adult Life Skills

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Beijing

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Life Bill Ralston

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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