June 30, 2018

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Features

The power of DNA

DNA is a vital crime-solving tool, but is its use breaching our privacy and human rights? As the Law Commission examines whether we need a new regime to cover the rapid advances in the field, Donna Chisholm looks at the promise and pitfalls of the technology.

President provocateur

Despite outcries over his policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the border, Donald Trump seems ever more inclined to follow his natural, base instincts. by Paul Thomas

Tiakina te reo

 A patient on life support? Or a language hitting the mainstream? Sally Blundell gauges the health of te reo.

Perseverance counts

A down-to-earth former Nasa engineer from Putaruru is helping to save the planet. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Nutrition Selenium deficiency is a problem in New Zealand, but having too much can be just as dangerous. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Tapas are simple dishes that combine bold flavours with fresh ingredients. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Mass-market wines are well worth drinking, if you know what to look for. by Michael Cooper

Technology A new online music service is joining Spotify and Apple in the battle for our ears. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Even moderate exercise will improve your memory and brain function, research shows. by Marc Wilson

Sport The virtuoso football on display at the Fifa World Cup distracts attention from the sport’s seedy side. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

The curious tourist Research and discovery delight Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. They imbue his novel about family desertion, memory and revelation with serendipity and magic. by Sally Blundell

A way with words John Dunmore

Books Novels by Karen Swan, Sharlene Teo, David Hill and Louis de Bernières; and a roundup of thrillers

Music From the Adults

Film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, C’est la vie!, Tag

 

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

Bulletin from Abroad Andrew Anthony in London

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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