June 9, 2018

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Features

Winter killer

This year marks a century since a flu pandemic killed 9000 New Zealanders. In the period since, three more such plagues have swept the world – and another is inevitable. Here’s how we can protect ourselves against the latest strain. by Sally Blundell

You’re under arrest

A woman who went to police to complain of rape was herself charged with having underage sex with her alleged assailant. She says the experience has broken her. by Donna Chisholm

Grace under fire

The Student Volunteer Army is teaming up with US student leaders who emerged in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. by Clare de Lore

Agatha down under

A trip to New Zealand in 1922 provided excellent raw material for British crime writer Agatha Christie. by Redmer Yska

 

This Life

Health Instead of leaping from one eating fad to the next, focus on the elements they share. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition We are falling short of our daily zinc requirements, but a diverse diet can boost levels of the mineral. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Golden kiwifruit are a welcome addition to sweet and savoury dishes during the colder months. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A NZ winery is facing charges over mislabelled wine. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Anxiety and depression are rife, lending weight to the need for the inquiry into mental health. by Marc Wilson

Sport Sports stars are entitled to opinions only if they have more clout than the organisations they play for. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Lord of The Ring Simon O’Neill reflects on his storied international opera career and why singing Wagner is okay, despite the composer’s reputation. by Elizabeth Kerr

Wheels on fire Dancer Rodney Bell is taking his multimedia show behind bars – and home to Te Kuiti. by Sarah Catherall

Books By Mario Vargas Llosa, Sarah Harris, Lorraine Downes, AJ Pearce and Amy Head.

Music From Kiwi garages of the 1960s

Film Solo: A Star Wars Story, Upgrade, Kodachrome

 

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

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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