March 10, 2018

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Features

Game on!

It’s among the oldest of broadcasting’s entertainment formats, but the quiz show has never been so popular. by Fiona Rae & Gabe Atkinson

The man in the high chair

Shaun Wallace, one of the haughty faces peering down at contestants in the hit quiz show The Chase, is in the game to win. by Diana Wichtel

The Fletcher challenge

Can this iconic Kiwi company regain its mojo? by Jonathan Underhill

Unlocking Lloyd Jones

The plight of refugees at a Hungarian railway station incensed Lloyd Jones so much that he wrote a book about human indifference and cruelty. by Michele Hewitson

Home to roost

Derek Handley, the nomadic New Zealander who’s set his sights on space travel, is no longer an alien. by Clare de Lore

The man with the hotline to God

US evangelist Billy Graham, who has died at 99, addressed about 350,000 enthralled Kiwis during a 1959 visit. by Redmer Yska

This Life

Health Hysterectomies used to be common, but women now have less-invasive options available. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition They may be healthy choices, but pulses and most beans do not count as 5+ a day vegetable servings. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A nutritious ancient seed that was once a staple of the Incas is making its way into our food. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine How can you tell if a wine is vegan-friendly? by Michael Cooper

Psychology Why people’s views are being affected by the websites they’re directed to visit. by Marc Wilson

Sport A coming change at the Hurricanes’ helm prompts talk of who might take rugby coaching’s top job. by Paul Thomas

Technology The Segway, an expensive high-tech scooter that has languished for a decade and a half, is reborn in a cheaper form. by Peter Griffin

 

Books & Culture

Overnight sensation

British composer Max Richter is inviting New Zealand audiences to snooze their way through his eight-hour performance. by Elizabeth Kerr

Theatre Two plays depicting the lives of Samoan women will bring laughter and some tears to festival audiences. by Francesca Horsley

Books Novels by Stuart Turton, Jill Mansell, Dan Sheehan and Laura Carlin, and essays by Colson Whitehead

Dance Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Irish take on Swan Lake

Music Joan Baez

Film Game Night, A Fantastic Woman, Kobi, Older Than Ireland

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

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 Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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