March 17, 2018

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Features

Cancer car crash

In what is being called a national emergency, four times as many people are dying of bowel cancer as on the roads. by Sarah Catherall

Gloria days

Annette Bening’s portrayal of fading star Gloria Grahame is among the best performances of her 30-year screen career. by Russell Baillie

Women’s work

There are marked gender preferences for some tertiary courses. by Marc Wilson

Stepping on the gas

Our new environmental watchdog backs getting cross-party support for greenhouse-gas targets. by Rebecca Macfie

7 fatal flaws

For Donald Trump, loyalty flows in one direction only. by Paul Thomas

Art & soul

After an expensive refit, Te Papa is showing off its dedicated art space. by Sally Blundell

A Dublin lad

Rodney Walshe arrived from Ireland in 1960 with only a suit and the gift of the gab. They took him a long way. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Nutrition The question on many healthy eaters’ lips is whether soaking nuts is of any benefit. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Bridget Foliaki-Davis has gathered a collection of her best-loved recipes from a lifetime of cooking and eating. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine For adventurous drinkers, there are many appealing white wines other than the big four. by Michael Cooper

Sport Whether you’re into it for the catch or the thrill of the chase, angling is never short of a good yarn. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Back to the wall

One woman’s search for missing murals has drawn attention to the loss of artistic wealth and cultural heritage. by Sally Blundell

Books The Ockham finalists, Oliver Sacks’ last book, a novel jointly written on Google Docs, and an impressive debut gives unusual treatment to a challenging subject.

Music Hopetoun Brown

Film The Mercy, The Square, Red Sparrow

 

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 Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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