March 2, 2019

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Features

Pushing up daisies

Our traditional ways of dealing with death are changing, with Earth-friendly concerns sparking a surge in eco burials. by Sally Blundell

Building hostility

US-Mexican border-crossing apprehensions hit a 46-year low in 2017, but the American President is using his emergency powers to divert funds for his border wall project. by Paul Thomas

Vanquishing the virus

As many as 30,000 Kiwis don’t know they have the hepatitis C virus – and that there’s now a free cure. by Ruth Nichol

Shear determination

An Englishwoman with a Kiwi heart is setting out to change the economic prospects of a small rural community – with help from romney sheep. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Nutrition The closer unhealthy food is to you, the more of it you will eat. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Quickly made and easily customised, silky omelettes are a cornerstone of many culinary repertoires. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Te Mata triumphs over the challenging weather conditions. by Michael Cooper

Technology Personal decision-making could become a whole lot easier, thanks to IBM’s new AI technology. by Peter Griffin

Sport Apocalyptic stories about declining rugby-player numbers and the death of the game in New Zealand are nothing new. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Jumping off pointe The Royal New Zealand Ballet is launching its 2019 programme with a four-part series of ambitious local works by our “new-generation dance-makers’’. by Sarah Catherall

Books Short stories by Thom Jones, a fiction roundup, and a memoir by New York fashion photographer Bill Cunningham

Music Sir Elton John

Classical Barrie Kosky and 1927’s version of The Magic Flute at the Auckland Arts Festival

Film Alita: Battle Angel, Vox Lux

 

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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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TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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