March 3, 2018

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Features

The blues battle

Stalked by depression for 20 years, Johann Hari couldn’t find the pharmaceutical relief doctors promised. He began asking why – and wrote a book about what he found. by Louise Chunn & Marc Wilson

Second chances

The unemployment rate is at a nine-year low, and employers are turning to an unlikely source of labour for hard-to-fill vacancies: our prisons. by Donna Chisholm

Hope & glory

With its restoration nearing completion after 2011’s devastating quake, Christchurch’s Arts Centre is rebuilding memories – and hope. by Sally Blundell

Force majeure

Newly released documents reveal why the police backed away from prosecuting anyone for the CTV Building collapse, which killed 115 people. by Rebecca Macfie

 

This Life

Health Cardiovascular disease is our biggest killer, but improvements in risk assessment and treatment could change that. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition The orthodox approach to feeding the young is to let them decide how much to eat. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Why roasting is a great way to use late-season stone fruit. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine German wines have soared in quality since the 1970s. by Michael Cooper

Sport Filthy lucre looks set to ensure the five-day cricket format fails the test of time. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Playing with fire

US piano duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe set out to thrill with an extreme style and a repertoire that includes variations on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. by Elizabeth Kerr

Dance Michael Parmenter’s new take on the legends of Orpheus

Books By Stefan Merrill Block and Eva Dolan, a history of Rome in seven sackings, and a round-up of New Zealand non-fiction

Music Tash Sultana

Film Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Party, Finding Your Feet, Winchester

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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TV Films Fiona Rae

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