May 19, 2018

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Features

Home truths

The Government’s $2 billion KiwiBuild scheme aims to provide 100,000 homes over the next decade. But some in the construction sector regard the target as hopelessly over-ambitious. by Nikki Mandow

The black & white of it

The importance of racial identity to Meghan Markle is being closely watched in the US. by Joanne Black

Nobel rot

Talk of giving the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Donald Trump is more than a little premature. by Paul Thomas

The cold war

News of summer heatwaves at home was sombrely received by scientists in Antarctica. by Rebecca Priestley

From page to screen

One of New Zealand’s best-known writers of romantic comedy is deadly serious about her latest work. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health New research focuses on the cause of concentration problems in people with chronic pain. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Eliminating all sugar-rich foods from your diet can make cravings worse. by Jennifer Bowden

Food British food writer Diana Henry delivers “a lunch to soothe”. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine One of the great grapes of the Rhône Valley is at home Downunder. by Michael Cooper

Technology Prominent innovators lambaste the tech industry. by Peter Griffin

Sport Christchurch’s interim rugby stadium looks less interim as the years pass. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

My dad, such a Dagg

The daughter of legendary satirist John Clarke is carving out a successful career of her own. by Russell Baillie

A Way With Words Kate Duignan explains why her second novel arrived
17 years after her debut.

Books By Sophie Mackintosh and Rose Tremain, and about curry and culture, plus a round-up of thrillers.

Music The Two Daze project; Morgan James

Film Robin Hyde’s secret son speaks about his mother and her dream of home.

Film Tully, Chappaquiddick and Mr Stein Goes Online

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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