May 20, 2017

 

Features

 

Action plans

The benefits of exercise are critical and you don’t need expensive gym memberships or equipment to get into it. by Veronika Meduna

War of the worlds

Donald Trump is the latest in a long line of misguided leaders to think they can beat the forces of illicit drug supply and demand. by Paul Thomas

Prisoners of the past

The new maximum-security prison at Paremoremo is an experiment in humanity. by Rosemary McLeod

Life, the universe & the nuclear threat

The Doomsday Clock is now the closest it has been to midnight since 1953. by Rebecca Priestley

New world disorder

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Thomas Friedman says we should not try to stop the forces of change. by Peter Griffin

‘We have to live a little apart’

On Great Barrier Island, the nurses are the “keepers of secrets”, the witnesses to life, love and death in a small community. by Clare de Lore

The God confusion

Sir Lloyd Geering, at 99, talks about the effects of the country’s first heresy trial 50 years ago. by Mike Grimshaw

 

This Life

Sport Does the dominance of Super Rugby by the New Zealand teams threaten the competition’s popularity? by Paul Thomas

Nutrition Social media are helping us reform our eating habits. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Wholefood is good for the gut and satisfies the soul. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Pinot gris and pinot noir are soaring in Hawke’s Bay. by Michael Cooper

 

Books & Culture

Writer on the follow-up

Paula Hawkins turned culture shock into a runaway bestseller with The Girl on the Train. Can she repeat this with Into the Water? by Michele Hewitson

Books An Iraq veteran’s unromantic novel, a moving tribute to an abused sister, a portrait of a Shanghai street, a round-up of recent science writing and the stories of rock’n’rollers’ mums

Music From Mary J Blige, Slowdive, Bryony Matthews and Robert Cray

Film The Zookeeper’s Wife, Viceroy’s House

 

 

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

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Life Bill Ralston

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

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