May 26, 2018

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Features

Many happy returns

Eleven years after its establishment, KiwiSaver is creating nest eggs for 2.7 million of us. But many remain unaware of how to maximise their investment. by Pattrick Smellie

The day the Donald did Auckland

The property mogul and future President spent nine hours in the Queen City spruiking a casino bid. by Redmer Yska

Les Kiwis

A museum in memory of New Zealand soldiers who died saving a small French town will be a special place. by Sally Blundell

A marathon, with sharks

Kiwi swimmer Kim Chambers was the first woman to swim a dangerous stretch of water off the California coast. by Ryan Holder

Breakfasts of champions

Peter Cullen’s breakfasts have become a fixture on the capital’s social and political calendar. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health An option for managing menstruation is going through a revival, but it’s not without risk. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Healthy eating is about more than counting nutrients. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Since its accidental birth 150 years ago, the granny smith has become a favourite all over the world. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Trinity Hill is emerging from an unsettling period. by Michael Cooper

Psychology There is freedom to be found in not living up to others’ expectations. by Marc Wilson

Sport The Canes captain will make his test debut in a white jersey. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Dancing on thin ice One of New Zealand’s most innovative choreographers creates a requiem for Antarctica. by Sarah Catherall

Led on a Murray dance Famed American comic Bill Murray and a German cellist are bringing their unique collaboration to NZ. by Russell Baillie

Books Histories of France and precision, a novel about medieval illuminators, the new novel by Kate Duignan, plus a round-up of local non-fiction.

Music From Bernie Griffen and Emily Fairlight

Film Swagger of Thieves, Crooked House, Number One

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Greg Dixon

Radio Fiona Rae

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