May 5, 2018

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Features

Our mutual friends

A new royal baby and the imminent wedding of Prince Harry to a TV star will shore up support for the Commonwealth – but for how long? by Jane Clifton

Compassion fatigue

The Government has launched a $6.5 million inquiry into mental health and addiction. Health professionals and patients tell Sally Blundell what needs to change.

Losing our religion

Invoking a higher being to rain fire on swathes of humanity is no longer the done thing, says Paul Thomas.

Stellar performer

Things didn’t go to plan when the Queen of Jazz played Wellington, so it was Harry M Miller to the rescue. by Redmer Yska

 

This Life

Nutrition Do humans need to fear a disease that has doomed thousands of cattle? by Jennifer Bowden

Food Squash and its relatives abound at this time of year and there are plenty of ways to serve them. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Established wineries can offer good value. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Action research gets scholars and practitioners together to solve problems. by Marc Wilson

Sport A reader reminds us that getting to the top in sport isn’t the hardest part. by Paul Thomas

Travel Outward Bound. by Lauren Buckeridge

Technology AI for TV. by Peter Griffin

 

Books & Culture

Entering the dread zone

Kapka Kassabova returns to New Zealand, where she started her writing career, with an acclaimed book about revisiting the dark heart of her Bulgarian homeland.

A way with words Nicky Pellegrino

Books By Jane Costello, Mareike Krügel and Nikesh Shukla, and three local non-fiction titles.

Music Delaney Davidson, a songwriting guru to other Kiwi musicians, has a new solo album. by James Belfield

Film Last Flag Flying

 

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

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

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