May 6, 2017

 

Features

 

Elixirs of youth

Want to live longer? An enzyme that helps cells maintain themselves could be the answer to slowing or even reversing the ageing process. by Nicky Pellegrino

Pummel zone

Any action against North Korea by a trigger-happy America would come at a terrible cost for the region. by Paul Thomas

Sir Douglas Myers, 1938-2017

One of our most successful and controversial businessmen was a passionate advocate for New Zealand. by Pattrick Smellie

‘I feel much more at home in New Zealand’

The Dowager Duchess of Bedford, the grande dame of one of Britain’s oldest aristocratic families, has found happiness – in Matamata. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health A website that tells the stories of heart-disease patients aims to help others to recover. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition A recent column on the health risks of processed meat has sparked a slew of questions. by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology Viewing traumatic events on TV can be as harmful as being there, and that includes Trump’s election. by Marc Wilson

Food Careful management of orange roughy stocks means the silky fish is on the menu again. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Gisborne winegrowers are fighting to reclaim their primacy as producers of chardonnay. by Michael Cooper

Sport Northerners are already polishing the Lions silverware. But there’s the small matter of 10 games here. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

An unrequited crush

As her cult hit novel becomes a television series, Chris Kraus discusses a writing career that has fused feminism, intellectualism, sex and culture. by Sally Blundell

Theatre A play reinterpreting Mozart’s rivalry with Antonio Salieri explores how the wunderkind could have operated in 2017.

Books Snippets of genius from F Scott Fitzgerald and Joan Didion, Charlotte Grimshaw reviews a tale of teenage abduction, Catherine Robertson rounds up contemporary fiction and Tracy Farr describes her writing day.

Music James Belfield reviews new offerings from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Fazerdaze and Matthew Smith.

Film Colossal, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

 

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

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 Russell Baillie

Online Ryan Holder

TV Films Ryan Holder

Radio Lauren Buckeridge

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