November 10, 2018

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Features

Retiring with dignity

With pension costs set to treble, calls to restrict eligibility are growing. Though many are willing and able – or financially forced – to work past 65, what happens when we want to stop? by Sarah Catherall

Test for toxicity

The midterm elections may be as much a verdict on the US people as their adversarial President. by Paul Thomas

The awful aftermath

The stories of the wounded soldiers and medics returning after World War I have gone largely untold. Anna Rogers gives them their due in her history With Them Through Hell.

Rebuilding faces

The need to repair the grievous facial wounds of soldiers in World War I led New Zealander Sir Harold Gillies to pioneer plastic-surgery techniques that are still in use today. by David Fisher

An unsung warrior

Vellentine Gordon Hunter was decorated for bravery and fought in some of New Zealand’s major Western Front battles, then quietly got on with life on the farm. by Sally Blundell

 

This Life

Health A common stomach bug that can lurk undetected for years is associated with another health risk. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food Kiwi baker Dean Brettschneider provides fail-safe interpretations of two traditional cakes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Sail from spring into summer with a snifter of our famous sauvignon blanc. by Michael Cooper

Psychology A puzzling mental-health metaphor harks back to one of English literature’s heavyweights. by Marc Wilson

Sport How to put a jinx on an All Black – say he’s indispensable. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Writing from the ruins AN Wilson has put aside his prolific historical biographies for a novel inspired by a visit to quake-hit Christchurch – where he expects the book will get a tough reception. by Sally Blundell

Poetry Airini Beautrais’ Ending Song features at an Armistice Day centenary event in Wellington on November 11.

Books About dirt-poor American farmers, George VI, Polynesian navigators, subantarctic islands and Central Otago vineyards; and by Jan Morris and Eirlys Hunter

Music Princess Chelsea and Jonathan Bree; albums from Al Fraser, Phil Boniface and Al Fraser, Steve Burridge, Neil Johnstone

Film Bohemian Rhapsody, Yellow is Forbidden, Hunter Killer

 

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

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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