November 3, 2018

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Something in the water

It’s not how much we drink, it’s how we optimise our fluid intake, say experts who are tipping contemporary thinking about rehydration on its head. by Nicky Pellegrino


On November 4, a large New Zealand contingent will join the French to mark the centenary of our forces’ liberation of the town of Le Quesnoy. Military historian Christopher Pugsley tells how he came upon the story of the Kiwis’ last and most-successful action of World War I.

A matter of record

The habit of recording our interactions, whether public or private, is increasingly common. So is it legal and ethical? by Peter Griffin

Corgi & Beth

After infuriating royalists by pricking the “Saint” Diana bubble, Penny Junor has found some safer Windsor darlings to write about. by Michele Hewitson


This Life

Health Doubling down on food during pregnancy is out, unless it’s diet quality we’re talking about. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Obsessing over the ideal of thinness is a greater health hazard than being big. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Mushrooms are available year round and are a healthy and delicious hero ingredient or accompaniment. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Marlborough’s wineries are grappling with a serious waste issue. by Michael Cooper

Sport Australian cricket’s unlikely leader has the difficult task of getting back to winning ways while changing the team’s culture. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Yorke’s rocky horror When the reticent frontman of art-rock giants Radiohead, Thom Yorke, said yes to scoring his first movie, it meant facing the media spotlight he’s done his best to avoid. by Helen Barlow

Books About cabaret artist Mika, and a history of NZ newspapers; novels by Anna Burns and Sally Rooney; poetry by Mary McCallum; and a roundup of crime thrillers.

A way with words Deborah Challinor

Music From Harry Lyon

Film Born Racer, American Animals, The Seagull




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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Beijing

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Lauren Buckeridge

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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