November 4, 2017

On sale October 30-November 5



Flight risk

Our love of travel is contributing hugely to global warming, and airlines are under increasing pressure to limit their climate-damaging emissions. by Rebecca Macfie

A crisis in masculinity

Peter Calder says the locker room should be no shelter for the Harvey Weinstein lurking in most men.

The unreal deal

This country had its own Trump-like leader in Prime Minister Rob Muldoon, and that didn’t end well. Now, the last Muldoonist has a key role in the new Government. by Paul Thomas

Crying is healing

Edith Eger once danced at Josef Mengele’s orders; now, at 90, she still boogies. by Diana Wichtel

Out of the park

The US dubs the summit of its domestic baseball competition the World Series, which speaks volumes about the sport’s importance to Americans. by Joanne Black

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

New Zealander Miles Gregory is taking Shakespeare to new audiences on both sides of the Tasman. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health Cervical-cancer screening tests have been helping to save lives for more than 25 years. Now the focus of the tests is going to change. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition If you believe fruit fibre floating in a glass of fresh juice makes it any less sugary, you’re mistaken. by Jennifer Bowden

Food The smell and taste of strawberries are synonymous with summer. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some local bubblies are impressive and well worth seeking out. by Michael Cooper

Sport The All Blacks’ loss in Brisbane was a lucky escape from the existential threat facing the game. by Paul Thomas

Technology Is 360-degree photography just a gimmick? We check out the new gizmos. by Peter Griffin

Psychology A further piece of alcohol’s feel-good puzzle falls woozily into place. by Marc Wilson


Books & Culture

Choosing her battles

Ria Hall looked to the history of her ancestors in the New Zealand Wars for inspiration for her long-awaited debut album. by James Belfield

Books By Catherine Chidgey, Richard Flanagan and Allison Pearson; about the songs and sounds of New Zealand’s Great War and the untold story of its airmen, and life inside and outside the cult community of Gloriavale; and a fiction roundup

Music Estère, Robert Plant

Film Thor: Ragnarok, Home Again




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

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Emails between Clare Curran and Derek Handley to be revealed
96499 2018-09-19 08:04:02Z Politics

Emails between Clare Curran and Derek Handley to b…

by Gia Garrick

Copies of former minister Clare Curran's personal emails to tech entrepreneur Derek Handley are expected to be released to Parliament this afternoon.

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Suffrage 125th: We're not there yet, but with each generation we get closer
96160 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z Social issues

Suffrage 125th: We're not there yet, but with each…

by Genevieve O’Halloran

It's 125 years since women got the vote, but full equality eludes us. The motherhood penalty curtails careers and the gender pay gap remains.

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How gender barriers blighted the career of a Kiwi psychiatry pioneer
96491 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z Social issues

How gender barriers blighted the career of a Kiwi …

by Robert Kaplan

Mary Barkas' significant achievements in psychiatry in the early 20th century made little difference to her career prospects.

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Did your ancestors help win women the vote in NZ?
96082 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z History

Did your ancestors help win women the vote in NZ?

by Sharon Stephenson

A new exhibition recognises the some 32,000 NZ women who signed the Suffrage Petition 125 years ago, paving the way for women to be able to vote.

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Give Kate A Voice: Bringing Kate Sheppard's speeches to life
96352 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z History

Give Kate A Voice: Bringing Kate Sheppard's speech…

by Noted

Famous Kiwi women read the powerful words of Kate Sheppard, who fought for the right for women to vote.

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Fémmina: The story of NZ's unsung suffrage provocateur Mary Ann Müller
96479 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z History

Fémmina: The story of NZ's unsung suffrage provoca…

by Cathie Bell

Mary Ann Müller was fighting for women’s rights before Kate Sheppard even arrived here, but her pioneering contribution to the cause is little known.

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Ian McKellen charms his way through a documentary about his life
96472 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z Movies

Ian McKellen charms his way through a documentary …

by James Robins

Joe Stephenson’s tender documentary Playing the Part looks at McKellen's life as an actor, activist and perpetual wizard.

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The case for closing prisons
96403 2018-09-18 00:00:00Z Social issues

The case for closing prisons

by Paul Little

If we want a prison system that does a better job than the current one, alternatives aren’t hard to find.

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