October 13, 2018

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Dear reader

Our brain development is being put at risk by the sheer volume of reading we are doing online and on digital devices. by Sally Blundell

In the frame

For 14 years, Wayne Montaperto was the prime suspect for the 1987 rape and murder of six-year-old Teresa Cormack. He served time for another crime he says he didn’t commit. Now, he’s won a rare intervention in the battle to clear his name. by Donna Chisholm

Myths and legends of the moon landing

The new feature film First Man is a reminder that fact and fiction have always been fellow travellers in space. by Joanne Black

At home in two worlds

A six-month sabbatical in Europe changed composer John Psathas’ view of himself, and his plans for the future. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Health Being a night owl can be bad for you but it is possible to turn yourself into an early bird. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Being flexible about “good” vs “bad” food can help with healthy-eating goals. by Jennifer Bowden

Food The Kiwi staple of meat and three veg gets a spring makeover with fresh flowers and vibrant herbs. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Aromatic pinot gris has found firm favour with fans of NZ white varietals. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Brain size may have a bearing on intelligence, but there is always a trade-off. by Marc Wilson

Sport Tiger Woods’ Tour Championship win underlines that his rehabilitation is complete. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Talking head to head In his only New Zealand interview, David Byrne talks to KIMBRA about his life as a musical polymath, his forays into theatre and literature and the time he did the Tongariro Crossing.

Books A cultural history of Samoan tattooing by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot, and novels by Lynne Truss,  William Boyd, Nicky Singer and Pat Barker

Music From Anika Moa

Film Kieran Charnock’s award-winning performance in Stray; Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot; Beast




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 Greg Dixon



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excursion to NZ
104828 2019-04-22 00:00:00Z Profiles

Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excur…

by Russell Baillie

The Springsteen sideman and ‘Sopranos’ star is reviving his own music career.

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Rethinking the Kiwi dream: How the typical household is undergoing a revolution
How the Internet of Things revolution could intensify hacking attacks
104871 2019-04-22 00:00:00Z Tech

How the Internet of Things revolution could intens…

by Peter Griffin

A super-connected world comes with an alarming downside.

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The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-leading team
104715 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Profiles

The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-lead…

by Clare de Lore

Harvard-based New Zealander Simon Talbot leads a team of surgeons performing astonishing hand transplants and plays a part in operations that...

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Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zealand
104817 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Music

Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zeal…

by Russell Baillie

The jazz songstress is staying inspired by writing with others.

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Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians should be hurt by Israel Folau
104814 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Social issues

Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians shoul…

by Bill Ralston

Israel Folau’s social-media post might condemn the Wallabies to Rugby World Cup hell, but the rest of us should ignore him.

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What happens next with the Mueller report?
104863 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z World

What happens next with the Mueller report?

by Noted

Did Trump “corrupt” with intent?

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The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture clash behind ‘The Piano’ ballet
104740 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Movies

The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture c…

by Russell Baillie

Documentary offers an intriguing look at the clash of artistic sensibilities behind adapting The Piano into a ballet.

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