October 27, 2018

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Features

Shrinking our wrap

With China shutting its gates to our plastics and paper, what can New Zealand do to stem the tide of ocean waste? by Veronika Meduna

Against the flow

After Peter Dredge’s wife, Ann, received a hopeless Alzheimer’s prognosis, he looked outside mainstream medicine for answers. Dredge has now written a book. He spoke to Mark Broatch.

Seeing the light of day

The baby boomers are longer-lived than previous generations, but they still experience similar rates of mental illness. Day clinics may be the way to address this concern. by Naomi Arnold

A man for all seasons

Ahead of the centenary of a heroic World War I action by New Zealand soldiers, a new book celebrates one of its legends. by Clare de Lore

 

This Life

Health There’s growing concern at the use of crowdfunding sites to pay for unproven medical treatments. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition There’s a balance between schoolkids eating enough for their energy needs and learning to recognise hunger. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A Japanese-influenced Hawaiian fast-food sensation is bowling into towns and cities around New Zealand. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine There are superb wines to be found at the supermarket. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Humans are different from other species, but not as much as we’ve assumed. by Marc Wilson

Sport The bulk of the Kiwis side that beat Australia may live across the Ditch, but that’s just the way of the rugby league world. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Stories about Maurice In the prologue to his biography of Maurice Shadbolt, Philip Temple writes about his relationship with the late, great writer and why he took on the task of recounting his colourful life.

Classical Antonia Barnett-McIntosh marks her return home with the debut of new works in suffrage-themed performances.

Books Abir Mukherjee’s Raj-era detective story, a thriller roundup and a glimpse of the lives of the literary habitués of London’s Gloucester Crescent 

Music Albums from Paul Kelly, MC Tali and The Upbeats

Film A Star is Born, Bad Times at the El Royale, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Lauren Buckeridge

TV Q&A

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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