October 27, 2018

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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




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



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Lauren Buckeridge


TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV & 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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