October 28, 2017

On sale October 23-29

 

Features

Houses of cards

Building a house is an enormous and complex undertaking. Yet thousands of would-be homeowners are being left woefully exposed by builders’ substandard guarantees. by Maria Slade

The ladder low-down

Short of a revolution, new research highlights ways the have-nots can begin to close the gap on the haves: through education and a focus on personal values. by Catherine Woulfe

Breaking the silence

Anyone who speaks up empowers those who are or have been victims of sexual harassment, and true leadership requires bosses to create a no-tolerance culture. by Mai Chen

Clinging to the wreckage

Half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and are struggling with disease and hunger in a makeshift camp on the coast of Bangladesh. by Sally Blundell

The big bangs

This year’s recipient of the country’s highest science honour says he’s been fascinated by volcanoes since his teens. by Veronika Meduna

 

This Life

Health Simple techniques to use when faced with saving someone in danger of bleeding to death. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Why some fresh fruits are better for you than others. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Recipes that celebrate the arrival of spring’s special treats: asparagus and fresh cheese. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A system that scores wines out of 100 has obvious flaws. by Michael Cooper

Sport The Auckland rugby team’s ineptitude is of little concern to the rest of the country. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Pause in a life of crime

Thriller queen Minette Walters – missing in action for a decade –has resurfaced in the disease-plagued 14th century. by Linda Herrick

A Way With Words Chris Bourke

Books By CK Stead, Anosh Irani and Daniel Tammet, the letters from a Kiwi missionary in China in the 30s and 40s, and a round-up of science books

Music New albums from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and Yumi Zouma

Film Waru, Maudie

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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