October 7, 2017

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Features

Amazon invasion

The global online sales giant is preparing to set up down under, and life for shoppers and retailers is about to change big-time. by Mark Broatch

Fortress America

President Teddy Roosevelt’s idea of diplomacy was to “speak softly and carry a big stick”. Trump waves the big stick, but he doesn’t do the speaking softly bit.
by Paul Thomas

The art of war

Artist Robyn Hughes has turned an interest in World War I history into art that honours the work of Kiwi servicemen and the women they left behind. by Clare de Lore

A glass half-full

Milk processor Fonterra gets a pass mark for progress and its chief executive a hefty pay rise. by Jonathan Underhill

 

This Life

Nutrition There’s good news and bad about New Zealand’s second-biggest cancer killer. by Jennifer Bowden

Health Blocked lipid glands could be the reason your eyes feel gritty or are sensitive to light. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food A three-course meal inside prison walls proves a rewarding experience. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine New Delegat releases show up some pearls among its affordably priced wines. by Michael Cooper

Sport The muted applause for Joseph Parker’s win over Hughie Fury may be as good as it gets from here on. by Paul Thomas

Psychology Parents blame sugar for causing kids’ hyperactivity, but the evidence suggests it’s not the culprit. by Marc Wilson

 

Books & Culture

His art and soul

Making a film about sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti was a passion project for actor-director Stanley Tucci. by Russell Baillie

Books Novels by Kamila Shamsie, Michelle de Kretser and Kirsten McDougall, Philip Hoare’s ode to oceans, and a round-up of contemporary fiction

A Way with Words Witi Ihimaera

Music Justin Townes Earle, and a new album from Ariel Pink

Film The Changeover, Battle of the Sexes

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

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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