September 16

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Features

The crucial 8%

Labour’s support has almost doubled since May, whereas National’s is virtually unchanged, according to our latest poll.

The ride of their lives

National and Labour’s election promises are coming thick and fast, overwhelming some and confusing others. Pattrick Smellie takes a look at what’s really going on.

The patient English

The Prime Minister is surer than ever about the course the country must take to prosper. by Bernard Lagan

Running on instinct

Who knew Labour leader Jacinda Ardern was once her older sister’s protector? by Mark Sainsbury

In the sing of things

For the Maori Party’s Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox, contemporary waiata and kapa haka keep them in touch with community concerns. by Jane Clifton

 

This Life

Health Hand, foot and mouth disease is highly contagious but not nearly as scary as it sounds. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Our high OECD obesity ranking could have something to do with the ads that kids see on TV. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Small amounts of subtle spices are the key to good curries. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some of our greatest wines have distinctive but mysterious labels. by Michael Cooper

Sport The All Blacks and Black Ferns are now both global champions, but their earnings are worlds apart. by Paul Thomas

Technology An editing marathon provides insight into how online resource Wikipedia works. by Peter Griffin

 

Books & Culture

Wicked ways and means

Already undergoing a revival on screen, the occult has now conjured up its own major art exhibition. by Sally Blundell

Opera US soprano Dina Kuznetsova on her role in NZ Opera’s Kátya Kabanová

Books Historical fiction from Witi Ihimaera with Hēmi Kelly, and a thrillers round-up

Film 6 Days, The Free Man

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

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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