September 2, 2017 – on sale August 28-September 3

 

Features

Heart of a Pinetree

By his own admission no angel as a player, All Blacks legend Colin Meads surpassed all in our esteem. by Paul Thomas

The smart money

As a stall in house-price rises turns the spotlight on other investment strategies, the investors of Generation Rent are wondering what’s best to do. by Pattrick Smellie, Jonathan Underhill & Sophie Boot

‘Our opportunity comes with economic success’

Despite the unexpected twists in the plot, Bill English is still expecting a happy ending to the saga that is Election 2017. by Clare de Lore

‘I have a huge responsibility now’

Since suddenly becoming Labour’s leader, Jacinda Ardern has given her party a remarkable boost in the polls – and she plans to keep increasing its share. by Clare de Lore

‘I’ll show them what I’ve got’

Winston Peters talks Churchill and the psychology of international relations and has advice for US President Donald Trump. by Clare de Lore

Diplomacy rules

Donald Trump’s man in Wellington is a sportsman and bus user – once voted America’s sexiest man – who finds fans of the President everywhere. by Michele Hewitson

Fever in the morning …

When you get the flu, rational thinking seems to vanish in the haze. by Peter Calder

 

This Life

Health Finally, a test and treatment are looking close for chronic fatigue syndrome. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition As if living with hay fever isn’t enough, many people with that condition also react to certain foods. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A packet of noodles in the pantry can be the basis of a quick and tasty meal. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some of the cheaper Hawke’s Bay syrahs have plenty to recommend them. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Things to try if you’re plagued by dark thoughts in the wee small hours. by Marc Wilson

 

Books & Culture

Botticelli down under

A first-ever exhibition of famous works owned by Italy’s Corsini family provides Auckland Art Gallery visitors with a rare glimpse of Renaissance Florence. by Lauren Buckeridge

Return of the trailblazer

Indefatigable climate-change campaigner Al Gore is renewable energy personified. by Helen Barlow

Books Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds, by Anne Salmond; novels by Fiona Farrell, Philippa Gregory and Graeme Lay; and a contemporary fiction round-up

A Way with Words Lily Woodhouse

Music A Bard-inspired album by Paul McLaney; a new album by David Rawlings

Film God’s Own Country, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, The Wall, In Between

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Seoul

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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