September 22, 2018

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Features

Vital signs

Patients must not be afraid to speak out to avoid mistakes in our hard-pressed hospitals. by Donna Chisholm

NZ’s unsung suffrage provocateur

Mary Ann Müller, aka Fémmina, was fighting for women’s rights before Kate Sheppard even arrived in New Zealand, but her pioneering contribution to the cause is little known. by Cathie Bell

The nuclear option

Marilyn Waring is nearing the last chapter of an account of her time as an MP, which ended abruptly with the calling of a snap election triggered by her no-nukes stance. by Clare de Lore

Presidency porn

The torrent of revelations from inside the White House carries the risk that Americans become desensitised to Donald Trump’s unpresidential behaviour. by Paul Thomas

Natural mystic

When the Maharishi popped in for a flying visit, it was hard to predict the influence this Indian guru would wield. by Redmer Yska

 

This Life

Health When bird flu killed six people in Hong Kong in 1997, NZ-trained virologist Robert Webster was quickly on the scene. by Ruth Nichol

Food Versatile leeks have a usefulness that stretches well past winter. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A difficult harvest hasn’t hurt Bannockburn’s star producer Felton Road. by Michael Cooper

Psychology There are good arguments for and against allowing medicinal use of cannabis. by Marc Wilson

Sport Bryson DeChambeau has raced up the US men’s golf leaderboard with a single-minded drive to simplify the game. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Art of restraint Director Rhana Devenport is leaving Auckland Art Gallery in good shape, but it’s been a bruising five-year tenure. by Diana Wichtel

Books A memoir of childhood reading by Lucy Mangan; a wryly comic first novel by Katherine Collette; an introduction to Māori history, culture and society; a search for Shakespeare’s sources by Stuart Kells, and crime fiction by Val McDermid, Jørn Lier Horst and Mindy Mejia

Music Gaz Coombes

Film Christopher Robin, McKellen: Playing the Part, Wayne

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Andrew Anthony in London

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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