September 8, 2018

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Features

Sounding the alarm

Our free will is at stake as we merrily travel “the highway to digital dictatorship”, says bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari. by Andrew Anthony

Situation: fragile

Although lessons were learnt from the global financial crisis, new risks have emerged that could trigger a repeat contagion. by Alan Bollard

‘Something higher’

Exploitation of the fears and insecurities of Republican voters by unscrupulous politicians has fuelled the rise of Donald Trump and harmed the United States’ position as a bastion of democracy. by Paul Thomas

Game of two halves

Rugby and politics have always mixed for the first female professor of politics at the University of Auckland. But the lopsided nature of the Bledisloe Cup pales in comparison to the slump in transtasman relations. by Clare de Lore

Deportees stripped of their rights

Australia’s former human rights head says the number of New Zealanders awaiting deportation on “character” grounds has soared. And she sees little hope for change. by Sarah Catherall

 

This Life

Health Centuries after accupunture’s first use, the traditional treatment is becoming mainstream. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and endometriosis can be eased by finding the right diet. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A couple who took a punt on importing high-end European produce celebrate a significant milestone. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A growers’ group moves to ensure the reputation of Marlborough varietals. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Technology can make a difference to mental health, but it comes with challenges. by Marc Wilson

Technology The shops are full of TVs capable of the ultimate in high-definition, but there isn’t much to watch yet. by Peter Griffin

Sport Steven Adams’ rags-to-riches story celebrates the role of good genetics, family, mentors and personal ambition in creating a sporting star. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

The Italian job Artist Dane Mitchell is preparing to represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale. by Linda Herrick

On a sound footing Nelson’s restored music centre. by Elizabeth Kerr

Books Novels by Chessie Henry, Tina Makereti and John Boyne; non-fiction by William Atkins, David Harbourne, John Dunmore and Graeme Kendall

Music From Pacific Heights

Film Crazy Rich Asians, Leave No Trace, Spitfire

 

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Back to Black Joanne Black

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Politics John Armstrong

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That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Q & A with Joanna Lumley

Radio Fiona Rae

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