September 9, 2017

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Features

Taking off the mask

If you are struggling in the workplace, you’re not alone. A growing number of experts say it’s time we started talking to colleagues and bosses about our emotional health. by Nicky Pellegrino

Toil and trouble

Far from attempting to calm the stirrings of armed extremists in the divided states of America, President Donald Trump seems intent on the opposite. by Paul Thomas

‘My strategy is just to stay cool’

The launch of Act leader David Seymour’s book went almost unnoticed as political dramas eclipsed his effort to create a policy-driven election. by Clare de Lore

‘I am on the road the whole time’

The Opportunities Party founder Gareth Morgan is impatient to either get into Parliament or give it away. by Clare de Lore

Vital signs

Heart doctors Alan and Andrew Kerr are two unsung heroes of cardiac care. Donna Chisholm talks to them on the opening of an exhibition celebrating the pioneering work of Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital.

 

This Life

Health Aside from the pleasure it gives, reading staves off Alzheimer’s and makes your personality shine. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Some carbohydrates are healthier than others, and that’s especially true at breakfast time. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Venison cuts lend themselves to lots of different recipes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The pick of the best New Zealand chardonnays of 2016. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Getting lucky is much more than a matter of luck. by Marc Wilson

Sport The Black Ferns’ stunning ambush nets the World Cup title as misfiring All Blacks go back to the tried and true. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Standing his ground

Comedian, dyslexic, flying-phobic and transvestite Eddie Izzard meets life’s challenges head on. by Linda Herrick

A Way with Words Roger Hall

Books A novel by Marian Keyes; about American white trash, the English language, insomnia and Cold War espionage; and crime stories by Michael Connelly, DB Thorne, Pierre Lemaitre and Tom Bouman

Theatre Marcia Hines and Velvet

Music The Human League; a new album from Grizzly Bear

Film My Year with Helen, Wind River, American Made

 

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

Radio programmes

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