April 20, 2019

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Features

The hurt locker

Patients in chronic pain are having repeated, futile operations when better access to specialist pain services could ease their suffering. by Donna Chisholm

Distant voices

A museum that celebrates 1000 years of Jewish history in Poland is built on the rubble of the Warsaw Ghetto and, says one of its key curators, hopes to foster constructive engagement with a painful past. by Diana Wichtel

The duchess of derision

The author of books about maligned famous women risks another backlash with her latest on – as the Queen Mother put it – “the lowest of the low”. by Diana Wichtel

This Life

Health A bout of chickenpox may seem preferable to vaccination, but not if your child ends up in hospital. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Hemp seeds won’t get you high, but they are a good protein source – and legal. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Lamb is likely to be the centrepiece of an Easter table in many homes this year, but the celebration wouldn’t be complete without something chocolatey. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Wither Hills celebrates a milestone: its 25th birthday. by Michael Cooper

Psychology The reasons for low organ donation rates are not what most people suspect. by Marc Wilson

Technology The subscription video market in New Zealand is about to become more complicated. by Peter Griffin

Sport The consensus is that this is the most open Rugby World Cup so far. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Back to the future Celebrated English writer Ian McEwan returns with a novel pondering the ethics of artificial intelligence but set in an alternative version of 1980s Britain. by Mark Broatch

Books By Joanne Harris and Delphine de Vigan, poems by Michael Harlow and a roundup of New Zealand non-fiction

A Way with Words Maxine Alterio

Music From Snarky Puppy

Film Woman at War, The Heart Dances, Shazam!

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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