July 27, 2019

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Fear enough

Why do some New Zealanders feel safer in a big European city than back home? Everything from crime rates, religiosity, rubbish, the number of bikes and even penis size can have an effect on how secure we feel, reports Cathrin Schaer.

New Zealand heroes: Sir Ed’s century

In declining health, yet passionate and insistent on being treated as a man – not an icon: this was Sir Edmund Hillary in his last-ever interview. by Maggie Barry

New Zealand heroes: Star man

New Zealand scientist Bill Pickering, who played a key role in putting man on the Moon, looks back on a life lived staring into space. by Marilyn Head

New Zealand heroes: Energetic aviatrix

Two years before her death, world-renowned pilot Jean Batten returned to New Zealand, where she gave a revealing interview. by Ann Lloyd

This Life

Health Saunas, exercise and meditation are a winning combo for beating stress-related symptoms, says an Auckland pain specialist. by Ruth Nichol

Psychology Despite growing acceptance of the rainbow community, the struggle is far from over. by Marc Wilson

Food Family-friendly meals that use a lot of plant-based ingredients without sacrificing flavour are the focus of Olivia Andrews’ Three Veg and Meat.

Sport For all the pain felt by Black Caps fans, there’s always the hope of better things to come. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

My year with Helen Tony Sutorius, the director of a new documentary on Helen Kelly, writes about capturing the last chapter in the union leader’s life.

Of fire and flame Veteran arts-documentary-maker Shirley Horrocks writes about her new film, a study of photographer Peter Peryer, who died during its making.

Books By Julia Phillips, Kate Atkinson and Ben Elton

Music From The Raconteurs and The Black Keys

Film The Lion King, Camino Skies, Rory’s Way

 

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

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

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