June 15, 2019

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Features

Damage done

Attitudes to daily drinking are changing as more evidence emerges that the ideal level of consumption is probably none at all. by Jennifer Bowden & Sarah Catherall

Person of interest

To maximise their chances of winning the 2020 presidential election, the Democrats may not pursue impeachment after all. by Paul Thomas

Face of a nation

As well as his 40-plus year interest in playwriting and theatre, new knight Sir Roger Hall is an avid fan of portraiture and on an art tour in Australia found that a portrait gallery can be so much more than a snapshot of a country’s social history.

Reid aloud

In a career spanning 60 years, actress Anne Reid has only one regret: she’d like another chance to take her clothes off. by Diana Wichtel

This Life

Health Sudden memory loss may be a temporary condition, or a symptom of something more serious. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition There are many causes of mouth ulcers and the solutions are just as varied. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A celebration of Wellington’s regional produce and ingredients has now become a month-long festival of food, fun and feasting. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Why Hawke’s Bay growers are excited about 2019. by Michael Cooper

Sport It’s women’s soccer’s and the Football Ferns’ moment in the sun as the World Cup kicks off in France. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Making a scene Designer Tracy Grant Lord, whose Barber of Seville costumes and set are about to take centre stage here, is in international demand. by Eleanor Black

Books By Candice Carty-Williams, Ma Jian, Robert Macfarlane and Emma Sky, and a non-fiction roundup

Music From Elroy and Liam Finn, and a review of Elroy’s debut album

Film Never Look Away, Tolkien, One Last Deal

 

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

TV programmes

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