November 17, 2018

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Features

All at sea

Rising seas will overwhelm many of our coastal regions unless we move fast. Whether to protect or retreat from low-lying areas – either option carries considerable economic, social and environmental costs and it’s a debate communities cannot tackle in isolation. by Sally Blundell

Shticking it to the boys

Australia’s bête noire of blokes reckons her new book may surprise those whose minds aren’t made up about her. by Diana Wichtel

Who dares lives

In the face of reimposed US sanctions and the corrupt ideologues who run the country, Iranians get by on defiance. by Peter Calder

 

This Life

Health A pilot study looks for the reasons behind the high incidence of testicular cancer among Māori men. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition The food industry has adopted Big Tobacco’s tactics in countering
health concerns, a new book reveals. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Organic, sustainable and ethical restaurants are the future of dining, but you can get a seat at the table right now. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Top NZ brand Delegats has hit a sweet spot with its mid-priced wines. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Politicians like to pretend their words don’t influence others’ actions, but if that’s so, why utter them? by Marc Wilson

Technology Apple’s new watch has heart-health and fall detectors and a hefty price tag. by Peter Griffin

Sport The All Blacks never lack for motivation when they play England; an under-pressure Australian coach will only stoke the fires. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Bret, you got it going on After a year of stadium comedy and Muppet shows, Bret McKenzie returns to his music roots in a band whose songs are no laughing matter. by Russell Baillie

Books A memoir by NZ literary great Maurice Gee, novels by Liane Moriarty and Robert Galbraith, poetry by Erik Kennedy and spy exposés by Ben Macintyre and Tom Shore

A way with words Karen McMillan

Music Damien Dempsey and Alien Weaponry

Film NZ screenwriter Anthony McCarten on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody; reviews of Vermilion and Suspiria

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Andrew Anthony in London

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

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

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