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June 24, 2017
Taming your inner hoarder
Our obsession with possessions is economically and ecologically unsustainable and is making us anxious and depressed. by Sally Blundell
What should mum-and-dad investors do for their retirement? Sir Bob Jones says the traditional approach of scrimping and saving is no way to go.
Nikki Kaye was a teenage tearaway who wanted to leave school early. Now she’s our youngest-ever female Minister of Education. by Aimie Cronin
Cup of life
The All Blacks’ inaugural World Cup triumph 30 years ago revived a bruised and battered game. by Paul Thomas
Climbing the male-dominated corporate ladder can be good for women – and better for business. by Rebecca Howard
Health A treatment advance is delivering for couples unable to conceive despite round after round of IVF. by Ruth Nichol
Nutrition Improving the dietary health of the elderly may be as simple as including them in our lives. by Jennifer Bowden
Technology Concerns about
voice-activated speakers listening in on our conversations are real. by Peter Griffin
Food Just like wine, food can develop a taste of its own according to where it grows. by Lauraine Jacobs
Wine Three great 2014 wines honouring revered winemaker Tom McDonald are about to be released. by Michael Cooper
Sport It doesn’t pay to dwell on how often sporting results are determined by officiating errors. by Paul Thomas
Psychology A clear economic argument for spending on mental health. by Marc Wilson
Books & Culture
Voices from the past
The sounds of taonga puoro are harmonising with Western instruments on concert platforms. by Elizabeth Kerr
Books By Paddy Richardson, Helen Dunmore and Ashley Hay, and about the totara and the Osage murders in Oklahoma, plus the latest crime fiction.
Way with Words Playwright Briar Grace-Smith tells of the inspirations for her latest work.
Opera The new Carmen reviewed.
Music From the Miltones, Dan Auerbach, Kevin Morby and alt-J.
Film Churchill, The Mummy, The Olive Tree, Despite the Falling Snow
Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions
Bulletin from Abroad Rachel Morris in Washington DC
Back to Black Joanne Black
Politics Jane Clifton
TV Review Diana Wichtel
Life Bill Ralston
The Good Life Greg Dixon
Diversions & Puzzles
Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson
Television Fiona Rae
Online Fiona Rae
TV Films Fiona Rae
Radio Fiona Rae
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