December 22-28 December Issue 3789by Listener Archive
<h3>COVER STORY</h3> <h4>The new spirit of simplicity</h4>
Christmas - the new spirit of simplicity
In this week's issue, Catherine Woulfe reports on the many people who are finding alternatives to the excessive buying of goods made in dubious circumstances. Also in this issue, Sally Blundell reports on NZ's world-leading fair trade trend and talks to the Kiwi woman behind it, who's become part of a worldwide movement; Diana Wichtel rounds up the best and worst of this year's television; Jane Clifton dishes out various awards for this year's politicians, including the politician of the year; Karl du Fresne reports on New Zealand's proud cartooning tradition; and Listener film reviewers David Larsen and Helene Wong pick movie highlights for the holiday season.
So this is Christmas
'It's about dignity'
Asking the big questions
So who's the politician of the year?
View to a thrill
We don't want any David Cunliffe cod-bogan attempts to get down with the peeps, but MPs seem to be going way too far in the other direction this year.Read more
Dame Jenny Shipley on being the first woman Prime Minister, plus coups and coalitions, welfare reform and Winston Peters.Read more
McLaren is the definitive tale of New Zealander Bruce McLaren, who created a motor racing empire from his shed.Read more
Should schools be selling chocolate to raise funds? The Health Minister says it's ok, but nutrition experts disagree.Read more