December 22-28 December Issue 3789

by Listener Archive / 13 December, 2012
<h3>COVER STORY</h3> <h4>The new spirit of simplicity</h4>

COVER STORY


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.

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So this is Christmas

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