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
The New Zealand International Film Festival is back for another year and Metro's David Larsen is in his happy place.Read more
It’s astonishing just how many well-educated, presumably semi-intelligent New Zealanders subscribe to and try to spread this kind of nonsense.Read more
1.5 billion plastic bags are used here each year and on average it takes just 12 minutes before a bag enters the waste stream.Read more
How to holiday like a local in the Naki.Read more