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
Politicians from at home and abroad are reaching out to offer congratulations to the Prime Minister mum-to-be.Read more
New Zealand’s newly minted PM and bizarrely cool and normal lady Jacinda Ardern has announced that she and partner Clarke Gayford are expecting a babyRead more
I predicted Bill English would lose the election and the winner would be Winston Peters. But no forecaster, including the PM, predicted her pregnancy.Read more
New essays on New Zealand-born US artist Len Lye elevate him to the status of Australasia’s most notable 20th-century artist.Read more
For about a third of infertility cases in New Zealand, there is no obvious reason why seemingly fertile couples struggle to conceive.Read more