February 16-22 2013 Issue 3797by The Listener
<h3>COVER STORY</h3> <h4>Year of the cat</h4>
Year of the cat - what's Gareth Morgan up to next?
In this week's issue, Karl du Fresne talks with provocateur Gareth Morgan on the cat flap he has started and how it is only a sample of the stirring he has in mind. Also in this issue, David Cohen talks with the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee who is an ardent opponent of reining in the internet. However, his plea for openness has its caveats. Diana Wichtel talks with Roald Hoffmann. Messing about with molecules won him a Nobel Prize but writing poetry helps him comprehend the world. Are you poisoning your pet? Catherine Woulfe reports on the adverse reactions to flea treatments that have been soaring, prompting concerns about just how safe they are for our animals.
Capitalist with a cause
Still weaving his web
Chemistry as cabaret
Are you poisoning your pet?
A brand-new, puzzle-like artwork by Judy Millar at Auckland Art Gallery exuberantly fills a tough space.Read more
Councils must be barking mad to be considering spending millions more controlling cats and silencing dogs.Read more
A film-maker focuses on two thinkers who questioned the social order of their day.Read more
New Zealand is in the dark ages compared with China’s electronic payment methods and we need to upgrade if we want more of that country’s business.Read more
Peter Barton, co-owner of Burger Geek, opens a taqueria a few doors down the roadRead more
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has criticised Te Ururoa Flavell for using te reo Māori in Parliament during question time.Read more
Abuse of intellectually disabled people in state care over five decades has been brought to light in a new report by the Human Rights Commission.Read more