November 25, 2017

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Features

Born to re-wild

If a diverse range of the right microbes in our gut is the key to good health, what’s the best way to encourage them? We can start by not accidentally killing them off, the experts say. by Nicky Pellegrino

Home is where the heart is

Even those forced to leave their country by war would rather return than contend with bureaucratic hosts. by Cathrin Schaer

Foreign figures in the landscape

The influx of wartime refugees and émigrés greatly changed New Zealand’s cultural and intellectual life. But many of their contributions have, until now, gone unrecognised. by Sally Blundell

Refugee in the House

High achiever Golriz Ghahraman exemplifies how helping people escape shattered lives benefits those fleeing and their hosts. by Sally Blundell

 

This Life

Health Successful treatments are now available for people who perspire excessively. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Flatulence isn’t much talked about in polite company, but none of us is immune from it. by Jennifer Bowden

Food In spring, young sage leaves are at their best, and well suited to a wide variety of savoury dishes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The best red and white wine buys of the year offer irresistible value. by Michael Cooper

Technology Nokia and Motorola are back in the game with some decent mid-market smartphones. by Peter Griffin

Travel Dublin, Ireland

Psychology Sleep disturbance and lack of energy can be signs of depression in new parents. by Marc Wilson

Sport Fans have little to celebrate from a loss and a win in two far-apart cities. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

100 Best Books of 2017

A shopping list of the year’s best reading, compiled by books & culture editor Russell Baillie and the Listener team.

Music From Kody Nielson

Film Human Traces, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

 

Commentary

Editorial

Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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