August 13, 2016

by The Listener / 05 August, 2016
With Auckland houses the world’s fourth most expensive relative to income, the Listener investigates what’s gone wrong and what should be done.

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The house of the rising sum

With Auckland houses the world’s fourth most expensive relative to income, the Listener investigates what’s gone wrong and what should be done. by Rebecca Macfie, Bernard Hickey & Pattrick Smellie

A date with danger

Refined sugars are top of nutritionists’ hit list, but dried fruits may not be far behind. by Jennifer Bowden

A proud city remembers

Signs of the Warsaw Uprising, which began on August 1, 1944, abound in Poland’s capital. by Liz Breslin

Prime time

The story of how Dalvanius Prime made a hit out of Poi E is full of humour, irreverence and aroha. by Diana Wichtel

‘We are using sport as a force for good’

After a loving Kiwi childhood, Katherine Corich joined a high-profile campaign to save Brazilian girls from a life on the streets. by Clare de Lore

THIS LIFE


Health E-bikes are easier to ride than regular ones, but they still improve fitness levels – and are cheap to run. by Ruth Nichol

Sport The Rio Olympics have had a fraught build-up, but what’s new about that? by Paul Thomas

Food Using lemons to enhance the flavours of Greek cuisine. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine An ancient vessel used to protect wine from oxidation is making a comeback. by Michael Cooper

Psychology If conservatism is gaining ground, perhaps we can blame world events. by Marc Wilson

BOOKS & CULTURE


The mobster with feelings

Swede Stellan Skarsgård brings understanding to the role of a Russian Mafia man in John le Carré’s latest big-screen outing. by Stephen Jewell

Books Speculative fiction, New Zealand non-fiction, a Pacific artefacts reference book, and poetry by Hera Lindsay Bird and Michael Harlow

Dance The Absurdity of Humanity, New Zealand Dance Company

Classical CDs featuring Brahms’ piano concertos, Prokofiev’s violin concertos, and organ music played by Christopher Herrick

Music From Steve Abel, Jeff Beck and Dinosaur Jr

Film Picks of the Film Festival, Jason Bourne

COMMENTARY


Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Rachel Morris in Washington DC

TV Review Greg Dixon

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

DIVERSIONS


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT


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TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

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