July 30, 2016

by The Listener / 22 July, 2016
Can your fish oil cause you harm?


The bad oil?

Dramatic new research has exposed the potential harm when fish oil capsules are "off". by Donna Chisholm

I hear you singin’ in the wire

An extract from a new book that tells the story behind the haunting Wichita Lineman and its creators. by Karl du Fresne

Brothers in arms

Norm Hewitt and Manu Bennett start a very important conversation on violence and courage in Making Good Men. by Diana Wichtel

Putting the tour in tourism

As visitor numbers soar, Kiwi companies doing tourism “on the side” are taking it more seriously. by Fiona Rotherham

‘Rule one: no guilt’

A former GG’s book club has two rules, and an assumption that its members will observe the utmost discretion. by Clare de Lore


A research project partnership between accounting software company Xero and four Bauer magazines, including the Listener, has revealed the goals and priorities of the owners of small and medium-sized Kiwi businesses. For most respondents – recruited through Bauer Media’s New Zealand online reader-panels All Women Talk and His-Call – their business dreams and personal goals were closely linked or indistinguishable. Check out the full report on the survey.


Health Getting clear about the end-of-life medical care you want. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition An appetite suppressant found by Kiwi scientists. by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology Pokémon Go’s runaway success is easy to explain. by Marc Wilson

Food Texture and flavour are good; colour is great. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The Seifrieds of Nelson defied the doomsayers. by Michael Cooper

Sport The hockey team who won gold in 1976 were already pros. by Paul Thomas

Travel Yellowstone National Park.


Think again The latest feminist how-to books need to be read. by Hannah August

Books On shifting US ideologies, novels by Matt Suddain and John Ajvide Lindqvist and a roundup of literary journals.

Classical Béla Bartók’s folk songs

Music From Michael Kiwanuka, Andrew Keoghan and Helen Henderson

Film A Month of Sundays; Demolition



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

Bulletin from Abroad David Mahon in Beijing

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

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