July 30, 2016

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

Poster360FEATURES


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

SMALL BUSINESS INSIGHTS


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.

THIS LIFE


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.

BOOKS & CULTURE


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

COMMENTARY


Editorial

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


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT


Television Fiona Rae

Online Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes

Follow the Listener on Twitter or Facebook. 

Latest

Why you should go to Napier's Art Deco Festival
91859 2018-09-26 00:00:00Z Travel

Why you should go to Napier's Art Deco Festival

by Joanna Wane

Joanna Wane joined the crowds putting on the ritz for the 30th annual Art Deco Festival in Napier.

Read more
What's happening to New Zealand's recycling after the China import ban?
96784 2018-09-25 13:50:58Z Environment

What's happening to New Zealand's recycling after …

by Nita Blake-Persen

Tracing exactly where New Zealand's plastic goes when it leaves our ports is incredibly difficult.

Read more
Suburban thriller A Simple Favour is all neo and no noir
96782 2018-09-25 13:18:00Z Movies

Suburban thriller A Simple Favour is all neo and n…

by James Robins

Director Paul Feig's A Simple Favour is a thriller that's undercut by comedy.

Read more
How heart surgeon Alan Kerr saved a woman's life twice in three decades
96715 2018-09-25 00:00:00Z Social issues

How heart surgeon Alan Kerr saved a woman's life t…

by Donna Chisholm

Renowned surgeon Alan Kerr saved Donna Lander’s life in 1987. This year – thanks to a Listener story and a three-line email – he saved her again.

Read more
What the principal missed: How truancy is the symptom of a toxic environment
96763 2018-09-25 00:00:00Z Social issues

What the principal missed: How truancy is the symp…

by Aaron Hendry

A principal's controversial speech on truancy dangerously ignored the issues today's young people face, writes youth development worker Aaron Hendry.

Read more
The new Bruce Lee bio questions the official explanation for his death
96713 2018-09-25 00:00:00Z Books

The new Bruce Lee bio questions the official expla…

by Gilbert Wong

Matthew Polly delivers a comprehensive biography of Bruce Lee's action-packed life and death.

Read more
We value great journalism at NOTED, help us create more of it
89206 2018-09-25 00:00:00Z Business

We value great journalism at NOTED, help us create…

by Noted

NOTED is a refuge from click-bait journalism and we'd like your support to stay that way. Help us fund good quality journalism through Press Patron.

Read more
Fighting fast fashion: the rise of ethical consumerism
95853 2018-09-25 00:00:00Z Business

Fighting fast fashion: the rise of ethical consume…

by Mina Phillips

In the era of fast fashion, what can consumers do to ensure what they're buying hasn't been made by exploited workers?

Read more