July 9, 2016

by The Listener / 30 June, 2016
New research explores what influences our intelligence and how we can give ourselves an upgrade.

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Mind gains

New research explores what influences our intelligence and how we can give ourselves an upgrade. by Sally Blundell

Clinging to the wreckage

A panel of writers provides a New Zealand perspective on the Brexit vote.

Panama Papers myths busted

In the wake of the Shewan report, Ron Pol looks at some inconvenient truths.

‘You get used to just boxing on’

Popularity isn’t the aim of sex abuse inquiry head Dame Lowell Goddard. by Clare de Lore

The uncle’s story

A century after events he had not understood, a nephew makes amends. by  David Hill

Fighter for two peoples

Sir James Carroll had not travelled beyond Australia when he was invited to visit the battle zones of France. by Lydia Monin

THIS LIFE


Health What the Elizabethans knew about rosemary. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition “Free-range” and “organic” labels aren’t always so. by Jennifer Bowden

Technology Time to upgrade the television again. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Political spoof BrainDead hints at grey matter’s plasticity. by Marc Wilson

Food Date cake and broccoli roulade recipes from a Christchurch chef. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Hawke’s Bay pinot noir hits the spot. by Michael Cooper

Sport Euro 2016 and the roar of the Lions’ coach, Eddie Jones. by Paul Thomas

BOOKS & CULTURE


Maintaining momentum

Laurence Fearnley often gets a third of the way into a book before she gets to know the characters she created. by Elisabeth Easther

Books by Hannah Kohler, Robert Glancy, Danyl McLauchlan, Brannavan Gnanalingam and for young adult readers

Music Lilburn’s song cycle based on Glover’s poems; Eli Paperboy Reed, Allen Toussaint and Kristin Kontrol

Film Love and Friendship and The BFG

COMMENTARY


Editorial

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

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

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