June 11, 2016

by The Listener / 02 June, 2016
New research provides surprising insights into what women want when choosing a father for their children.

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Gene pull

New research provides surprising insights into what women want when choosing a father for their children. by Donna Chisholm

Flood fiasco

A local council says climate change is partly to blame for a disastrous flood, but others point to mismanagement. by Rebecca Macfie

Making a show of it

Give Chris Parker an audience and he’ll give it all he’s got. by Diana Wichtel

Land of the rising sons          

Fonterra and Zespri are cosying up to a new generation of Japanese farmers whose ageing peers are leaving the land. by Pattrick Smellie

‘Sport has the power to change the world’

Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick never imagined where rugby would take him. by Clare de Lore

THIS LIFE


Health A dementia facility with the feel of a mid-century Kiwi town. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition If antidepressants aren’t working, nutrients may help. by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology Nipping the psychological effects of trauma in the bud. by Marc Wilson

Technology Blockchain technology may be hard to understand, but it’s promising great things. by Peter Griffin

Food Peter Gordon has redefined salads – they’re meals in themselves and perfect for brunch. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine How do you make a $200 wine? by Michael Cooper

Sport What the past and future offer are as important in Steve Hansen’s All Blacks selections as present form. by Paul Thomas

BOOKS & CULTURE


The play’s the thing

Do as I do, not as I say, acclaimed playwright David Hare tells Elisabeth Easther – and 39 others.

Books On poems that make grown women cry, by Don DeLillo, Nir Baram, Linda Olsson, and new children’s books by Dr Seuss and others

DVD Spotlight

Music From Pacific Heights, Mark Pritchard, Kaytranada and Kevin Morby

Opera The Magic Flute

Film The Nice Guys and Our Little Sister

COMMENTARY


Editorial

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

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

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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