June 4, 2016

by The Listener / 30 May, 2016
TED boss shares the secrets of powerful talks that audiences love.

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Now you’re talking

Public speaking calls for passion, preparation and humility. by Stephen Jewell

A very special area

Auckland is desperately short of housing, but a plan to build more has attracted fierce opposition. by Geoff Chapple

Doctor in the House

The first GP in 70 years to become Minister of Health is working on a remedy for an under-pressure health budget. by Guyon Espiner

Coining it with hobbits

Will the Middle-earth movies exert the same pull as The Sound of Music? by Fiona Rotherham

‘It’s what I like in life, to tell stories’

Médecins Sans Frontières founder Jean-Christophe Rufin prefers his fiction sunny side up. by Clare de Lore

THIS LIFE


Health Kiwi goats may become cheap sources of cancer drugs. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition False ideas about the cost of fruit can cause us to eat less than we need. by Jennifer Bowden

Psychology Companion animals good, companion robots better. by Marc Wilson

Science Tiny pieces of plastic are making their way up the food chain. by Rebecca Priestley

Food ’Tis the season where it doesn’t pay to quack, but delicious duck dishes are worth a shot. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some exceptional reds from a Hauraki Gulf island. by Michael Cooper

Sport Joseph Parker’s world champ ambitions are still standing. by Paul Thomas

Travel A picnic under blossoms, fantastic food and an island of art provide insights into the real Japan. by David Hall

BOOKS & CULTURE


Beyond belief

A spate of violent home invasions inspired a former GP to explore both sides of the story in a novel. by Diana Morrow

Books A lacerating Tony Blair biography; Steven Rowley goes from having a dead pet to a $1 million publishing contract; entertaining new fiction on autism, Italy and more; sci-fi from Sylvain Neuvel

Art Showcases of South American art and cameraless photography

Music Beautiful tunes from Ladyhawke, Radiohead and the Grateful Dead

Film Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse

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

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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