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In this week's Listener – April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019

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All very wool

Wool is natural, renewable and biodegradable so it should be a great time for the New Zealand economy. Why, then, are farmers, designers and businesses finding it so hard? by Bill Ralston & Joanne Black

The unlucky country

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark visits war-torn Afghanistan to see how World Vision is helping women and children who lack basic things we take for granted.

‘People are kaitiaki’

The Student Volunteer Army is carving out new territory that helps community volunteers work with those in the labour market. by Sally Blundell

A world of difference

Thanks to the determination of Queenstown’s Christine Maiden, New Zealand has joined an international leadership network that aims to work on issues important to future generations. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health A sensory blast from a richly diverse green space does wonders for stress levels. byNicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Your body tells you when it wants food, so you just need to listen. by Jennifer Bowden

Food At a Hawke’s Bay school, children are finding out how to grow, prepare and cook their own food. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The aim at Mahi is to produce wines that express the individuality of local vineyards. by Michael Cooper

Technology Perverse incentives and top-down management have made the social-media giant slow to reform. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Conservatives say they’re happier, but liberals act happier. Why the discrepancy? by Marc Wilson

Sport The All Blacks head into another Rugby World Cup year as the tournament favourites, but they have a few selection puzzles to solve. by Paul Thomas

Books & Culture

Showing who’s boss As he heads to New Zealand with an autobiographical show, veteran musician turned actor Steven Van Zandt reflects on a career that has stretched from rock stage to small screen and from New Jersey to Norway. by Russell Baillie

Books About New Zealand and the world wars and Anzac stories for kids

Music From Norah Jones, Nathan Haines and Avantdale Bowling Club

Film Where Hands Touch, Red Joan, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part



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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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