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In this week's Listener – June 22, 2019

June 22, 2019

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First past the post

Retailers hit by a GST rort hope officials, Trade Me, ministers and even customers will help stop the perpetrators, although a Customs sting has failed to. by Nikki Mandow

Grief, interrupted

When his daughter died in a freak accident, Jayson Greene wrote to cope – and created a remarkable book. by Andrew Anthony

From the archive: ‘Among the few great ones’

Kiwi country lad Ernest Rutherford described the structure of the atom and became “the father of nuclear physics”.

Success by design

Dame Alison Paterson has witnessed the best and the worst of governance and business conduct. Even so, she’s still capable of being surprised. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health Vitamin D is essential for bone health, and exposure to winter sun is a good way to maintain it. Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause irreversible damage to the nervous system, but the condition is easily avoided. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Māori food champions Kasey and Karena Bird share family recipes that are ideal for a Matariki feast. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Bollinger’s reputation for producing great champagnes is well deserved. by Michael Cooper

Technology In the wake of data-privacy scandals, Apple is beefing up its protection for owners of its devices. by Peter Griffin

Psychology Kiwis and Scandinavians think alike when it comes to beliefs about our origins. by Marc Wilson

Sport Naysayers may rail against rugby’s continued “corporatisation” under Steve Tew, but he’s given them plenty to applaud as well. by Paul Thomas

Books & Culture

Extinction event Auckland artist Dane Mitchell’s enticingly cryptic lists of vanished, destroyed or bygone things join the bewildering array of works at the 58th Venice Biennale, considered the “Olympic Games of art”. by Doug Dillaman

Books By Mark Haddon, Billy O’Callaghan and Marie Darrieussecq, poetry by Kevin Ireland, a comedy of maths errors by Matt Parker, and a children’s book by Bren MacDibble

Music From Carolin Widmann and the NZSO, and Eyreton Hall

Film Sometimes Always Never, Wild Rose, Pavarotti



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 Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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