This week's Listener – April 21, 2018

by The Listener / 16 April, 2018

April 21, 2018

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Features

After the fall

In a world all a-twitter, small infractions attract hysterical reactions, and abject confession has become the only currency with which redemption can be bought. by Paul Thomas

Inside story

In the lead-up to the official inquiry into the treatment of children in state care, David Cohen gives a first-hand account of life at Epuni Boys’ Home.

Labour’s love lost

A lifelong observer and sometime practitioner of politics, historian and author Michael Bassett has some pointed things to say about the new Government. by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health The days when an “anaesthetist” would put us under before an operation could be about to end. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition In winter, we need to seek enough sun to maintain vitamin D production. by Jennifer Bowden

Food One of London’s celebrated Hemsley sisters comes to the aid of the time-poor home cook. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Nelson and Canterbury may produce less than Marlborough, but the quality is right up there. by Michael Cooper

Technology Tough new European data privacy rules should have benefits here. by Peter Griffin

Psychology In toilet-training toddlers, the range of “normal” is very wide. by Marc Wilson

Sport What’s behind Lydia Ko’s form slump? by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Facial recognition

A new orchestral and choral work is inspired by the pioneering face reconstruction efforts of wartime plastic surgeon Sir Harold Gillies. by Elizabeth Kerr

Books New Anzac histories and war-themed titles for younger readers.

Music Kimbra

Film Sweet Country, A Quiet Place, Walking Out

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Tokyo

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

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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