In this week's Listener – January 26, 2019

by The Listener / 22 January, 2019

January 26, 2019

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Features


Blinded by the hype

As new treatments become ever more expensive and the population ages, experts are warning that the “train of affordable cancer care” is about to crash off the tracks. by Donna Chisholm

Lucky to be here

Old Antarctica hands repeatedly say “it’s a harsh continent”, and as Dry Valleys visitor Rebecca Priestley found out, it can take some getting used to.

Damage limitation

For generations, Māori heritage sites have been lost through wilful ignorance and a steamroller mentality. Though recognition is growing, inconsistency prevails. by Sally Blundell

This Life


Health Anaesthetic and party drug ketamine is one of a number of medicines that may see a new use. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition There are plenty of ways to get the protein you need without daily meat or supplements. by Jennifer Bowden

Food There’s nothing more convenient for your outdoor occasion than a beautiful, golden pastry sensation. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Mills Reef is making a brave move into the super-premium wine market. by Michael Cooper

Psychology We are naturally biased towards where we see the cause of things and react accordingly. by Marc Wilson

Travel Hot, dusty Sydney imparts a life lesson in an hour between show-biz appointments. by Peter Elliott

Sport Aussie ball-tamperers Steve Smith and David Warner can’t get back on the cricket pitch fast enough. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture


Reframing an era Were celebrated Pākehā portrait painters Charles Goldie and Gottfried Lindauer guilty of exploiting and romanticising Māori? Their subjects didn’t think so, and nor do the tangata whenua of today. by Sally Blundell

Books Novels by Karyn Hay, Hank Green, Caoilinn Hughes and John Purcell, thrillers by Lucy Foley, Garry Disher and John Grisham and Tim Flannery on Europe’s natural history

Music Scottish accordion virtuoso James Crabb and furniture-making muso Cate Le Bon

Film Storm Boy, Green Book


Commentary


Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon


Diversions


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment


Television Russell Brown

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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