In this week's Listener – June 1, 2019

by The Listener / 26 May, 2019

June 1, 2019

On sale May 27-June 2

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Stars of our kai

Celebrity chef Monique Fiso has starred in a top US cooking show and opened a new restaurant in Wellington to prove there’s more to Māori food than hāngi. She’s just one of the talented chefs pushing the boundaries of New Zealand cuisine. by Sarah Catherall

The butterfly challenge

With a simple logo and message, hepatitis C campaigners are hoping to reach the thousands of Kiwis who still don’t know they have the deadly virus – or that’s there’s a miracle cure. by Russell Brown

Couldn’t make them up

Writer Stephanie Johnson likes a good story and she’s found one in a collection of colourful Kiwis who made their mark across the Ditch. by Diana Wichtel

This Life

Health Insufficient breast support is a barrier to exercise for many women, but with the right sports bra, there can be less bounce in your step. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Forcing kids to finish everything on their plates sets them up for a bad relationship with food. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Moist, delicious and easy seasonal loaves that are perfect for snacking. by Bernadette Gee

Wine Warming wines for the winter months. by Michael Cooper

Technology Samsung’s latest TVs are so advanced that content providers haven’t been able to keep up. by Peter Griffin

Psychology We simply don’t know enough yet about why people commit atrocities. by Marc Wilson

Sport The drama playing out in Australian rugby is what happens when competing world views collide. by Paul Thomas

Books & Culture

Of a different feather Tchaikovsky’s music remains, but the classic Swan Lake is being reinvented in a Royal New Zealand Ballet production inspired by choreographer Mário Radačovský’s battle with cancer. by Sarah Catherall

Books Belfast lawyer Steve Cavanagh leaves the courtroom behind for his latest blockbuster thriller. by Craig Sisterson

Books By Jeanette Winterson and Max Porter, and about Russian spy Richard Sorge and an Icelandic model who went farming

Music From Scott Mannion and The National

Film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, The Hummingbird Project, Top End Wedding, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum



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

Bulletin from Abroad Bernard Lagan in Sydney

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

Radio programmes


The drama and the trauma behind NZ musician Shayne Carter's rise to the top
107207 2019-06-15 00:00:00Z Music

The drama and the trauma behind NZ musician Shayne…

by Mike White

Shayne Carter’s career has been wild and acclaimed. But his just-released memoir reveals the drama and trauma going on behind the scenes.

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Rare photos of the Straitjacket Fits by Brian Murphy
The Handmaid's Tale is so chilling, you risk hypothermia
107150 2019-06-15 00:00:00Z Television

The Handmaid's Tale is so chilling, you risk hypot…

by Diana Wichtel

Season three of The Handmaid’s Tale packs a punch, despite some implausible scenes, writes Diana Wichtel.

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Christchurch mosque attacks: Accused pleads not guilty to all charges
107204 2019-06-14 00:00:00Z Crime

Christchurch mosque attacks: Accused pleads not gu…

by Anneke Smith

The man accused of the Christchurch terror attacks has pleaded not guilty to all the charges laid against him.

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One thing is certain: Political biffo is unavoidable in NZ Parliament
107183 2019-06-14 00:00:00Z Politics

One thing is certain: Political biffo is unavoidab…

by Bevan Rapson

Despite overdue efforts to improve Parliament's culture, political biffo will always be with us.

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The sweeping proposal to lower speed limits is on the skids – it's a good thing
107144 2019-06-14 00:00:00Z Social issues

The sweeping proposal to lower speed limits is on…

by The Listener

Transport officials’ enthusiasm for a sweeping lowering of speed limits looks set to go the way of the once-proposed ban on cats in dairies.

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Are New Zealand's intelligence agencies watching the right people?
107185 2019-06-14 00:00:00Z Social issues

Are New Zealand's intelligence agencies watching t…

by Phil Pennington

New Zealanders who feel they've done nothing wrong have found themselves under surveillance by the state and say they've been left nervous.

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Never Look Away: A flawed masterpiece about life in WWII-era Germany
107122 2019-06-14 00:00:00Z Movies

Never Look Away: A flawed masterpiece about life i…

by James Robins

Epic drama captures an artist navigating the upheavals of Nazi and post-war Germany.

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