August 25, 2018

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All that’s green is gold

Half of New Zealand’s greenhouse-gas emissions come from agriculture. The billion-dollar question is how we maintain productivity while reducing emissions. by Veronika Meduna

Information is power

Free speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences, says scourge of the US alt-right David Neiwert. by Diana Wichtel

Defiant in the face of denial

Turkish visitor Taner Akçam has spent 30 years building proof of the Armenian genocide – an ethnic cleansing our Government still fails to acknowledge.
by James Robins

This Life

Health For a “nice to have” organ, the gall bladder can cause a lot of problems – and pain. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Checking how many health stars food items have is a good habit, but don’t read too much into them. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Lemons add cut-through to baked treats. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some labels stretch the limits of credibility – and not all experts are “independent”. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Young people need to feel good about themselves without getting carried away. by Marc Wilson

Technology Reboot your career before robots kick you out of a job. by Peter Griffin

Sport Calls for Richie Mo‘unga to replace Beauden Barrett in the All Blacks pecking order are premature. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Still in the Hunt At 72, Sam Hunt isn’t performing any more but the poems keep coming and he’s not about to call last drinks, just yet. by Russell Baillie

Exhibitions Wellington’s City Gallery and Auckland Museum present different aspects of women’s suffrage.

Books An innovative and diverting modernist love story by Kirsty Gunn;  contemporary fiction by Isa Pearl Ritchie, David Park and Patrick Gale; a story collection by Emily Writes and friends; young adults’ fiction by Scot Gardner; an argument against the rise of meaningless jobs, by David Graeber

Music From Neil and Liam Finn

Film Book Club, The Spy Who Dumped Me




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 Catherine Woulfe

TV Films Ryan Holder

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Catherine Woulfe

TV programmes

Radio programmes


NZ Listener and North & South win at NZ's top media awards
106058 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Innovation

NZ Listener and North & South win at NZ's top medi…

by Noted

New Zealand's leading current affairs magazines pick up Voyager Media Awards.

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Dancing with the Stars is a parable for democracy in the age of Trump
106060 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Television

Dancing with the Stars is a parable for democracy…

by Diana Wichtel

The people have spoken on the hit TV dance-off and we deserve everything we get.

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How this woman was prevented from going completely blind
Are you taking too many pills?
106032 2019-05-20 00:00:00Z Health

Are you taking too many pills?

by Donna Chisholm

By the time we reach our late 60s, a quarter of us will be taking a smorgasbord of medicines that we hope will extend our lives.

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How Sam Pillsbury went from filmmaker to vintner
106015 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Profiles

How Sam Pillsbury went from filmmaker to vintner

by Sharon Stephenson

Filmmaker Sam Pillsbury was involved in some of New Zealand’s most iconic films before more lucrative directing opportunities lured him to LA.

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NZ innovators are leading a wool revolution – is it time to get behind them?
105928 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Business

NZ innovators are leading a wool revolution – is i…

by Bill Ralston

Wool is natural, renewable and biodegradable so it should be a great time for the New Zealand economy. Why, then, are farmers, designers and ...

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Activists are beating wool producers to the punch in selling a story about fibre
105991 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Business

Activists are beating wool producers to the punch…

by Joanne Black

Most of us would probably not say, “I’d rather go naked than wear wool”, but that was exactly the message that 18 months ago appeared on US billboards

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Belief in conspiracy theories is far more common than you think
105587 2019-05-19 00:00:00Z Psychology

Belief in conspiracy theories is far more common t…

by Marc Wilson

Conspiracy belief is more common among people who are less trusting and experience more anomie – they worry that the world is losing it and...

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