December 23, 2017

On sale December 18-31

 

Features

The best advice I ever got

To get the new year off on the right foot, the Listener gathered the best personal and professional advice from a range of prominent New Zealanders.

It’s not fair!

Who was the favourite? Who got the most? Sibling relationships set up patterns that last a lifetime. At a time of year when families get together, people start re-enacting those childhood roles. by Sally Blundell

Garden variety

In the business of landscape design, autism can confer an imaginative advantage. by Fiona Rae

Gumboot diplomacy

After breaking a 118-year history of male leadership of Federated Farmers, Katie Milne wants to convince townies that rural folk are good people. by Michele Hewitson

This Life

Health More New Zealanders are either giving up alcohol completely or cutting back on how much they drink. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Menu planning and plenty of veges are the keys to avoiding the Christmas calorie trap. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Homemade tempura-battered fish and chips are healthier and cheaper. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Waiheke Island is big on reputation and quality, but short on output. by Michael Cooper

 

Books & Culture

Poster boy

Anglo-Irish film-maker Martin McDonagh enjoyed making Frances McDormand angry in his hit dark comedy about a mother fighting the cops who have failed to find her daughter’s murderer. by Russell Baillie

Film Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project, Paddington 2, Coco, Ferdinand, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Menashe

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Politics Jane Clifton

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Ryan Holder

Radio Fiona Rae

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