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

TV programmes

Radio programmes

Latest

Emails between Clare Curran and Derek Handley to be revealed
96499 2018-09-19 08:04:02Z Politics

Emails between Clare Curran and Derek Handley to b…

by Gia Garrick

Copies of former minister Clare Curran's personal emails to tech entrepreneur Derek Handley are expected to be released to Parliament this afternoon.

Read more
Suffrage 125th: We're not there yet, but with each generation we get closer
96160 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z Social issues

Suffrage 125th: We're not there yet, but with each…

by Genevieve O’Halloran

It's 125 years since women got the vote, but full equality eludes us. The motherhood penalty curtails careers and the gender pay gap remains.

Read more
How gender barriers blighted the career of a Kiwi psychiatry pioneer
96491 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z Social issues

How gender barriers blighted the career of a Kiwi …

by Robert Kaplan

Mary Barkas' significant achievements in psychiatry in the early 20th century made little difference to her career prospects.

Read more
Did your ancestors help win women the vote in NZ?
96082 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z History

Did your ancestors help win women the vote in NZ?

by Sharon Stephenson

A new exhibition recognises the some 32,000 NZ women who signed the Suffrage Petition 125 years ago, paving the way for women to be able to vote.

Read more
How NZ women won the right to vote first: The original disruptors & spiteful MPs
96463 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z History

How NZ women won the right to vote first: The orig…

by Vomle Springford

Is it right that while the loafer, the gambler, the drunkard, and even the wife-beater has a vote, earnest, educated and refined women are denied it?

Read more
Fémmina: The story of NZ's unsung suffrage provocateur Mary Ann Müller
96479 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z History

Fémmina: The story of NZ's unsung suffrage provoca…

by Cathie Bell

Mary Ann Müller was fighting for women’s rights before Kate Sheppard even arrived here, but her pioneering contribution to the cause is little known.

Read more
Ian McKellen charms his way through a documentary about his life
96472 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z Movies

Ian McKellen charms his way through a documentary …

by James Robins

Joe Stephenson’s tender documentary Playing the Part looks at McKellen's life as an actor, activist and perpetual wizard.

Read more
The Chosen Bun: A smart new burger joint opens in Stonefields
96507 2018-09-19 00:00:00Z Auckland Eats

The Chosen Bun: A smart new burger joint opens in …

by Alex Blackwood

Burgers, milkshakes and fries are not rare things to find in Auckland, so The Chosen Bun's owners were smart to be very picky about their ingredients.

Read more