January 5, 2018

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Features

Sleep: From A to Zzzz

A third of New Zealanders don’t get enough sleep and it’s killing us. Mark Broatch asks sleep scientists what we can do to get a good night’s slumber.

A jolly good Fellowes

Mitford Murders writer Jessica Fellowes is right at home in a Roaring 20s pigeonhole with her uncle Julian, of Downton Abbey fame. by Diana Wichtel

A hero’s instinct

Crash investigator Scott Quate didn’t hesitate to risk his own life to try to save others. by Clare de Lore

The year in pictures

Conflict, migration, conflagration, international politics, a royal wedding and sporting drama caught the camera’s eye in 2018.

 

This Life

Health There are well-known physical and mental benefits from swimming as well as potential hazards. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Eating what you enjoy rather than what the food police tell you to eat is the key to healthier and happier living. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Update your summer snacking with zesty, vegetable-filled dips. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine An American billionaire is buying up large in Godzone. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Making New Year’s resolutions is easy, sticking to them is another matter entirely. by Marc Wilson

Technology Unconstrained internet advertising and porn merchants should prepare to be reined in. by Peter Griffin

Sport The Listener quiz of the 2018 sporting year. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Carving into history Dutch immigrant Theo Schoon cast himself as an outsider, but his true legacy – to build a bridge between European and Māori art – is revealed in a definitive new biography. by  Sally Blundell

Books By Anne Kennedy, Sarah Moss, Haruki Murakami and about the D-Day landings

Film The Listener’s top-20 movies of 2018; reviews of The Favourite, Vice, Aquaman, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Mary Poppins Returns

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Anna Fifield in Beijing

Life Bill Ralston

Back to Black Joanne Black

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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