January 5, 2018

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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




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 & 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


How young New Zealanders are demonstrating their inclusiveness
103832 2019-03-22 09:47:50Z Social issues

How young New Zealanders are demonstrating their i…

by The Listener

Kiwi students provide an inspirational example of how to embrace diversity in the wake of – and even before – the Christchurch attack.

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I never thought I could be in danger over my beliefs – until Friday 15 March
103824 2019-03-22 00:00:00Z Social issues

I never thought I could be in danger over my belie…

by Fatumata Bah

I heard the stories and anecdotes of racism faced by my fellow sisters in hijab, but it was never at the forefront of my mind every day.

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In photos: The world unites in solidarity with Christchurch
103800 2019-03-21 15:36:46Z World

In photos: The world unites in solidarity with Chr…

by Lauren Buckeridge

Countries around the world have put on a show of solidarity for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

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The tangled path to terrorism
103777 2019-03-21 09:59:55Z Psychology

The tangled path to terrorism

by Marc Wilson

The path that leads people to commit atrocities such as that in Christchurch is twisting and unpredictable, but the journey often begins in childhood.

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If 'This is not New Zealand', let us show it
103768 2019-03-21 09:31:27Z Social issues

If 'This is not New Zealand', let us show it

by The Listener

The little signs among the banks of flowers said, “This is not New Zealand.” They meant, “We thought we were better than this.” We were wrong.

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Extremism is not a mental illness
103785 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

Extremism is not a mental illness

by The Mental Health Foundation of NZ

Shooting people is not a symptom of a mental illness. White supremacy is not a mental illness.

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PM announces ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles
103805 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

PM announces ban on all military-style semi-automa…

by RNZ

Ms Ardern pledged the day after the terrorist massacre that "gun laws will change" and would be announced within 10 days of the attack.

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No mention of right-wing extremist threats in 10 years of GCSB & SIS public docs
103770 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Politics

No mention of right-wing extremist threats in 10 y…

by Jane Patterson

There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of security agency documents.

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