July 7, 2018

On sale July 2-8

 

Features

A wing and a prayer

The shocking decline in birds worldwide is a disaster of humanity’s making. by Sally Blundell

Mind that child

Sweeping restructuring at Plunket is radically changing the 111-year-old organisation so it can focus more on the needs of the wider community. But not everyone is happy about the changes. by Sarah Catherall

Trading up

Hours after Europe hit a range of US products with retaliatory tariffs, the EU’s trade commissioner was selling the benefits of the free exchange of goods. by Pattrick Smellie

One terrible mistake

In her latest novel, Dame Fiona Kidman focuses on the tragic story of Paddy Black, the second-to-last man hanged in New Zealand. by Diana Wichtel

Māori  language

Part two of our Māori Language feature will be published in the July 14 Listener.

This Life

Health Savour your morning cup of coffee – the benefits far outweigh the risks. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Not everyone’s trying to shed kilos. Here are tips for those, especially the elderly, who want to gain weight. by Jennifer Bowden

Food The north African influence on southern Spanish cooking is unmistakable. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The original Matua vineyard is now home to The Hunting Lodge wines. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Need to churn out a lot of words? Try mixing up your venues, so you learn to write anywhere. by Marc Wilson

Sport Anyone would think the All Blacks beat France only because of incompetent, if not corrupt, officiating. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

In on the act Thomasin McKenzie wowed Cannes as the daughter of a damaged US military vet, and next she’ll be playing an Anne Frank-like character in Taika Waititi’s new film – with him as Hitler. by Helen Barlow

Books A biography of Robin Williams, a memoir by Glen David Gold, and books about time and its broad sweep, and life, death and the illusion of control.

Classical From Colin Currie Group, Synergy Vocals and Leonie Holmes

Music From Joshua Hedley, Gruff Rhys

Film Incredibles 2, Edie, Adrif

 

Commentary

Editorial

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

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

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

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