November 24, 2018

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The whole food story

As more of us swallow pills to cover dietary lapses, new research suggests our money is better spent on hero vegetables. by Jennifer Bowden

Circadian blues

Exposure to LED lights in our homes, offices and streets is disrupting our body clocks and putting us at risk of depressive disorders, obesity and cancers, according to a major new report. by Peter Griffin

Gerry Mander is in da House

Far from being Trump’s near-“complete victory”, the midterms mean opportunities for rigging US electoral boundaries have swung back towards the Democrats. by Paul Thomas

Flower power

Green fingers are in Kate Hillier’s DNA. They have brought her halfway around the world and to the task of directing the New Zealand Flower & Garden Show. by Clare de Lore

Memory lane

The appalling toll of World War I on a generation of young men resulted in a lonely existence for many women. by David Hill


This Life

Health New Zealand lags in early detection and treatment of secondary breast cancer. by Nicky Pellegrino

Food The quality of chocolate in New Zealand is improving all the time and it makes a wonderful raw ingredient in the kitchen for desserts and sweet treats. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine “Whiz-bang technology” and Mr Merlot deliver the goods. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Living standards and asset accumulation are important predictors of future mental health. by Marc Wilson

Sport Kiwi Joe Schmidt has a chance of adding to Irish rugby’s storied history this weekend. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

100 Best Books of 2018 The Listener's annual selection of the top reads of the year. by Russell Baillie and contributors

Music Reissues of the Beatles' White Album 50 years on

Theatre Movers, a play about a company of furniture movers, examines stereotypes of age, race and class

Film The Old Man & the Gun, The Girl in the Spider's Web




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 & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

Radio Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

TV programmes

Radio programmes


The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-leading team
104715 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Profiles

The pioneering Kiwi surgeon who heads a world-lead…

by Clare de Lore

Harvard-based New Zealander Simon Talbot leads a team of surgeons performing astonishing hand transplants and plays a part in operations that...

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Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zealand
104817 2019-04-21 00:00:00Z Music

Norah Jones’s new beginning and return to New Zeal…

by Russell Baillie

The jazz songstress is staying inspired by writing with others.

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Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians should be hurt by Israel Folau
104814 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Social issues

Bill Ralston: Only fundamentalist Christians shoul…

by Bill Ralston

Israel Folau’s social-media post might condemn the Wallabies to Rugby World Cup hell, but the rest of us should ignore him.

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What happens next with the Mueller report?
104863 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z World

What happens next with the Mueller report?

by Noted

Did Trump “corrupt” with intent?

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The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture clash behind ‘The Piano’ ballet
104740 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Movies

The Heart Dances: Lifting the lid on the culture c…

by Russell Baillie

Documentary offers an intriguing look at the clash of artistic sensibilities behind adapting The Piano into a ballet.

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How this remarkable native insect is being saved
104836 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Planet

How this remarkable native insect is being saved

by Jenny Nicholls

Principles of bird conservation are helping to save another remarkable native you’ve never heard of.

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Environment Ministry 'unashamedly proud' of bleak report's honesty
104868 2019-04-20 00:00:00Z Planet

Environment Ministry 'unashamedly proud' of bleak…

by RNZ

The Secretary for the Environment Vicky Robertson said she was proud of the report's honesty and it was an important stocktake for the country.

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The new What We Do in the Shadows is more dad joke than demonic
104712 2019-04-19 00:00:00Z Television

The new What We Do in the Shadows is more dad joke…

by Diana Wichtel

Diana Wichtel reviews a new American TV series based on the hit Kiwi comedy.

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