October 6, 2018

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Milk shake

Fear of full-fat milk is tipped on its head by new findings on stroke and heart disease. So what milk is best – and could dairy products help turn around our children’s poor nutrition? by Sally Blundell

Gone rogue

If Donald Trump was once an amusing anti-establishment voice and a bit of a con artist, as one notable observer says, in office he’s lost his appeal. by Paul Thomas

At the end of faith

Family and community ostracism, depression, suicide and in some cases violent death are among the consequences of rejecting religious belief. So why is apostasy increasing worldwide? by Karl du Fresne

Food for thought

Quality Kiwi cuisine is a passion for Listener food columnist Lauraine Jacobs. by Clare de Lore


This Life

Technology Finally, there is a decent cheap option for “regular” computer buyers. by Peter Griffin

Health There’s only one answer to the undignifying symptoms of chronic illnesses. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition Worries about limiting production of vitamin D shouldn’t stop you slapping on sunscreen. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Cater for popular demand without the hit-and-miss of making your own puff pastry. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine A global wine giant has some great buying among its New Zealand brands. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Emotions and evolution control how we judge what is fair and what is foul. by Marc Wilson

Sport Territory, possession and the penalty count all heavily favoured the All Blacks in their Bok beating. by Paul Thomas


Books & Culture

Shooting a perfect score

Rhian Sheehan is hitting the road with a collection of intimate tracks. by James Belfield

Dance Choreographer Moss Patterson brings the cultural history of Manukau alive.

Classical Double-bass star Hiroshi Ikematsu returns to play a Trout.

Books by Kate Atkinson, Frederick Forsyth, Kristina Olsson, Anne Tyler, Julie Thomas and Jarrah Dundler

A way with words Stacy Gregg

Music Picking the Silver Scroll winner

Film Gus Van Sant’s story of cult cartoonist John Callahan, RBG, The House with a Clock in its Walls




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

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson



Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson


That’s Entertainment

Television Russell Brown

TV Films Ryan Holder

Obituary Russell Baillie

Radio Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

TV & Radio programmes 


Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excursion to NZ
104828 2019-04-22 00:00:00Z Profiles

Detour off E Street: Steven Van Zandt’s solo excur…

by Russell Baillie

The Springsteen sideman and ‘Sopranos’ star is reviving his own music career.

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Rethinking the Kiwi dream: How the typical household is undergoing a revolution
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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