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 


Understanding New Zealanders' attitudes to paying tax
107563 2019-06-24 16:28:59Z Business

Understanding New Zealanders' attitudes to paying…

by Nikki Mandow

We are pretty good about paying our taxes here, so why would we willingly go along with avoiding GST?

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Border tax rort: Could you be caught by a Customs crackdown?
107530 2019-06-24 10:19:12Z Business

Border tax rort: Could you be caught by a Customs…

by Nikki Mandow

New Zealand retailers hit by a GST rort that has been going on for at least two years hope officials, Trade Me, ministers and even customers will...

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Collins' 'Aunty Judith' routine eclipsed by Luxon love-fest
107525 2019-06-24 00:00:00Z Politics

Collins' 'Aunty Judith' routine eclipsed by Luxon…

by Graham Adams

The pretender to National’s throne has been upstaged by an airline executive.

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Bill Ralston: Why Mike Hosking is wrong about cannabis
107470 2019-06-23 00:00:00Z Social issues

Bill Ralston: Why Mike Hosking is wrong about cann…

by Bill Ralston

Legalising, taxing and regulating is the best approach to cannabis in this country.

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Robots & us: Harvard graduate Kinley Salmon on NZ's future
107315 2019-06-23 00:00:00Z Profiles

Robots & us: Harvard graduate Kinley Salmon on NZ'…

by Clare de Lore

A Nelson son who left school at 16 then studied at Cambridge and Harvard has followed his family’s tradition of writing about NZ's future well-being.

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Straight Forward: The Danish crime drama set in Queenstown
107401 2019-06-23 00:00:00Z Television

Straight Forward: The Danish crime drama set in Qu…

by Fiona Rae

A co-production crime-caper-thriller with a lot of heart brings darkness to New Zealand's tourist haven.

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When the creation of a New Zealand whisky was once a major news event
107503 2019-06-22 00:00:00Z History

When the creation of a New Zealand whisky was once…

by Paul Little

A short history of an “acceptable drop” from the Deep South.

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The police raid of ABC has united Australia's fractious media
107468 2019-06-22 00:00:00Z World

The police raid of ABC has united Australia's frac…

by Bernard Lagan

The media are crying foul as police search reporters’ homes and offices after leaks of state secrets.

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