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Feeling At Home With Your Future

For older people seeking an easier life, inner-city apartments aren’t always the best solution.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 23 -29 2019

Too Much Of A Good Thing

The shocking outcomes of two studies into beta-carotene show that supplements can’t easily mimic nature.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 23 -29 2019

Shuke, Rattle And Roll

A bout of depression, the Challenger space shuttle disaster, editing at the BMJ and stern words for critics are all in the mix as Carl Shuker releases a new novel.

10 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 9-15, 2019

Saving Face

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

8 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 23 -29 2019

Invasion Of The Killer Zees

Is our relationship with the letter zed changing?

5 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 23 -29 2019

Huawei Unplugged

As politicians grapple with the question of whether to let the world’s biggest mobile-phone technology provider, Huawei, be involved in our 5G network, Peter Griffin investigates how the company has landed in the proverbial.

9 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 9-15, 2019

Code Red

A bestselling US reporter on climate change says the planet’s future depends on WWII-like fear and alarm.

10 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 9-15, 2019

Break Point

Media scrutiny and hype could be the undoing of many a promising young sports star.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 23 -29 2019

A Fortress From The Flood

John Lanchester’s ecological-dystopian tale of a barricaded Britain feels scarily prescient.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 23 -29 2019

Unveiling Himself

Finn Andrews has put his band aside for an intimate solo album and tour.

4 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 16-22, 2019

The Huang Dynasty

A novel about an Asian family living in a US landscape of excess is fascinating and wickedly funny.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 16-22, 2019

Laser Versus The Lens

The arguments for laser surgery to correct myopia are compelling, but it’s not for everyone.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 16-22, 2019

Girl Misinterpreted

Did Vladimir Nabokov “pilfer” the story of a real-life US childabduction case for his novel Lolita as a new book claims? Brian Boyd sets out to disprove the theory and skewer the many lurid misreadings of the literary classic.

8 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 16-22, 2019

Filthy Lucre

As with many endeavours, the glory of sport is often spoilt by money.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 16-22, 2019

All Being Equal

Does our historically homogeneous and egalitarian society stifle ambition and foster a dislike of the tall poppy?

6 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 16-22, 2019

A Poisoned Chalice

Labour is being made to choke on its proposed capital gains tax.

4 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 16-22, 2019

Then Along Came Jones

The characters may be dark and damaged, but a posthumous selection of prose by a short-story master is raw and exhilarating.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

The Silent Treatment

A reimagined Magic Flute uses 21st-century wizardry to dazzle and delight.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

The King And I

An audience Elton John had with Elvis Presley set the Rocket Man’s trajectory.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

The Agony & The Ecstasy

What it’s like to win the New Zealand Open.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

Ramming It Home

Success at the A&P Show – but, alas, not for our columnist – and the alarmingly quick cycle of life.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

Pushing Up Daisies

Our traditional ways of dealing with death are changing, with Earth-friendly concerns sparking a surge in eco burials.

10+ mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

Not A Happy Bunny

A very English black comedy about the fear and damage of public shaming brings out the best in Hugh Grant.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

Looming Large

The charmingly irrepressible Joanna Lumley makes a tour of the Silk Road cities seem fresh and exciting.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

Fantastic Mr Fox

The crowd will be hoping our No 1 plays well, but the curse of the All Blacks looms.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

Building Hostility

US-Mexican border-crossing apprehensions hit a 46-year low in 2017, but the American President is using his emergency powers to divert funds for his border wall project.

4 mins read
New Zealand Listener
March 2 - 8 2019

These Mortal Coils

Our genes can increase our risk of illness, but advances in understanding how they physically interact with each other already offer some better-tailored treatments. Donna Chisholm reports.

10+ mins read
New Zealand Listener
February 23 - March 1 2019

The Golden Guitarist

One of the most gifted players of his generation, Peter Posa found fame thanks to one magical tune.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
February 23 - March 1 2019

There's A Riot Going On

As a trio of fringe festivals get ready to unleash edgy seasons upon three main centres, the events’ directors discuss their role in the arts and pick some must-sees.

2 mins read
New Zealand Listener
February 23 - March 1 2019

Taking A Hit

Those who assume the Black Caps will go all the way to the 2019 World Cup final in July should scale back their expectations.

3 mins read
New Zealand Listener
February 23 - March 1 2019

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