Matter of life and death

Matter of life and deathSubscriber content

By Sally Blundell in Health

New Zealanders once had the highest recorded life expectancy in the world and now experts believe a few simple measures could put us back on top.

The controversial commissioner

Feature/ Profile

The controversial commissionerSubscriber content

By Diana Wichtel

True merit

Feature/ Editorial

True merit

By The Listener

Current Affairs

The controversial commissioner

The controversial commissioner

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By Diana Wichtel

Is our race-relations watchdog refreshingly artless or just clanger-prone? After more than 18 months on the bicultural “dark side”, Dame Susan Devoy

Commentary

Baby love

Baby love

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By Diana Wichtel

Prepare to be touched by true-ish stories steeped in 60s nostalgia.

Culture

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

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By Jim Pinckney

A beguiling intimacy underpins this collection depicting crooner Nick Cave.

Books

Catch 21

Catch 21

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By Julia Millen

Inside the cut-throat world of illegal fishing in the Pacific.

Lifestyle

Good intentions

Good intentions

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By Marc Wilson

Why does there often seem to be a mismatch between our attitudes and our actions?

TV & Entertainment

Film

On at the movies: November 1, 2014

On at the movies: November 1, 2014

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By David Larsen

David Larsen reviews The Dead Lands, and Hector and the Search For Happiness, plus films now showing.

Comps

Caption competition: November 1, 2014

Caption competition: November 1, 2014

By The Listener

Try your hand at this week's caption competition.

Festivals

Michael Leunig: The heart of the matter

Michael Leunig: The heart of the matter

By Diana Wichtel

Cartoonists speak “for the other lot”, says Michael Leunig, a living treasure and equal-opportunity pain in the arse.

The Influentials

Influentials: Events that defined a nation

Influentials: Events that defined a nation

By The Listener

We look back at key moments in New Zealand history.

From Our Archive

Whittaker's: Brand of brothers

Whittaker's: Brand of brothers

By Ruth Laugesen

Andrew and Brian Whittaker are on track to overtake Cadbury as the country’s biggest chocolate sellers. Ruth Laugesen looks at how they’ve done it.

Archive

November 1, 2014

November 1, 2014

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By The Listener

COVER STORY: What it'll take to reclaim our 'best life expectancy' title.

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