The perils of ignoring the spiral of loneliness

The perils of ignoring the spiral of loneliness

By Catherine Woulfe in Social Issues

The fear of isolation is inscribed in our DNA and loneliness is an identifiable health risk. But acknowledging and even welcoming it may be the secret

NZIFF Blog: Toni Erdmann, Graduation, and Indignation

Feature/ Festivals

NZIFF Blog: Toni Erdmann, Graduation, and Indignation

By James Robins

It's time for laissez-faire ministers to do more about housing unaffordability

Feature/ Features

It's time for laissez-faire ministers to do more about housing unaffordability

By The Listener

Current Affairs

How anti-money-laundering measures can hurt migrant workers

How anti-money-laundering measures can hurt migrant workers

By Pattrick Smellie

Migrant workers who remit portions of their pay to the folks back home are feeling the pinch of anti-money-laundering measures.

Commentary

It's time for laissez-faire ministers to do more about housing unaffordability

It's time for laissez-faire ministers to do more about housing unaffordability

By The Listener

The Government seems paralysed with apprehension about reviewing residency criteria in case this population inflow is the critical factor in economic growth.

Culture

Listener writer Karl du Fresne on his new book about the songs of American towns

Listener writer Karl du Fresne on his new book about the songs of American towns

By The Listener

For a new book, frequent Listener contributor Karl du Fresne followed the directions of his favourite songwriters.

Books

<i>How to Be a Writer: Who Smashes Deadlines, Crushes Editors and Lives in a Solid Gold Hovercraft</i> - book review

How to Be a Writer: Who Smashes Deadlines, Crushes Editors and Lives in a Solid Gold Hovercraft - book review

By Mark Broatch

The scribbler’s life is not a matter of communing with the muse – it all comes down to discipline.

Lifestyle

Travel: Hadrian's Wall, United Kingdom

Travel: Hadrian's Wall, United Kingdom

By Nicholas Reid

An exploration of Hadrian’s Wall combines a country ramble with a trip back in time.

Entertainment

Best of the web: July 23, 2016

Best of the web: July 23, 2016

By Fiona Rae

What the hell is Pokémon Go? And what's going on at Gloriavale?

WIN

Caption competition: July 30, 2016

Caption competition: July 30, 2016

By The Listener

Try your hand at this week's caption competition.

Festivals

NZIFF Blog: Toni Erdmann, Graduation, and Indignation

NZIFF Blog: Toni Erdmann, Graduation, and Indignation

By James Robins

The third instalment of film critic James Robins' blog on the New Zealand International Film Festival.

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

Letters: Lecretia Seales

Letters: Lecretia Seales

By The Listener

Our readers' letters on Lecretia Seales and the right to die debate.

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