From Our Archive
The elusive grey ghost: Searching for the South Island kōkako
Issue Listener Plus 8th Apr 2013
Its call was said to be sadly suggestive of departed spirits. In this 1987 article the Listener profiled a quest to prove the survival of the species.
Flight of the godwits
Every year around the middle of March, bar-tailed godwits depart New Zealand and begin an incredible feat of avian endurance. This story from our archive contains new images by photographer David White.
He looked at what he'd written and thought, “Ah, I must find out what a hobbit is”
From the Listener archive: how Tolkien began with a blank sheet, and worked backwards.