With methamphetamine, why is the war on drugs so controversial?
Issue 3988 21st Oct 2016
When even the gangs, who traditionally profit from drugs, are worried, it would be hard to slate any politician for overreacting to methamphetamine.
Troubadour poet wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
Issue Listener Plus 14th Oct 2016
Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature – to much fanfare and dismay.
A vote of no confidence in the local body elections
Issue 3987 13th Oct 2016
As “the council’s” reputation sinks, the talent pool of people willing to stand for local office grows shallower.
Editorial: Illegal fish dumping has taken place on a scandalous scale
Issue 3984 23rd Sep 2016
For 30 years, the people in charge of New Zealand’s commercial fisheries have peddled the line that our quota management system is a world leader. That has now been exposed as a colossal piece of hollow PR puffery.
Viggo Mortensen talks Aragorn, Captain Fantastic and New Zealand culture
Issue Listener Plus 20th Sep 2016
Viggo Mortensen went into New Zealand mode for his latest film about raising six children in the American wilderness.
New Zealand rugby is paying a heavy price for not championing a change in culture
Issue 3983 17th Sep 2016
A series of unfortunate events has reflected badly on all of rugby.