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.
New Zealand Opera's Sweeney Todd is going for the jugular
Issue 3982 16th Sep 2016
NZ Opera wants to slice off a bigger share of the theatre market with its production of Sweeney Todd.
The establishment of wet hostels for addicts is a step in the right direction
Issue 3982 8th Sep 2016
Once their needs are met, users have no reason to beg and steal to feed the habit, so some actually become bored with their lives – a first step to getting clean.
Bleep the rich: The Real Housewives of Auckland - TV review
Issue 3981 2nd Sep 2016
A reality series that shamelessly glorifies wealth, consumption and privilege is habit-forming.
Burkini fracas uncovering bias
Issue 3981 1st Sep 2016
It was humiliating, it was officious; by some accounts, it may even have been deliberately engineered to inflame racist sentiment. Whatever its origins, France’s burkini incident is lifting the veil on tolerance settings globally.