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New Zealand Listener Issue 33 2019

New Zealand Listener is the country’s most respected general interest magazine, bringing you a wide variety of news, stories, columns, reviews, plus TV listings, every week.

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New Zealand
語言:
English
出版商:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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new zealand listener

Editor-in-Chief PAMELA STIRLING Books & Culture Editor RUSSELL BAILLIE Art Director DEREK WARD Senior Writers DONNA CHISHOLM, DIANA WICHTEL (Auckland), SALLY BLUNDELL (Christchurch) Chief Sub-editor GEOFF CUMMING Sub-editor NICK RUSSELL Entertainment Editor FIONA RAE Political Columnist JANE CLIFTON Assistant Art Director SHANE KELLY Senior Designer RICHARD KINGSFORD Digital Producer RYAN HOLDER Editorial Assistant LAUREN BUCKERIDGE Chief Executive Officer BRENDON HILL Managing Director TANYA WALSHE General Manager Publishing STUART DICK Editorial Director – Current Affairs BEN FAHY Commercial Brand Manager JOSH WILLIAMS, jowilliams@bauermedia.co.nz Direct Account Manager GUY SLATER Classified sales KIM CHAPMAN 07-578 3646, classifieds@xtra.co.nz…

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still living dangerously

It was Charles Dickens who first raised the idea. Early one morning in January 1847, tiring of life in London, he wrote to his friend John Forster: “Disposed to go to New Zealand and start a magazine.” It was a fine plan, flawed only by the complete lack of a viable readership. Dickens contented himself with publishing some New Zealand stories. It was to be almost a century before the launch of the New Zealand Listener, in 1939. And, by then, Dickens had presciently provided the perfect quote for the circumstances in which the young magazine found itself: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” There could hardly be a darker or more inauspicious moment in which to launch a magazine than on the eve of a…

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happy birthday, listener

Along with many other faithful readers, may I wish you a happy birthday and say thanks for 45 years of reading. I subscribed when I bought my first flat in Wellington, and got a colour TV at the same time. The only breaks have been when I was studying in the US and working in China for seven years. Joanne Black’s penultimate Bulletin from Washington DC prompted me to write because, knowing the US capital, I shall miss her insights and humorous comments. Now Bill Ralston (Life) has joined the grumpy-old-men brigade, I find I agree with him more than before. Also, having helped milk a friend’s cows for 40 years, I can appreciate the efforts of Good Life’s Michele Hewitson and Greg Dixon to cope with country matters as ex-city…

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blasts from the past

I nearly missed a broadcast on Sunday morning, December 22, of personal messages from the boys overseas through our radio unit. When the show started I feared a succession of “educated” voices, saying “Greetings to the pater”. When I heard, “Hullo Mum and Dad”, I was so delighted. RBM(Wellington, January 10, 1941) As a regular listener to the radio magazine With the Boys Overseas, may I suggest that a member of the Maori Forces should participate in the above programme? The recent battles of Greece and Crete, where our Maori boys fought bravely, was a very anxious moment for their parents and relatives, and I think it would be most consoling to them if even only one member of the Maori Forces Overseas were allowed to address the Maori people as a…

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winning caption

Richard Laimbeer, Dunedin FINALISTS Peter Jackson: “Right, I’ll order. What do you want with your pie, Ringo?” Starr: “Peas, man.” – Max Tasman, Auckland Ringo Starr: “Not the Lord of the Rings – the lord and the Ringo!” – Marian Dowling, Porirua Caption: Latest Jackson movie gets a two-starr rating. – Steve Godsiff, Timaru Starr: “I’m robbing Sir Peter to pay Sir Paul.” – PM Lynch, Upper Hutt Starr: “That’s a double-dram for me and a pint for the Hobbit.” – PM Lynch, Upper Hutt Jackson: “I am the walrus.” – Leonie Buckett, Lake Hayes Jackson: “Ringo, could you drum up some support for me?” – Kevin Boyce, Raumati Beach…

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quips&quotes

“The country this morning has the air of some people who got drunk last night and thought it would be funny to kidnap a puffin from the zoo, and who’ve just woken up to see they succeeded.” – satirist Armando Iannucci on Boris Johnson as UK PM“You could say he was peak NZ.”– speechwriter James Jeffrey on Sir Edmund Hillary“I think that’s how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, ‘Gee, I’m enjoying the crime and poverty, but it just isn’t cold enough. Let’s go west!’”– US comedian Richard Jeni“Coming back from Canada as I crossed the border I was asked if I had any firearms, I said, ‘What do you need?’”– US comedian Steven Wright“In Paris they have chairs and tables out in the street.…

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