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ISSN 2381-9553: Vol 256, No. 3993. December 3-9, 2016

FEATURES
COVER STORY

14 | Rebooting the zeitgeist


In our high-stress working lives, is burnout a
badge of honour? byDonna Chisholm
22 | Some like it hotter
US president-elect Donald Trump claims
climate change is a hoax, but will his view
affect other countries actions to halt global
warming? byRebecca Macfie
24 | Quaking in our boots?
Its time we stopped the bureaucratic
obsessing about safety and took a more
sensible approach. byBob Jones
27 | Saving our species
Can the country be predator free by 2050, as
the Government has pledged? Not without
radical technology, writes Rebecca Macfie.

32 | The hunt for the real deal


Despite a raft of changes to consumer loyalty
schemes, its never been better for those
wanting cheaper groceries, flights or petrol.

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byPattrick Smellie

34 | You dont have dead air, you keep


going
Broadcaster Vicki McKay brought comfort
to many by calmly carrying on during the 7.8
Kaikoura quake and aftershocks. byClare de
Lore

THIS LIFE

36 | Health Youre never too old to reap the


benefits of learning to dance. byRuth Nichol
38 | Nutrition When the walls between
eating and living spaces come down, the
amount we eat goes up. byJennifer Bowden
40 | Technology Twitter, Facebook and
their ilk are hard to beat as post-disaster
information sources. byPeter Griffin

COMMENTARY

42 | Psychology How well you cope in


times of stress may be governed by your
childhood bonding. byMarc Wilson
44 | Food Top 12 NZ cookbooks of 2016, and
three international ones. byLauraine Jacobs
46 | Wine Villa Marias classy new icon wine
is potentially great, but its still in its infancy.
byMichael Cooper

47 | Sport Nervous and undisciplined All


Blacks were more panda than grizzly against
the Irish. byPaul Thomas

BOOKS & CULTURE

Wells and even took Homer Simpson back to


the dinosaurs. Writer James Gleick tells why
it makes us feel truly liberated. by Eloise Gibson
51-57 | Books Alistair Te Ariki Campbells
collected poems, an autobiography by Johnny
Marr, new childrens and young adults titles,
and a view of the Vietnam Wars legacy
58 | Classical Top 10 classical CDs of 2016
59 | Music From Troy Kingi & the Electric
Haka Boogie, Conor Oberst, Kate Tempest,
and Bon Iver
60 | Film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find
Them, The Neon Demon

48 | Time after time


The concept of time travel infatuated HG
11 | Back to Black Joanne Black
12 | Politics Jane Clifton
94 | Life Bill Ralston

THATS ENTERTAINMENT

8 | Bulletin from Abroad

DIVERSIONS

Rachel Morris in Washington DC


10 | TV Review Greg Dixon

62-64 | Diversions & Puzzles


63 | Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

66 | Television Fiona Rae


69 | Online Fiona Rae
70 | TV Films Fiona Rae
72 | Radio Fiona Rae
73-93 | TV programmes
75-93 | Radio programmes

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journey into the brain. byRebecca Priestley

EDITORIAL

Rugby picks up the ball

ew Zealand Rugby (NZR) rushes in harder and


faster than Julian Savea when critics allege dirty
play, but it has taken months of kicking for
touch for it seriously to acknowledge its problem
with women.
It will now be taking guidance from a newly
appointed respect and responsibility manager,
former Womens Refuge co-ordinator Eleanor
Butterworth, to address what many see
as an unhealthy culture among some
players and management. Its also actively
looking for women to recruit as board
members and executives.
That a throwback locker-room zeitgeist
still existed in rugby was exposed beyond
doubt by a strippers groping complaint
against the Chiefs this year. The team
hired her as part of a team-bonding
session with the full knowledge of the
Hamilton-based franchises management.
NZR later saw fit to appoint its own
staffer to investigate the womans
allegations, thus ensuring there would
never be public confidence in its later
assurances that nothing illicit had
happened.
That no one concerned saw anything
wrong in the first place with hiring a
stripper for the gratification of partying
men disclosed a disturbing seam of social
ignorance at best and misogyny at worst
in the sports culture.
In a wider sense, NZR has also had a
useful lesson about the downside of its Kremlin-like culture of
information control, which has plainly left it damagingly tonedeaf. It took a remarkably long time to appreciate how damaging
the revelations were.
Unlike a passing controversy about illegal tackles or a players
drinking problem, this one could not be shut down or tidied
away simply by playing no-speakies with sports reporters. This
was a general news story, so NZR could not exert tacit pressure by
choking off reporters access to players and information if they
persisted with harping on about it.
Nor, following the Listeners revelations about a bungled police
investigation into an NZR employee suspected of inappropriately
texting two women, could the stripper incident be said to be an
isolated lapse of etiquette or respectfulness.

low learner that he is on this issue, chief executive Steve Tew


finally gets it. Mums are absolutely critical to young boys
and girls playing. If mums arent on board, then weve got a
real issue. Allowing that it would have been better had he said
women, hes got the hang of it.
Women, as mothers and partners of prospective players, will
discourage them from playing or even supporting rugby if its
seen as a haven for ugly attitudes. The sport has spent decades
atoning for the 1981 Springbok Tour and
working to eradicate needlessly dangerous
and violent play. It has recently woken
up to the time bomb of player concussion
and is at pains to curtail sideline parent
aggression. But it seemed not to realise it
had any problem with women.
NZR may temporarily have been comforted that public opinion was far from
unanimous about the stripper incident,
with some saying boys will be boys and
what did she expect? Twenty years ago,
this story would not have been as big a
deal. But times change. Both the law and
society norms are now underpinned by
the right of every person to be treated
with respect. We hold public figures to
an especially high level of accountability because they have more power over
others. This is particularly important for
sporting heroes because they are so influential among young people.
NZR may also now see how harmful
the whiff of misogyny could be to its
carefully constructed marketing narrative:
players who, while hard men on the field, are also wholesome,
affable and family-loving. In general, this fostered image appears
deserved.
Our players do not affect the flashiness and grandiosity of, say,
British football stars. They do tend to conduct themselves with
understatement and modesty. And theyre seldom at liberty to
get into trouble. At All Blacks level, theyre kept in virtual lockdown, their public comments carefully schooled and rationed.
Butterworths mission is not to stifle or eradicate behaviour
such as All Black Aaron Smiths in an airport toilet last month.
That would be overkill. Players indiscretions must remain a
matter of personal judgment. But in seeking to wind its old
boys clock forward by instilling empathy and respect, rugby
seems finally to be getting its boots on. l

Mums are absolutely


critical to young boys and
girls playing. If mums
arent on board, then
weve got a real issue.

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Its early days yet, but when


the panic from the Kaikoura
quakes subsides (Editorial,
November 26), a careful reassessment of essential services
and transport links should be
a Government priority. We
need a disaster-proof system of
supply for food, water, fuel and
services that does not rely on
a high-risk choke point and a
long, risky road.
How much better to have
a flexible coastal shipping
service able to leave from a
variety of North Island ports
and deliver to several in the
south. This would provide
a more secure system that if
challenged at any one point
could move on to another at
short notice.
More of our Navy vessels
should be roll-on/roll-offequipped for this eventuality.
It may be that we would be
better off with a well-equipped
coast guard. On the plus side,
the Defence Force NH90
helicopters that were criticised
when bought are proving to be
a godsend.
Barry Sherwood
(Waimate)

In his 1855 diary, Frederick


Trolove of Woodbank sheep
station near the Clarence River
wrote of the devastation on
the Kaikoura coast caused by
an 8.1 magnitude Wellington

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earthquake. He described the


coastal hills and their multiple landslides, 16 recently
constructed workers cottages
at Flaxbourne destroyed, as
well as the experience of being
there and witnessing the
quakes. Yet three days later the
vessel Shepherdess called to
take Troloves wool clip off.
My great-great-grandfather
Stainton Workman, a Flaxbourne shepherd at The Flags,
grumbled about the sea swells
taking his boat 100 feet inland.
Stoic as ever, the farming
population and residents of
the Kaikoura coast will surely
cope this time as well.
Marilyn Wightman
(Feilding)

The Beehive is not baseisolated, as claimed. It sits on a


thick reinforced-concrete raft
foundation.
I assisted with the Ministry
of Works structural design of
the William Clayton Building at the western end of
Wellingtons Molesworth
St, which was completed in
1982. It was the countrys first
base-isolated building and the
first in the world to use New
Zealand-developed lead-rubber
bearings. Parliament Buildings, next to the Beehive, was
retrofitted with lead-rubber
bearings in the 1990s.
Les Megget
(Papakura)

ANTI-NUCLEAR HISTORY
Typical of cold warriors of his
era, Gerald Hensley (Nuking
ourselves in the foot, November 26) calls anti-nuclear peace
activists anti-American and

laments the end of the Anzus


Treaty. He said the same things
at meetings I attended in the
80s. What a shame he hasnt
been able to move on.
However, he clearly backs
a push to resume the Anzus
connection. Many people
believe the recent visit by the
US destroyer Sampson was a
Trojan horse heralding a push
by the Ministry of Defence to
cuddle up to the alliance.
It is even more worrying
that with US president-elect
Donald Trump, the world
just teetered towards greater
instability. Do we really want
to rejoin an alliance with
a country led by someone
so flaky? Although nuclear
weapon numbers have been
reduced considerably, there
are still hundreds on standby
prepared for launching at the
flick of a hairpiece.
Good on the foreign navies
for helping in the Kaikoura
earthquake, but let us not be
so grateful for their help that
we forget our hard-fought
struggles to be nuclear-free and
independent of the insanity of
nuclear weapons.
Sue Rawson
(Tauranga)

New Zealand has not


compromised its no-nuclearship-visit policy and there
is no prospect of rejoining
the Anzus Alliance, so why
have relations with the US
warmed? The answer is pragmatic diplomacy, pursuit of
mutual interests and shifting
geopolitics.
Heres my summary: despite
some public scepticism of US

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nuclear policies, the Helen


Clark and John Key governments have independently
assessed our national interests
and concluded that a good
working relationship with
Washington is beneficial.
Also, the Obama Administration has included us as a
valued partner in its rebalance to Asia initiatives. The
Sampson visit, the first by
a US Navy ship in 33 years,
symbolises this convergence of
interests. A Trump presidency
is not likely to alter these
policy fundamentals.
Stephen Hoadley

Associate professor of politics and


international relations, University
of Auckland
Gerald Hensley disregards
the contribution that going
nuclear-free made to positively
positioning New Zealand in
the global tourism and trade
markets. Although the value
of our stand is impossible to
measure, there is one assertion
that can be challenged.
Hensley claims that George
Shultz and the Reagan Administration stuck to the assurance
that there would be no trade
retaliation. When I was
researching my book New Zealand by Design, John Hough,
ex-owner of Tullen Industries,
talked about the February 1985
sale of his business to British
company Wilkinson Sword,

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which was then owned


by US-based Allegheny
International. He told me
the sale should have happened in November 1984,
but Allegheny was close to
the Reagan presidency, and
because New Zealand had

gone nuclear-free and was


intending to refuse entry
to US warships, Wilkinson
was instructed to delay settlement. Was this the only
example of retribution?
Michael Smythe
(Northcote Point, Auckland)

As an 88-year-old member
of the rabble that
demonstrated against the
recent Defence Industry
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PRAGMATIC ACT

On some great and


glorious day, the plain folks
of the land will reach their
hearts desire at last and
the White House will be
adorned by a downright
moron. HL Mencken, quoted
Wanting to meet an author
because you like his books
is like wanting to meet a
duck because you like pt.

STEVE BOLTON

in the Observer

Margaret Atwood

The Harry Potter spinoff


Fantastic Beasts and Where
to Find Them is out. Spoiler
alert: theyre in a gold
tower. US talk-show host Seth
Meyers

The New York Times reports


that Trumps wife, Melania,
and 10-year-old son, Barron,
will stay in Trump Tower
instead of moving to the
White House in January.
Apparently Melania doesnt
want to pull Barron out of
school, and when she was
asked about it, she was like,
Yeah, yeah, its because
of Barrons school. That is
why I dont want to live with
Donald. US talk-show host
James Corden

A jury consists of 12
persons chosen to decide
who has the better lawyer.
Robert Maxwell quoted in Scorn

I know not with what


weapons World War III will
be fought, but World War
IV will be fought with sticks
and stones. Albert Einstein
Carrie Fisher said that she
went public with her affair
with Harrison Ford because
she felt like she waited an
appropriate amount of
time. Specifically, she said
it was a long time ago in a
Winnebago far, far away.
US talk-show host Jimmy Fallon

dealers from all over the world,


all this in the vicinity of several visiting foreign warships),
I wish to applaud the police for
their restraint and discipline in
dealing with the protest and
our navy for its peace-keeping
and disaster relief.
Mary Woodward
(Titirangi, Auckland)

HILLARY EXPLAINED
Thanks to Paul Thomas for
his article on Hillary Clinton
(Great survivor who never
lost will to fight, November

19). I wish Id had it to hand


the many times I tried to
converse with people who
were insistent she was corrupt
on the basis that there was no
smoke without fire.
When challenged, they
would refer lamely to the
emails or Clinton Foundation dirty dealings. They didnt
want to hear anything to
the contrary. Thomas article
redressed all that.
Sheryl White
(Birkenhead, Auckland)
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our dad was when we could all
spell our names well done
guys awesome
North Taranaki Midweek, 26/10/16

Small electric store and toaster


combined Ronson, not much
use, $25.
Waikato Times, 1/9/16

Hawkes Bay Regional Prison


director George Massingham
said Corrections was pleased
the prisoner has turned himself
into police.
Dominion Post, 26/8/16

Paul Swain, the regional councils transport portfolio leader,


said the service improvements
were still at a concept stage and
could change down the line.
Dominion Post, 22/9/16

Thoughts of dying were running through his head when


Green decided to still go ahead
with the proposal. His partner
Kaydee Gosper, 24, said yes.
Timaru Herald, 15/9/16

Theyre world famous right


throughout New Zealand
Marlborough Express, 19/9/16

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Thanks, Jack Vowles


(Letters, November
19), for clarifying
that the Green Party
decision not to stand
in Mt Roskill was
in no way similar
to the NationalAct deal in Epsom.
Not standing in a
by-election does
not upset the
proportionality of
Parliament, whereas
the Epsom deal
created an extra seat
for the Government
a seat that has
been crucial in maintaining
its majority. Not only did Act
avoid the 5% threshold, but its
party vote was nowhere near
sufficient to entitle it proportionally to one seat.
However, Vowles is misled
about what happened in
Coromandel in 1999. Despite
claims to the contrary, which
have become part of that elections folklore, there was not
only no deal, but also no
discussion of the seat between
Labour and the Greens or
between Helen Clark and me.
Labour campaigned for the
seat until close to the election,
when a poll showed the Green
candidate slightly ahead of
the National incumbent, with
the Labour candidate trailing
well behind. Only then, when
asked by the media, did Clark
say, I think Labour voters can
read the polls and make up
their own minds. Had the
truth been as Vowles suggests,
it would have saved me a year
of hard work.
Jeanette Fitzsimons
(Thames)

POETRY OF THE PITCH


I enjoyed reading of Harry
Ricketts love of leather on
willow (Sport, November 19)
and, in particular, his tribute to
poets of cricket, with his own
poem showing him to be a

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1. True or false? The 1918 flu


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originated in Spain.
True
False

2. From where does the phrase


balls to the wall originate?
Surgery
Juggling
Soccer
Aviation
3. Who famously used the
unusual word refudiate in
2010?
David Cameron
Sarah Palin
George W Bush
Donald Trump
4. Which of these countries has
no official capital city?
Switzerland
Austria
Belgium
Netherlands
5. Limerence refers to a state of
mind resulting from what?
Remorse
Attraction
Desperation
Repulsion
Answers on page 64.

worthy member of that group.


Surely, though, the award
for the best-known cricket
poem should be given to
Sir Henry Newbolts Vitai
Lampada, beginning Theres
a breathless hush in the Close
to-night /Ten to make and
the match to win, with its
refrain more famous than
Francis Thompsons: Play up!

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Horse
Pigeon
Goat
Parrot

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in the former Soviet Union
were censored by the
governments Department of
Jokes.
True
False

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8. Which fictional bear arrived


from deepest, darkest Peru?
Winnie-the-Pooh
Rupert Bear
Paddington Bear
Baloo
9. Which song begins: Now
Ive heard there was a secret
chord?
Hallelujah
Hello, Goodbye
Helter Skelter
Help Me, Rhonda
10. What does katipo mean
in Maori?
Tiny terror
Night stinger
Web weaver
Beach dweller

play up! and play the game!


Its said that Newbolt came
to dislike the poem, but by
then it had done its work of
inspiring young cricketers
to leave the playing fields of
Britain to play a much more
deadly game for queen then
king and country.

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RACHEL
MORRIS

IN WASHINGTON DC

Abnormal transmission begins


The danger of the Trump
presidency is that people
cease to see his actions as
out of the ordinary.

ts only two weeks since the election of Donald


Trump and America is a different country.
Throughout the long campaign, Trumps victory
seemed simply unthinkable to pollsters, to
most journalists (me included), who thought he
couldnt win by alienating nearly every category
of voter except working-class white men, and to
Trump himself, who was reportedly stunned by his
own improbable triumph.
Plenty of failures led the US here. The media
treated Trumps intense support as an anthropological curiosity rather than a majority in the
making. Assuming that he was never going to get
near the Oval Office, it scrutinised Hillary Clintons
shortcomings deeply while skating over his. The
investigation into Clintons emails received three
times as much coverage as any other policy issue.
Clinton herself erred fatally by failing to make a
forceful economic argument to voters abandoned
by the elite governing class.
Yet this isnt 1972, when Richard Nixon crushed
George McGovern by 23 points in the popular

vote and captured all but two states.


Clinton won the popular vote decisively and narrowly lost the electoral
college. If about 55,000 people
had voted differently in Michigan,
Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, wed be
witnessing the inauguration of Americas first female president. But thanks
to the vagaries of the electoral college,
were about to see a brutal reversal
not just of the Obama presidency
but of whats left of the US political
consensus.

STEVE BOLTON

he change is both tangible and


surreal. Journalists are rushing to
download encryption software
to protect communications from
anticipated Government surveillance.
At the opulent new Trump Hotel in
Washington DC, blocks from the
White House, foreign diplomats are
flocking to book rooms to win favour
with the president-elect a stark
reminder that Trumps vast business
holdings present an unprecedented
conflict-of-interest minefield.
The officials that Trump is tapping for his administration will
transform the federal Government
beyond recognition.
His top adviser will be
Stephen Bannon, the
chief executive of the
far-right news site Breitbart, a locus of white
nationalism.
Lenin wanted to
destroy the state, and
thats my goal, too,
Bannon said in an
astonishing 2013 interview. I want to bring
everything crashing
down, and destroy all of
todays Establishment.
How do you feel about Secretary of Education?
Jeff Sessions, a

In saner days,
a president
wouldnt have
a hope of
appointing even
one of these
people.
Republican senator who was rejected
for a low-level federal judgeship in
the 1980s because of a record of racist
statements, will be nominated to lead
the Department of Justice, the agency
charged with protecting civil rights.
Trumps pick for National Security
Adviser has declared Islam a cancer.
His chief of staff told reporters that
Trump may seek to ban immigration from all countries that harbour
terrorists.
This is dark territory. And in saner
days, a president wouldnt have a
hope of installing even one of these
people in government. But Trumps
great genius is his ability to grind
political norms into fine dust. In the
campaign, he generated so many
scandals and hypocrisies that none of
them stuck; now hes overwhelming
the system with the unthinkable.
The last week offered a preview.
The appointment of Sessions
distracted from the appointment
of Bannon, which distracted from
the revelation that Trumps son-inlaw, a 35-year-old real-estate scion,
is making key national security
recommendations.
The prospect of a Cabinet dominated by a posse of self-avowed
bigots was blown out of the headlines by the announcement that the
president-elect is paying $25 million
to settle a lawsuit against Trump
University for defrauding low-income
students. On the day the settlement
was announced, Trump hopped on
Twitter to attack the cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton.
Sundays headlines were all about
Hamilton. This isnt normal. The
danger is that we get used to it. l
New Zealander Rachel Morris is executive
editor of Huffington Post Highline.

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

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TV REVIEW

GREG
DIXON

New tricks for old dogs


Series about two of the
most stressful things in life
are worth checking out to
help you avoid the pitfalls.

ALEX SCOTT

ho says television aint educational


any more? Here I am, an unwedded,
underemployed but not unhappy fellow
a carefree bum living in sin, if you
will and what should our state broadcaster and its
chief competitor deliver me, but informative and
much-needed televisual upskilling in the shape of
TV3s Australias Cheapest Weddings and TVNZ 1s
The Job Interview.
The former, as I suspect the title has already
suggested to you, is more or less an instructional
video on how to do and not to do your nuptials
for as little as bugger-all. The latter is a fly-on-wall,
real-life series on how to do and not to do a
jobinterview.
Because Im frequently at a loose end and also an
old dog keen to improve myself with the minimum
of bother and expense, these new shows are now
appointment television at my kennel.
There Ive sat, notebook in hand, scribbling

Ill wait in the car.

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furiously as Ive learnt how to buy


cheap wedding dresses from China
and shoes to match on eBay, and why
it really does pay to remember the
name of the person interviewing you
for the job youre pretending to Mr or
Ms Whatsisname that you want.
Actually, Im only half joking. As it
happens, both shows are surprisingly
gentle and entertaining explorations
of two of the most stressful things
many people experience.
The title of Australias Cheapest
Weddings suggests the thing is a
trash-fest, a cheap and nasty letshave-a-laugh-at-the-gypsy-wedding
sort of thing. There was a little of this
in the first episode if one is prepared
to laugh at such things but the
three featuredcouples offered something closer in spirit to that lovely
Aussie romcom Muriels Wedding:
there werehighs, lows, tears, laughter
and so on, but love was the winner in
the end.
One wedding in episode one was
a disaster: the mother of the bride
refused to go, half the guests didnt
show up at the
reception and the
caterers were hours
late. So it really felt
like a triumph of
the human spirit
when Krystal and
Dan, a couple who
one feels will struggle all their lives,
made it down the
fake red carpet as
man and wife.
However, it
wasnt all party
pooping, grumpy
brides and vodka
RTDs. Zach and
Emilys wedding

There were
highs, lows,
tears, laughter
and so on, but
love was the
winner in the
end.
on Norfolk Island cost just A$90 (the
average Aussie wedding is $65,000)
and gave me some of the best laughs
Ive had in ages.
Zach full name Isaac thought
the celebrant was saying Hi Zach
instead of Isaac during the vows
and so said Hi David in return.
Laughing, David explained to the
congregation that Zach had misheard
him, to which the beyond-laid-back
Zach deadpanned, I was up for a
chat if you were up for a chat.
Those wacky Aussies.

he Job Interview proved more


sobering viewing, particularly
for the underemployed. I have
had four job interviews in my life and
got all four jobs. So theres no way on
Gods increasingly baking green earth
that I will risk this perfect interviewjob ratio by doing another one.
A record, after all, is a record.
Still, if I were tempted to venture
back into the hell of the interview
room, this British-made show has
cured me of it. Interviews are still very
rum things indeed; I cant understand
why, like torture, theyre not banned
by the UN.
Nor can I understand why someone interviewing for a job much
like someone going on a date in First
Dates would do so with cameras
watching.
Still, this show is rich with the
dreams and hopes and dramas
ofordinary lives, so its worth a look.
It might even help you figure out
how to bluff your way through your
next job interview. Who says public
service television is dead? l
THE JOB INTERVIEW, TVNZ 1, Tuesday,
8.30pm.
AUSTRALIAS CHEAPEST WEDDINGS,
TV3, Wednesday, 7.30pm.

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

BACK TO BLACK

JOANNE
BLACK

IN WASHINGTON DC

Champion of misunderstanding
Donald Trumps victory is
a backlash against political
correctness and thats a
big worry for young and old.

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

n a weeks time I will be more


rotund than I am now, having
by then partaken of my first
Thanksgiving meal. We had the good
fortune to be invited to the homes of
both our friends and our neighbours
for Thanksgiving and I wondered for
a moment if like a blended family
at Christmas we could do one meal
at lunchtime and the other in the
evening. I have since been assured
this would be impossible unless we
want to re-enact the Mr Creosote
scene from Monty Pythons The
Meaning of Life.

Thanksgiving may be biological


the human animals way of storing
supplies for the winter ahead. It
may be a celebration of the material
prosperity of the US. Im inclined
to think it will be simple gluttony,
which is why I am looking forward
to it so much. Americans do like preprepared meals. But nothing could
be less pre-prepared than a massive
roasted turkey with all the trimmings,
and perhaps this is part of the reason
Thanksgiving is so special. Pies appear
to be the favoured desserts pecan
pies, apple pies and pumpkin pies.
I decided this would be the time
to introduce the US to Alison Holst
Christmas mince pies, despite mixing
my celebrations. I looked for what
seemed like an eternity in the local
supermarket for sultanas before my
husband googled what are sultanas
called in the United States? and
found I had been staring at a shelf
of golden raisins the whole time.
This can be a perplexing place. And a
fattening one. l

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fter the presidential election, a message came


home from the superintendent of schools in
our county to say assistance was being made
available to staff and students to help them
deal with the election result. Counsellors are available to help students process any concerns or feelings
they have about the election, the superintendent
wrote. You got the feeling he was not addressing
those families who had supported Donald Trump.
The only advice they required was not to shout,
We won, you lost, suck on that. Given how the
media was stacked against them, you could not
blame them if they felt like doing exactly that.
No, the message was plainly intended for the
losing side. We must have open and respectful conversations about the lessons of living in a
democracy we will help students move forward
in understanding our democracy and how our
nation works and endures, the superintendent
said, implying that students needed to be told
Trumps election was not, actually, the end of the
world, even though here in the nations capital
the sentiment has been leaning that way. We will
continue to draw on the expertise of the Equity Initiatives Unit to help forge stronger understanding
of the many perspectives in our community, state
and nation, he said.
I have not lived here long enough to make bold
pronouncements and I do not know what the
Equity Initiatives Unit is, but from its name alone I
suspect it and things like it multiplied a thousand
times in different forms all around the country
and at all levels of local, state and federal government got Trump elected. The election result is
partly a backlash against political correctness. Is
there anywhere a greater champion of political
incorrectness than Donald Trump? It defines him.
When I moved here, one of the biggest stories was about access for students to transgender

bathrooms. Or maybe it was about


access for transgender students
to bathrooms. Whatever it was,
it surprised me that the country
was more progressive than I had
anticipated. Now, I think that story
was an example of some politicians,
officials and the media having got
too far ahead of a more conservative
public opinion. Trump is the
response.

Counsellors are
available to help
students process
any feelings
they have about
the election.

I know it was your idea, but it was my idea to use your idea.

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POLITICS

JANE
CLIFTON

Playing the Trump card


The Trumpian dawn may force us to have the conversation Winston wants.

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or a couple of weeks, it began


cheeringly to seem the US
president-elect was all hat and no
cattle. Upon reflection, he wasnt
going to jail Hillary Clinton after
all. Now hed had a bit of a rest on his
laurels, he suddenly found he had great
chemistry with the birth-certificatefaking Muslim parvenu Barack Obama.
Not to mention great respect for that
which he had hitherto called the failing
New York Times and an urgent desire to
share coffee and cupcakes with its lying,
biased journos.

the United States at Apec this week


was pretty much the definition of
whistling Dixie. Trump confirmed the
TPPs death just as Key was getting
off the plane in Lima. Japan then
performed the last rites; no point it
carrying on without the US. And even
as Key and Canadian leader Justin
Trudeau were joshing about in their
Peruvian ponchos, Trump was fixing

And actually no, he didnt want to energise his


fervent supporters in the alt-right aka neo-Nazi
movement.
Oh, and hey there might be something in that
climate change ballyhoo after all. Hed be lookin
into it, folks.
It began to look as though Trumps next move
would be to apologise for being a man.
Dared we to hope he was really just a big
blowhard teddy bear whom wed
taken far too seriously? Alas, the
backpedalling came to a halt at
the exact spot in his manifesto
of braggadocio most immediately
precious to us: free trade.
So it was that Prime Minister
John Key talking up the
possibility of a TransPacific Partnership
surviving without

to knacker the North American Free


Trade Agreement into the bargain.
Theres yet no word on Trumps
mooted tariff assault on China, but
its safe to expect a more than token
reversal of the global free-trade trend.
Brexit is going to be a pain for us,
but Trump could be a catastrophe. At
the very least, our trade officials will
be renegotiating a slew of bilateral
relationships in essence, going
backwards. At worst, we might
have to recalibrate our entire
anti-protectionism policy thrust
of several decades. Its simply too
early to tell how far and fast trade
changes could go.

Donald Trumps
rhetoric, rather than
his actions, may do
most damage to
world stability.

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Brexit is going to be a
pain for us, but Trump
could be a catastrophe.

n the
plus side,
China has
reaffirmed its
commitment
to free trade,
and Trump

has at least allowed that the US will


continue to negotiate bilateral deals.
And theres still potential in several
other budding trade groupings weve
been working towards.
This was, however, one Apec of
which it could safely be said on
behalf of all the arrayed leaders: its
a helluva long way to go just to get a
free poncho.
Still, its possible that rather than
Trumps actions, it will be his rhetoric
that does most damage to world
stability and co-operation. Even if
much of his ranting proves hollow,
it could have an effect. Post-election
posturing on delicate foreign policy
such as the Middle East and the South
China Sea can only be awaited with
extreme anxiety.

NATIONALISMS NEW RESPECTABILITY


Nationalism and anti-immigration
sentiment were already on the
increase before Trumps rise to
political prominence, but his election
has given such views a worrying new
respectability. In New Zealand, we
can still confidently call it a rump,
but it needs tactful handling.
It was a relief to hear our leading
immigration critic, Winston Peters,
being careful and self-limiting in
his riposte to the militant Auckland
imam, whose anti-Semitic comments
and preaching that women must
submit to their husbands caused
general horror. A Trump or a Nigel
Farage would have ranted, This is
typical of these people!
Peters instead deplored the
preachings as inimical to this
countrys core values, and

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

is unsustainable, and, as weve seen from hideous


episodes in Europe, poorly metered immigration
can fracture social cohesion. Theres also evidence of
money laundering and related crime that, perhaps
necessarily, officials will not speak publicly about
but which heavily occupies sections of the police.
National may also be getting the message, since

BAGGY IMMIGRATION

the ground beneath our feet is shifting again


literally as well as metaphorically, that this is no
time to come over all flirty about tax cuts again.
This is not so much because tax cuts could cost
National votes they wouldnt but because
while theyre on the agenda, they occasion such
self-righteousness from worthy special-interest
groups about where the money could better be
spent that election year could get even more tedious than usual.
In any case, the (now ex-) highway to Kaikoura

This is not a settled economic


equation, but one that needs
exploration not least via the foreign
investment data the Government
actively suppresses. National has
never refuted Opposition charges that
its deliberately leaving immigration
baggy because the growth effect suits
its political fortunes. Thats a risky
strategy, as consumption-led growth

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

Theres also evidence of


money laundering and
relatedcrime that heavily
occupies sections of the police.

has already put dibs on at least $1.5


billion that might have been spare,
and reassessment of the building
code might mandate some Government assistance to building owners
as quake-compliance deadlines are
brought forward.
As Key has said, quakes seem to be
our new normal and he might add,
Gerry Brownlee is our new Crusher. It
will soon be impossible to recognise
our irascible Earthquake Recovery
Minister without his hi-vis vest
and hard hat. He now looks ready
to flatten a cathedral with his bare
hands, and it has even been suggested
GeoNet be rechristened GerryNet.
Still, as our walls fall down, at least
President Trumps Mexican ones
are unlikely to go up. His promises
are falling faster than the innards
of Statistics House, and long may it
continue. Now its clear whats really
meant by post-truth politics: an era
when we avidly hope politicians will
prove to have been lying all along,
and applaud when they break their
promises. l

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CHRIS SLANE

extemporised only as far as saying


such beliefs had no place here. He
resisted generalising, slamming the
talk, not the man. Long may such
restraint prevail.
This Trumpian dawn may force
us to have the political conversation
Peters NZ First has been trying to
start about the quantity and quality
of our immigration stream. Weve
evolved past NZFs dog-whistle
days of making sly cracks about
the driving skills of Asians. There is
evidence inflows of immigrants are
consumption-fuelling the economy
and over-taxing infrastructure.

MENTAL EXHAUSTION

REBOOTING
THE ZEITGEIST
In our high-stress working lives, is burnout a badge of
honour? A new book suggests were competing for the title
of the most shattered as a kind of sport. by DONNA CHISHOLM

nsurance lawyer Andrew Hooker was


in Christchurch when the break
down came.
After battling insurance com
panies on behalf of earthquake
victims for more than four years,
he was mentally drained, sustained
only by his passion for the job. Hed
start each day feeling physically exhausted
at the prospect of spending the next 20
hours absorbing the trauma and distress of
dozens of clients who trusted no one else
to handle their case. He didnt want to get
out of bed and go to work, but he always
did. Never turned off his cellphone. Always
answered his emails. They needed him and
he could help, so he never said no. Until
11am on October 4, 2015, when Hookers
brain ran up the white flag.
I thrive on pressure. Im an incred
ibly wellorganised person. My ability to
handle volumes of work is astronomical.
But it just suddenly happened, he says. I
couldnt work out what I was meant to do. I
couldnt get out of my chair. Suddenly I was
overwhelmed. I just couldnt cope. I was sit
ting at my desk, bawling
my eyes out. And then
wiping them and telling
people I had hay fever.
He says the long hours
he worked wouldnt in
themselves have been a
problem. The thing that
pushed me over the edge
was living and breathing
the distress of my cli
ents. It was four months
before he was well enough to return to work.
We meet at his Auckland office hours
after the devastating November 14 Kaikoura
quakes events that may trigger another
tsunami of litigation similar to that which
followed the Christchurch ones in 2010 and
2011.
But this time, Hooker and Shine Law
yers, the company that bought his practice
has introduced safeguards to prevent a sim
ilar collapse. For starters, theyve employed
three more lawyers to manage his caseload,
which he now oversees like Yoda. Im
no longer everything to everyone. I have
a different state of mind. Ive learnt to just
manage myself.
Tell Hooker that a new book by UK
based academic Anna Katharina Schaffner
describes exhaustion as something of a
badge of honour we strive for and hes aston
ished. What a stupid thing to say. Its not

a badge of honour; its a badge of failure.


It shows youve failed because you havent
been able to manage your life properly.
In Exhaustion: A History, Schaffner argues
burnout tends to be seen as less stigmatising
than depression, despite sharing some of its
symptoms. She quotes German writer Sebas
tian Beck, who describes it as the socially
accepted, luxuryversion of depression
and despair, which leaves ones selfimage
unharmed. Only losers become depressive.
Burnout is a diagnosis for winners, or, more
specifically, for former winners.

ZEITGEIST OF WEARINESS
Schaffner argues our struggles with exhaus
tion today chime eerily with our weary
zeitgeist. Is not ours the most exhausted
age in history?
Well, actually, Schaffner has found, it
isnt. She says although theres much to
justify debates about burnout and worklife
balance, whats changed is not so much our
experiences of exhaustion which are fairly
constant through the ages but our expla
nations for its mental, social and physical
triggers.
Exhaustion theorists
in many ages, she writes,
present themselves as
the most exhausted, as if
exhaustion were a badge
of honour and competing
for the title of the most
shattered were a kind of
sport.
She told the Listener
that todays exhaustion
model is primarily stressbased. A lot of
us will believe in the fight/flight response,
that were chronically in that mode because
of stress at work, that our bodies produce too
much cortisol and too much adrenaline and
we begin to become physically exhausted
because we are always in a state of high
alert and the body isnt designed to cope
with that.
Most of us probably believe in the fact
that being constantly connected, constantly
reachable via mobile phones and social net
works and spending a lot of time in front of
the computer produces a very specific type
of cognitive exhaustion.
But based on history, Schaffner argues that
even if we get our worklife balance under
control, its likely that in future, therell
be other, different things to blame for our
exhaustion. The election of Donald Trump
as American president and the resulting fear

Suddenly I was
overwhelmed. I
just couldnt cope.
I was sitting at
my desk, bawling
my eyes out.

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MENTAL EXHAUSTION

Lawyer Andrew Hooker:


Im no longer everything
to everyone. I have a
different state of mind.

SIMON YOUNG; SHANE WELLER

of a Trumpocalypse could be one, anxiety


over climate change another.
These kinds of anxieties will produce
a different kind of exhaustion, a kind of
resignation and hopelessness, and people
will feel more disempowered about the
inevitable outcome, especially with people
like Trump denying the reality of climate
change and trying to get the US out of all

In Germany and
Scandinavia, burnout is
regarded as a social and
political problem the
state needs to solve.
these international agreements.
She says although people might initially
see exhaustion and burnout as a failure of
sorts, the badge of honour idea comes
from the notion that the hard work that
triggered it is still regarded as positive. The

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idea that you gave everything, you invested to solve. They dont so much see it as a
more than you had into your work and personal responsibility; they think in more
gave it your all and now you are breaking systemic terms that the state has to protect
down because of that
workers.
its not a shameful diagThe book notes that
nosis. Its produced by
many sufferers are creative
high achievers, but she
positive activity. Youre
says boredom or underambitious, conscientious and a perfectionist.
stimulation can equally
People are obviously not
burn out the packer on
proud of being burnt
the end of the production
out, but feel more at ease
line at the widget factory.
with that diagnosis rather
It can be very exhaustthan others. And it can
ing when you have
have a cathartic effect, in
monotonous, boring work
that doesnt challenge you
that they make sure their
work-life balance becomes
creatively or intellectually.
healthier.
You just count the hours
Whereas the phenomand the minutes and time
enon of burnout has led
passes very slowly.
Anna Katharina Schaffner: burnout
to a relentless stream of can be cathartic.
There might seem to be
self-help manuals in the
plenty of ways to expand
US and UK, in Germany, where Schaffner the mind after work, but people can end up
was born, and Scandinavia, its regarded as so tired, all their energy and creative urges
a social and political problem the state needs have been sapped.

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

MOTHERHOOD AND HALF-PIE

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

Are you at risk?


Deakin University Professor
Michael Leiter has developed a
questionnaire to help us discover
our connection with work and
potential vulnerability to burnout.
(Use a scale of strongly disagree
to strongly agree; answers on the
disagree side are red flags.)
Am I getting the rest and exercise I need to stay energetic?
Am I contributing to how things
get done at work?
Does anyone notice my
contributions?
Am I feeling part of the
workplace community?
Do I feel reasonably fairly
treated?
Am I confident my work makes
a contribution?

ways for patients to recharge their mental


batteries as Schaffner did is an important
part of the job.
At this time of year, many people are
trying simply to get through to the Christmas holidays, hoping a break will be all they
need to face the year ahead with renewed
vigour. Before the end of summer, McEwan
usually sees a spike in demand from patients
for whom a break has had the opposite
effect.
Theyve finished work, flown out that
night and come back the Sunday before they
start. They normally go completely nuts
within the first 12 weeks of coming back.
McEwan says even good changes such
as holidays stress us, but people dont
factor that in. A holiday can be incredibly
counterproductive.
Many people think theyre smarter,
younger or fitter than they are and overestimate their ability to achieve what theyve
planned, whether thats physical activities,
such as walking or hiking, or withstanding
the effects of travel and change of climate,

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Schaffner, who began researching the book


after her own experience of exhaustion a few
years ago, had her first child two weeks after
finishing her manuscript. Eighteen months
of motherhood have taught her that the
intellectual, spiritual type of exhaustion
she researched can be preferable to the sheer
physical exhaustion of new motherhood.
Her exhaustion developed when she
became disillusioned with academia and
her work as a literary critic. I wondered
about the merit in what we do and it was
quite a productive crisis. She became, she
says, disenchanted, disillusioned and hopeless, and felt so physically weary that even
mundane tasks were beyond her.
When she began investigating whether
her experience was a product of our age, she
discovered a passion for medical humanities, a new discipline focusing on the history
of medicine and why diagnoses change. It
was hugely energising.
For self-described Dr Stress, Auckland
counsellor John McEwan, finding effective

MENTAL EXHAUSTION

Its like youve just run a marathon


Up to 20,000 Kiwis labour under chronic fatigue syndrome.

uthor Anna Katharina Schaffner


says she wasnt sure whether to
include a chapter on chronic
fatigue syndrome (CFS, or
myalgic encephalomyelitis ME)
in her new book, Exhaustion. The exhaustion she was researching was the sort that
couldnt be easily explained in physical
terms. Ultimately, she did include it, discussing the various theories of CFS cause,
including the ones that treat the condition as psychiatric rather than organic in
origin.
Schaffner says despite presenting
both sides, the book provoked a hostile
backlash from very militant CFS patient
groups who gave one-star Amazon reviews
en masse. I didnt take sides,
but they already felt this was
an act of treason even to give
space to those researchers.
Auckland GP and CFS
expert Dr Ros Vallings says
theres strong evidence that
CFS has a physical cause, and
its accepted as a neurological
disease by the World Health
Organisation. The immune
system is also seriously
affected, and the condition often develops
after a viral infection. Trying to say its all
in the head has been debunked completely. Its as much an illness as multiple
sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.
A problem for diagnosis has long been
the lack of a lab test to confirm it, but
Vallings, who recently returned from a
CFS conference in Florida, says thats now
very close. Researchers have discovered
a range of metabolites in the bloodstream
that are abnormal and specific to the
disease and identified particular genetic
patterns and changes in the immune
system. She believes a test may be available within two years.
People need to know they have
something genuine, instead of being told
to get back to the gym and get fit. That
doesnt work. If they go to the gym, they
get worse.
A core symptom of CFS is post-exertional malaise. A teen might play a game

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Mother and daughter


CFS sufferers Wendy and
Sophie Matthews, of
Whitford on a rare good
day. Inset, CFS specialist
Dr Ros Vallings.

of soccer or something and


they feel all right at the time,
but the next day they literally
cant get out of bed. Mental
exertion, such as an exam,
could have the same reaction.
Mother and daughter sufferers Wendy and Sophie Matthews, of
Whitford, in south-east Auckland, know
this better than most. Wendy, 61, was
diagnosed with CFS at 39 and since then
has spent nine years bed-bound during
three severe relapses. Sophie, 27, has had
the condition since she was 14 and estimates shes left the house for only about
100 days since then.
They say doing too much, rather
than too little, triggers the setbacks. Most
people with ME tend to overwork rather
than underwork, says Wendy, who
until her latest relapse about six weeks
ago ran regular patient-support groups.
Youre always very aware you need to set
boundaries and its very easy to get pulled
over them.
Husband and father Peter is looking
after the pair, as well as trying to maintain
the flower business Wendy began this
year. Sophie is not bed-bound but is not
well enough to leave the house.

Their symptoms are diverse and changeable, from exhaustion, dizziness and limbs
that feel like lead weights through to
gastric upsets.
Wendy, who was diagnosed at Auckland
Hospital, says at her worst, she couldnt
have made it out her door if the room was
on fire. Its like youve just run a marathon and you get to the end and lie down
and someone says to you, Now youve
got to run it again.
The women urge sceptics to investigate the latest biomedical research before
dismissing the condition as something
psychological.
Im not here because Im lazy, says
Wendy. My body is simply not working
as it should.
Until a lab test is available, diagnosis of
CFS will continue to be a process of exclusion, says Vallings. Tiredness is probably
the commonest symptom every GP will
see. Its associated with diseases as diverse
as an underactive thyroid and cancer, so
excluding all the possible culprits can be
time-consuming.
The condition affects about two to
four people per 1000, which means up to
20,000 people in New Zealand may have
CFS.

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

time zones or even pillows.


People realise how knackered they are
when they get the flu on the third day of
their holiday and its the one everyone else
had in May. The bug was just being kept at
bay by incredible drivenness. The second
the holiday comes ping! the pressure is
off, theyve got the flu. Its one of the signs
of classic burnout. Youve burnt out your
bodys resilience and your immune system
isnt able to bounce back quickly.
Early signs of burnout can include physical clumsiness. You literally start tripping
over things, bumping into things. Youre
a danger on the roads, you nearly have
accidents, your short-term memory suffers, along with your ability to make quick
and easy decisions. Your thinking starts to
get clouded, like your thoughts are walking through mud. Its just a realisation the

Resetting the body clock

Some surprising circadian advice.

ow much is exhaustion simply


a lack of sleep? Researchers
say its fairly easy to tell if
your fatigue is related to sleep
deprivation or something
more complicated. If you can fall asleep
quickly and easily in a quiet place, you
lack sleep or have some sort of sleep
disorder. If you dont drop off, despite
feeling tired, you might be fatigued.
At Smith College, Massachusetts,
neuroscientist Mary Harrington is

your SCN and thus your circadian


clock that its daytime. She suggests
turning off devices by 10pm, and not
eating in the middle of the night. Strong
circadian rhythms are also linked to
regular, reliable meals eaten at the same
time each day.
People who are fatigued should, perhaps counterintuitively, exercise more,
she told the Listener. Biochemically, we
dont understand it, but the circadian
clock that controls your daily pattern

We are still hard wired to


wake up to make sure the
sabre-tooth tigers arent
eating the children.

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

Rhythm method: Mary


Harrington, inset, is
investigating the part of
the brain that regulates the
circadian cycle, which she
believes is being altered by
increased screen use.

looking for a measurable


biological marker for fatigue
and is investigating the part
of the brain the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) that
regulates our circadian clock.
Our alertness is controlled by two
rhythms process S, in which sleepinducing substances accumulate in the
brain over the day, and process C (circadian rhythm), which regulates alertness
levels.
If it was just left to process S, says Harrington, wed get progressively sleepier
from the moment we wake up. Signals
from our circadian clock, however, can
make us feel fully awake in the evening.
She believes increased use of screens is
altering the circadian rhythm, so using
our mobile phones at night is telling

of arousal shows a much


stronger signal when you are
exercising regularly. It also
helps us to sleep better, if not
for longer.
People who dont exercise
get deconditioned and weaker. But
people who get worried about running
out of energy might not push very hard
on their exercise and get weaker still and
have even less energy. Im sure they feel
awful and theyre trying to protect their
health, but by not exercising they can
make things harder the next day.
Mice fed a high-fat diet had weaker
signals from their circadian clocks.
Although theres no proof in humans
yet, she says a low-fat diet might be helpful for reducing fatigue and theres little
harm in trying it out.

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system is starting to close down.


The main impetus for patients to seek
help, says McEwan, is a feeling that theyre
losing control over the details of their lives. It
may have been sparked by a change in their
work or personal lives, such as a relationship
breakup, promotions or demotions, or even
the departure of familiar colleagues at work.
They realise the job has changed because
those people have gone and they cant relate
to the ones who are there.
Sleep suffers. Your brain is on edge and
starting to feel threat. Its waking you at
1am, 3am, 5am, because thats the time
when the lions kill on the Highveld. We
are still hardwired to wake up to make
sure the sabre-tooth tigers arent eating the
children.
Internationally, however, researchers say
theres more at play in burnout than simply
overwork and stress.
Professor Michael Leiter is a worldrenowned expert on the psychology of
work, now based at Australias Deakin
University after more than 20 years working with American researcher Professor
Christina Maslach, inventor of the widely
used Maslach Burnout Inventory. He says
burnout is more complicated than exhaustion. You can get exhausted simply by

MENTAL EXHAUSTION
not sleeping enough and
putting in too many hours
and basically using up your
psychological, cognitive or
emotional energy at work.
Feeling tired at the end of a
days work isnt a problem, he
says. Feeling tired at the start
of the day, however, is.
In the 1980s, Maslach
wrote that one of the standard definitions of burnout was
emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and reduced
personal accomplishment.
The following decade, she
and Leiter described it not so
much as a negative state of
mind, but as the erosion of a
positive one, reducing engagement and commitment.

through it. At the start, its


because young people come
out of idealistic training
programmes and hit the harsh
realities of the working world;
in the middle it can be the
result of promotions that dont
come or the realisation the job
no longer engages them.
Companies seem more
willing now to try to address
the problem, Leiter says, but
because the kinds of things
that burn workers out are
fundamental and important, its hard to convince
them to make the big changes.
They certainly dont want to
decrease workload because
theres such pressure to get
things done. Because many
Sleep of the innocent:
organisations dont expect to
a tendency to nod
off easily suggests
THERES A LIMIT
keep their staff forever, they
a lack of shut-eye
Leiter says the badge of
may be unlikely to serve their
rather than fatigue.
honour argument in Schaflong-term interests.
fners book has a point.
Much of his work involves
There is a finite capacity in any human quality of life or performance. Burnout crises designing the job so it sustains people. If
being and if youre working to the full often bite at the start of a career or midway were going to be a high-demand operaextent of that capacity, thats a big deal and
tion, we have to have an intense support
you want to make sure people know that, in
framework.
one way to show off about how important
One successful strategy is improving the
social
climate of the workplace. People
you are, but also giving a message of dont
Experts we spoke to suggested ways
really do want to be part of a community
lay anything more on me, so theres a proto improve sleep patterns and reduce
its a major resource that will make a big
tective function as well.
the risk of exhaustion.
difference as to whether people will get
But he says an important part of burnout
Do regular relaxation exercises to
engaged and stay engaged, or burn out.
is losing the capacity to connect with other
take the tension out of your neck,
Hes working with staff who are vulnerpeople and ideas. You get discouraged and
shoulders and jaw. You can do this at
you lose confidence in your accomplishable to burnout on a fairly mundane, subtle
your desk.
ments that isnt something you want to
level to change their social environment,
Increase your fluid intake. Pee your
by increasing the number of
tell everybody about. Another part is feelway through the day,
appreciative, respectful and
ing disconnected with the values that drive
says counsellor John
civil interactions and reducus.
McEwan. Getting up
ing those that are neglectful
We talk a lot about physician burnout,
to go to the toilet also
or rude.
but theyre not complaining about having
gives you a mental
People who perceive their
to spend time with patients; they complain
break.
about dealing with bureaucracy and hierworkplace as unfair are more
Eat a balanced diet,
archies, which interferes with their role as
likely to burn out, he says, as
with regular mealtimes.
physicians. Its a power struggle Why am
are those who feel their bosses
Programme regular
I wasting my time on this stupid work?
dont appreciate them.
mini-breaks, either a
Its an issue thats resonating with docBut he says not all praise
short walk or a gym
tors here. A study released in August by the
is created equal. He worked
visit.
Dr Stress John McEwan
Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
with one organisation that
Limit time on devices
found half of the nearly 1500 senior doctors
instituted an employee of the
before bedtime. The
and dentists questioned reported symptoms
year award, only to find the rank and file
strong light tricks the brain into
of burnout; 42% attributed their burnout
regarded it merely as evidence of who was
thinking its daytime.
directly to their work and more than half
in the bosses pockets.
Dont eat in the middle of the night
reported frustrations with management.
You have to take the time to listen to
it confuses your circadian clock.
Leiter estimates 5-7% of the workforce
people to know what kind of reward really
experiences burnout that interferes with
makes a difference to this group. You cant

Balancing act

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LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

just take one out of the box and say this is


how you show employees appreciation.

TAKING WORK HOME


He says burnout is usually not associated
with the baggage of emotional fatigue carried over from workers personal lives.
Work is interfering with peoples personal lives more than peoples personal lives
are interfering with work.
For Hooker, the solution to his burnout
was learning to say no. Clients have been
surprisingly understanding. Its like, Oh! I
thought you were going to hate me.
Hes still working as hard as he always
did, but hes learnt to turn off his cellphone
when hes not on the job. If Im going away
for a week, Im not available. I dont even
check my phone. Getting away to the beach
for a weekend isnt a break if you spend all
your time reading emails.

If friends and colleagues


tell you they think youve
got a problem, then
you probably have.

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Explanations of exhaustion
through the ages.
5th century BC: Humours. Hippocrates, and later Greek
physician Galen (130AD), suggested an imbalance of
body fluids, or humours blood, yellow bile, black bile
and phlegm caused low mood-related exhaustion.
This theory dominated until the advent of modern
medicine in the 19th century.
The Middle Ages (5th-15th century): Sloth. The concept
of acedia, the technical term for sloth, was a condition
that shared psychological, physical and behavioural
symptoms with melancholia, depression and even
burnout, but it put them in a theological framework.
18th century: Masturbation and sexual deviance. The
belief in the harmfulness of masturbation and excessive sexual activity was traced back to Greek antiquity.
It assumed the loss of seminal fluids reduced vital elements and strength.
Nerves: Animal electricity, which controlled motor
activities, was increasingly associated with irritability, fragility and hypersensitivity. Nervous originally
meant tough, sinewy and vigorous but came to
denote heightened receptiveness.
19th century: Neurasthenia was popularised in
the 1880s, defined as deficiency or lack of nerveforce, with symptoms including physical and mental
exhaustion, irritability, indigestion, insomnia, inebriety,
drowsiness, hopelessness and phobias. Famous neurasthenia sufferers included Oscar Wilde, Franz Kafka,
Marcel Proust, Henry James and Virginia Woolf. The
diagnosis fell out of favour after World War I.
Early 20th century: Capitalism and Freuds death drive.
Physicians writing on neurasthenia focused on cultural
and environmental factors as key triggers including
pressures of the liberal market economy, urbanisation,
a different attitude towards time and work and a faster,
technologically enhanced pace of life. Freud argued
a strong part of us longs for nothing but a state of
permanent physical or mental rest.
Late 20th century: Burnout and depression. The term
burnout emerged in the 1970s in the US, and burnout inventories for diagnosis were popularised in
the 1980s. They described burnout as a syndrome of
emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and reduced
personal accomplishment in those who did some kind
of people work. It was soon diagnosed in other professions. A diagnosis of depression became important
only when pharmaceutical companies marketed drug
cures for some of its symptoms from the 1980s.
Source: Exhaustion A History, by Anna Katharina Schaffner

From top: Hippocrates, who believed melancholia resulted


from an imbalance of humours; neurasthenia sufferers
Virginia Woolf and Oscar Wilde; Sigmund Freud , who
argued that humans crave permanent mental rest.

GETTY IMAGES

Hooker was seeing a psychotherapist for


10 years to manage his mental health before
his breakdown. Im not one of those testosterone-filled gorillas who doesnt realise
that you have to look after yourself. You
look after your body; you should look after
your mind.
But he admits he wasnt listening when
she was telling him his life was getting out of
control, and ignored similar advice from his
friends who saw he was on edge, argumentative and stressed. If your friends and your
colleagues tell you they think youve got a
problem, then you probably have.
I should have picked up the phone and
said, Guys, I need help. Im not coping.
But I didnt. I just thought I could soldier on
through it and then Id be all right.
As it was, he sought help not because he
was burnt out, but because he worried he
wasnt fulfilling his professional obligations
to his clients.
Taking four months off to recover was a
necessity, not a choice. The fundamental
mistake is assuming mental illness is different from physical illness. Its no different to
having a heart attack I couldnt work. And
the most cathartic thing I did? It was turning off the bloody emails on my phone. l

Tiredness over time

21

CLIMATE CHANGE

SOME LIKE
IT HOTTER
US president-elect Donald Trump claims climate change
is a hoax invented by China, but will his view affect other
countries actions to halt global warming? by REBECCA MACFIE

GETTY IMAGES

year ago, the world breathed


a collective sigh of relief: an
all-nations accord had been
reached in Paris, marking a
turning point in a tortuous
25-year battle to confront
catastrophic
climate
change.
Barely a month ago, that agreement
entered into force, having been ratified by
109 counties, including the US. And then
came president-elect Donald Trump.
The US, which for the past two years has
worked hand in glove with China to steer
the global community towards a plan to
wean the world off fossil fuels, will be led
by a man who claimed on the campaign trail
that climate change was a hoax invented by

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China, promised to cancel the Paris deal


and who has appointed a prominent climate-change denier to lead transition plans
at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Is the Trump presidency a calamity for the
climate or merely a serious setback?
Frank Jotzo, director of the centre for climate economics and policy at Australian
National University, argues the latter. For
starters, the US is a party to the Paris deal and
cant just walk away from it. Theres a fouryear process of withdrawal, and therefore it
cant happen within a single term of office
although its been speculated that Trump
could shortcut that process by withdrawing
immediately from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the
underlying agreement that made the Paris

deal possible. However, Trump appeared this


week to back off on his pre-election claims,
telling the New York Times he had an open
mind on abandoning the Paris accord.
Jotzo says whatever legal approach Trump
takes, his administration could simply ignore
the carbon-reduction pledge made by the
US under the Paris deal, unwind the Obama
Administrations domestic clean-energy
reforms and do nothing to cut emissions.
That would make it easier for other countries
to backslide on their climate actions.
Given that the combined pledges of all
countries under the Paris deal are not enough
to hold global temperature increases to two
degrees, such inaction by the worlds secondlargest emitter and copy-cat countries would
be cause for deep pessimism.

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

This week Trump promised to cancel


job-killing restrictions on the likes of
shale energy and clean coal. But Jotzo
says momentum away from fossil fuels and
towards renewable energy has been building
strongly and will continue in spite of the
Trump effect. In particular, China is highly
unlikely to back away from action on climate change, largely because it has powerful
domestic reasons for shifting to clean energy.
The most important reason to cut back
on coal is domestic air pollution in cities,
which is recognised as a problem for
health and ultimately for the economy. That
in itself is a strong motivation for cleaning
up the energy sector.

MAJOR PLAYER
China also wants to reduce dependence on
the international trade in fossil fuels and sees
huge economic advantage in taking a leadership role in renewable-energy technology.
Many countries have identified clean
energy as the next big thing in global
industrial systems, and China intends to be
a major player, and not leave the field to the
US and Japan. It could even be to Chinas
advantage if Trump moves to aggressively
undo Obamas clean-energy push, says Jotzo.
Although the Trump election in some
ways parallels the climate setback that followed the election of George W Bush in 2000
and the subsequent US refusal to ratify the
Kyoto climate deal Jotzo says the cleanenergy market is very different today.
In October, the International Energy
Agency reported that renewables mostly
wind and solar overtook coal last year to
become the largest source of new electricity
capacity around the world. Half a million
solar panels were installed every day last year,
and in China, which accounted for about
half the new wind power and 40% of all
renewable electricity increases, an average of
two wind turbines were being installedevery
hour. Executive director Fatih Birol said the
world was seeing a transformation of global
power markets led by renewables.
Jotzo says clean-energy technology,
including the drive towards electric vehicles
and battery storage, is now seen as commercially attractive and viable, independent of
international climate politics. The overall
momentum towards a low-carbon transition
is much greater than any negative effect of
a Trump presidency because of the tremendous advance in technology, and the idea of
low-carbon technology is now firmly lodged
in the business community.

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PLAYING DEAD
Emma Herd, Sydney-based chief executive
of the Investor Group on Climate Change,
which represents investors with more than
$1 trillion in assets interested in the effect
of climate change, thinks its unlikely
Trump will cause an unravelling of the
Paris agreement. Even if the US is at best,
playing dead on climate policy in the next
few years, the broader momentum to a lowcarbon future will continue.
There is a significant amount of activity
in civil society, in local and state government
and probably most significantly from my
perspective from the business and investor
community. That will continue.
She sees China continuing to be a source

action in the US should not be underestimated. In California, for instance, integrated


carbon, water and biodiversity policy is
being rolled out, while the race for scaleup and commercial leadership from the likes
of Silicon Valley clean-tech collaborations
will not be put on hold during the Trump
presidency.
The Teslas of the world are not going to
wait another four years to continue pushing
their solar roof tiles, their electric vehicles
and battery storage competitive advantage.
They will just find new markets to sell their
products.
Climate change and reliance on fossil fuels
are increasingly seen as business and investment risks that call for accurate disclosure
in the interests of global financial stability.
A major development in this respect will be
the upcoming report of the global Taskforce
on Climate Related Financial Disclosure, set
up to design a regime for voluntary financial
disclosures of climate-related risks to inform
lenders, insurers and investors.

POWER VACUUM

The overall momentum


towards a low-carbon
transition is much greater
than any negative effect
of a Trump presidency.
climate economist Frank Jotzo

of clean-energy development, alongside


other Asian nations. Although China and
the US have acted in partnership in climate
negotiations for the past two years, China
always does what it thinks is best for China,
and it has a number of bilateral agreements
in place with countries around climaterelated activity. And in its domestic policy
settings, it is focused strongly on reducing
emissions and local pollution.
If anything, [Chinas] role in terms of
its soft power influence in climate change
negotiations is probably now heightened.
And she says the role of state-led climate

Green MP Kennedy Graham, speaking


from the Marrakesh climate conference
last month, said if Trump bailed out of the
underpinning UNFCCC, it would leave a
power vacuum that other countries would
seek to fill. If anything, you would say thats
an opportunity for China to demonstrate No
1 leadership.
Although the Paris deal was a breakthrough, it still relies on countries hugely
increasing their carbon-reduction targets
over coming years to hold temperature
increase to under 2C. Trumps election
means the remaining 196 countries out of
the 197 that are party to the deal have to
up their ambition. That problem was already
there, and this just makes it harder But
conceivably only for four years.
Graham expects enormous debate in the
US over climate issues, including an increase
in civil protest and climate-related litigation.
But climate activism is now a global social
and political movement that is more longlived than electoral cycles. The business
sector was also displaying a new-found
commitment to emission reductions.
The best thing for the UN leadership is
to challenge the Trump leadership to have
a genuine one-on-one dialogue about [the
evidence], because that carries the battle to
[the Trump Administration], as opposed to
turning away with your tail between your
legs. l

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EARTHQUAKE RISKS

QUAKING IN
OUR BOOTS?

GETTY IMAGES; HAGEN HOPKINS

By world standards, we live in a safe country and its time


we stopped the bureaucratic obsessing about safety and
took a more sensible approach. by SIR BOB JONES

en minutes after the ferocious


jerking of the 90-second 7.8
magnitude earthquake finally
stopped, two daughters, 17
and eight respectively, came
into my bedroom to calmly
report that theyd inspected
the house and, excepting
some broken porcelain and stuff strewn
everywhere, by and large all was well. One
things certain, those two wont crack it in
journalism. I say that because over the following week, we were subject to the most
absurd hyperbolic reportage as building after
building was declared on the verge of imminent collapse. It was Evelyn Waughs Scoop
writ large. Needless to say, none did.
Fifteen minutes after the midnight

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violence, the phone began ringing as people


called to see if we were okay. Thats pertinent
to the CBD-building situation, as my house,
which I built in 1969, is on an earthquake
fault line. Five years ago, for reasons I cant
now recall, my head gardener, previously
a building contractor, obtained the house
plans from Wellington City Council. I
remember him saying that those plans took
him back to his early years when houses
were properly designed and he talked of
cross bracing and such-like. Over its near
half-century, the house has been subject
to literally thousands of quakes without so
much as a crack. So, are we not designing
office buildings correctly any more, given
that those that caused the ridiculously exaggerated concern were all relatively new?

Our modern office buildings are perfectly


satisfactory. Following the quake, I lay in
bed and watched the television news channels, bathed in a rather perverse pride that
our insignificant country, whether on CNN,
Al Jazeera or Russian television, was now
leading the bulletins. About 2am the BBC
produced an English seismology professor
who made the correct observation that of
all earthquake-risk countries, New Zealand
was the least to be concerned about because
of our high building codes.
The supposed world authority on this is
a Californian Japanese-American professor who wrote an article for Wellingtons
Dominion Post about three years ago, arguing that we had lost all sensible perspective
on earthquakes vis--vis cost versus risk and

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

Wellington at night.
Right, firemen on the
street following the
emergency and some
of the damage done in
the capital by the 7.8
magnitude quake.

were wasting billions of dollars on over-thetop building codes. I believe he is correct.


After nearly 200 years, the total death toll
from earthquakes since Europeans settled
New Zealand is a trifle compared with, say,
the annual road toll.

SURVIVE UNBLEMISHED
As the largest owner of Wellington CBD
office buildings, with 14 tower blocks plus
two retail blocks, including David Jones, I
have taken a keen interest in this or more
particularly, because Im retired, my Wellington office management team have had
to become experts.
As a general proposition, structurally, Wellingtons CBD buildings are not a concern.
Where the problem lies, and more attention

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

needs to be applied, is in modern buildings


fixtures. For example, the previous big one
three years ago put the new BNZ waterfront
headquarters out of action for more than

Its the buildings contents


that pose the real risk
of tumbling over (as
some did) and crushing
anyone in the way.
a year because the suspended ceilings collapsed, dragging with them all the wiring.
Plainly they were not properly attached, as
thats not happened with other buildings.

But it wasnt a structural issue. My first highrise acquisition, in 1963, is still Lower Hutts
tallest structure. Back then, there were no
suspended ceilings, air-conditioning, computer wiring and so on and a much lower
code. They were pretty basic compared with
todays buildings, yet it and similar structures still survive unblemished. So its the
buildings contents, including furnishing
such as ceiling height and heavy paperfilled filing systems, that pose the real risk
of tumbling over (as some did) and crushing
anyone in the way.
But heres an observation that gives the
matter perspective. After Christchurch five
years ago, then the Cook Strait one three
years ago, a degree of hysteria arose. Wellington building owners were given limited

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EARTHQUAKE RISKS
time to bring their buildings up to scratch.
Not only could many indeed possibly most
owners in the older part of the city, such as
Cuba St not afford the expense, but even
if they could, it outweighed their buildings
market values. Those structures are about a
century old. Some have no reinforcing. They
have all experienced tens of thousands of
earthquakes without a problem. That said, for a number
of reasons they should be
reinforced to a higher degree
than at present, but given
their history, certainly not to
the full current code. Commercial buildings are not the
only ones affected. There are
some quite old and some
more recently constructed
apartment buildings in which
the individual owners now
find themselves in a terrible
bind. Their apartments are
now unmortgageable and
unsaleable because of the
ever-tougher earthquake code.
All of those buildings were built to the
then prevailing code; all have sailed through
thousands of earthquakes unscathed, but to
bring them up to the latest increased code is
far beyond their owners pockets. Its ridiculous fear-mongering.

HAGEN HOPKINS

OVERLY HASTY REACTION


You may think Im being pedantic, but
indicative of what Ive described as hysteria and an overly hasty reaction is the
absurd language that has come into play.
Buildings are now ludicrously described as
earthquake-prone; indeed this terminology is even written into our new legislation.
No building is earthquake-prone that
is, prone to causing an earthquake. And
for a week weve heard about how various
buildings performed. Theyre inanimate
objects, for Gods sake. Of necessity, given
the host of individual factors, theres a
degree of broad-brush simplicity to what Ive
written, albeit the general thrust is correct.
There are numerous individual issues,
such as different types of earthquakes, different fault lines and individual sites that
have varying ground stability, this latter
factor, for example, raising issues about the
newly built harbour-side towers such as
the BNZ and Statistics buildings. But thats
merely a matter of correct piling depth. As
to other new buildings that have raised
alarms, suchas the Defence and intelligence

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agencies headquarters, theres been total


secrecy,so its hard to comment.
This latest earthquake will probably cost
my company about half a million dollars,
not through structural issues but because
the wrenching tore off cladding in one
buildings lift well, exposing asbestos. Note
that this cost is not for structural repairs,

about to collapse buildings had tumbled down nor will they turned on the
mayor for reckless behaviour. Even that
attention-seeker Bob Parker chimed in with
condemnation. Parker should remember
that only one building, due to engineering
negligence subsequently subject to criminal
proceedings, actually collapsed in Christchurch. The rest, covering
40ha, remained largely intact
but were demolished because
the ground beneath them
had become liquefied, which
is not the case in Wellington.

WHITE ISLAND BLOWS


Life is full of risks. I recall a
volcanology professor regaling
me over lunch some years ago
about it not being if but when
White Island blows and takes
out the entire Bay of Plenty
and probably a fair chunk of
Shattered glass from
a damaged frontage.
Auckland. Meanwhile, people
flood into both locations.
Heres an incident that
sums it up. Not long ago in Moldova, I was
chatting to an Israeli businessman. At the
time, Israel was experiencing one of its regular episodes of buses and other items being
blown up. How on earth do you endure
all of this? I asked. The same as you do,
he replied nonchalantly, pointing out that
every day we climb into cars and drive to
but in shifting lessees temporarily to other work feeling perfectly safe, whereas hard
buildings and suspending rentals as an statistical evidence shows that some of us
inconvenience quid pro quo. So be it. We will die in crashes. But not for a minute
prospered from the big one three years ago does anyone think they will cop it. That is
after occupants fled perfectly safe lower- rational behaviour given the statistical odds
rated buildings into higher-rated structures, of being victims are minuscule.
in the process driving up rents. Unlike the
Like every other country facing natural
media, lessees behaved more rationally this hazards, be they earthquakes, volcanoes,
time. Three years ago, my Wellington staff floods, tornadoes, being crushed by rhinos
were subject to appalling abuse, almost as (200 a year in Africa), eaten by tigers (a reguif they had caused the quake. This time, the lar Indian occurrence) and so on, we get on
with it, glad we dont have the misfortune to
responses were sensibly calm.
A day after the quake, new Wellington live in Syria, Iraq, the Sudan or North Korea,
Mayor Justin Lester rightly issued a reassur- where the dangers are man-made.
ing back to business comment, probably
The cold hard fact is that by world standat the instigation of his no-nonsense wife, ards we live in a safe country and its time
Liz, who, until leaving to have a baby, was a we grew up. Safety concerns have become a
senior property manager in our Wellington bureaucratic obsession. For centuries, tradesoffice, where she ran a reign of terror with men have shimmied up ladders, people have
erring tradesmen, professionals and the like. ridden bicycles without helmets; the list is
She could do Gods work as a newspaper lengthy. Occasionally, someone gets hurt,
editor when these sorts of events occurred, but people sometimes fall out of bed and get
hurt, too. Its overdue for a sensible balance
and ear-box sensationalist reporters.
Five days later, the journalists, now with on risk issues, for the worst one were facing
egg-covered faces, given that none of the is nanny statism, no less. l

Their apartments are


now unmortgageable
and unsaleable because
of the ever-tougher
earthquake code.

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CONSERVATION

SAVING OUR SPECIES


Can New Zealand be predator free by 2050, as the Government
has pledged? Not without radical new technology, writes
Rebecca Macfie, in the second of a two-part feature.

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

spectacular natural beauty and rare biodiversity, has one of the highest rates of
extinction in the world.
Nearly 4000 of New Zealands unique
plant and animal species are threatened
by introduced predators and habitat
loss, with 800 at high risk of extinction,
according to the Endangered Species
Foundation. Fifty-six species of native
birds are already extinct, 73 are ranked as
nationally critical, endangered or vulnerable and 91 are classed as at risk.
Without intervention, the kiwi the
creature whose name we have adopted to

identify ourselves as
a people could be
gone in 50 years.
Turning back the
tide of extinctions
caused by introduced predators
will require money,
military-scale
commitment,
collaboration and perhaps most
importantly technology. Over the
following pages we look at some of the
options.

ALAMY

onsidering the size of the


mission, New Zealands predator-control toolkit is decidedly
modest: possum, rat and stoat
traps and 1080 poison.
Every year we spend $94
million killing introduced
predators by one means or other, but that
barely scratches the surface of the problem. At best, we are suppressing predators
over about 12% of the countrys land area,
and every year an estimated 26 million
native chicks and eggs are slaughtered.
Clean green New Zealand, a place of

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CONSERVATION

Genes the way forward


Advances in gene technology could provide
a powerful tool in the war against pests.

GETTY IMAGES

heres no magic bullet to eliminate the predators pushing our


endangered birds towards extinction but the rapidly developing
techniques of gene editing and
gene drives offer the prospect of something close.
Scientific American recently described
the technology as a brutally efficient
solution that could spread a chosen trait,
such as producing infertile offspring,
through a wild population of predators,
causing the population to die out. The
technology also raises the possibility of
a solution to intractable diseases such as
malaria, the elimination of destructive
agricultural pests and the reversal of rare
genetic disorders.
Evolutionary geneticist Neil Gemmell,
AgResearch chair in reproduction and
genomics at the University of Otago,
likens gene editing in conceptual terms to
the find and replace function in a Word
document. A specific gene can be targeted,
cut out and replaced with another version

that performs the desired function for


example, swapping a gene that causes
blindness with one that doesnt.
The advent in 2012 of a powerful geneediting tool, called Crispr/Cas9, has made
this process cheap and easy, says Gemmell. The Crispr system finds the target
gene or DNA sequence, and Cas9 is an
enzyme that allows it to be replaced with
another gene carrying the desired trait.
Since Crispr/Cas9 burst on to the scene,
researchers have tested it with mice to
correct mutations that cause hepatitis B,
haemophilia, cystic fibrosis and muscular
dystrophy. Chinese researchers have used
it to modify genes in a bid to enhance HIV
resistance in non-viable human embryos.
Where the technology becomes
potentially revolutionary for conserving
threatened species is in combination with
a gene drive a gene that can distribute
the edited genetic sequence through a
whole population. Under normal inheritance, offspring have a 50% chance of
inheriting a given copy of a gene from

each parent. With a gene drive, the


offspring will almost always inherit the
targeted gene, thus driving the edited
trait through the population.
Gemmell says there are naturally occurring gene drives that slightly alter the
normal 50/50 probability of inheriting a
gene variant. However, experimentation
with Crispr/Cas9-based gene drives has
shown they can theoretically spread a
targeted gene through 100% of a population a process termed mutagenic chain
reaction, which has already been done in
yeast, fruit flies and mosquitoes.
In a conservation setting, researchers are investigating the potential to use
this approach to eradicate avian malaria,
which is carried by mosquitos and is a
major threat to wildlife in Hawaii.

Outsmarting the pests

A Kiwi inventors ground-breaking trials.

ERICA AUSTIN

anks Peninsula inventor and


tech entrepreneur Grant Ryan
thinks the goal of being predator
free by 2050 is crazy. 2040 is
much more like it. He is channelling Moores law which holds that it
keeps getting cheaper and easier to crunch
ever-larger volumes of data in the battle
for the countrys biodiversity.
After noticing more birdsong around his
property after a two-year blitz to clear rats
and possums, he started thinking about
applying some technological grunt to the
hit-and-miss business of trapping.
First, he turned an old cellphone into
a device to record birdsong at regular
intervals. The sound was automatically
uploaded to the cloud, providing a
data stream that could be analysed to

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establishwhether the birdlife really was


improving.
Then he started working towards a
completely digital trapping solution. It
soundsaudacious, but he thinks traditionally labour-intensive trapping can be made
80,000 times more
accurate and efficient.
Using a combination of animal sounds
as lures, cameras to
record and analyse
what pests (or cats,
dogs or other domestic
animals) are there, and
the possibilities afforded
by open-source artificial
intelligence software,
he and his son Cam

Grant Ryan and son Cam.


Left, an experiment to find a
digital trapping solution.

are working towards a


device that will outsmart
the predators.
The ultimate goal of
what he has dubbed the
Cacophony Project is a
unit the size of your

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And scientists from the universities of


Otago and California, San Diego have
been trying without success so far to
get funding for a collaborative project to
construct a mouse that would produce
only male offspring, in combination with
a gene drive that would spread their
genes rapidly to the population, leading
to the eventual production of a male-only
population, according to a paper on the
proposal.
We are on the cusp of potentially being
able to engineer organisms in a way that
seems almost like science fiction, says
Gemmell.
Cabinet papers backgrounding the Predator Free 2050 goal cite gene drives as a
realistic prospect. The use of gene drive
and other techniques could, for example,
produce male possums whose offspring
are either infertile females or males that
carry the same gene themselves. Such a
breakthrough could lead to an eventual
collapse of the possum population.
The papers say the predator-free goal
is dependent on such ground-breaking
science, although it must be broadly
acceptable to the community.
Genomic techniques are being developed much faster than public awareness,
however, and Gemmell says a raft of legitimate questions are yet to be addressed.
What would be the implications of

eradicating rats, for instance animals


that are not native but have been here
for hundreds of years? Can the genetic
changes be reversed? Are we sure only the
target species will be affected?
But he says New Zealand is relatively
well placed to test the technology with
predators, because we have islands that
provide ready-made quarantines and our
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act provides a good framework for
oversight and control.
But a backlash has begun, with a group
of international academics and conservationists, including Jane Goodall and David
Suzuki, describing the technology as
powerful and potentially dangerous.
In an open letter, they argue there is
no place for gene drives in conservation.
They say it has not been tested for unintended consequences or fully evaluated
for its ethical and social effects.
Crispr/Cas9 and its application to gene
drives gives technicians the ability to
intervene in evolution, to engineer the
fate of an entire species, to dramatically
modify ecosystems and to unleash largescale environmental changes in ways
never thought possible.
The group called for a halt to proposals to use gene drives, given the obvious
dangers of irretrievably releasing genocidal
genes into the natural world.

fist uploaded with hundreds of different animal sound lures that is capable of
detecting by pattern recognition what
type of animal is in the vicinity. Whenever a predator is recognised, it would
select the most appropriate sound to
attract the animal, squirt it with a poison,
then automatically reset to wait for the
next rat, stoat or possum.
You could potentially have drones
dropping lines of them, waiting until
they have got [the predators], then picking them up, topping up the poison and
moving them on. So you wouldnt have to
have people making tracks and checking
traps.
Bits of the technological framework
already exist. We gave 50 videos of rats,
stoats, possums and blowing leaves to a
group of researchers at the University of
Canterbury, who ran it through an opensource artificial-intelligence algorithm.
They could tell with 100% accuracy the
difference between those.

Ryan is also experimenting with a $60


Raspberry Pi computer to run a heat and
infrared camera to video animal movement and upload it to the cloud. The
next step is to use artificial-intelligence
software to analyse the footage, with the
goal of developing the pattern-recognition
capability needed for the device to know
which animal is present and select the
best sound lure.
Spark has backed the project with free
data, and Ryan hopes to start trials on
Banks Peninsula, where the local conservation trust has just set a goal of becoming
effectively predator free.
He accepts that some will regard his aim
of intelligent traps as nutty, but others,
such as Al Bramley of Zero Invasive Predators and Department of Conservation boss
Lou Sanson, are keenly interested.
It is out there, says Ryan. But think
about 34 years of technological development to 2050 its not going to take that
long. l

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Capital idea

ive the communities


ownership and let the birds
thrive, says Kelvin Hastie,
IT geek turned community
conservation leader.
After spotting a weasel in broad
daylight near his Crofton Downs home
in mid-2014, Hastie harnessed a citizen
biodiversity movement that has radiated from his Wellington suburb to
include the entire city.
His first step after seeing the mustelid
was to talk to a community meeting
to propose ridding Crofton Downs of
predators. Lots of people agreed.
With a $5000 grant from the Morgan
Foundation, he bought rat traps, then
did a letter-box drop offering them
to people willing to put them in their
backyards and report their catches.
About one in five households joined
the effort.
Another $12,000 was raised from
Transpowers CommunityCare Fund
to buy stoat traps to place in reserves
that surround Crofton Downs. There
are now 140 traps in the bush from the
edge of Otari-Wilton up to Mt Kaukau,
regularly monitored by a small army
of volunteers. Thanks to a smartphone
app called Trap.NZ, designed by awardwinning Kapiti conservation company
Groundtruth, the GPS location of
every trap is recorded and kills can be
uploaded from the field.
The template developed by Hastie
for Predator Free Crofton Downs has
since been picked up by other suburbs
including Ngaio, Wilton and Khandallah, as well as Plimmerton, where
titipounamu (riflemen) were recently
spotted. Its the first time the tiny
native bird categorised as at risk/
declining on New Zealands Threat
Classification System has been seen
west of the Hutt Valley since 1925.
In 2015, Hastie applied to the philanthropic Next Foundation for funding to
expand his campaign throughout the
capital. He was successful, and with the
Wellington City Council and Greater
Wellington Regional Council signed
up to the cause, a technical panel is
planning the methodology for the first
phase of a city-wide assault to make
the Miramar Peninsula predator free.

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MICHAEL CORBALLIS

The time
travellers life

Michael Corballis has won our top science award for his
top-down psychological journey into the brain. by REBECCA PRIESTLEY

uman beings are a dominant,


manipulative,
dangerous species, wrote
cognitive neuroscientist
Michael Corballis in his
2011 book Pieces of Mind.
But the welcome coda to
that statement one that
might offer a bit of solace in these crazy
times is that were also a species capable of
acts of altruism and goodwill that may save
us from self-immolation. Heres hoping.
Corballis, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Auckland, has spent
his career doing foundational research on
the nature and evolution of the human
mind, including cerebral asymmetries,
handedness, mental imagery, language
and mental time travel. His exceptional
work has been rewarded with the Rutherford

has spent much of his career challenging


Chomskys ideas, instead postulating that
the human mind, along with the ability to
do mental time travel, evolved gradually and
that verbal language emerged from gestural
communication among early hominins.
Language, he reckons, developed to allow
people to communicate about whats
on their mind, about things that are not
present. His ideas have stood up to scientific scrutiny, and the nomination for the
Rutherford Medal cites his ability to look at
scientific problems from a novel perspective and then work tirelessly to bring others
over to his arguments.
Corballis work feeds into one of sciences
biggest mysteries: consciousness. Like any
major scientific challenge and understanding the human brain is up there with the
search for the Higgs boson and decoding

Corballis work feeds into


one of sciences biggest
mysteries: consciousness.
Medal, our top science honour, which he
received at a Royal Society event in Christchurch on November 23.
Mental time travel? This human ability to
travel mentally through time and space
and into other peoples minds is crucial
to language development, says Corballis.
Noam Chomsky, the worlds leading scholar
of language and cognitive science, thinks
that language arose from a recent genetic
mutation that enabled humans to develop
the capacity to think in symbols. Corballis

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the human genome its a collaborative,


multidisciplinary venture. Corballis field,
cognitive neuroscience, is a top-down psychological avenue into the brain, in which
researchers try to understand its functions
such as memory, language, perception and
attention, and then try to find the brain
areas responsible.
Another avenue is through neurophysiology, a bottom-up approach that starts at
the molecular level, figuring out the genetics, how neurons work, how the neurons

connect. The hope, says Corballis, is that


at some point the bottom-up and top-down
processes will meet and well have a comprehensive understanding of the human brain.

OFF THE COUCH


Although his field is psychology, his work
does not involve people lying on couches or
rats running through mazes. Rather, Corballis uses imaging techniques such as EEG
and MRI to investigate the workings of the
human brain. In a recent MRI study, Corballis and his colleagues looked at which bits
of the brain light up when people watch gestures, including meaningless gestures, and
which bits light up when they do language
tasks, such as generating words or making
decisions about word meaning.
Corballis is officially retired, but he is at
the University of Auckland most days. There
are ideas to develop and papers to write,
mostly to do with language and language
evolution. Hes increasingly interested in
writing for a general audience, the sort of
book a person in a bookshop could pick up
and buy and read. His first popular science
book was the 2011 Pieces of Mind: 21 Short
Walks Around the Human Brain, followed in
2014 by The Wandering Mind: What the Brain
Does When Youre Not Looking, which was
shortlisted for the Royal Societys 2013 science book prize.
Another book, The Truth About Language:
What It Is and Where It Came From, will be
published next year. Understanding language, he says, is key to understanding
consciousness. Nobody has ever really
understood how language works. Descartes
thought that language was the key to consciousness because language is so open
ended theres no limit to what you can

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Michael Corballis: at 80,


he keeps his brain in
shape with crosswords
and sudoku and
looks forward to the
mathematical elegance
of his age next birthday.

say or understand, and thats how the mind


seems to work as well. If you go to a library,
for example, and open books at random,
there are billions and billions of sentences
that are all different and theres no limit to
the number we can understand.

ACCIDENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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of a perfect square. As Corballis wrote in


one of his books, its enough to make the
mind boggle.
After recent events in the US and closer
to home, what the future holds will depend
to a large degree on how citizens react and
respond. What does Corballis think lies
ahead? Its always dangerous to make pre
dictions whether of seismic events or the
outcomes of elections. We can only trust
that the conflicting aspects of human nature
will balance out. l
DAVID WHITE

Many past Rutherford Medal winners talk


about a childhood passion for their scien
tific discipline. But Corballis claims he got
into his field by accident. I started out in
engineering, he says. And then I pretty
soon got bored with that, so I did math
ematics. He wound up with a masters
degree in maths. After getting even more

bored working in an insurance company,


Corballis took night classes in philosophy
and psychology to complete a BA and got
hooked from there. After 50 years of study
ing the ways humans see, understand and
talk about the world, he seems to have made
a good choice.
Away from work, Corballis, who is the
husband of Barbara and father to fellow
University of Auckland cognitive neuro
scientist Paul and novelist Tim, keeps his
brain in good shape by doing crossword
puzzles and suduko and lifting weights.
He recently had a milestone birthday 80
years but is rather looking forward to the
next one, because 81 is a perfect square

For a full list of medals awarded at the Royal


Societys annual research honours dinner, see
www.royalsociety.org.nz

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MONEY

THE
HUNT
REAL
DEAL
for
the

Despite a raft of
recent changes
to well-known
consumer loyalty
schemes, its never been
better for those wanting
cheaper groceries, flights
or petrol. by PATTRICK SMELLIE

ho else has noticed the


anarchy in their wallet
lately? Across the nation,
holders of loyalty programme cards have seen
a befuddling array of
changes.
One of the aims of such schemes is a set
and forget mentality when shopping, so
homework seems like the last thing they
should expect of their members.
Z Energy marketing general manager Jane
Anthony acknowledges the issue.
Theres so much choice its almost confusing, she says, although its also never
been better for consumers seeking a
scheme that suits them. She should know.
Few retailers are as caught up in the vortex
of loyalty-scheme changes.
Z Energy is a 25% shareholder in Loyalty
New Zealand, which owns the 20-year-old
Fly Buys programme, but in recent weeks it

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Loyalty programmes
tend to concentrate on
one of three Rs: rewards,
recognition or rebates.

Meanwhile, the New World supermarket


chain whose owner Foodstuffs is also a
Fly Buys shareholder has just expanded its
Clubcard scheme to North Island shoppers,
who can choose either Fly Buys or Airpoints,
but no longer both, when they do their grocery shopping.
Likewise, Airpoints cardholders no longer
get a choice of Airpoints or Fly Buys, reflecting investment by Air New Zealand to gain
direct control of its customer relationships,
reduce what it pays for the scheme by bringing in new retail partners, and bring in-house
the data analysis that Fly Buys used to do.

For Z, theres another wrinkle. It owns


the Caltex petrol-station chain, which
belongs to the powerful new combination of
Countdowns Onecard and the Automobile
Associations Smartfuel programme.

Also on the move during this shake-up


has been Green Cross pharmacy division,
which left Fly Buys to run its own loyalty
scheme. And a schism between Airpoints
and Bank of New Zealand last year saw BNZ
lose substantial credit-card business to other

has been offering triple points under rival


Air New Zealands Airpoints scheme.
Until last month, Airpoints and Fly
Buys were joined at the hip. Now theyre
competitors, although Fly Buys points can
still be redeemed for Airpoints dollars and
Loyalty NZ manages the Airpoints gifts store
programme.

SOPHISTICATED OFFERS

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

organisations building or rethinking their


loyalty schemes.
The shake-up is good for all participants
because it sharpens loyalty offerings, giving
consumers the opportunity to devise their
own loyalty strategy a sort of toasterbased version of choosing the most
appropriate KiwiSaver scheme.
Some of the bigger brands are deciding
their loyalty strategies value customers
choice rather than one programme only.
University of Auckland loyalty-scheme
expert Laszlo Sajtos suggests that after dominating the market for so long, Fly Buys is
facing inevitable erosion, especially as
growing big data capabilities tempt participants to go it alone.
Loyalty NZs chief strategy and growth
officer Hamish Mitchell bristles at that
suggestion. Some of the recent departures
from Fly Buys are our doing rather than
theirs. More proactive and enthusiastic
replacements will emerge in the new year,
he says.
If youre not going to make the most of
the assets of the programme then youre
simply tying up the category and preventing
others from joining. Youre not doing us or
your customers any favours.
The programme has gained nearly
200,000 new members who are actively
shopping in the Fly Buys network; Mitchell dismisses some other programmes that
have simply issued lots of people with a
piece of plastic.

DO STUFF TO GET STUFF

Andy Symons: customer


data more and more
important.

Loyalty programmes tend to concentrate


on one of three Rs: rewards, recognition or
rebates.
Fly Buys critics say it hasnt moved
enough from being mainly a rewards programme: do stuff to get stuff.
Although Air New Zealand Airpoints
offers free flight rewards, its most important target market is a fairly small, high
value segment of the population
who fly a lot. That group seeks recognition, earning status points for
perks such as airline lounge access,
upgrades and luggage concessions.
The AA/Onecard combination is
all about rebates: cutting the cost of
everyday shopping. In all cases, the
programmes reach to between
2.5 million and 3.5 million shoppers is a key
reason for bearing
their cost.

SMARTPHONE APPS
For AA, the Countdown marriage was a
leap of faith. After five years, Smartfuel had
turned to profit and there were fears that
offering fuel discounts without requiring
AA membership could hurt the motoring
association.

Its a long way from the


hole-punches and bit of
cardboard that constitute
the average coffee-shop
loyalty scheme.
The opposite has happened, says Scott
Fitchett, AA Smartfuels managing director.
A lot of people have joined the AA because
it gives the brand a lot more exposure.
But loyalty schemes dont come cheap.
The launch of Fly Buys Pumped for Z,
and integration of the new AA Smartfuel
programme at Caltex incurred $7 million
extra cost uplift as the battleground for
customers partly shifts from price board
discounting and into loyalty schemes and
targeted customer promotions, First NZ
Capital said in recent analysis of Z Energy.
The sector will continue to evolve. Smartphone apps will start replacing cards, and
payment providers MasterCard, Visa and
Amex will continue to entice customers
to use their cards through loyalty-scheme
entanglements.
Its all a long way from the single holepunches and bit of cardboard that still
constitute the average coffee-shop loyalty
scheme, offering a free cuppa after every
10th purchase a 10% return on investment, guaranteed with not a bit of big
data in sight. l

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banks that jumped into the vacuum. It is


now in a scheme with Loyalty NZ.
Mitre 10 recently shifted from Fly Buys
to Airpoints, and Contact Energy is also
believed to be departing Fly Buys, having
spent heavily on new systems to tailor more
sophisticated offers to its customers.
In their quest to build seamless customer
experiences, organisations are working
out that having the data to analyse
customer behaviour to work out
what they value has become more
and more important, says Andy
Symons, a financial services sector
lead partner for PwC in Auckland
and former chief executive and
director of Loyalty NZ.
Im not surprised to see

Onecard doesnt generate income for


Countdown, says Susan Dlima, head of
loyalty at the supermarkets owner, Progressive Enterprises. Its about bringing our
customers deals and specials. Sometimes our
suppliers contribute [to the cost]; sometimes
we both do.
Hitching up with AA Smartfuel made
sense because Countdown customers
wanted the choice of fuel discounts as well
as cheaper shopping. It was also time for
people to stop rummaging around for pieces
of paper a reference to fuel discounts
delivered via supermarket dockets a fastdisappearing practice.

SHELF LIFE

CLARE DE
LORE

You dont have dead


air, you keep going
Broadcaster Vicki McKay brought comfort to many by
calmly carrying on during the 7.8 Kaikoura quake and
aftershocks. But she already had nerves of steel, as this
wasnt the first time shed been on air during a disaster.

CHRISTCHURCH COUNCIL; RADIO NEW ZEALAND

uddenly shaken awake,


sometimes hurt, invariably
frightened and often with no
power, many people turned
on their radios to help them
through the terror of the
earthquakes that have twice
struck in the lonely dead of night.
Broadcaster Vicki McKay was on air on
September, 4, 2010, when Christchurch
was hit by a 7.1 magnitude quake at
4.35am. On November 14, she was only
part way through reading the midnight
news on RNZ National when the Kaikoura
quake struck, at 12.02am, registering a
thumping 7.8.
What was perhaps the understatement
of McKays broadcasting career And
yes, Wellington, we are undergoing a
fairly dense earthquake at the moment. So
please just get to somewhere where you
are safely under some protection because
this is long
and rolling
and getting

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worse was delivered in her husky voice


with no hint of panic. She continued
broadcasting for another six hours as
much of the South Island and Wellington
continued to shake.
Youve been on the BBC and other major
news websites, with accolades for carrying on
throughout the big shakes and aftershocks.

You cannot be in
any way dramatic or
hysterical. You cant
add to the problem.
What do you make of that?
Its ridiculous. I got a message from someone saying, Youve gone global, youre
on the Huffington Post, the BBC. When
I woke after that shift, and I hadnt got
much sleep, the funniest thing was my
daughter saying, Mum, youre famous,
youre all over social media. Theyve
recorded you when
you were on air
and its on social
media. I cracked
up, of course. I was
just doing my job.
What else was I
going to do? When
I think about all
the things that have
happened over the
years while Ive been

on air 9/11, the Hillsborough disaster,


the first Gulf War all that sort of stuff
prepares you. You know there will be a
cast of thousands and you have to just
hold the fort till they arrive. It was a treat
that Suzie [Ferguson] came in, because I
did September 2010 on my own. I was
lucky, too, that the Kaikoura quake hit just
after midnight because the Morning Report
set-up team were still around and we were
able to swing into action really quickly. I
knew it was going to be crazy. I cant tell
you how many hundreds of text messages,
emails and tweets came in.
Where do the nerves of steel come from?
The adrenaline was flowing, but as soon as
it started to ease, I knew we would be fine.
Youre nervous, unsettled, but it wasnt
the first time, so I am a bit used to it. And
I grew up in Wellington I am used to
earthquakes, although that one the other
night just went on and on. My chair
moved sideways, but I was being bounced
up and down. I did wonder about the
huge noise coming at me from above and
thought maybe the ceiling would collapse.
Ive found out since that it was because
the music library, the biggest in New Zealand, is on the floor above, directly above
me, and the huge cabinets had banged
and crashed into one another.
Whats foremost in your mind in an unfolding
drama such as this?
People are absolutely terrified when this
happens at night. I played a two-minute

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

Vicki McKay at her Wellington


home. Left, with Christchurch
Mayor Bob Parker at a Civic
Awards ceremony in 2012 at
which she was among those
honoured for their acts of
kindness, service or heroism
during Canterburys quakes;
and hamming it up in curlers
and pyjamas ahead of her
midnight-to-dawn shift.

Youve been doing this midnight-to-dawn shift

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

four nights a week for more than 20 years now


I presume youre a night person?
I hang out with the bats. I have been a bat
person since I was a child and now I am
Batwoman. I have always much preferred
night shift and I am naturally a night owl.
When I was a nurse in a previous life, I
worked night shift, too.
Do you get by on little sleep or do you sleep a
solid eight hours during the day?
A bit of both. I need at least five hours
a day and now I am getting older, a bit
more. When I get home at about 6.30am,
I have breakfast, and then I go to bed at
about 8am. I sleep until about 1.30 when
I go and collect my grandchildren from
school, as their mother is working. I have
them until evening, then I make sure I get
one hours sleep before my shift. I alternate the shift with Lloyd Scott and do four
nights and have four nights off.
Do you unwind a bit with a book when you get
home?
My eyes are usually pretty tired by the

time I get home, as I have low light in


the studio and I am looking at screens
during the night. So I dont read books to
unwind. I listen to the radio I am one
of those people who have a radio in every
room. When I do read, it is invariably on
my laptop, sometimes even while Im in
bed. I am a news junkie, and I read news,
watch news on all channels such as the
BBC and Al Jazeera, which is a favourite.
The exception is Fox I wont look at Fox.
I love keeping up with what is going on in
the world.
Any thoughts about what you might do
differently on air if and when the next big
shake comes?
I have thought about that, but only
because people said, How did you
keep going? I have always been service
driven;keep the customer happy. You
dont have dead air, you keep going. Ive
tested the microphone now to see if it
willstretch far enough if I end up broadcasting from under the desk. It does and
I will. l

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HAGEN HOPKINS

song and went straight to the text messages, brought up GeoNet, and started
talking. Then I needed to move studios
because Suzie was on the way in. I played
a bit more music, but people hate that,
they need to hear a voice, so I explained
that Id be back shortly.
You cannot be in any way dramatic or
hysterical. You cant add to the problem.
You have to be very calm, collected and
solid. In any crisis or in dramas on air over
the years, its always been the same stay
calm and focused, get the messages out
there, people will get those messages and
they will be able to breathe again.
Sharing peoples stories via text message
gives other people listening some comfort
because they know people are facing the
same problems. Its the little things like
the dogs are on the bed or theres a mess
on the floor little things, because you
cannot see the big picture then, just share
the small human things that are going on.
Its a very intimate time of the night.

ThisLife

NUTRITION TECHNOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY FOOD WINE SPORT

HEALTH

by Ruth Nichol

Benefits of
dancing feats
Youre never too old to
benefit from taking up
dancing and giving your
brain and body a workout.

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hen Jackie Scannell hung up


her ballet shoes 45 years ago,
she assumed her dancing days
were behind her.
But earlier this year she
passed the British Ballet
Organisations intermediate
classical ballet exam with high distinction an
impressive achievement in itself, but
more remarkable given that
she has just turned 60.
Scannell, who lives in Central Hawkes Bay,
returned to the barre eight years ago. Since then,
she has gradually built up her strength to
the point where she is able to go en
pointe (dance on her toes), something that even young dancers can
find difficult.
As her teacher, Esther Juon, points out:
Youhaveto be incredibly fit to do what Jackie
has done.
Spending four hours a week at ballet classes
hasnt just made Scannell fitter, stronger and more
flexible. It has also fixed a long-standing lower
back problem, and given her a sense of satisfaction
and achievement as well as providing what she

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Silver swan Jackie Scannell


says ballet classes have made
her fitter, stronger and more
flexible and fixed a lower
back problem.

describes as a workout for


her brain.
The amount you use
your brain is incredible,
because you have to think
about so many different
things as you dance.
Shes one of a small but
growing number of so-called
silver swans mostly women
who are returning to (or in
some cases taking up) ballet

later in life. Although they tend to


range in age from their late teens to
their early sixties, some are much
older; according to a recent BBC
report, the oldest ballerina at adult
classes run by the Scottish Ballet was
102.
A survey by Dance Aotearoa New
Zealand (Danz) last year found there
are two main reasons people return to
or take up ballet as adults. The first is
to improve their physical health and
the second is to improve their mental
health and sense of well-being.
It gives me strength and
muscle tone, said one respondent. It makesmy day feel better

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Twitter, Facebook
and their ilk are
hard to beat for
post-disaster info

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WINE

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Cruden out of last years Rugby World


Cup.Thatsbecause, unlike athletes,
dancers have rigorous training in
how to jump and maintain balance.

Ballet classes make


my day feel better
Ileave feeling good.

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

WINTER COMPLICATIONS

Women who conceive in winter


are more likely to develop
gestational diabetes, according
to Australian research based on
60,000 births over five years. The
University of Adelaide researchers found the overall incidence
of the pregnancy complication
increased between 2007 and
2011, and that 6.6% of women
who conceived in winter developed the condition, compared
with 5.4% of those who conceived in summer.

DORMANT CELLS

US scientists may have found


an explanation for why breast
cancer can reappear months
or even years after apparently
successful treatment. They say a
small number of cancer cells may
effectively cannibalise stem
cells, as a result of which they
become dormant but also very
resistant to treatment. When they
eventually wake up again, the
cancer cells cause a recurrence of
the disease that is hard to treat.
The scientists say if this is the
case, it may be possible to find a
way of keeping the cells permanently dormant.

DIET-BLINDNESS LINK

A high-fat diet can cause changes


to the bacteria in the gut that
may affect whether you develop
wet macular degeneration the
leading cause of legal blindness.
In experiments involving mice,
Canadian researchers found a
link between the inflammatory response caused
by a high-fat diet and
a higher incidence of
wet macular degeneration. They say this
may explain why
abdominal obesity
is closely associated
with the disease.

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Ileavefeeling good, said another.


In October, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons issued a statement recommending
ballet as a way for people of all ages to improve
mobility and build strength. Spokesperson Nicholas
DiNubile orthopaedic consultant to the Pennsylvania Ballet said the artform provides flexibility,
strength, core conditioning and agility training.
The controlled movements produced in ballet,
such as demi-plies [knee bends with feet planted to
the floor] and releves [toe raises], help to strengthen
knees, ankles and feet. Arabesques [leg lifts to the
rear] build gluteal and core muscles. Jumps help
develop balance and agility.
He said dancers are also much less likely
thanathletes who play ball sports to suffer the
kindof knee injury that put All Black Aaron

allet is not the only kind of


dance that can improve physical
and mental health. Many kinds
of dance provide similar benefits. A
1998 Japanese study, for example,
found that an hour of aerobic dance
training two to three times a week is
just as effective for building fitness
and losing weight as spending the
same amount of time cycling or
jogging.
US research published earlier this
year found that two hour-long sessions a week of a specially created
Latin dance programme helped
improve the fitness of a group of sedentary Spanish-speaking Latinos aged
65 or older. The researchers are now
looking at what effect dancing has on
cognitive functioning.
In Britain, Oxford University
researchers recently found that
simply dancing in time with others
increases peoples threshold for dealing with pain.
None of this comes as a surprise
toDanz chief executive Anton Carter,
who saysdancing in its many forms
from ballroom to kapa haka is
much more popular than people
realise, with an estimated 630,000
New Zealanders of all ages dancing
regularly. More people participate in
dancing than play rugby or netball,
he says.
He describes dance as a bit of a
health gold mine that is yet to be
properly exploited.
On a personal level,
people who dance regularly certainly
understand
the benefits
and thats why they
do it, but the rest of
society hasnt yet
clicked on. l

HEALTH BRIEFS

THIS LIFE
NUTRITION

by Jennifer Bowden

Out of sight,
out of mind
Sociability goes up
when the walls between
eating and living spaces
come down, but so does
the amount we eat.

E
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very year, thousands of people renovate


their homes, knocking down walls to
combine kitchens, dining and living
spaces. However, new research suggests
open-plan living may have a bad effect
on diet.
More than half of our houses were
built before 1979, and their design often reflects
traditional mid-century perspectives on family life.
That was an era when men went off to work and
women stayed home to care for children and run
the household. Kitchens were considered womens
spaces and were separated from living rooms by
walls and doors.
Now that gender roles have become blurred, the
kitchen is often the homes social hub, particularly
for families with school-aged children. Accordingly,
dwelling layouts have been changing to reflect that.
The dietary downside is that open-plan living
removes the visual and physical barriers between
humans and food, say researchers from Cornell
University and the University of Notre Dame. And

Question: The Eat better, breathe better


Nutrition column (September 10) quoted research
by Lisa Wood on asthma and diet that found
bronchodilators, such as Ventolin, dont work as
effectively after a fast-food meal (presumably eaten
hot) as after a low-fat yoghurt meal (presumably
eaten cold). Asthmatics produce more mucus
after a hot meal or beverage, yet there was no
temperature control for the food in this study.
Increased mucus production after eating hot food

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increased food visibility and accessibility can have a big influence on


eating habits.
For instance, diners eat more in a
buffet-style restaurant if theyre seated
facing the buffet than if the food is
at their back or sides. And ice-cream
consumption in a cafeteria increases
when the refrigerator lid is removed,
making it easier to see and grab
whats inside.
In an office study, people halved

their lolly intake when the sweet container was moved 1.8m away from
their desk. And twice as many sweets
were eaten from a clear container
than an opaque one.
When kitchens are open to dining
areas, food is more visible to diners
and the sight of food and eatingrelated paraphernalia may prompt
householders to think more about
food. Whats more, if the kitchen
is central to the homes floor plan,

could affect absorption of inhaled


medicines, meaning the fat content of
the fast food had nothing to do with it.

study that controls for these factors. The results havent been
published yet, but she says, We saw
similar results in our followup study and confirmed
that the saturated-fat
meal [given at room
temperature] had the
greatest effect on
inflammation.

Answer: Associate professor Lisa Wood


responds: There were many things
that werent controlled for in the
original study energy, macro- and
micronutrient content, temperature,
etc so weve done a subsequent

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

Gemma Flynn
The Black Stick is a fan of active relaxing away from the hockey field. Whether thats
mountain biking, hiking, fishing or water
skiing, Flynn makes the most of our beautiful
backyard.
Whats been the biggest challenge of your hockey
career? Dealing with the disappointment of

coming fourth in two consecutive Olympic Games


and not achieving that elusive medal we desperately wanted.
How do you manage your diet when competing
overseas? Were lucky with the high-quality of New

Zealand food, but overseas it can be different. I


pack my own cereal, so Im guaranteed a good
breakfast, and different snacks for energy. But you
need to be adaptable, as some countries, such as
China, have very different cuisines. Chicken feet for
breakfast isnt everyones ideal.

Open-plan living
removes the visual
and physical
barriers between
humans and food.

people walking through the kitchen


to access other rooms may again
be prompted to think about food.
Furthermore, centralising the kitchen
makes it more easily accessible from
several rooms, the researchers noted.
To investigate whether open-plan
kitchen-diners influence food
intake, the researchers used folding screens. They found diners
made 0.27 more trips to the
kitchen when the serving area
was not screened off, resulting in
an extra 152kJ of energy equivalent to a plain biscuit being
consumed in just one meal. In
the real world, this effect could
be larger, as full-height walls and
a door would provide an even
greater visual and physical barrier.
Without having to re-renovate
your open-plan home, there
are simple steps you can take to
prevent this kind of overeating,
including storing leftovers out of

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

sight immediately after serving meals,


putting a fruit bowl on the bench and
hiding high-energy snack foods in
opaque containers in a cupboard. l

Do you follow a special diet? I was fortunate to get


nutrition advice, which was considered important,
when I first made the Black Sticks in 2007. In the
past few years, its become even more essential
for not only high-performance sport but any
individual. I try to eat lots of whole foods, fruit and
vegetables and quality protein and avoid processed foods where possible.
Whats your typical breakfast? Ill choose from

protein pancakes they take five minutes to make


with banana, oats, chia seeds and egg CleanPaleo cereal with milk, yoghurt and banana, or an
omelette.
For lunch I love simple fresh salads with meat,
and also avocado, tomato and salmon on crackers.
My favourite evening meal is steak, salad and

seasonal veges.
What about snacks? I snack on fruit, a smoothie or a

Email your nutrition questions to


nutrition@listener.co.nz

handful of nuts. I also make bliss balls and healthy


banana bread occasionally, or avocado and
tomato on crackers.
Your fianc, Richie McCaw, is widely admired
for his rugby skills, but more importantly, does
he pull his weight in the kitchen? He makes a

great chicken salad, and if I cook, he always


does the dishes.
Any food mistakes? I was making

dinner for guests and at the last


minute decided to add more iceberg
lettuce to a salad. As I pulled the
leaves apart, dirt went all through it.
There was no way I could recover
from that, so I added more toppings and didnt say a word. Bless
them, they didnt bring it up but I
noticed the crunchiness.
Gemma Flynn: Chicken feet for
breakfast isnt everyones ideal.

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THIS LIFE
TECHNOLOGY
by Peter Griffin

Social media
to the rescue
For all their sins,
Twitter, Facebook and
their ilk are hard to
beat as post-disaster
information sources.

t has become a reflex action for many of us


after an earthquake: we reach for our smartphones, fire up Twitter and enter the hashtag
#eqnz.
On November 14, as I watched my shattered liquor collection seep into the carpet in
my Wellington apartment after the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura quake, the #eqnz Twitter feed told
me the extent of the earthquakes effect elsewhere
as the social network lit up with reports from all
over the country.
If the mobile phone networks havent been taken
out and theyve proven remarkably resilient in
the biggest quakes of recent years social media
offers one of the most powerful tools to help broadcast emergency information, gather eyewitness
accounts and organise response efforts. It can be
more immediate than the news media and official
agencies such as Civil Defence, the Fire Service and
Police.
But it is also a place for people to seek and
give reassurance, comfort one another and share
humorous or poignant moments to help dispel
post-quake nerves. Remember the cattle stranded
precariously on that small outcrop of quake-torn
land on the Kaikoura farm? A Newshub crew filmed
it from the air and the video clip went global
thanks to the network effect of social media.

HAGEN HOPKINS

DISASTER DATA
Now the firehose of messages generated in the
wake of disasters on Twitter and Facebook and its
rivals Snapchat and WhatsApp is offering a goldmine of information to aid emergency responders
and the longer-term recovery from a disaster.
Twitter reported that more than 20 million

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Information gleaned
from social media is
helping emergency
responders, such
as these Wellington
Fire Service and
council personnel.

event-related tweets were published


in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,
which slammed into the East Coast
of the US in 2012. Tens of thousands
were sent in the chaotic moments

Its also a place of


reassurance and
sharing of moments
to help dispel postquake nerves.
following the 2013 Boston marathon
bombing.
The same technology I wrote about
in the October 29 Listener (The
intelligence revolution) that is being
used in the US to identify potential
agitators at street protests is also being
harnessed to help improve disaster
response, although under a different
name.
Called artificial intelligence for

disaster response (AIDR) in this


setting, the software automatically
extracts informative crisis-related
tweets from the flow of messages,
weeding out fake and scam messages.
It had its first major test after last
years Nepal earthquake, which killed
more than 8500 people and destroyed
much of the countrys infrastructure.
In the quake aftermath, thousands
of so-called digital jedis, volunteers
around the world working as part of
the Digital Humanitarian Network,
labelled crisis-related tweets that were
related to infrastructure damage,
urgent needs or response efforts.
Artificial intelligence software learnt
from this human activity and accelerated the effort, extracting data from
over half a million tweets and feeding
it into MicroMappers, an app that
pinpointed priority locations for UN
emergency responders. Meanwhile,
software analysis of aerial photos was
helping to determine the condition of
quake-damaged buildings.

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

Digital disaster toolkit


GeoNet The website of our
official natural hazards monitoring
service gives real-time reports
of earthquakes via the website,
its Twitter feed, which has nearly
60,000 followers, and a nifty
smartphone app. www.geonet.
org.nz; @geonet
Twitter #eqnz The #eqnz
hashtag or label has become
iconic in New Zealand among
Twitter users and attached to the
end of 140 character messages lets
you send and search earthquakerelated tweets.
Civil Defence on Facebook Each
regional Civil Defence branch has
a Facebook page with regional
updates. The Wellington region
page (WREMO) has 67,000 followers and is a great source of trusted
information in the wake of a quake.

MONITORING MIX-UP
Such technology can be expected to come into play
in our own natural and man-made disasters in the
future. But we have a more pressing problem our
tsunami alert system is broken.
Civil Defence has a text-message-based alert
system to warn of tsunami threats that it activated
in the early hours of November 14. But many
people in at-risk locations didnt receive texts until
hours later, and others were told to prepare to
evacuate, then not to.
A text system makes sense given the prevalence
of mobile phones by 2020, an estimated 80%
of adults worldwide will have smartphones.
But alert systems that are tailored by region
are complex. And although apps can override mobile phone functions to broadcast
a warning to users, not everyone has their
phone on constantly. And the systems are
also only as good as the data the alerts are
based on.
My second digital destination after
the November 14 quake was the GeoNet
website to see the tremors location and
GeoNets Ken Gledhill: wants a better system.

size, initially put at magnitude 7.5.


GeoNet is a brilliant resource, but as
its director, Ken Gledhill, pointed out
in a remarkable blog post last week,
we dont have an official 24/7 quake
and tsunami monitoring service as
other countries do.
Duty seismologists roll out of bed
and open their laptops to start work,
interpreting the data fed in from
earthquake and tsunami gauges
around the country. This information is then uploaded into the Civil
Defence alert system. It is not ideal.
Given that heightened seismic
activity seems to be the new
normal, now would appear to
be the time to harness the
best technology to step
up monitoring efforts,
costly though that
may be.
In doing so, we
could learn some
lessons from the
Japanese, who have
the most advanced
early warning system
in the world, which
is staffed

Facebook Safety Check With


more than 2.7 million Kiwis on
Facebook, the social network
is the go-to place to gather
online. A service, activated in
major emergencies, allows you
and your friends to let everyone know that you are safe,
which is as simple as clicking
the Im safe option on the site.
Recovery maps Following the
Christchurch earthquake in
2011, the Christchurch Recovery
Map proved an indispensable
tool for people trying to find
out basic information such
as the location of clean water
supplies and closed roads. The
maps were built on the Ushahidi crisis response app, which
has been used all over the
world to aid disaster recovery
efforts.
around the clock. The system is so
sensitive it can give anything from
several seconds to two minutes warning of a quake as data from over 1000
seismographs around the country is
gathered, analysed in real-time and
text-based alerts are sent out.
It works for tsunami, too, though
the threat takes longer to calculate,
meaning people in the coastal areas

We could learn from


the Japanese, who
have the worlds
most advanced early
warning system.
of Tohoku had only about 15 minutes warning of the massive wave
that struck in March 2011. Nearly
20,000 were killed by the tsunami as
it surged inland.
Which goes to show that with all
the best technology money can buy,
its the grey matter up top that counts
the most. If you feel a decent shake
and live in an tsunami zone, run for
the hills. l

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THIS LIFE
PSYCHOLOGY
by Marc Wilson

Quakin all over


How well you cope in
times of stress and disaster
may be governed by your
childhood bonding.

ragically, lives were lost in the November


14 quakes, but not as many as there could
have been. It has been noted that just after
midnight on a Monday morning is about as
good a time as possible for a 7.8 magnitude shake.
Almost-13-year-old Isaacs response to the
November 14 quakes was: I hope theres another
one so I dont have to go to school on Tuesday.
Im not suggesting hes a little psychopath, but
rather that hes a securely attached youngster.
Attachment refers to the strong and enduring
bonds that exist between people, although early
research in this area focused almost exclusively on
attachment between infants and parents (usually
mothers). These early attachments are important
throughout peoples lives because they provide
working models of how relationships work
expectations of security and support available from
significant others in times of stress.
Securely attached people expect, seek and
obtain appropriate levels of comfort from close
others. However, if the development of this ideal
attachment style is disrupted, people may display
less-optimal, less-secure styles. For example, if our
early relationships teach us that we cant reliably expect security and comfort, then anxiously

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Securely attached people


are better able to cope with
trauma, because they seek
constructive support.
attached people may seek excessive closeness
(sometimes we might use words such as clingy to
describe these patterns), while avoidantly attached
people might not seek support at all (we may think
of such a person as a bit of a loner).
In many countries similar to New Zealand,

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secure attachment is probably the


most common style, but variation
can be traced, in part, to prototypical national parenting styles. For
instance, Japanese tend to parent
differently from Germans, and this is
reflected in what is normal, in attachment terms, in different places.

experience trauma is one way to


understand this.
Bryant and his colleagues have
reported that even among people in
the most seriously affected communities, more than three-quarters
reported no lasting psychological
ill health. That said, about 15% of
the most affected had signs of posthat counts as a
traumatic stress disorder
potential disrup twice as many as in the
tion? A natural
least-affected areas. Bottom
disaster?
line, were pretty resilient
In recent times, weve
creatures, but perhaps
seen major earthquakes
some of us are less so than
that research suggests may
others.
have some impact on
This is where attachment
Professor Richard
Bryant: trauma
attachment in future, at
comes in. Securely attached
researcher.
least under certain circumpeople are better able to
stances. For guidance on
cope with trauma, because
the kind of circumstances, lets look at they seek constructive support. In
the work of prolific researcher Richard a related study, Bryant found that
Bryant, a professor from the Unipeople who were separated from their
versity of New South Wales. He has
significant others during the bush
published hundreds of studies, many
fires had considerably more negative
of which focus on traumas effects on
outcomes (such as depression), but
human development.
securely attached individuals fared
Australia doesnt have a lot of
much better than anxious individuals
earthquakes, but it has its fair share
and, to a lesser extent, avoidant ones.
of natural disasters. For example, the
And thats one reason Id prefer
1983 Ash Wednesday bush fires that
earthquakes to happen when Im
killed 75 people were the most deadly
with my family so were there
in that countrys history until the
to support each other. Id prefer
2009 Black Saturday bush fires in
Isaac to be concerned with a day
which 173 people died.
off school rather than obsessively
We know bad things affect our
worrying about bad stuff happening.
psychological adjustment and wellThats part of the balance in being
being, and so studying people who
aparent.l

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

Recognition for
innovation.
Royal Society of New Zealand Research Honours

Rutherford Medal,
awarded to Professor Michael Corballis.
Pickering Medal,
awarded to Associate Professor Iain Anderson.
MacDiarmid Medal,
awarded to Professor Merryn Tawhai.
Hector Medal,
awarded to Associate Professor Stphane Coen.

Hutton Medal,
awarded to Dr Wendy Nelson.
Mason Durie Medal,
awarded to Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson.
Dame Joan Metge Medal,
awarded to Professor Stuart McNaughton.
Jones Medal,
awarded to Professor Alastair Scott.

Health Research Council of New Zealand medals

Beaven Medal,
awarded to Distinguished Professor Jane Harding.

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This month the Royal Society of New Zealand have honoured nine of our leading
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THIS LIFE
FOOD

by Lauraine Jacobs

Cookbooks
of the Year
Our picks for the top 12 New
Zealand cookbooks of 2016,
and three new books from
favourite international authors.

well-chosen
cookbook is a
gift that keeps
on giving, filled
with recipes and
stories to tempt
friends and
family into the kitchen and to
feast on at leisure.
Hungry: Food, Travel,
Experience by Karena and
Kasey Te Awa Bird (selfpublished, $59.99)
These sassy sisters have built
on their television success with
a fun-filled account of their
year. Every page is a delight
photos and tales of travelling at home and abroad and
meeting food heroes, coupled
with simple yet sophisticated
recipes that use the best produce, from whitebait to lamb
cutlets. If you enjoyed their
TV series Karena and Kaseys
Kitchen Diplomacy as much
as I did, youll appreciate this
luscious book for the pure joy
it expresses.

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A Year in My Real Food


Kitchen by Emma Galloway
(HarperCollins, $44.99)
At a time when bookshops
are almost overwhelmed by
volumes devoted to vegetarian
and gluten-free diets, this one
stands out. This beautifully
crafted second book is filled
with original and tempting
ideas from Galloways family
kitchen that are accompanied by excellent stories. She
photographs her own food in
a minimalistic, appealing way,
so it all seems delicious and
achievable.
Pipi at Home by Alexandra
Tylee (Random House, $65)
Tylee is the chef owner of
Pipi, the much-loved casual
restaurant in the heart of
Havelock North. In this, her
second book, she writes about
her home life and the food she
cooks as a busy mother of three
boys. The hearty, nurturing
food for every family occasion
is beautifully photographed

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(the meatloaf recipe is fantastic) and the recipes are


thoughtfully interspersed with
poems that inspire her.
Ima Cuisine: An Israeli
Mothers Kitchen by Yael
Shochat (Random House, $55)
Having grown up in Haifa,
Israel, Shochat is an expert in
the cuisine of that country.
She cooks vibrant, fresh food
influenced by Mediterranean,
North African and Middle
Eastern cuisines. These are the
dishes she serves at her downtown Auckland restaurant,
Ima, and they include colourful salads, latkes, blintzes and
her mothers favourite chicken
recipe. Healthy, flavour-filled
food with a spicy twist.

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Famous Kiwis Share their
Recipes (Potton & Burton $40)
Of all the cookbooks published
this year, this one has the
biggest heart. Conceived and
directed by Dick Frizzell and
Christian Kasper, it features
recipes from the nations
celebrities. No chefs, no fancy
cookery. Instead, its a solid
cornucopia of tried and true
family favourites, alongside
lovely portraits of well-known
people. Best of all, it raises
money for four of our most
worthy causes.
Recipes from the Kiwi Pizza
Oven: Wood, Fire, Food and
Friends by Alan Brown (Bateman, $49.99)
This title does not give an
indication of the depth of
knowledge that Brown, a cookery tutor, draws on for this
book. Comprehensive preparation, equipment and practical
tips supplement a great selection of tasty recipes to make
the most of your outdoor and
wood-fired oven.
My Green Kitchen:
Nourishing Food for New
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& Belinda MacDonald


(Bateman, $39.99)
A highly original book filled
with advice and ideas to
enhance the healing power of
many foods. The authors won
New Zealands first My Kitchen
Rules and have assembled a
collection of delicious family
recipes with lots of healthy
tips. The chapter entitled Take
a Walk on the Wild Side is
helpful for foragers.
Savour: Salads for All Seasons
by Peter Gordon (Jacqui Small,
$55)
Our best-known international
chef has written what may
be the best salad book ever.
Recognised worldwide as the
chef who popularised fusion
cuisine, Gordon gives us a feast
of salads that burst with an
almost unimaginable array of
flavours. He is the master of
combining ingredients, and
the recipes include fish, poultry and meat salads alongside
vegetable, grain and cheesy
dishes.
The Great New Zealand
Baking Book by Murray
Thom and Tim Harper et al
(Thom & Blackwell, $39.95)
These recipes from our top
chefs and foodwriters will be
sure to entice anyone who
loves to bake into the kitchen.
Every recipe has been photographed, and this massive
volume is filled with old
favourites and excellent new
ideas.
Little & Friday Every Meal by
Kim Evans and Sophie Beck
(Penguin, $50)
Little & Friday is known for its
hearty bakingand great coffee
and for being a lovelyplace
to lunch. Evans has built her
empire to include four cafes
and in this book she shares
baking recipes and a stack of
ideas for every meal. Salads,
hearty meat dishes and
breakfastfood are included,

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along with her storyofthis ethically aware and


sustainable business.
Clean Bakery: Wholesome and Nourishing
Baking for New Zealanders by Carine
Claudepierre (Bateman, $59.99)
Some peoples dietary concerns have made traditional baking recipes fraught with problems.
This book offers many good ideas, including
recipes that are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan,
raw or nut-free and some that cater for all these
limitations. It is well set out and every recipe is
photographed.
Melies Kitchen by Amelia Ferrier (Random
House, $40)
A first book from a talented teenager who bakes
and blogs. Every cupcake, cake, cookie, slice and
pastry recipe dances with colour and beauty on
the pages. The recipes are comprehensively written for those who dare to recreate this stunning
collection of baking and decoration.

Cooking the books:


Three international
household names
Superfood Family Classics by Jamie Oliver
(Penguin Michael Joseph, $65)
A book filled with healthy and tempting recipes,
all tested and devoured by his family. Now that
is a recommendation!
Rick Steins Long Weekends by Rick Stein (BBC
Books, $65)
The series is yet to appear on our screens, but get
this colourful modern book in advance so you
can cook along on weekends with this popular
television chef.
Basics to Brilliance by Donna Hay
(HarperCollins, $59.99)
Hay takes basics and shows us how to rethink
and enhance old favourites. The tasty recipes
in this monster volume are illustrated by her
signature simple photography. l

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by Michael Cooper

Birth of an icon

Villa Marias classy new icon wine is


potentially great, but its still in its infancy.

eople ask why we


havent made
an icon wine
before, says Sir
George Fistonich, owner
of Villa Maria, the countrys largest family-owned
wine company. Weve
got our Reserve and Single
Vineyard wines, but an
icon wine had to be even
better.
After more than half a century
of production and dominating the
countrys wine competitions since
the mid-1980s, Villa (as it is often
called) has just launched its first
icon wine Villa Maria Ngakirikiri The Gravels 2013. Kirikiri is
Maori for sand, gravel, shingle,
parched ground.
In 1992, planting began
at the gravelly Ngakirikiri vineyard
near Gimblett Rd, inland from
Hastings. The vines were planted at
twice New Zealands normal density,
enabling Villa Maria to drastically
reduce the cropping levels per plant
(resulting in riper, more intense flavours), without sacrificing grape yield
per hectare.
Then came the superb 2013 growing season sunny but not hot, with
extremely low rainfall. By February,
with the district officially in drought,
old-timers were reportedly coming
out of the woodwork, enthusing:
This is like the summers we used to
have when I was a kid.
The Ngakirikiri red is based almost
entirely on cabernet sauvignon, with
a splash of merlot in the blend. Im
a great fan of Hawkes Bay cabernet
sauvignon, says Nick Picone, Villa
Marias chief winemaker. Now the
vines are mature, we find we can

produce an outstanding
cabernet sauvignon/merlot
blend more frequently
than a top merlot.
In terms of style,
the goal was a wine of
elegance; rather than a
big, grunty red. Matured
for 18 months in French
oak barriques, it is densely
coloured, with substantial
body (14% alc/vol) and bold,
still very youthful blackcurrant
and plum-evoking flavours, showing lovely richness, purity and
complexity.
Many New World wineries have
high-priced icon reds, which can
reflect the owners ego more than
the wines intrinsic quality.
Sceptics love to quote a
famous line: Icon is
that one word or two?
Ngakirikiri has already been praised
by one critic as better than perfection, which suggests an element of
the hysteria that often surrounds
such wines. If you buy it, dont even
think of opening it before 2020;
ideally, 2023. By then, its intrinsic
quality and personality will be a lot
more fully expressed. l

WINE OF THE WEEK


Villa Maria
Ngakirikiri The
Gravels 2013
This very classy,
potentially great
red is still in its
infancy. Buy
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SPORT

by Paul Thomas

Bearing little
resemblance
Nervous and undisciplined
All Blacks more panda than
grizzly against the Irish.

superiority was undermining


international rugby.

ome other observations on a


game in which the empire came
uncomfortably close to striking

out:

It was hit-and-run
rugby winning via the
odd brilliant flourish.

The selectors loyalty to Aaron


Smith is jeopardising the principle of
team first that supposedly drives
the All Blacks. Smith lost his place
because of an off-field indiscretion,
as opposed to an injury, and in
his absence T J Perenara was
outstanding. In that context, the
decision to start Smith in Chicago
seemed odd and certainly wasnt
vindicated by his performance.
The decision to start him in
Dublin proved to both be
unfair and wrong-headed.
Speaking of Smiths,
When was the last
time Ben Smith did
anything wrong on a
rugby field? asked Sky
TVs Tony TJ Johnson
towards the end of the

The decision to bench TJ Perenara against


Ireland seemed unfair and wrong-headed;
Below, the almost-perfect Ben Smith.

game. Ill tell you when it was,


volunteered commentator Grant
Nisbo Nisbett. When he dropped
the ball in Milan the first time he
touched it. I havent seen anything
since then. (That was in 2009.) I
couldve sworn a Smith got yellowcarded for a lifting tackle in last years
World Cup final, thereby letting the
Wallabies back into the game. It must
have been Aaron or Conrad.
At Eden Park last month, Wallaby
flanker Dean Mumm dropped Brodie
Retallick with an elbow in the face.
Australian coach Michael Cheika was
right to point out that Retallick had
to an extent asked for it by illegally
holding Mumm back, although hes
well aware provocation is no defence
for foul play. (Mumm got a one-game
ban.) The apparent invisibility of
players loitering on the wrong side of
the ruck and obstructing opponents
trying to enter the breakdown is
one of the great mysteries of the
contemporary game. Ireland engaged
in this infuriating practice at regular
intervals without being penalised
once. Its true that retaliation breeds
retaliation; its equally true treating
retaliation as worse than provocation
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he Irish lost last weekends test match in


Dublin, but they won the clich contest
hands down.
The All Blacks, they said beforehand,
were a wounded animal whod be hell-bent on
putting us to the sword. Ireland, according to
their Kiwi coach Joe Schmidt, had poked the bear
by upsetting the world champions in Chicago.
Like the Irish, most Kiwi fans anticipated a
shock-and-awe response, an expectation encouraged
by the coaching staff, who talked up the teams
edge and steely resolve to atone for their messy
loss in Chicago. But the Blacklash never eventuated; the bear turned out to be more panda than
grizzly. Clinical dominance was conspicuous by its
absence: this was a nervy, inaccurate, undisciplined
performance. Coach Steve Hansen praised his
mens character and they certainly showed plenty
of defensive resolve, making 193 tackles to Irelands
93. But they were cleaned up in the battles for territory and possession, partly as a consequence of the
lopsided penalty count: 14-4 in Irelands favour.
It was the sort of hit-and-run rugby winning
via the odd brilliant flourish rather than by physically imposing yourself on the opposition that
Hansen dismissed as unsustainable when
he first got involved with the All Blacks in
2004. How England must wish they were
getting a crack at the All Blacks on this
tour. The Brits and the Irish were already
quietly confident that next years
Lions tourists will be too hot
for the All Blacks to handle;
expect the shouting from
the rooftops to get
steadily more raucous
as the tour looms.
And to think just
a couple of months
ago we were being told
the All Blacks effortless

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Time after time


The concept of time travel
infatuated HG Wells and Einstein,
has transported Doctor Who
for half a century and even took
Homer Simpson back to the
dinosaurs. Writer James Gleick
explains why it makes us feel
truly liberated. by ELOISE GIBSON

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n 1895, a budding writer, HG Wells,


published a story about time travel.
The two words time and travel
had never been joined as a single
phrase before, and Wells needed a
way to introduce the concept. The
young man came up with what
he thought was a cute piece of scientific
bunkum. Forget everything you know
about geometry, instructs a character in
his novel The Time Machine, and think of
time as the fourth dimension, inseparable
from length, breadth and thickness. A
little over a decade later, Einsteins theory
of relativity would say that time really was
the fourth dimension, connected to the
three dimensions of space. Did science
imitate art?
Popular science writer
James Gleick spent some
time researching the
question for his latest
book, Time Travel: A
History. In the end, he
says on the phone from
New York, he decided it
was highly unlikely that
Einstein ever read Wells.
There were some early
translations in French,
but for Einstein to have
read it in German there is certainly no
reason to think he did.
And Wells himself had no interest in
saying something serious and new about
physics. He was just trying to set a scene
for his story with a load of horseshit.
He was then beleaguered for the rest of
his life by people who took his ideas more
seriously than he did and thought he had
discovered some profound secret.
But Gleick doesnt think the echo was
a coincidence. Both men were steeped
in the radical new science that was
permeating the world at the time. Both
popular fiction and theoretical physics
were embedded in the same culture and
influenced by the same new ideas. The
discovery of the new geology created by
[Charles] Lyell was blowing apart any
hope of sticking to the idea the Earth was
only 6000 years old, and the evolutionary

Rowling and
Redmaynes fantastic
1920s New York full
of beasts and wizards

theory of Darwin was completely


reorganising the history of life.
Einstein, he says, could not have
created his version of physics in a vacuum,
as much as it is a beautiful piece of pure
mathematics.
Around the same period, electric
clocks were proliferating and people in
different places were synchronising their
timepieces. The same basket of influences
was making it possible for HG Wells to
think, Oh, I could have a machine that
would travel through time and you could
throw a lever and arrive in the future.
Gleick, whose narrative non-fiction
has long charted the cultural impact of
technology, didnt set out to delve into
issues about time, mortality and free will,
though Time Travel
ended up tackling all
these topics. His 1999
book Faster explores the
giddy acceleration of
modern life. This time,
all he wanted was to
write a history of time
travel fiction.
When I first pitched
to my editor, he said,
Yeah, but really youre
going to end up writing
about time. I said sure, but I wasnt
maybe as self-aware as you might expect,
he says. If I had thought, Now its time
for me to write a big book about time, I
would have just laughed at myself and
thought, You cant attempt that. What
made it manageable was the idea of time
travel, which seems much more specific
and fun.
Time travel feels like an ancient
storytelling device, but it isnt. Gleick
points out that jumping through the ages
is a fantasy born of the past century or
so. For a long time, people assumed their
grandchildren would inhabit a world very
similar to their own world.

Once people
started asking what
would happen if
they could control
their movements
through time, they
became addicted.

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ime travel, argues Gleick, is the product of a culture that looks back with
nostalgia to pre-industrial life, and
forward with the certainty that Earth in

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the future will be radically different. Once
people started asking what would happen
if they could control their movements
through time, they became addicted.
Wells had to help his readers
understand the concept. By the time
Homer Simpson accidentally turned a
toaster into a time machine, in a 1994
episode of The Simpsons, no exposition
was necessary.
Gleick is entertaining when he
describes the screeds of fiction that
Wells inspired some beautiful, some
cringe-making. He had never seen
an episode of Doctor Who before he
embarked on his research, and it wasnt
an instantaneous liking.
At first I thought, This is ridiculous,
its so cheesy. But then I got it. I write
about the Blink episode at some length,
because it has so much to say about our
lives today and some of these deeper
issues like free will and determinism.
Certain themes emerge in his survey
of time travel books and television.
People travelling back in time always
seem to end up visiting the dinosaurs,
ancient Egypt or Europe during World
War II. Before Y2K, people travelling
forwards always used to end up in the
year 2000, where authors imagined they
would find smellevisions (replacing
televisions), battery-powered bicycles or
games of croquet at the bottom of the sea.

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leick says wariness, learnt from


experience, has sunk the technooptimism of many early time travel
stories. It doesnt feel as though there is
any interest nowadays in writing a version
of time travel fiction where you arrive
in the future and the world is now full
of wonderful technology thats making
everybody happy.
Theres an awful lot of dystopian
futures being written, and if there is
advanced technology to be seen, its not
too much more advanced than what
were bound to have next year, anyway,
and its not making people very happy.
Thats partly because we have a different
awareness of what were doing to the
planet compared with people at the turn
of the 20th century, when there was a lot
of excitement about all the new wondrous
things you could do with electricity and
machines.
As a writer, Gleick is unusually
comfortable with the mind-bending

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aspects of theoretical physics. You


sense his glee at diving into the realm
of thermodynamics and quantum
mechanics, even as he feigns reluctance to
go there. (At some point, he says, about
a third of the way through the book, we
have to talk about entropy.) Yet he never

feeling of vertigo he gets from asking


questions such as, What is time?
There were a lot of times when my
head was spinning, metaphorically, but
I like that. I decided the wrong thing to
do was to imagine that you can arrive at
some simple final answer to the question
of what time is. Even physicists, at least
when theyre honest, realise thats a
fools errand. Scientists are aware that
time is experienced by humans as too
big a thing to be finally reduced to the
version they use in their equations.

Gleick relishes the feeling


of vertigo he gets from
asking questions such
as, What is time?

loses sight of the emotional relationship


people have with time, and he articulates
beautifully the gap between this and a
physicists way of conceiving time.

hen we live our everyday lives,


we tend to take time for granted.
We might ask what the time is,
but not what is time. When you stare at
the science behind time, Gleick suggests,
things can look seriously strange. Drawing
on Einstein, the logician Kurt Gdel calculated it was possible to have loops of time,
curving in on themselves. In other words,
time travel was possible, in theory if not
in human reality.
Writing about such topics could mess
with your head, but Gleick relishes the

ltimately, he thinks our


compulsion to beat time is about
seeking liberation, both from
mortality and our own stuff-ups. Time
travel is just another attempt to evade
the inevitable consequences of being
alive. Through it, we can murder baby
Hitler, warn our descendants to shun
atomic bombs or teach infant Trump
some empathy.
One of the most powerful
motivations for this whole cornucopia
of fantasies is that time imprisons us,
says Gleick. All of time travel is a way
of seeking liberation from our pasts, the
futures we are afraid of or our inevitable
mortality.
A lot has changed since 1895.
Now that people move through space
and cyberspace so easily, it may seem
surprising that we still feel the need
to imagine whizzing around in time
machines. Are we really still imprisoned?
Gleick thinks so.
We have a lot of different kinds of
freedom, apparently, in cyberspace. We are
disembodied and we seem to be able to
travel everywhere, even through time. The
past is available to us much more vividly
than ever before. You might think wed
feel everything is okay, but we arent any
freer, are we?
We are still finite creatures, and when
we make mistakes, we have made them
and we have to live with them. I have no
reason to think
there is any less
regret going
around nowadays
than there was in
the past. l
TIME TRAVEL: A
HISTORY by James
Gleick (Fourth
Estate, $34.99)

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POETRY

Shifting
the mood
When it comes to
love poems, Alistair
Te Ariki Campbell
is less histrionic and
more tender than
JamesKBaxter.
by JOHN NEWTON

hen Alistair Te Ariki Campbell


arrived in 1950 with Mine Eyes
Dazzle, he leapt to the front of
a pack of young poets nipping
at the heels of Allen Curnow and the
literary nationalists. The Wellington poets
fought a running battle with Curnow
that lasted more than a decade, a saga
remembered in all its gossipy glory in the
sequence Poets in their Youth.
Mellowed by age, Campbell downplays
the quarrels significance: What did we
really rebel against?/ What did we/hope
to put in its place? But the post-war poets
did shift the mood of New Zealand poetry.
And as this terrific book confirms, only
James K Baxter did as much to expand its
range as Campbell.
Campbell had his demons. His poems

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Haunted, fresh
and profound:
Campbell at
home with his
family in 1965.

are haunted by the early deaths of his


parents; his exile from the Cook Islands
to a Dunedin orphanage; the death of his
brother; and his own mental health. But
the hard-won poems that emerge from
this period, including Sanctuary of Spirits,
come with a psychological intensity
foreign to ARD Fairburn and Denis Glover,
and evident only in the most bottled-up
way in Curnow.
Equally new, and welcome, is the voice
of Campbells love poems. He is a less-histrionic love poet than Baxter, more tender,
more unassumingly candid. A poem such
as Why Dont You Talk to Me? still holds
its freshness, even across half a century of
gender politics.
Campbell took a long time to find his
way back to his birthplace, Tongareva, and
his Pasifika heritage, but when he did, the
result was game-changing, and the breakthrough sequences of the 1980s, The Dark
Lord of Savaiki and Soul Traps, bringing the
Pacific into New Zealand verse with a new
gravity and luminosity, may yet prove to
be the most profound part of the poets
legacy.
Edited by his son Andrew in collaboration with Robert Sullivan, this handsome
hardback of collected poems feels built to
last. And so it should.
Campbell is one of
our essential writers
and these poems
have decades of life
in them. l
THE COLLECTED POEMS
OF ALISTAIR TE ARIKI
CAMPBELL (Victoria
University Press, $50)

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Strange
days here
we come
Ex-Smiths guitarist
Johnny Marr riffs
on rebellion, longdistance running
and essay-writing.
by JAMES BELFIELD

ohnny Marr is not a soapbox


kind of guy, but these are, he
says, strange times. A Trump
presidency has already driven the
ex-Smiths, ex-Pretenders, ex-Electronic, ex-The, ex-Modest Mouse guitarist
to tweet that any reasonable 12-year-old
child would be preferable in the White
House, and now hes wondering how artists can galvanise people into some kind
of revolution.
People are so angry that they have to
kick back at something and react out of
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A new version of what


he brands the Thatcher
regime may lead to fresh
inspiration in the arts.
the hands of those who established that
fear, he says of the US election result.
I have to think that. The alternative
is that Im living with a bunch of people
who have no compassion and are outand-out racists and thats a very scary
thing. My hope today is that the position
of indignant protest and rebellion that a
lot of my friends feel starts to show itself
more than it has and that people dont
just carry on regardless without much

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regard for the consequences.


Politics only occasionally raises its head
in Marrs memoir, Set the Boy Free, in which
he finds it interesting to see how much
hes considered a political artist, preferring
to put it down to the stance taken by the
Smiths coming from a generation for
whom the issues in society and the way
the Establishment operates are expected to
be commented on by musicians.
But he thinks that having some kind of
common enemy a new version of what
he brands the Thatcher regime may
lead to fresh inspiration in the arts.
Even without Boris Brexit or talking

about Donald J Trump, I cant divorce


myself from writing about what Ive seen
in the outside world and that spills over
to politics, he says. Its about hectoring from the side, frankly, because I dont
feel that Im affiliated to anyone and I
just write about society but I still have a
social agenda.
Many artists now feel like theyre
shouting into a void and dont have a
voice, because with the freedom of speech
that comes from our diverse society comes
a lack of focus.
Back in the 1980s, everyone was on
the same page. I wonder whether whats

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

was an absolute blast I hope that jumps


off the page.

Person of interest: far left, Johnny Marr in


Modest Mouse in 2007; above, with the
Smiths in 1984; left, performing with the
Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood in 2013.

happening today might bring together


common-minded people to hear each
other again. Id really like to think that it
will.
For anyone wanting in-depth analysis
of the Smiths classic albums such as The
Queen Is Dead and Meat Is Murder or more
scuttlebutt on the Marr-Morrissey dividereconciliation-reformation-split soap
opera, Set the Boy Free may let them down
slightly. Thats because Marr has decided
to put pen to paper on a career thats seen
him recognised as one of the worlds great
post-punk guitarists (a fact cemented by
Fender having him design and name his

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own Jaguar) to entertain his fans.


Rather than digging deep for inspiration, he concentrates on great anecdotes
fights at football matches, car crashes,
Parisian bombs, the odd psychedelic
trip or brush with the law, cameos from
Talking Heads, Keith Richards, Bruce
Springsteen, Oasis, Neil Finn, Patti Smith,
Kirsty MacColl and U2 over-long explanations of how he developed some of
the past 30 years most recognisable riffs,
hooks and licks.
At times he resorts to magic and mysticism to explain how songs come together:
guitars already have the music in them,
How Soon Is Now took on a life of its
own, playing in Modest Mouse sounded
good and felt great but I still didnt
know what the music was.
I wanted to write about those songs
when inspiration has overtaken me and
I can only look back at those times with
wonder, Marr says. There are plenty of
other songs he doesnt mention, he says,
which took plain hard graft over a lot of
time, and Im equally proud maybe
even more proud of them; to have
pushed myself and gone through the wall
and written something that is still magic.
But the ones I talk about tend to have
been pivotal moments career-wise and Im
amazed that writing about those moments

omewhat surprisingly for a rock star,


Marr found writing his autobiography
was more about finding his own writing style without being self-indulgent and
learning what it took to complete a book,
than about score-settling or sensationalism.
And although hes sure he doesnt have a
novel in him, hes not ruling out a return
to writing, pointing out that his favourite
authors Aldous Huxley, Gore Vidal and
French anthropologist Jean-Didier Urbain
are all essayists and he has plenty of essay
subjects on which he is an expert.
Unsurprisingly for a 53-year-old Manchester City devotee who has a Chelsea
Flower Show award-winning bloom
named after him, his interests extend far
beyond music and musicians.
One is fashion. Set the Boy Free revels
in punk and post-punk clothes stories,
Manchester clothing stores, pop culture
gangs and details such as eight-year-old
Marr demanding a Crombie coat from his
dad.
But his major passion is running. When
he was recording with the Cribs in Los
Angeles in 2009, he completed the equivalent of five marathons in a week, and
he still pounds the pavement for a few
kilometres before he plays a show.
Is it a compulsion and a meditation? A
way to stay off booze and drugs?
Yes, but its also a by-product, Marr
says. Most things Im drawn to in life
music, psychedelic drugs have been
about finding new ideas. So, running
and meditating have little to do with any
puritanical side its a creative thing. It
makes me more productive and attitude-y
and interesting.
If I thought drinking and taking drugs
could put me in the same position, Id still
be doing those things, but they dont. Its
all about having a progressive lifestyle,
because for me at my age, and having
been a professional musician for 30 years
if I was one of
those old rock and
roll guys still doing
that, it would just
be corny its a bit
more radical to be
what I am. l
SET THE BOY FREE by
Johnny Marr (Penguin
Random House, $40)

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CYA FICTION

Great digging war


Two young Kiwi soldiers
confront unexpected hostilities
on the Western Front.
by ANN PACKER

tago Scots and Maori expected to fight when sent to


the Western Front in 1916 but instead found themselves cutting down trees and digging trenches. In 1916:
DIG FOR VICTORY (Scholastic, $19), David Hair takes the
baton from Susan Brocker and Diana Menefy to deliver the
third in the admirable Kiwis at War series. Against the hard
bones of historical events including an
execution by firing squad Hair interweaves a believable spy story with that of
a warm friendship between an Otago lad
and a Maori orphanage boy.
Award-winning YA writer Mary-anne
Scott knows teenage boys shes raised
four and taught many more. Her character Elliot, 17, learns a few hard lessons
in COMING HOME TO ROOST (Longacre,
$20). Jobless, he goes to the city to learn a
trade from his dads old navy mate Arnie.
But just as he starts to find his feet, his
past, in the form of ex-girlfriend Lena,
catches up with him. The unlikely friendship between Elliot and his guardian is
just one of the surprises in this accomplished second novel.

Augmented reality (AR) has brought


new life to a set of New Zealand picture
books since self-published author James
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DRAGON HUNTERS, THE DRAGON TAMERS
and THE DRAGON RIDERS trilogy (www.
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the endpapers of each book, stylishly
illustrated by New Zealand artist Link
Choi. The trilogy the first New Zealand
childrens books with AR content
has been sold into the lucrative US, Canadian and Chinese
markets. Augmented reality content, says Russell, satisfies a
demand for digital technology, but doesnt detract from the
book as a storytelling medium. It often draws in reluctant
readers because, in the end, the device is put down and the
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The war that


never ends
An important book
on the Vietnam War
offers insight into who
and what have been
forgotten and why.
by GLYN HARPER

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his book is about memory and


war. Specifically, it is a penetrating analysis of how the Vietnam
War has been remembered by
the countries and people most
affected by it. It also analyses who and
what have been forgotten and why. The
title of the book, taken from the 2007
novel Beloved by Toni Morrison, is an
insight that author Viet Thanh Nguyen
finds both terrifying and hopeful. It
is a forceful reminder that although the
Vietnam War, or the American War as it is
called by the Vietnamese, may be deemed

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dead and confined to history, for so


many participants it will never be over.
This is certainly the case for Nguyen,
the son of South Vietnamese refugees
who fled to the US, where he is an associate professor of American Studies and
Ethnicity at the University of Southern
California. He recently stated in the New
York Times that he has been wrestling
with [the film] Apocalypse Now for most of
his life.
The film, unsurprisingly, features
throughout Nothing Ever Dies. Nguyen is
best known for winning the
Pulitzer Prize for fiction with
his debut novel The Sympathizer, about an unnamed
communist spy sent to
California to keep watch
on a group of Vietnamese
exiles. One of the characters
is an arrogant and dictatorial
Hollywood director working
on a Vietnam War film a
character clearly based on
Apocalypse Now director
Francis Ford Coppola.
Nothing Ever Dies reveals
stunning insights about
what Nguyen calls the
triad of war, memory and
identity. These feature
from the opening chapter

when he writes that his book proceeds


from the idea that all wars are fought
twice. The first time is on the battlefield,
the second, lasting much longer, is in peoples memories. And any war can prove
this assertion, according to Nguyen.

We must remember
in order to live, but
wemustalso forget.
He argues that although the US lost
the Vietnam War on the battlefield, it
has been the resounding victor in the
memory war through controlling most
of the industry of memory. He argues
convincingly for the concept of just
memory and just forgetting, where
memory is equal and inclusive and
events can be forgotten only
if, and when, reconciliation occurs. Even Nguyens
definition of memory as
a presence that evokes
absence is profound.
When a memory is
present in our minds, it
Author Viet Thanh Nguyen:
compelling perceptions that
will challenge all readers.

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

The US lost the Vietnam War


on the battlefield but were
victors in the memory war:
US troops on manoeuvres
and Marines delivering
supplies in South Vietnam.

inevitably points to what is no longer


there but in the past, he writes. Yet,
asNguyen later acknowledges, We
must remember in order to live, but we
must also forget. Failure to get the balanceright can be fatal to us as well as to
others.

othing Never Dies is a beautifully


written book. It contains some
compelling perceptions that will
challenge all readers. It is inclusive in that
it extends the triad of war, memory and
identity beyond the US to Vietnam, Laos,
Cambodia and Korea all lesser players

inthe memory-industry game.


There are some weaknesses. He gives
scant attention to Australia or New Zealand, which receive brief mention. And
having the image captions at the back of
the book rather than alongside the images
is somewhat distracting.
But this is an important book; one
that challenges existing notions of war,
memory and identity coalescing around
the Vietnam War. New Zealand writer and
war veteran Dan Davin once wrote that
for all those caught up in World War II,
that conflict would last for the rest of our
lives. For the people displaced, traumatised and uprooted by the Vietnam War,
that war will last their childrens lifetimes,
too. It is true that some things will never
die. l
NOTHING EVER DIES:
VIETNAM AND THE
MEMORY OF WAR by
Viet Thanh Nguyen
(Harvard University
Press, $72)
Glyn Harper is professor
of war studies at Massey
University.

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CLASSICAL

Poise and
power
Paul Goodson selects
his top 10 classical CD
recordings for 2016.

PETER RIGAUD

MOZART PIANO CONCERTOS 18 & 19, Mitsuko


Uchida/the Cleveland Orchestra (Decca)
Uchida recorded the complete Mozart
piano concertos in the late 1980s. This
disc is part of a set of new releases with
her conducting from the keyboard.
Poised, effervescent, poignant and spirited
Mozart doesnt get any better than this.
Top piano concerto CD.
SCARLATTI: 18 Sonatas, Yevgeny Sudbin,
piano (BIS)
Sudbins approach to performing Scar
lattis harpsichord sonatas on the piano
is to treat them as transcriptions, using
every colouristic effect of which a modern
concert grand is capable. The result is a
delicious kaleidoscopic musical platter.
Top solo piano CD.
Top performers:
violinist Janine
Jansen and pianist
Yevgeny Sudbin

BRAHMS/BARTK No 1 Violin Concertos,


Janine Jansen/Antonio Pappano/
London Symphony Orchestra/Orchestra
dellAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
(Decca)
This unexpected coupling of violin concer
tos brings together profound symphonic
potency with chamberscale geniality.
Soloist, conductor and accompanying
orchestra move in complete interpretative
accord. Top instrumental concerto CD.
BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Op 100 & 108, Isabelle
Faust/Alexander Melnikov (Harmonia Mundi)
Brahms 2nd and 3rd violin sonatas are
joined by Schumanns Three Romances
and a musical oddity in the form of the
collaboratively com
posed fourmovement
F.A.E. Sonata. The result
perceptive and intense
readings of exceptional
quality. Top instrumental
CD.
HANDEL/MENDELSSOHN,
ISRAEL IN GYPTEN, the
Kings Consort/Robert King
(Vivat, double CD)
With this painstaking rec
reation of Mendelssohns
1833 performance of
Handels oratorio Israel
in Egypt, King has pulled
one out of the hat. Start
lingly fresh orchestral
sonorities, precise and
sparkling chorus work
and a lineup of excellent
soloists meld scholarly
practice and musicality
in an utterly compelling
way. Top choral CD.
RICHARD STRAUSS, Vier
Letzte Lieder/Ein Heldenleben, Anna Netrebko
and Daniel Barenboim/Staatskapelle Berlin
(Deutsche Grammophon)
Netrebkos burnished lower
register and glowing upper
register colour Strauss
evergreen Four Last Songs
with searing intensity.
Add a committed and
powerful performance
of A Heros Life by one
of Europes finest
orchestras, and this
CD is a winner.

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BRAHMS KLAVIERKONZERTE NR 1 & 2,


Maurizio Pollini/Staatskapelle Dresden/
Christian Thielemann (Deutsche
Grammophon, double CD)
An elder statesman of the keyboard joins
forces with a Young Turk of the conduct
ing world. Listeners expecting a tussle
for ascendancy will be disappointed.
Theseare consonant, magisterial and
absorbing performances in which lyricism
and muscularity coexist in unalloyed
harmony.
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES, AN ORKNEY
WEDDING, WITH SUNRISE, Scottish Chamber
Orchestra/Ben Gernon with Sean Shibe
(guitar) (Linn Records)
Newcomers to Davies
multifaceted composi
tional world will relish
this compilation of works
reflecting his beloved
Orkney seascapes and
terrain. The Scottish
Chamber Orchestra have
long championed Davies,
and these fresh and invig
orating interpretations
form a fitting tribute to
the composer, who died
earlier this year.
CANTATE DOMINO, Sistine
Chapel Choir/Massimo
Palombella (Deutsche
Grammophon)
For the first time, the
Vatican has thrown open
the doors of the Sistine
Chapel to allow a studio
recording of its allmale
choir. The acoustic forms
a rich and generous
backdrop for the chosen
works (mainly from
Renaissance liturgical repertoire). The sing
ing is poised, serene and warm.
BEETHOVEN SINFONIA EROICA & CORIOLAN
OUVERTURE, Le Concert des Nations/Jordi
Savall (Alia Vox)
A plug from my fellow reviewer Ian
Dando for Savall and his orchestra, join
ing an impressive lineup of conductors
and ensembles who have recorded one or
other or all of Beethovens symphonies
on period instruments. Instrumental lines
are clean and punchy, sonorities crisp and
incisive. l

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MUSIC
by James Belfield

Seeing double
A decades worth of
party tunes are just
right for summer fun.

here once was all blissful pop,


bottomless blues or punchy
politics, modern music has
developed an affinity for a new
favoured theme: anxiety.
Fear and disquiet have largely taken
the edge off punkish anger and burst the
bubblegum glow, so its a relief to find an
artist willing to unleash unbridled yardparty grooves with a low-slung rock guitar
and a broad grin.
Enter Troy Kingi. Possibly best known
as the hilarious Warriors-supporting,
selfie-demanding stoner dad in Taika
Waititis Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Kingi
has summoned his Electric Haka Boogie
band to Ben Edwards Lyttelton studio and
recorded a decades worth of his tunes,
mixing soul, dirty blues stomps, skanking
dance rock, a touch of metal and classic
70s riffs.
For a fellow who seems to swap between
being a scuba instructor, Northland dad,
occasional actor and singer-songwriter,
his debut is remarkably accomplished
and ridiculously fun, combining clinking
beers, laughter and te reo singalong interludes with raw, live-feel tracks starring the
likes of Mara TK and Mark Vanilau.
He has clearly no regard for self-editing
but the 22 tracks over a double album
are varied enough to hold the attention
and offer serious moneys worth. Sure,
Kingis not pushing boundaries, but who
cares when tracks such as Under Ledges can
blow any anxieties away.
GUITAR PARTY AT UNCLES BACH, Troy Kingi
& the Electric Haka Boogie (Southbound)

onor Oberst found fame with a


faltering, anxious voice backed by his
Bright Eyes nametag, but has always
relied on bandmates to turn his lyrical
skills into projects such as the politically

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

Troy Kingi: a remarkably


accomplished and
ridiculously fun debut.

charged punk of Desaparecidos and the


glorious Monsters of Folk. But for Ruminations, hes stripped back to just those
quavering vocals, a few piano flourishes, a
gently strummed acoustic guitar
and the persistent wheeze and
caw of a Dylanesque harmonica.
The songs are bleak and bare
someone counting sheep with a
gun in his mouth, public figures
finding adoration turned to hate,
morning drinking sessions and
barefoot children dancing in
the rain but following Obersts
well-publicised health and legal
problems (he was falsely accused
of rape by a fame-seeking fan),
its tempting to hear a solitary
songwriters raw revelations of an
agitated mind.
RUMINATIONS, Conor Oberst
(Warner)

ate Tempests powerful


second outing points her
dread, end-of-days UK street
poetry at a dissolute, divided and
unravelling London. She follows seven
sad, solitary citizens of Brexit-broken
Britain each frozen at 4.18am in their
miserable lives through tracks such as
Ketamine for Breakfast and Europe Is Lost,
weaving skilful imagery about consumerism, political failure and global warming
around Dan Careys electro trip-hoppery.

Her flow is impeccable, the production


seamless and the message formidable
then to finish she unleashes the outstanding Tunnel Vision with its emotional
epiphany: Im pleading with my
loved ones to wake up and love
one another.
LET THEM EAT CHAOS, Kate Tempest
(Universal)

ustin Vernons 2012 Grammy


win had many scratching
around on Wikipedia to
discover how Bon Ivers downbeat
folkishness had somehow struck a
global jackpot. But now that hes
rubbing production-desk shoulders with the likes of Kanye West
and James Blake, and producing
such near-perfect gems as 22, A
Million, his songwriting, arrangement and experimental skills
have become obvious.
This third outing is deliberately intense at just 34 minutes,
blatantly cryptic (song titles mix
pictograms, numbers, Greek
letters and postcodes) and strangely composed of glitches, samples, electronically
moulded vocals and gloriously rich gospel
Americana. But the result is a beautiful
gem, polished with truth and trickery and
displayed in a dazzling setting. l
22, A MILLION, Bon Iver (Rhythmethod)

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FILM
by James Robins

Nature of
the beasts

Rowling and
Redmayne transport
us back to a 1920s
New York of
wizardryand magic.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

directed by David Yates

nto the marble and gold-trimmed


deco of 1920s New York steps Newt
Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), an
awkward wizard zoologist lugging a
Poppins-ish suitcase crammed with
a menagerie: griffons and squadrons
of turquoise snakes, a gaggle of
jewel-thieving platypuses, a sloth-like
furball with the power of invisibility
and a randy rhinoceros-like monstrosity
that must be seduced. Half of them
wouldnt seem out of place in Walking
with Dinosaurs. Inevitably, a few escape

and a gleeful caper ensues a comedic


Attenborough safari with wands instead of
elephant guns.
Aside from the occasional inflating
of a cruel aunt or bewitching of a Ford
Anglia, the Harry Potter universe (of
which Fantastic Beasts is a part) kept the

ordinary and extraordinary thoroughly


separated. Not so here. Dan Fogler plays
Jacob Kowalski, a plummy patisserie
chef whose pudding-like face gawps and
ogles at all the enchanted things whirling
around him. He ventriloquises our own
fascination. I aint got the brains to make

ended up in Los Angeles as an aspiring


model. Food or sex? Devour or be eaten?
She mumbles in response.
By the end of The Neon Demon, the
latest from Drive director Nicolas Winding

Refn, this choice becomes an ultimatum.


Jesse, who looks homely and peasantlike compared with the steel-smooth and
plastic-packed androids, comes to learn
that her deer in the headlights aspect

Beauty is the
only thing
The Neon Demon is a
film of undisguised
gloss, artifice and
ruthlessness.
THE NEON DEMON

directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

our women stand applying lipstick


in the dull light of a silent nightclub
bathroom. Are you food or are
you sex? one asks pointedly. The
question is aimed at Jesse (Elle Fanning),
a Georgia teenager who cant sing, cant
dance, cant write, so naturally has

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LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

Theres something delightful in


transplanting an awkward British lad into
an ultra-serious and heavily acronymised
America, where regular folk are referred
to bureaucratically as No-Maj rather
than the more quixotic and incongruous
Muggles.

Inevitably, a gleeful
caper ensues a
comedicAttenborough
safari with wands instead
of elephant guns.

Michael Keaton in The Founder.

Now showing
The Founder

A two-hour advertisement for a burger


joint that loves its thieving hero too
much. Greed is good? No, grease is
good.
War On Everyone

Fantasia: Eddie Redmayne


(Newt Scamander, centre) is the
unassuming hero of Fantastic
Beasts and Where to Find Them.

this up, he proclaims, and were inclined


to believe him.
The person who does have the brains
to make all this up is JK Rowling herself,
writing for the screen for the first time and
clearly enjoying the satirical liberties that
arise from making her world transatlantic.

Elle Fanning (Jesse) is an aspiring model who is


corrupted in The Neon Demon.

will work wonders on the agents and


designers of this world. Initially resistant to
shallowness, she soon becomes narcissism
incarnate. Beauty, as one character says,
isnt everything its the only thing.
This is an abrupt way of describing The
Neon Demon, too a film of undisguised
gloss, artifice and ruthlessness.
Such effusive surface is Refns calling
card, and The Neon Demon is nothing if
not aesthetically distinctive. Whether
cityscape or photoshoot set, each frame
is strikingly built in blocks of primary
colours. Every scene is unnervingly still
emptiness in slow motion and punctuated by flashes of sharp violence, jealous
degradation or blood-bubbling froth.
Indeed, the film opens with a nod to The
Shining and ends with an ostentatious
riff on the infamous 1929 Salvador Dal/

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

Teasing aside, Rowling also imports


high seriousness into the film with
biting prescience. Tabloids bluster about
anti-wizarding sentiment and (literal)
witch-hunts are plotted against the
background noise of a sabre-rattling
presidential campaign. Take your pick
of historical parallels Red Scares,
Prohibition, McCarthyism its all there.
To contend with all this, dear little Newt
Scamander becomes an unassuming hero,
despite never looking anyone in the eye
and perennially mumbling like a mad
scientist.
Perhaps its just the kind of humility we
need.

IN CINEMAS NOW

Luis Buuel silent surrealist short film


Un Chien Andalou. In between, there
are mountain lions, switchblades, slit
throats, paedophiles, lesbian necrophiles,
Shakespearean speeches and Keanu
Reeves. Which sure looks like a mess.
Refn might be a provocateur, although
this title would imply his jabs and grabs
for attention were in the service of a
deeper meaning, such as satire or a kind
of hyperbolic documentary. No, The
Neon Demon is as vain and stupefied as its
subject, pornographic and debased. Here,
Refns only love is for the artifice of fleshy
innards turned out.
When he succeeds, as in Drive and
Bronson, its thanks to forward momentum
a narrative propulsion that staves off
the indulgence. Here, there is a void
between each strobe-like moment of
dismemberment. When Refn fails, he fails
spectacularly.

IN CINEMAS NOW

A wretched mess of a buddy cop


comedy. Every constituent element is
present script, character, theme but
the timing is all askew.
Nocturnal Animals

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star


in Tom Fords richly visceral second
feature. Part-pulp western and chilly
thriller. Menacingly good.
Julieta

Guilt, anger and emotional paralysis are


explored in Pedro Almodvars timejumping domestic drama.
Arrival

Amy Adams decodes extraterrestrial language in this ambitious and


astonishing sci-fi.
The Accountant

Straightforward detective procedural.


Ben Affleck plays a hitman and bookcooker. The gimmick? Hes autistic.
The Light Between Oceans

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender


explore the consequences of WWI, but
are smothered by melodrama.
Doctor Strange
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Hell or High Water
Hacksaw Ridge
I, Daniel Blake
Inferno
Caf Society
My Scientology Movie
Films are rated out of 5:
(abysmal) to

(amazing)

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DIVERSIONS
QUIZWORD by Alan Shuker

Puzzle No 1395
Clues across

1. What large, bulbous narrownecked bottle is typically


enclosed in a wicker cover?
(8)
7. What is the usual Muslim
name for God? (5)
8. Who is the worlds largest
distributor of toys? (9)
9. What is a unit of electrical
resistance? (3)
10/11. Who turned down Ian
Flemings invitation to play
the villain in the James Bond
film Dr No? (4,6)
13. Which tree genus includes
lime and grapefruit? (6)
14. What is a room below
ground level in a house? (6)
17. Which Libyan port is close
to the Egyptian border? (6)
18. What curved part of a
carpenters hammer is used
for extracting nails? (4)
20. What tapering rod is used in
snooker? (3)
22. Which Egyptian queen
is best known from the
painted limestone bust of
her, now in Berlin? (9)
23. Which nuclear-powered
Russian submarine was lost
with all 118 hands in 2000?
(5)
24. What unglazed heavy fabric
with a printed design is used
for furnishing? (8)

CROSSWORD by David Tossman

Puzzle No 1004
Clues down

1. What is a devilish, evil,


supernatural being? (5)
2. What describes the region
of northern states of the US
from Ohio west to the Rocky
Mountains? (7)
3. What is the name of the
Nasa spacecraft orbiting
Jupiter? (4)
4. Who (Conrad ___) was
the 1919 founder of a
multinational hospitality
company? (6)
5. What word can precede
relation, group and money?
(5)
6. Who is Bambis rabbit
friend? (7)
7. Who tests ore to determine
its ingredients and quality?
(7)
12. Which city in Los Angeles
County bills itself as the
Media Capital of the
World? (7)
13. What iced food item is baked
in a small paper container?
(7)
15. What was Walt Disneys
wifes name? (7)
16. What computer memory
device is temporary storage
for data being moved? (6)
17/19. Which hostage negotiator
was held captive in Lebanon
from 1987 to 1991? (5,5)
21. What on a wine bottle
means very dry? (4)

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17

18

21

15

16

19

22

23

25

20

24

26

27

Clues across

1/27. A bunch of comedians


with no potty hymns?
Crucify! Sling off! (5,7,6,6)
9. Make up commercial left one
bowled (2-3)
10. Dissembling squealer holds
one required to balance the
score (9)
11. Dodge goat stew: cut throat
(3-3-3)
12. Notice dairy, deprived of
atmosphere, becoming
scruffy (5)
13. Hens fit awkwardly in catchy
sort of stockings (7)
15. Kitchen appliance rotates in
a novel way (7)
17. Facial hair appearing were
boy to develop (7)
19. The usual routine registered
initially a barely detectable
quantity (3,4)
21. A snatch of Cole Porter
comes back, reminiscent of
times past (5)
23. Gun blast gets body in civil
disorder (5,4)
25. Managed to return with
limited food supply: thats
the story (9)

Solution No 1003

Solution 1394 Across: 7 Messerschmitt, 8 Verbatim, 9 Rial, 10 Cleric,


12Tasman, 14 Oca, 15 Meteor, 17 Rococo, 19 Eric, 21 Lothario, 23 Shirley
Bassey.
Down: 1 Reveille, 2 Isobar, 3 Fret, 4 Scimitar, 5 Smurfs, 6 Etna, 11 Coral
Sea, 13 Archives, 16 Escort, 18 Chass, 20 Ruhr, 22 Toby.

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city (5)
27. See 1-across

Clues down

1. Married then lines up and


vilifies (7)
2. New leader, airborne
surprisingly, comes to an
inescapable conclusion (2-7)
3. Give up? Yes, and idle about
(5)
4. Kid spoilt, gone rusty (9)
5. Henry, with afflictions, rises
(5)
6. Note was revised with little
effort (2,5)
7. The somewhat insensitive
hoard rum on French trial
(4-2-7)
8. Make regiment repay service
(6,7)
14. A slight phobia about
western creative work foiling
progress (9)
16. Thea cut-in rudely but is
trustworthy (9)
18. Rental arrangement includes
hot transport (7)
20. He reads with difficulty but
sticks at it (7)
22. This citizen of Muscat is a bit
of a megalomaniac (5)
24. Truffles are amusing soldier
(5)

A
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O
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E
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For explanations of previous


cryptic crosswords, see David
Tossmans blog at www.listener.
co.nz/cryptic-crosswords

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

BRIDGE by David Bird


NORTH
Q73

Q 10 9 8 7 3 2
A54
WEST
4
KJ962
654
Q 10 7 3

EAST
852
Q73
J
KJ9862
SOUTH
A K J 10 9 6
A 10 8 5 4
AK

Love all, dealer South

West

Pass
Pass
Pass
All Pass

North

2D
3S
4H

East

Pass
Pass
Pass

South
1S
2H
4C
7S

A contract of 7D would have made more


sense, as it happens, but South ended in
7S. How would you play this contract on a
trump lead? Declarer won in his own hand
and played a second round of trumps, West

TAKE 5
by Simon Shuker

showing out. What now? The diamond


suit was blocked and declarers first
thoughts were to cash the ace and king of
diamonds before crossing to the queen of
trumps to enjoy the rest of the diamond
suit. When he cashed the ace of diamonds,
he was interested to see the fall of the jack
from East. If you have not considered this
possibility, pause again to think how you
would continue. Attempting to cash the
second diamond winner would be fatal,
since East would ruff. Instead, declarer
crossed to dummy with the queen of
trumps, drawing Easts last card in the suit.
He then played the ace of clubs, discarding
the king of diamonds. The way was then
clear to play the remainder of dummys
diamond suit, throwing the heart losers
from the South hand. Suppose West leads
a club against the slam. Since you do not
yet know if you need to discard a diamond
honour on the club ace, you should ruff
the first club in your hand.
BIDDING QUIZ

WEST
A Q 10 9 5
A 10 7
A J 8 5
6

West North East South


1S
Pass 1NT Pass
2D
Pass
3D
Pass
?

What will you bid now?


(Answer on page 64)

BARDENS
CHESS PROBLEMS

Mikhail Botvinnik v Miguel Najdorf,


Moscow 1956
The then world champion (White, to play)
is a pawn down. Botvinnik can draw by
Rg7-h7+ but Blacks g4 pawn is sprinting
to promotion and the attempt 1 Kf6??
fails to Ra6+ when Black wins. So how did
Botvinnik achieve victory here?
(Answer on page 64)

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

Wordsworth
by Gabe Atkinson
Readers were invited to complete the
phrase What everyone needs is a new
in prose or verse. Daphne Tobin
of Porirua writes: What everyone needs
is a new bunch of MPs,/Say, every three
months, for a 90-day placement./Just time
to sign contracts, the public to appease/
But not long enough to become too
complacent.
Aucklands Rex McGregor: What
everyone needs is a new/Butler to help
you get through./A Carson or Jeeves/Who
sincerely believes/He is not half as clever as
you. From John Mills of Gebbies Valley:
What everyone needs is a new raison
dtre,/While the old ones go par la fentre./
As they leave the EU, Im sure (entre nous),/
Their English gets better and betterer.
Pictons Nozz Fletcher: What everyone
needs is a new thing, anything/To keep the
wheels of commerce turning. Keith Simes
of Hastings: What everyone needs is a
gnu!, announced a guest speaker at the
annual zoos conference. Kerikeris Miriam
Couling: What everyone needs is a new
pair of knees, since getting older is hardly
a breeze.
But Bay of Plentys David Wort wins
with: What everyone needs is a new kind
of drink,/All that grog, coke and coffee
must go down the sink./They fatten, they
frazzle, they clog your aorta,/Heres the
drink that will save you: I call it water.
For the next contest, submit a cleri
hew about a political figure. Clerihews
are whimsical, biographical poems
with an AABB rhyme scheme and
irregular metre. The first line must
contain the subjects name. Heres an
example: Margaret Hilda Thatcher/She of
international stature/Ruled the political
arena/Had a scrap with Argentina. Entries
close at noon on Thursday, December 8.
Submissions: wordsworth@listener.co.nz
or Wordsworth, NZ Listener, Private Bag
92512, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141.
Please include your address.

WIN THIS
A DVD of Taika Waititis hit
adventure comedy-drama
Hunt for the Wilderpeople,
in which a defiant yet
lovable boy finds himself
on the run from the police
with his cantankerous
new uncle (Sam Neill).

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DIVERSIONS
Fill the grid so that every column, every row
and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.
Reubens Puzzles

572

MEDIUM

383

LAST WEEKS
SOLUTION

HARD

LAST WEEKS
SOLUTION

1 Place a number from 1 to 9


in each empty box.
2. The sum of each vertical or
horizontal block equals the
number at the top or on
the left of that block.
3. Numbers may be used only
once in each block.

BRIDGE BIDDING QUIZ SOLUTION


You can expect partner to hold about 10
points. Since you have a chunky 15 points,
it is worth bidding game. In the World
Championship, Geir Helgemo of Norway
bid 3NT at this stage. The contract was
doubled (by Zia), redoubled by Helgemos
partner and easily made. An alternative is to
bid 3H, telling partner than you have a good
stopper there but nothing in clubs.
Awards: 3NT 10, 3H 8, 5D/4D 5,
Pass 4.

LAST WEEKS SOLUTION

CHESS SOLUTION
1 Rf6! with Rd6-d8+ forces mate.

546

10 QUICK QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Reubens Puzzles

64

1. False. It was so-called because Spain was


falsely believed to have been especially
hard hit.
2. The term first appeared in military
aviation jargon of the 1960s.
3. Sarah Palin.
4. Switzerland. Its de facto capital is Bern.
5. Attraction.
6. Pigeon.
7. True, according to comedian Yakov
Smirnoff.
8. Paddington Bear.
9. Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen.
10. Night stinger.

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Bard company

Mix the words of one great British writer with those of comedy
legend Ben Elton and what do you get? by entertainment editor FIONA RAE

tephen Fry once


described one of David
Mitchells QI rants as
angry logic, and as
a man who appears to be in
a permanent state of erudite
exasperation, he is the perfect
William Shakespeare in new
comedy Upstart Crow (TVNZ 1,
Thursday, 9.10pm).
In the classic comedy
template, he is surrounded by
idiots who vex him greatly,
even though hes something of
a blowhard himself, a preten
tious playwright who uses 10
words when two would do.

66

Ive sent word to the


theatre that the two tunnels
that lie beneath the bridge be
blocked, he says in the first
episode, meaning his nose is
stuffed up.
Why didnt you just say
nose? says his wife, Anne
Hathaway (Liza Tarbuck).
Its what I do!
The series is part of cele
brations surrounding the
400th anniversary of Shake
speares death and comes
from another British bard,
Ben Elton, who wrote for one
of the greatest comedies of

alltime, Blackadder.
Elton has mixed storylines
of the Bards plays with
modern references Will keeps
complaining about the car
riage service from London
and run the lot through a
Shakespeare insult generator.
I am due at the theatre
to discuss my new romance,
but now must play nursey
nursey, wipeynosey to a
rogering, roistering, student
clodhopper, complains Will,
in the first episode, which
spoofs Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo in this scenario is

an Oxbridge yobbo called


Florian. They join clubs
called the Birth Ballsack and
the Fisted Peasant where they
gorge and fight and roger and
quaff till they coat the walls
with gutporridge.
In England, Im afraid, its
not what you know, its what
dead farm animals you rogered
at university.
At this point, anyone who
fondly remembers Blackadder
will recognise the similar
ity: rants about the English
class system (it is almost as if
there be suspended over this

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

ment
Black-ish, Sunday.

Television

by FIONA RAE

The Best of the Week


Upstart Crow, Thursday.

sceptred isle a ceiling made of


glass); a smart girl who wants
to better herself (the daughter
of Wills London landlord,
Kate, who wants to act even
though lady acting is illegal);
a Baldrick (a servant called
Bottom); and several pompous
twits, including comic actor
William Kempe (a parody of
David Brent) and Master of
Revels Robert Greene (the
Stephen Fry of the piece).
Its Shakespeares aspirations that make him perfect
for the sitcom treatment, says
Mitchell.
He felt that he was looked
down upon by people who
wanted the layers of society
to remain as they are, he
said in an online interview,
and thats something that
resonates, certainly for Britain
today. l

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3

Bowls (Sky Sport 4, Sky 054,


9.00am). The World Bowls
Championships have been
under way in Christchurch,
although Skys live coverage
only extends to the finals this
weekend and next. Today
features the womens fours
final at 9.00am and the mens
triples at 1.00pm; tomorrow,
its the mens pairs at 9.00am
and the womens singles at
1.00pm.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4

Attitude Awards 2016 (TVNZ


1, 3.55pm). Simon Dallow
hosts the annual celebration of Kiwis living with
disability: categories include
Youth Spirit; Making a
Difference; Emerging
Athlete; Entrepreneur; and
Artistic Achievement. The
awards are being held at
the ASB Showgrounds

in Auckland on
November 29.
Check out the full
list at attitudelive.com/
awards.

a
Good for

LauGgREhAT!

THE BAKE OFF


BRITISH .30pm

hungry and
dangerous
in the one-day
Chappell-Hadlee
series against the Black
Caps, which starts today at
the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Its a fairly taxing series the
next two matches are on
Tuesday and Friday.

,7
Tuesday

Cricket (Sky Sport 1, Sky 051,


4.20pm). Australias cricketers
have not been on best form
of late, and following a series
of humiliating losses to South
Africa, the selectors have been
brutal. That could make them

Black-ish (TVNZ 2, 6.00pm).


Black-ish has the discussion
in its season two opening
episode, which is called The
Word. You know, the n-word,
which is dropped like a bomb
by the youngest member of
the middle-class Johnson
family when he does an
otherwise adorable school
performance of Kanyes Gold
Digger. A family discussion ensues: In a Norman

Attitude Awards 2016, Sunday.

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Rome, Tuesday.

Lear-esque kind of way, we try


to show the different points
of view on different topics,
because thats what a family
is, creator Kenya Barris told
Vulture.com.

Tatau (Prime, 10.30pm).


Unintentionally hilarious
supernatural drama about
a couple of backpacking
Brits (Joe Layton and Theo
Barklem-Biggs) who get into
some spooky shenanigans
in the Cook Islands. Its a
co-pro between BBC Three
and South Pacific
Pictures, but was
created by former
EastEnders writer
Richard Zajdlic.
Naturally, there
are parts for Kiwis,
including Temuera
Morrison, Kirk
Torrance and Filthy
Richs Shushila
Takao.

Tatau, Sunday.

Documentaries
Wait, the Scots invented the
Ku Klux Klan? Oh, that is just
embarrassing. Well, Scottish
immigrants, anyway, as is
explained in Who Put the Klan
in the Ku Klux Klan with Neil
Oliver (History, Sky 073, Tuesday, 7.30pm).

Scots may have helped lay


the foundations of the US, says

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

Poldark (Prime, 8.35pm). Here


is the plot of season two of
Poldark: Ross is in dire financial
straits; Ross does something
stupid; Demelza tries to stop
him; George plots against
him; Elizabeth looks pretty.
They made 10 episodes out of
this, which is quite a feat, so
lets hope they can get more
inspiration from Winston Grahams novels for season three.
There is plenty of action in the
finale, at least: round two of
George and Ross fight club,
an angry mob and a couple of
reunions.
Rome (SoHo, Sky 010, 9.30pm).
The historical drama that in
hindsight is a kind of proto
Game of Thrones: it wasnt

the first HBO costume drama


Carnivle and Deadwood
preceded it but its eye-watering budgets, grand scope and
international cast were a sign
of things to come. The sets,
built at the legendary Cinecitt studios outside Rome, are
magnificent (leftover bits were
later used for the Doctor Who
episode The Fires of Pompeii),
and the plot is satisfyingly
twisty. Lots of back-stabbing,
you might say. Ciarn Hinds
is Julius Caesar, but the focus
is on soldiers Lucius (Kevin
McKidd) and Titus (Ray
Stevenson), who return home
after Caesars eight-year war
against the Gauls. Lindsay
Duncan, Kenneth Cranham,
Polly Walker, James Purefoy,
Tobias Menzies and Indira
Varma also star.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7

QI (Prime, 9.45pm). The second


New Zealand comedian to
appear on QI features in the
first of tonights two episodes:
Rhys Darby follows on from
Cal Wilsons triumph for
an episode concerned with
justice. This occasions a long
discussion in this typically
highbrow show about the size
of Andrew Davies penis. The
second episode features our
favourite vicar and former
Communard, the Reverend
Richard Coles.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 8

The Windsors (TVNZ 1, 8.35pm).

by FIONA RAE

Oliver, but there were settlers


who shaped the South into
an insular, fearful society that
easily took to slave-owning.
Attitudes hardened, of course,
after the Civil War.
In the documentary, he
travels to the US to examine
these links between racism
in the Deep South today and

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

Its Brit-comedy Thursday,


huzzah! It warms the cockles
to see that not all mainstream
comedy coming out of the UK
consists of Mrs Browns Boys
and old episodes of Would I
Lie to You?, and in a year that
has seen prestigious dramatisations of the lives of two
British queens, The Windsors
is a welcome comedown from
those magnificent conceits.
Its far from perfect, however the British royal family
are portrayed as their most
obvious stereotypes: Charles
(Harry Enfield) is a bumbling fool; Camilla (Haydn
Gwynne) is a Lady Macbeth;
Harry (Richard Goulding) is
an illiterate lothario; and Wills
(Hugh Skinner) is desperate to
be a man of the people. The
Windsors is followed by Upstart
Crow at 9.00pm (see page 66),
and Mountain Goats at 9.40pm,
a comedy about a bunch
of rescue volunteers in
the Scottish Highlands.
Sadly, nothing bold or
original or very interesting it really is
like 1973, said the
Guardian. Oh well,
you cant have
everything.
Tomorrows
Food (Choice TV,
9.30pm). The
series fronted

The Windsors,
Thursday.

the first Scottish settlers. The


first klan was created by a
group of six former Confederate soldiers, who set up a
fraternity in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866. The name came
from the Greek word for circle,
kuklos, and although the
group had cultural leanings, it
soon turned to violence. Later,
the idea of burning crosses
Who Put the Klan in the Ku Klux Klan
with Neil Oliver, Tuesday.

DECEMBER 3 2016 noted.co.nz/the-listener

by comedian Dara Briain


comes to free-to-air TV (it was
on BBC Knowledge in August).
The title is a nod to the old
BBC science series Tomorrows
World and it features bite-sized
stories about cutting-edge
technology and innovation in
the food industry this ranges
from daft robots that deliver
food in a Chinese restaurant to
cloud seeding in Texas.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9

The Murder Detectives (Prime,


8.35pm). Add this to the list of
brilliant, serialised true detective stories, except this isnt
a retrospective work like OJ:
Made in America or Making of a
Murderer, nor is it an attempt
to get to the bottom of a crime
like the Serial podcast. Perhaps
its more like Truman Capotes
In Cold Blood, in that the
investigation into the stabbing
of 19-year-old Nicholas Robinson in Bristol in 2014
unfolds like a drama. Its
an extraordinary piece
of work that was rightly
awarded a Bafta in
May (Nicholas
mum, Angela, was
there to accept
with the production team),
particularly
because it
never forgets
the impact on
Nicholas family
and the surrounding
community.

was taken from the Crann


Tara, a fiery cross that was a
traditional means of calling
Scottish clans to arms. Even
the Confederate flag is said
to be based on Scotlands St
Andrews cross.
Its a sad fact that more
than 800 hate groups exist in
the US, and Oliver visits the
Neo-Confederate League of
the South, which advocates a
return to a separate southern
society run by Anglo-Celts.

Online

by FIONA RAE

Catch of the Week


BITE-SIZED: TVNZ
OnDemand continues to scoop up any
short local content it
can get its hands on:
its latest acquisitions
are three series that
had their starts on the
internet. Sitting Room
Rose McIver
Only (from December
1) was made by expat actor Hannah Marshall
in her LA living room. She corralled a bunch
of Kiwi acting and musical notables, including
Antonia Prebble, Ladyhawke, Rose McIver and
Keisha Castle-Hughes, to talk about their experiences. White Man Behind a Desk (available
now) is Robbie Nicols satirical take on the news,
andBright Summer Night (December 1) is the
clever, modern Shakespeare dramatisation set at
a Wellington party.
DIDNT MEME IT: The internet recovered its
sense of humour reasonably quickly after
Donald Trumps win with a series of Barack
Obama-Joe Biden memes that gave everyone
a much-needed laugh. Many involved Americas
Uncle-in-Chief suggesting pranking Trump
when he gets to the White House: Obama:
Did you replace all the toiletries with travel-size
bottles? Biden: Hes got tiny hands, Barack, I
wanthim to feel welcome here. CBS has a good
collection here: tinyurl.com/NZLBidenMemes.
SVOD HIGHLIGHT: Whats good in subscription
video on demand. By now you should have
finished your binge-watch of all seven seasons
of Gilmore Girls and be ready for the four-part
Netflix (netflix.com/nz)
revival, A Year in the
Life, available from
November 25. With
creator Amy ShermanPalladino and husband
Daniel on board, expect
many pop culture-laden
speeches and all of
Stars Hollows quirky
Gilmore Girls
characters.
For links go to www.listener.co.nz/online

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Amy, Thursday.

TV Films

by FIONA RAE

A Guide to the Weeks Viewing


SATURDAY DECEMBER 3

Harry Potter and the Deathly


Hallows: Part 1 (TVNZ 2,
7.00pm). The pull-back before
the take-off: the first part in
the two-part Harry Potter
finale is pretty much a threehander, as Harry, Ron and
Hermione, on the run, sit
around in a tent and argue.
Thats not all, of course; there
are some close moments with
death eaters and Voldemorts
snake, Nagini, but director
David Yates has truly mastered
the art of dragging things out.
(2010)
Dracula Untold (TV3, 8.30pm).
Turns out, Dracula was a
totally good guy. Who knew?

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An origin story in which Vlad


the Impaler (Luke Evans) gives
up his soul to save the world
from incoming Turkish hordes
led by Dominic Cooper. Heavy
on the CGI, of course, but
Evans brooding looks are
vamptastic and Charles Dance,
as the creature who turns him,
is totally badass. Again. (2014)

Turbo Kid (Rialto, Sky 039,


8.30pm). Mad Max on bicycles,
and as this is a Canadian-New
Zealand co-pro with horror
impresario Ant Timpson, a
thoroughly nutty, splattery,
gory, hilarious fun time. Directors Franois Simard, Anouk
Whissell and Yoann-Karl

SUNDAY DECEMBER 3
Whissell raided every op
The Kids Are All Right (Maori,
shop in Canada to fit out the
8.30pm). A witty examination
post-apocalyptic wasteland
of the complications
occupied by the Kid
of the postmodern
(Munro Chambers),
family by Laurel
who is pulled
Canyon director
into a fight with
Lisa Cholodenko:
a cruel overAnnette Bening
lord (Michael
and
Julianne
Ironside) after
y
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TVNZ Duk m
Moore made their
he meets cute girl
8.30p
IVF babies in the
Apple (Laurence
90s, and theyre now
Leboeuf). The sole
old enough to want to know
Antipodean is Aaron Jeffrey,
of their parentage. Enter a
who plays an arm-wrestling
laid-back, charming, slightly
cowboy. (2015)
scatterbrained Mark Ruffalo
The Guilt Trip (TVNZ 2, 9.35pm).
who upsets the apple cart.
Barbra Streisand can do the
Liberal, middle-class LA, sure,
guilt-tripping, kvetching,
but still a clever family drama.
complaining Jewish mother
(2010)
till the cows come home, but
Room (Movies Extra, Sky 031,
do you want her to? Theres
8.30pm). Brie Larson is a standalmost nothing new in this
out in everything she does,
thin comedy, save perhaps
and Room was the moment
thepairing of Streisand and
that the world saw what she
Seth Rogen as her permacould do, not just fans of
nentlyembarrassed son.
independent cinema. She is
(2012)

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LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

in modern television. (2013)

MONDAY DECEMBER 5

The Town, Monday.

The Taking of Pelham


123, Thursday.

simply extraordinary here as


the young woman who fights
to keep her five-year-old (Jacob
Tremblay, also amazing) safe
from her abductor. Irish director Lenny Abrahamson pulls
and pushes our emotions like
so much putty and doesnt
sugar-coat the psychological
trauma. (2015)
Enough Said (TV3,
11.05pm). Finally,
a romcom that is
actually funny
although this one

has an underlay of sadness for


being James Gandolfinis last
film. Theres no trace of Tony
Soprano in his performance,
but writer-director Nicole
Holofcener is smart enough
to know that Gandolfini and
his love interest Julia LouisDreyfus both come with
baggage and inserts subtle
references to their
careers. Im tired of
being funny, she
says, while he, as a
TV archivist, claims
not to be interested

The Judge (TVNZ Duke,


8.30pm). Is it a John Grishamstyle thriller or a Nicholas
Sparks-style weepie? Is it a
comedy or a drama? Director David Dobkins oeuvre
consists ofShanghai Knights
and Wedding Crashers, and
he seems tohave trouble getting a fix on the tone for this
story about a hotshot lawyer
(Robert Downey Jr) who
goes home for his mothers
funeral and winds up defending his dad (Robert Duvall), a
judge, when he is accused of
murder. There wereaccolades
at least forDuvall, and he
and Downey Jr elevate what
could have been a trite set of
stereotypes, as does Steven
Spielbergs cinematographer
Janusz Kamiski, who gives
the small-town world a lush
depth. (2014)
The Town (TVNZ Duke,
10.55pm). Ben Affleck goes
back to his Boston roots to
play a bank robber pulled into
one last heist. Not an original story, then, but Affleck is
beginning to show the directorial deftness that would win
him an Oscar for his next film,
Argo. He keeps the focus on his
characters struggle to contain
loose cannon Jeremy Renner,
who wants to get rid of a
hostage (Rebecca Hall) that the
gang temporarily held during
their last robbery. Unfortunately, Affleck has fallen for
her. Renner was nominated for
an Oscar and a Golden Globe,
and the whole cast, including
Jon Hamm, Blake Lively and
Pete Postlethwaite, are a class
act. Nice Bawston accents, too.
(2010)

A documentary that is both


a record of an extraordinary
trick and an elegy to the World
Trade Centres twin towers.
James Marshs film about
Philippe Petits 1974 high-wire
walk between the WTC towers
plays out like a heist: stringing
2cm steel cable that weighs
about 200kg across 61m of
open space is a feat in itself,
never mind walking, running,
dancing and sitting on it for
45 minutes. A marvellous and
sad evocation of a time when
the towers were deconstructed
with art, not war. (2008)

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8

The Taking of Pelham 123


(TV3, 8.30pm). A considerably more action-y update
of the 1974 film, which had
only one action sequence. In
Tony Scotts version, its all
souped-up computer screens,
gunfights, car crashes, explosions and John Travolta doing
his psycho-criminal thing. The
interplay between Travolta
and Denzel Washington is
good, however, thanks to a
screenplay by LA Confidential
and Mystic River writer Brian
Helgeland. James Gandolfini is
memorable as the under-pressure mayor. (2009)
Amy (Prime, 8.30pm). Its a
21st-century fact that a life,
or at least a famous one, can
be reconstructed through
videofootage, and so it is
with Asif Kapadias documentary about singer Amy
Winehouse.He discovered,
or was given, footage of the
singer, from childhood to her
death in 2011. Her trajectory
from talented songwriter/
singer to scarily thin, hounded
celebrity is heartbreaking, and herfather, Mitch,
doesnt come out well. (2015)

TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

Man on Wire (Maori, 8.30pm).

Enough Said, Sunday.

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The Best of the Week


SATURDAY DECEMBER 3
with a series of lively and
Afternoon Concert (RNZ Convibrant concerts, including
cert, 3.00pm). Young Brisbane
some for children. In tonights
cellist Sam Lucas won the
performance, there are works
National Concerto Competiby Debussy, Poulenc, Schution this year with Ernest
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 4

Opera on Sunday (RNZ Concert,


6.00pm). La Scala began its
season surrounded by riot
police, not because of protesters, but in the wake of the
Paris attacks. Security was tight
for Verdis Giovanna dArco,
with Anna Netrebko in the
lead role, the first time in 150
years that the opera had been
staged at La Scala, and it didnt
disappoint: Netrebko had
never been more exciting,
said the Guardian, and Francesco Meli as King Carlo was
stupendous.
MONDAY DECEMBER 5

Music Alive (RNZ Concert,


7.00pm). The London Conchord Ensemble were near the
end of their flying visit when
this concert was recorded in
the Gallagher Academy in
Hamilton; they covered
the country from
Dunedin to Auckland

Anna Netrebko,
Opera on Sunday.

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The Lilburn Lecture 2016 (RNZ


Concert, 8.00pm). Composer
Jenny McLeod used her friend
Douglas Lilburns manifestos A
Search for Tradition, from 1946,
and A Search for a Language,
from 1969, as a basis for a
survey of her lifes work and
experience. Her lecture, delivered on Lilburns birthday,
November 2, is called Prosaic
Notes from an Unwritten Journal.
One of her compositions,
The Courtship of the YonghyBonghy-Bo, can be heard
during Resound on Friday after
10.00pm.

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on TV and radio
GAME THEORY
One of the most entertaining
TV programmes has been The
Political Game, a well-made
and informative look at the
Beehive and the daily life of
those who work there, from
the ministers down to the
kitchen and maintenance
staff. Why is it tucked away
on Maori Television after
10pm on Tuesdays? Are the
viewing public considered
not sufficiently discerning to
warrant airing it at a more
prominent time?
Anne Martin
(Helensville)

BUM NOTES
A night of superb musical talent, TV3s 2016 New
Zealand Music Awards, was
spoilt by weak, not even
slightly funny presenters. It
was cringe material. I suggest
organisers book Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego next year.
Margaret Evelyn
(Cambridge)

SHORT OF THE MARK


The World Bowls Championships is coming up in
Christchurch, so I appeal to
Sky to rejuvenate its commentary team. Its charitable
to call past efforts inept; its
easily the worst of any sports
coverage here.
Viewers dont need to be
told a bowl is long, short,
wide or narrow that is
obvious. Rather, genuine
research is needed into player
backgrounds so that interesting snippets can pep up the

presentation and support


tactical appreciations, as golf
experts do so well. And there
are more penetrating adjectives than brilliant or, the
apparent ultimate, absolutely brilliant.
Doug McGilvary
(Richmond, Nelson)

MAKING ROOM
Much as I love Leonard
Cohens singing, why
couldnt Prime screen his
memorial programme,
Leonard Cohen Im Your Man,
after The Durrells instead
of dropping it for a week?
These memorial programmes
should play second fiddle to
our scheduled line-ups.
Brian Collins
(Aro Valley, Wellington)

CHANNEL CROSSING
Could you include Vibe (Sky
channel 006) in the programme listings? It has an
excellent line-up of quality
drama from the UK and other
countries, equal to many of
the channels already listed.
Terry Coltman
(Muriwai Beach, Auckland)

You provide programme listings for 16 pay TV channels,


which are irrelevant to me
(and possibly 40% of viewers). Could you drop one and
include HGTV?
Mike Vincent
(Maungaturoto )

Talkback: We dont have room


for more channels, so wed have
to drop something to include
Vibe and HGTV. Suggestions?

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 3

TVNZ 1

FREEVIEW 1 SKY 001

6.00 Te Karere (R, C)


6.30 Hyundai Country Calendar
(G, R, HD, C, AD)
7.00 Rural Delivery (G, HD, C)
Today: The search for a biocontrol agent to combat the
Argentine ant, and research
on integrating paua shell into
bio-plastics.
7.30 Infomercials
9.00 Tagata Pasifika (HD)
10.00 Come Dine with Me
Couples (G, R, C)
Noon Whos Doing the Dishes?
(G, R) Hosted by Brian
McFadden.
2.00 Four Weddings USA (G, R)
Four brides attend and score
each others weddings.
3.00 Border Security: Australias
Front Line (G, R, C) Narrated
by Grant Bowler.
3.30 The Force (PGR, R, C)
Today: Follows a four-month
investigation of abalone
traffickers.
4.00 Robson Green: Extreme
Fisherman (G, R) Today:
Robson heads to Mongolia
and some of the most
pristine rivers in Central Asia.
5.00 The ITM Fishing Show (G, C)
Matt Watson revisits some of
the shows classic episodes.
6.00 1 News (C)
7.00 Hyundai Country Calendar
(G, HD, C, AD) Fruit of the
Soil: A father and daughter
have spent years working
to create a successful truffle
industry in North Canterbury.
7.30 Posh Pawn (G, C) Tonight:
James examines a stunning
yacht in Palma; Lawrence
values a guitar signed by
Oasis; and a spectacular
diamond bracelet gives
new branch manager Alicja
the chance to secure an
international client (includes
Lotto at 8.00pm).
8.30 Around the World with
Manu (G, C, AD) Tonight:
Manu is on the home stretch,
with just one more country
to discover, America.
9.30 Coronation Street
(PGR, HD, C, AD) Tonight:
Gails problems begin to
mount; Roy and Sharif
embark on a new project;
and Kevin points the blame
at Sophie.
10.30 Winter (AO, R, C, AD) The
Inside Man: Deeply affected
by the latest tragic turn in
their case, Eve and Jake take
comfort in each others arms.
11.30 Devils Playground
(AO, R, HD, C, AD) The
Forgiveness of Sins:
Tom takes his concerns over
Brendans revelations to
Bishop McMillan.
12.30am Betrayal (AO, R, C)
1.25 Emmerdale (PGR, R, C)
3.20 Infomercials
5.30 6.00 The Key of David

TVNZ 2

TV3

FREEVIEW 2 SKY 002

6.00 PAW Patrol (G, C)


6.20 Thomas and Friends
(G, R, C)
6.35 Octonauts (G, R, C)
6.45 Elmo the Musical (G, C)
6.55 Thunderbirds Are Go
(G, R, C, AD)
7.20 The Jungle Bunch: To the
Rescue! (G, C)
7.45 Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
(G, C)
8.15 Marvels Guardians of the
Galaxy (G, C)
8.40 Marvel Avengers Assemble
(G, C)
9.10 Adventure Time (G, C)
9.35 Lab Rats (G, C)
10.05 Crash & Bernstein (G, R, C)
10.30 Blossom (G, C)
11.00 Full House (G, R, C)
11.30 Baby Daddy (PGR, C)
Noon Switched at Birth (G, C)
1.00 Confessions of a
Shopaholic (2009, PGR,
R, C, AD) Isla Fisher.
3.05 Once Upon a Time (PGR, C)
Only You: Regina grieves
Robin Hoods death, and
Henry sets out to destroy all
magic.
4.00 Food Fighters (G, R, C)
5.00 Cupcake Wars (G) Today:
The bakers compete to cater
a high-stakes poker game.
6.00 Fantastic Beasts and JK
Rowlings Wizarding World
(C) Warwick Davis presents
a special looking at the new
realm of Fantastic Beasts,
an era 70 years before Harry
Potters first adventure.
7.00 Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows: Part 1
(2010, PGR, R, C, AD) On the
run from the dark forces,
Harry, Ron and Hermione
set out on a quest to track
down and destroy the secret
to Voldemorts immortality.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma
Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph
Fiennes, Helena Bonham
Carter. Films, page 70
9.35 The Guilt Trip (2012, AO,
R, C) After his pitch is
rejected, the inventor of an
environmentally friendly
cleaning product impulsively
invites his mother on a crosscountry road trip. Barbra
Streisand, Seth Rogen, Brett
Cullen, Ari Graynor. Films,
page 70
11.30 Paycheck (2003, AO, R, C)
An electronics engineer
whose memory was erased
wakes up to find he is being
pursued by authorities.
Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman,
Aaron Eckhart.
1.55am Tommy Boy (1995, AO,
R, C) Chris Farley, David
Spade.
3.35 Constantine (AO, R, C)
4.20 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(PGR, R)
5.10 Mystery Girls (PGR, R, C)
5.30 6.00 It Is Written

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FREEVIEW 3 SKY 003

6.00
6.30
7.30
9.30
10.35

Charles Stanley (R)


Pukana (G, HD)
Infomercials
The Nation With Lisa Owen.
Survivor: San Juan Del Sur
(G, R, HD)
11.30 Americas Next Top Model
(PGR, R, HD)
12.25 Wedding Town (G, HD)
12.55 The Bachelor NZ
(PGR, R, HD, C)
2.25 Fresh Off the Boat
(PGR, HD)
2.55 New Girl (PGR, HD)
3.25 The Goldbergs (PGR, HD, C)
3.55 The House That 100K Built
(G, HD)
5.00 Grand Designs New Zealand
(G, R, HD, C)
6.00 Newshub Live
7.00 Zookeeper (2011, PGR, R,
HD, C) Animals help a
zookeeper find love. Kevin
James, Rosario Dawson.
9.05 Dracula Untold
(2014, AO, HD, C) A soldier
becomes a vampire in order
to protect his family and
country from an invading
army. Dominic Cooper, Luke
Evans, Sarah Gadon, Charles
Dance. Films, page 70
11.00 Motive (AO, HD, C) The
Glass House: A murder
investigation develops into a
kidnapping when the victims
daughter is abducted.
12.00am Nurse Jackie (AO, HD)
Coop Out: Jackie rallies
her co-workers against the
developers.
12.30 Infomercials
5.00 Hillsong (G, R)
5.30 6.00 Charles Stanley (R)

BRAVO

FREEVIEW 4 SKY 012

6.00 Infomercials 10.00 Hollywood


Medium with Tyler Henry (G, R)
10.55 The Millionaire Matchmaker
(PGR, R) 11.50 Million Dollar
Listing Los Angeles (G, R) 12.50
Wahlburgers (G, R) 1.40 Hoarders:
Family Secrets (G, R) 5.30 Dance
Moms (G, R) 6.30 Flipping Out
(G) I Know What You Did Last
Saturday: Jeff feels like his luck
has turned around. 7.30 The
Millionaire Matchmaker (PGR) The
Brothers Cruz: Patti sets out to find
matches for bodybuilding brothers
who own their own clothing line.
8.30 Snapped (PGR, R) Christine
Billis: Police investigate a car that
crashed into a tree, killing a man.
9.30 Shahs of Sunset (PGR) Bad
Things Happen When I Eat Salami:
Mikes family throws an epic Persian
Party to celebrate his brothers
graduation. 10.30 Kourtney & Khlo
Take the Hamptons (AO) A House
Divided: Kourtney fixes up Scotts
parents house. 11.30 Snapped
(PGR) Cheryl Kunkle: A murder
investigation pits a son against his
mother. 12.20am Infomercials 5.00
6.00 Dance Moms (G, R)

Prime: Silent Witness,


8.40pm

PRIME

FREEVIEW 10 SKY 004

6.00
Noon
2.30
3.30

Home Shopping
The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
MythBusters (PGR, R)
Jamie & Jimmys Food Fight
Club (G, R, C) Today: Guest
Amanda Holden.
4.30 Soccer English Premier
League, highlights.
5.30 Prime News
6.00 University Challenge (G, C)
Today: Victoria v Waikato.
6.30 MasterChef USA (G)
Tonight: A new mystery box
challenge.
7.30 New Tricks (PGR, C) The
Fame Game: A double
suicide is reinvestigated.
8.40 Silent Witness (AO, C)
Protection (Part 1): Nikki
and Jack are brought
in by an inexperienced
detective after a suspected
paedophiles body is found
in a playground.
10.55 The Red Stag Timber
Hunters Club (PGR) Hogs &
Dogs: Tim pursues big boar
in the Blenheim backblocks.
11.25 60 Minutes (PGR, R)
12.25am 6.00 Home Shopping

MAORI

FREEVIEW 5 SKY 019

6.30 Pukoro (G, R)


7.00 Avatar: The Last Airbender
(G, R)
7.30 My Mokai (G, R)
8.00 The Zoo (G, R)
8.30 Te Kaea (R)
9.00 Playlist (G)
9.30 Kaitangata Twitch (G, R)
10.00 Hoiho (G, R)
10.30 Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
11.00 Kawe Korero (R)
1.30 Te Po Mekemeke (R)
2.00 World Forklift League (R)
2.30 Basketball College National
Championship 2016, live.
3.30 The Kapa (G, R)
4.30 The Big Sing (G, R)
5.00 He Kupenga Hou (G, R)
5.30 Te Kaea
6.00 Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
6.30 Kermits Swamp Years
(2003, G, R) Voice of Steve
Whitmire.
8.00 Iti Pounamu (AO, R)
8.30 The House of Mirth (2000,
PGR, R) Gillian Anderson.
11.00 Te Kaea (R)
11.30 Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
12.00am 12.30 All Talk with Anika
Moa (AO, R)

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SKY PREMIERE SKY 030

MOVIES EXTRA SKY 031

MOVIES CLASSICS SKY034 RIALTO SKY 039

7.35

7.25

6.10

See No Evil 2 (2014, 16)


Glenn Jacobs.
9.05 We Are Your Friends
(2015, 16) Zac Efron.
10.40 Sicario (2015, 16)
Emily Blunt.
12.40 Victor Frankenstein
(2015, M) Daniel Radcliffe.
2.30 Superfast! (2015, M)
Alex Ashbaugh.
4.10 Spooks: The Greater Good
(2015, M) Kit Harington,
Tuppence Middleton.
5.55 The Revenant (2016, 16)
An explorer seeks out the
man who betrayed him.
Leonardo DiCaprio.
8.30 Mad Max: Fury Road
(2015, 16) Two battledhardened veterans of the
apocalypse struggle to
outrun a ruthless warlord in
a deadly high speed chase
across the Wasteland. Tom
Hardy.
10.35 Entourage (2015, 16)
A movie star and his crew
embark on an ambitious
project. Adrian Grenier.
12.20am The Green Inferno (2013,
18) 2.00 The Revenant (2016, 16)
4.35 Superfast! (2015, M)

Lost Boy (2015, M)


Virginia Madsen.
8.55 Lost in Translation
(2003, PG) Bill Murray.
10.40 A Dark Reflection (2015, 16)
Georgina Sutcliffe.
12.20 Trumbo (2015, M)
Bryan Cranston.
2.25 Lost Boy (2015, M)
Virginia Madsen.
3.55 Jackie & Ryan (2014, M)
Katherine Heigl.
5.25 Its a Disaster (2012, M)
David Cross.
6.55 Before We Go (2014, M)
A chance encounter sparks
an adventure. Chris Evans.
8.30 Bridget Jones: The Edge of
Reason (2004, M) Bridget
fears her relationship with
Mark is in jeopardy after
meeting his glamorous
colleague. Rene Zellweger.
10.20 Truth (2015, M) Based on
a 60 Minutes investigation
into George W Bush. Cate
Blanchett, Robert Redford.
12.25am Jackie & Ryan (2014, M)
1.55 Its a Disaster (2012, M) 3.25
Before We Go (2014, M) 5.00
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
(2004, M)

Yankee Zulu (1993, PG)


Leon Schuster.
8.10 The Exorcist: The Version
Youve Never Seen (1973, 16)
Ellen Burstyn.
10.20 Twins (1988, PG)
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
12.05 Buffalo Bill and the Indians
(1976, PG) Paul Newman.
2.05 Restoration (1995, M)
Robert Downey Jr.
4.00 Hollywood Singing
& Dancing: A Musical
History (PG)
4.55 Fresh (1994, 16)
Samuel L Jackson.
6.50 Death Becomes Her
(1992, PG) Meryl Streep.
8.30 Look Whos Talking
(1989, PG) A baby
comments on the growing
relationship between his
unmarried mother and a taxi
driver. John Travolta.
10.05 Sudden Impact (1983, 16)
A detective investigates
a series of murders. Clint
Eastwood.
12.00am Crimes of the Heart (1986,
PG) 1.45 The Incredible Mr Limpet
(1964, G) 3.25 Fresh (1994, 16) 5.20
Death Becomes Her (1992, PG)

GENERAL

TVNZ Duke FREEVIEW 13 SKY 023

7.50 NFL Gameday 8.20 Bundesliga, round 13,


Mainz v Bayern Munich, live. 10.25 NFL, week 13,
Minnesota Vikings v Dallas Cowboys. 1.00 Formula
E Magazine 1.30 NBA, Toronto Raptors v Los
Angeles Lakers, live. 4.00 E-League, live. 6.00
Short & Wide 6.10 MythBusters (PG) Mythssion
Control: Adam and Jamie take another look at
the compact compact myth. 7.10 Air Crash
Investigation (PGR) Tonight: Two minutes after
Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751 took off from
Stockholm in 1991, its engines failed. 8.00 Going
Deep with David Rees (PG) Tonight: David looks
at the best way to do dishes. 8.25 Megafactories
(PGR) Tonight: Bacardis distillery produces more
than 20 million cases of rum each year. 9.20
Megastructures (PGR) Tonight: Guangzhous
Sightseeing and TV Tower. 10.15 Air Crash
Investigation (PGR, R) 11.10 Going Deep with David
Rees (PGR, R) 11.35 Bar Rescue (PGR, R) 12.25am
12.55 Omnisport

UKTV SKY 007

6.00 Inspector George Gently (M) 7.30 Would I


Lie to You? (PG) 8.00 QI Omnibus (M) 10.05 The
Bill Omnibus (M) 2.15 Casualty (PG) 3.10 A Touch
of Frost (M) 5.00 Death in Paradise (M) 6.05
Inspector George Gently (M) Son of a Gun: Gentlys

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Dive (2013, M)
A local short film.
7.55 A Perfect Day (2015, M)
Benicio Del Toro.
9.45 Donnie Darko (2001, 16)
Jake Gyllenhaal.
11.40 The Last Hammer Blow
(2014, M) Romain Paul.
1.05 Salinger (2013, M) Philip
Seymour Hoffman.
3.10 Populaire (2012, M) Dborah
Franois, Romain Duris.
5.00 The Black Panthers:
Vanguard of the Revolution
(2015, 16) US documentary.
7.00 The One I Love (2014, M)
Mark Duplass.
8.30 Turbo Kid (2015, 16)
In a post-apocalyptic future,
a young solitary scavenger
becomes a reluctant hero.
Munro Chambers. Films,
page 70
10.05 Rectify (16, season 4,
episode 5)
10.55 Only the Dead (2015, 16)
Michael Ware.
12.15am Escobar: Paradise Lost
(2014, 16) 2.15 The Last Hammer
Blow (2014, M) 3.40 Turbo Kid
(2015, 16) 5.15 Only the Dead
(2015, 16)

everyone together at Comdex, and Gordon takes on


a strong-willed Joanie. 9.30 Halt and Catch Fire (M)
NeXT: Donnas vision creates a spirited discussion
over the next big thing, and how to achieve it.
10.20 Orphan Black (16) By Means Which Have
Never Yet Been Tried: The war with Dyad is all but
lost. 11.05 Orphan Black (16) The Weight of This
Combination: Sarah searches for the missing Helena.
11.50 Orphan Black (16) Transitory Sacrifices of
Crisis: Art tells Sarah the Proletheans abducted Kira.
12.35am Orphan Black (16) 2.05 Halt and Catch Fire
Marathon (M) Season three of the US drama series.

Choice TV FREEVIEW 12 SKY 024

6.00 Double Your House for Half the Money 7.00


The Liquidator 7.30 Catching the Impossible 8.30
Monkey Thieves 9.00 My Ireland with Colin 10.00
Buying & Selling with the Property Brothers 11.00
The Liquidator 11.30 Money Barn Noon Gardeners
World 12.30 Sandcastles 1.00 George Clarkes
Amazing Spaces 2.00 Double Your House for Half
the Money 3.00 Brother vs Brother 4.00 Beverly
Hills Pawn 4.30 Salvage Hunters 5.30 Bondi Vet
6.30 Wild Arabia 7.30 American Pickers 8.30 Tropic
of Cancer 9.30 The Auction House 10.30 NZ Hunter
Adventures 11.30 Brother vs Brother 12.30am
Beverly Hills Pawn 1.00 Bondi Vet 2.00 Wild Arabia
3.00 American Pickers 4.00 The Auction House
5.00 Tropic of Cancer

7.40

Living SKY 017


investigation takes him into the world of skinheads.
7.40 Doc Martin (M) Family Way: When Martins
parents come to visit from Portugal, he wonders
why his mother is so withdrawn. 8.30 Midsomer
Murders (M) Blood Will Out: The arrival of a group
of New Age travellers in a small Midsomer village
coincides with the murder of a local magistrate.
10.20 Inspector Morse (M) The Secret of Bay 5B:
Morse and Lewis try to solve a murder in a multistorey car park. 12.05am 8 Out of 10 Cats (M) 12.45
The Graham Norton Show (M) 1.35 Allo Allo! (PG)
2.45 Death in Paradise (M) 3.50 Birds of a Feather
(PG) 4.15 Doc Martin (M) 5.05 A Touch of Frost (M)

6.00 Flog It! 6.55 A Place in the Sun: Home or


Away 7.50 Zoo Days (M) 8.15 Long Lost Family
9.10 Homes Under the Hammer 10.10 Escape to
the Continent 11.10 Holiday of My Lifetime with Len
Goodman 12.05 Holmes Makes It Right 1.00 DIY
SOS: The Big Build 2.00 Long Lost Family 4.00
Country House Rescue (M) 5.00 Show Me Your
Garden 6.00 Big Dreams, Small Spaces 7.00 Better
Homes and Gardens 8.30 Selling Houses with
Amanda Lamb 9.30 Restoration Australia 10.30 A
Place in the Sun: Summer Sun 11.30 Holiday of My
Lifetime with Len Goodman 12.25am Better Homes
and Gardens 1.55 Show Me Your Garden 2.45 Big
Dreams, Small Spaces 3.45 Restoration Australia
4.45 Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman 5.35
Colin and Justins Cabin Pressure

SoHo SKY 010

Sky Arts SKY 020

Sky Premiere: Mad Max: Fury Road, 8.30pm

6.35 Fear the Walking Dead (18) 7.25 The Young


Pope (16) 8.25 Good Behaviour (16) 9.15 Divorce
(16) 9.45 Catastrophe (16) 10.10 The Young Pope
(16) 11.10 Orphan Black Marathon (16) Season
two of the US sci-fi series 2.55 Halt and Catch
Fire Marathon (M) Season three of the US drama
series. 6.30 Halt and Catch Fire (M) And She Was:
Donna has a weekend alone, while Gordon and
Cam bond over video games. 7.15 Halt and Catch
Fire (M) The Threshold: Joe and Ryan deal with
the consequences of Joes decision. 8.00 Halt and
Catch Fire (M) You Are Not Safe: Donna, Bos and
Diane go on the road to build support for Mutiny.
8.45 Halt and Catch Fire (M) NIM: Donna envisions
a new future for the Internet and attempts to bring

6.00 Art of Scandinavia 7.00 Greatest Painters:


Marc Chagall 8.00 Churches: How to Read Them
8.25 Don Mclean: Live in Manchester 9.40 This Is
Civilisation 10.30 Shakespeare Uncovered Noon The
Quizeum 12.30 Fake or Fortune? 1.30 Playhouse
Presents 2.00 Art of Scandinavia 3.00 Greatest
Painters: Marc Chagall 4.00 Borgen (PG) 6.00 Put
Some Colour in Your Life 7.00 Raiders of the Lost
Art 7.30 Off Camera: Connie Britton. 8.30 The Third
Eye (PG) Tonight: Viggo has visions of Mari being
shot. 9.20 Capture 10.05 Anne-Sophie Mutter: The
Club Concert 11.30 African Masters 12.00am Borgen
(PG) 2.00 Put Some Colour in Your Life 3.00
Raiders of the Lost Art 3.30 Off Camera 4.30 The
Third Eye (PG) 5.20 Capture

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3

SPORT

RADIO

Sky Sport 1 SKY 051

RNZ National

6.00 Rugby, France v All Blacks. 6.30 Golf, US PGA


Tour, Hero World Challenge. 7.00 Golf, Australian
PGA Cship. 7.30 Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World
Challenge, second round, live. 10.30 The Golf Fix
11.30 School of Golf 12.30 Golf, Australian PGA
Cship. 1.00 NBL, Breakers v Hawks. 1.30 The
Ultimate Fighter 2.30 UFC Now 3.30 NBL, Breakers
v Hawks. 5.30 World Rugby 6.00 A-League, City
v Phoenix. 6.30 The Cricket Show 6.48 Soccer,
Fifa U-20 Womens World Cup, third place playoff,
live. 9.00 ICC Cricket 360 10.18 Soccer, Fifa U-20
Womens World Cup, final, live. 12.30am A-League,
Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory. 2.30 A-League,
Central Coast v Western Sydney. 4.30 Bowls, World
Bowls Cship. 5.30 Golf, Australian PGA Cship.

Sky Sport 2 SKY 052

6.00 Inside Cricket 7.00 World Rugby 7.30 The


Breakdown 8.40 Rugby, Aviva Premiership, Sale
Sharks v Exeter Chiefs, live. 10.45 World Rugby
11.15 Rugby Sevens Series. 12.45 School of Hard
Knocks 1.30 Cricket, NZ v Pakistan, second test.
2.00 ICC Cricket 360 3.00 Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero
World Challenge. 3.30 #Skyspeed 4.00 The F1
Show 4.30 The Ultimate Fighter 5.30 Parker v Ruiz:
A Fighting Chance 6.30 School of Hard Knocks
7.00 NBL, Breakers v Hawks. 7.30 A-League,
round nine, Central Coast v Western Sydney, live.
9.45 A-League, round nine, Melbourne City v
Brisbane Roar, live. 12.00am A-League, Melbourne
City v Phoenix. 12.30 Rugby Sevens 2.00 Rugby,
Aviva Premiership, Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs. 4.00
Rugby Sevens Series. 5.30 World Rugby

FREEVIEW 50 SKY 421 iHeartRADIO

ESPN: NBA basketball, 2.00pm


11.30 The Crowd Goes Wild Noon Golf, US PGA
Tour, Hero World Challenge. 12.30 Driver vs Driver
1.30 Golf Central 2.00 Golf, Australian PGA Cship,
third round, live. 7.00 Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero
World Challenge. 7.30 Fox Sports News 8.00 Golf,
European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Cship.
8.30 The Cricket Show 9.00 Golf, Australian PGA
Cship. 9.30 Fox Sports News 10.00 Bowls, World
Bowls Cship. 11.00 Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred
Dunhill Cship, third round, live. 3.30am A-League,
City v Phoenix. 4.00 Gillette Soccer Saturday

ESPN SKY 060

Sky Sport 3 SKY 053

6.00 The Crowd Goes Wild 6.30 NBL, Breakers v


Hawks. 7.00 A-League, City v Phoenix. 7.30 Cricket,
Third Test, India v England. 8.00 ICC Cricket 360
9.00 Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links
Cship. 9.30 #Skyspeed 10.00 The F1 Show 10.30
Sky Sport News NZ 11.00 NBL, Breakers v Hawks.

6.00 NFL, Vikings v Cowboys. 7.30 College Football


Live 8.00 NFL Insiders 9.00 NFL Live 10.00
SportsNation 10.30 Highly Questionable 11.00 NFL
Live Noon SportsCenter 1.00 NBA Countdown 2.00
NBA, Bulls v Cavaliers, live. 4.30 NBA, Nuggets v
Rockets, live. 7.00 Classics Boxing 8.30 Around
the Horn 9.00 Pardon the Interruption 9.30 NBA:
The Jump 10.00 ESPN FC 10.30 NFL Films 11.00
American Football, College. 1.00am SportsCenter
2.00 ESPN FC 2.30 Jalen & Jacoby 3.00 FA Cup
Classics 3.25 FA Cup Soccer Preview Show 3.55
Soccer, FA Cup, second round, live. 5.55 Soccer, FA
Cup, second round, live.

DOCUMENTARIES

History SKY 073

6.00 Auction Hunters (PG) 6.30 MythBusters (PG)


8.30 ET Fishing Escapes (PG) 9.25 What on Earth?
(PG) 10.20 The Last Alaskans (M) 11.15 The Genius
of George Boole (PG) 12.10 Bering Sea Gold (PG)
1.05 American Tarzan (PG) 2.00 Harley and the
Davidsons (M) 3.50 Deadliest Catch: Legend of
the Northwestern (PG) 4.45 Alaskan Bush People
Special (M) 5.40 You Have Been Warned (M) 6.35
Bering Sea Gold (PG) 7.30 Treehouse Masters (PG)
8.30 Insane Pools: Off the Deep End (PG) Fiesta De
Laguna: Lucas Congdon creates a Mexican resort.
9.30 Abalone Wars (M) 10.30 Auction Hunters
(PG) 12.00am The Last Alaskans (M) 12.55 What
on Earth? (PG) 1.50 Dual Survival (M) 2.45 Auction
Hunters (PG) 3.15 Treehouse Masters (PG) 4.10 Dual
Survival (M) 5.05 MythBusters (PG)

6.30 The Road from Christ to Constantine (PG)


7.30 History of Sex: Eastern World (M) 8.30
Monarchy by David Starkey (PG) 9.30 Time Team
10.30 Myth Hunters (PG) 11.30 Lusitania: 18 Minutes
That Changed the World (PG) 12.30 The Jesus
Code (PG) 1.30 Battle Castle (M) 2.30 Twisted
History (PG) 3.30 WWIIs Most Daring Raids (PG)
4.30 Barbarians Rising (16) 5.30 Caroline Quentins
National Parks (M) 6.00 The World from Above
(PG) 6.30 Walking Through History (PG) 7.30
Evolution of Evil (PG) 8.30 The Kennedy Files
(PG) 9.30 Ancient Assassins (PG) 10.30 The
Ancient Life (PG) 11.30 Ancient Aliens (PG)
12.30am Conspiracy (PG) 1.30 Unsealed (PG)
2.00 The Conspiracy Show (PG) 2.30 Monsters &
Mysteries (M) 3.15 Conspiracy Theory with Jesse
Ventura (PG) 4.00 Evolution of Evil (PG) 4.45 The
Kennedy Files (PG) 5.30 Ancient Assassins (PG)

National Geographic SKY 072

BBC Knowledge SKY 074

Discovery SKY 070

6.30 The Known Universe 7.30 Stephen Hawkings


Science of the Future (PG) 8.30 Science of Stupid
(PG) 10.30 Chinas Megatomb Revealed (M)
12.30 Ghost Ship: Resurrection (PG) 1.30 Drain
the Bermuda Triangle (PG) 2.30 90s Greatest:
Tragedies (M) 3.30 9/11: The Longest War (M) 5.30
Situation Critical (M) 6.30 Air Crash Investigation
(PG) Queens Catastrophe: Examines the crash of
American Airlines Flight 587. 9.30 Hitlers Surrender
(M) The Nazis Last Stand: From the D-Day
Landings in Normandy to Nazi Germanys
surrender, take a look back at the final year of
World War II. 11.30 Facing... (M) 12.30am The 80s
(PG) 1.30 Inside Cocaine Wars (M) 2.30 Britains
Underworld (M) 3.30 Seconds from Disaster (M)
4.30 No Man Left Behind (M) 5.30 Air Crash
Investigation (PG)

DECEMBER 3 2016 www.noted.co.nz/the-listener

6.40 Dragons Den (PG) 7.45 The Life of Mammals


(PG) 8.35 Life in the Undergrowth Marathon (PG)
11.55 Top Gears Top 41 (M) 2.35 Top Gear: James
Mays Cars of the People (PG) 5.30 Top Gear
(M) 6.40 24 Hours in A&E (M) 7.35 Shallow Seas
(PG) Tonight: Examines the coral reefs in tropical
Indonesia, one of the richest in the world. 8.30 The
World Around Us (PG) Tribes, Animals and Me:
Gordon Buchanan journeys up Papua New Guineas
remote Sepik River to meet the remarkable tribes
who have learned to live with crocodiles. 9.30 Trust
Me Im a Doctor (PG) Tonight: An experiment to see
how we can burn more fat without doing any more
exercise. 10.30 Top Gear (PG) 11.30 Top Gears
Top 41 (M) 2.10am Top Gear: James Mays Cars of
the People (PG) 5.05 Eggheads (PG) 5.35 24 Hours
in A&E (M)

6.08 Storytime
7.10 Country Life
8.10 Saturday Morning with Kim Hill
12.11 This Way Up with Simon Morton
1.10 Music 101
5.11 Focus on Politics Analysis of significant
political issues
5.30 Tagata o te Moana Pacific news, features,
interviews and music (RNZI)
6.06 Great Encounters Interviews selected
from RNZ Nationals feature programmes
during the week
7.06 Saturday Night With Phil OBrien.
12.04 All Night Programme Including: 12.05
Music After Midnight; 12.30 Nga Taonga
Korero; 1.05 Our Changing World; 1:40
Essential NZ Albums; 2.05 Heart and Soul
(BBC); 2.35 Hymns on Sunday; 3.05 Pirate
Bill: A Hartley Manners Story, by Matthew
OSullivan (RNZ); 3.30 Te Waonui a Te Manu
Korihi; 4.30 Science in Action (BBC); 5.10
Pomare, by Elizabeth Knox (6 of 7, RNZ); 5.45
Historical Highlight

Website: radionz.co.nz

RNZ Concert
FREEVIEW 51 SKY 422 iHeartRADIO

News and Weather 6.00am, 7.00, 8.00,


9.00am, noon, 3.00pm, 6.00, 10.00pm
6.00 Classic Morning
9.00 The Works
10.00 Your Choice (Box 123, Wellington or
concert@radionz.co.nz)
Noon The RNZ Concert Classical Chart
1.00 Brilliant Brass David Bremner profiles
six Legends of Brass Today: Kevin Jarrett, the
champion cornet and trumpet player, brass
band leader, and music director of the National
Band of New Zealand and the NZ Army Band
who was awarded an MBE in 1986 (5 of 6)
2.00 Global Sounds Worlds of Music with
Trevor Reekie
3.00 Afternoon Concert 2016 National
Concerto Competition. Christchurch SO/
Kenneth Young Bloch: Schelomo, Sam Lucas
(cello); Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor Op
47, Kate Oswin (vln); Elgar: Cello Concerto in
E minor Op 85, Heather Lewis-Baker (cello)
(recorded in the Aurora Centre, Christchurch)
5.00 Inside Out with Nick Tipping A journey
through the jazz spectrum
7.00 Music Alive Katie Zagorski (fl),
Patricia Wright (sop), Graduate Choir NZ,
Choir of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland
Philharmonia/Kenneth Young Mussorgsky:
Introduction; Dawn on the Moscow River
from Khovanshchina; Mendelssohn: Hebrides
Overture; Takemitsu: I hear the water
dreaming; Kenneth Young: In Paradisum
(recorded in the Auckland Town Hall)
9.00 From the New Zealand Collection
10.00 Days End
12.00am Music Through the Night

Website: radionz.co.nz/concert

Radio Live

6.00 Tony Murrell 10.00 Carly Flynn 2.00 Brendan


Telfer 6.00 Newshub 7.00 Peter Elliott 8.00 Graeme
Hill 12.00am Bruce Hopkins
Website: radiolive.co.nz

Newstalk ZB

6.00 Nigel Yalden 9.00 Jack Tame Noon Tony Veitch


6.00 Bruce Russell 12.00am Gary Denvir 5.00 Best
of Mike Hosking/Leighton Smith
Website: newstalkzb.co.nz

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TVNZ 1

FREEVIEW 1 SKY 001

6.00 Rural Delivery


(G, R, HD, C)
6.25 The ITM Fishing Show
(G, R, C)
7.10 Tagata Pasifika (R, HD)
8.00 Praise Be (G, HD)
8.30 Attitude (G, R, HD, C, AD)
My Perfect Family: 11-yearold Ranger Ashurst has
Chrones disease and his
eight-year-old sister Izzy has
Down syndrome.
9.00 Q+A (C)
10.00 Waka Huia (HD) Today:
Erina Kaui (Ngai Te Apatu)
discusses Te Wairoa river
and life on Takitimu Marae.
10.30 Marae (G, HD)
11.00 Fair Go (R, C)
11.50 Biggest & Baddest (G, R, C)
Today: Conflicts between
humans and Nile crocs are
on the rise in Uganda.
12.50 Storage: Flog the Lot! (PGR)
1.50 George Clarkes Amazing
Spaces (G, R, C) Today:
George visits a floating pool
in a converted barn in Italy.
2.55 Intrepid NZ (G, R, HD, C, AD)
Today: Kevin Biggar and
Jamie Fitzgerald tackle the
North West ridge of Mount
Aspiring.
3.55 Attitude Awards 2016
(HD, C) Simon Dallow hosts
the awards ceremony that
celebrates New Zealanders
living with disability.
4.55 Fierce (G, C) Today: Steve
Backshall is in search of a
pack of rare and endangered
African wild dogs.
6.00 1 News (C)
7.00 Sunday (C) Miriama Kamo
presents a current affairs
programme.
7.30 Our Big Blue Backyard
(G, HD, C, AD) Banks
Peninsula: In Banks
Peninsulas bays, tiny
penguins, Hectors
dolphins, and wetland birds
experience a dramatic
spring and summer as the
epic migration of an ancient
longfin eel concludes.
8.30 Victoria (PGR, C, AD) UK
historical dramatisation. The
Queens Husband: The royal
couples blissful happiness
is threatened when Albert
is publicly humiliated by the
Duke of Sussex.
9.35 Broadchurch (AO, R, C)
Tonight: More secrets and
lies are revealed when Tom
Miller and Mark Latimer are
questioned in court.
10.35 Call the Midwife
(PGR, R, C, AD) Tonight:
Sister Juliennes faith is
challenged when a mother
refuses medicine for her
newborn baby.
11.40 Q+A (R, C)
12.50am Attitude (G, R, HD, C, AD)
1.20 Emmerdale (PGR, R, C)
3.20 6.00 Infomercials

TVNZ 2

6.00 Art Attack (G, C)


6.25 Thomas and Friends
(G, R, C)
6.35 Octonauts (G, R, C)
6.45 Little Monstar (G, R, HD, C)
6.50 My Little Pony (G, R, C)
7.10 Looped (G, R, C)
7.35 Jamies Got Tentacles!
(G, R, C)
8.00 My Little Pony: Equestria
Girls Friendship Games
(2015, G, R, C)
9.10 Mako Mermaids (G, R, C)
10.05 Good Luck Charlie (G, R, C)
10.30 The Bachelorette US
(PGR, C)
Noon Shortland Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD)
2.35 Samantha Who? (PGR, R, C)
3.05 Uncle Buck (PGR) I Got This:
Bucks multitasking skills are
pushed to the limit.
3.35 Home and Away (G, R, C)
6.00 Black-ish (G, C) The Word:
Jack performs the song Gold
Digger at a school talent
show, but its lyrics leave him
facing expulsion.
6.30 The Middle (G, R, C)
Mothers Day: On Mothers
Day, Frankie finds herself
doing more for Mike and the
kids than for herself.
7.00 Terry Teo (PGR, HD, C, AD)
Baby Takes a Bullet: When a
prop gun shoots an ageing
Hollywood star with a real
bullet, Polly is accused of
negligence.
7.30 Youre Back in the Room
UK (PGR, C) Phillip Schofield
presents a series in which
five strangers take on simple
challenges to win money
after being hypnotised by
Keith Barry.
8.30 Lethal Weapon (AO, C)
Can I Get a Witness?: After
a costly casino heist takes a
violent turn, Riggs befriends
the only credible witness, an
eight-year-old boy.
9.30 The Day I Almost Died
(AO, C) Earth, Surf & Fire:
A teenager surfing on a
friends car bonnet is thrown
onto the road, then a hunter
has a close call on the first
day of deer season.
10.30 The Exorcist (AO, C) Three
Rooms: With the demon
determined to destroy
Angela and the Rance family,
enemies of the church
mobilise against Pope
Sebastian.
11.25 Zombeavers (2014, AO) A
weekend at a lake turns to
horror. Chad Anderson.
12.55am Supernatural (AO, C)
1.45 Mike Tyson Mysteries (AO)
2.05 Twisted (PGR, R)
2.50 Infomercials
3.25 Marvels Agent Carter (AO)
4.15 It Is Written (R)
4.45 Hart of Dixie (G, R, C)
5.30 6.00 Infomercials

NEW RETURN FINAL FILM

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TV3

FREEVIEW 2 SKY 002

FREEVIEW 3 SKY 003

6.00
6.30
7.00
8.00

Life TV (G, R)
Brian Houston (G, R)
Charles Stanley (G, R)
Universal Church of the
Kingdom of God (G, R)
8.30 Turning Point (G, R)
9.00 R&R (HD)
9.30 The Hui (HD, C) With
Mihingarangi Forbes.
10.00 The Nation (C)
11.05 Shark Tank (G, R, HD, C)
11.55 Entertainment Tonight
Weekend (PGR)
1.00 Car Culture (HD)
1.30 Formula E Magazine (HD)
2.00 Motorsport (HD) NHRA,
round 22, Dallas.
3.00 Motorsport (HD) Australian
GT Championship, Highlands.
4.00 Motorsport (HD) World
Rallycross, Argentina.
5.00 Highway Thru Hell
(G, R, HD, C)
6.00 Newshub Live
7.00 Epic (2013, G, R, HD, C)
A teen is transported to
a magical world. Voice of
Colin Farrell.
9.05 The Graham Norton Show
(AO, R, HD, C) Tonight:
Samuel L Jackson, Stephen
Merchant, Amy Schumer and
Muse.
10.00 Humans (AO, R, HD, C)
Tonight: Mia risks falling into
the hands of a mysterious
organisation.
11.05 Enough Said (2013, AO,
R, HD, C) Julia Louis-Dreyfus,
James Gandolfini. Films,
page 70
1.00am Entertainment Tonight
Weekend (AO, R)
2.00 Infomercials
5.30 6.00 Brian Houston @
Hillsong TV (G, R)

BRAVO

FREEVIEW 4 SKY 012

6.00 Hoarders: Family Secrets


(G, R) 7.30 Million Dollar Listing
NY (G, R) 9.10 Hoarders: Family
Secrets (G, R) 9.55 The Millionaire
Matchmaker (PGR, R) 10.45 Below
Deck (PGR, R) 11.40 The Real
Housewives of Melbourne (PGR, R)
12.40 The Real Housewives of
Atlanta (R) 1.35 Hollywood Medium
with Tyler Henry (G, R) 2.35 Shahs
of Sunset (PGR, R) 3.30 Million
Dollar Listing NY (G, R) 6.30
Hollywood Medium with Tyler
Henry (G) Tonight: DJ Qualls,
Boy George and Rob Drydek.
7.30 The Millionaire Matchmaker
(PGR) Tonight: Patti seeks her
biological mother. 8.30 Dance
Moms (G) Return of the Minis:
Abby challenges the minis with a
beauty pageant-themed dance.
9.30 Botched (AO) Breast Greedy:
Dr Nassif performs a rhinoplasty on
a woman who had her first nose job
at 12. 10.30 Mother Funders (PGR)
11.30 Snapped (PGR) 12.20am
6.00 Infomercials

Prime: Prime Planet: The Wonder


of Britain, 7.30pm

PRIME

FREEVIEW 10 SKY 004

6.00
10.30
Noon
1.00
2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30
4.00

Religious Programming (G)


Sport Box (G)
Mayday (PGR, R)
Elementary (PGR, R)
Crayfishers (PGR, R, C)
Coastwatch Oz (PGR, R)
The Millers (PGR, R)
Storage Wars: Canada (G, R)
David Attenboroughs
Natural Curiosities (G, R, C)
4.30 Escape to the Country (G, R)
5.30 Prime News
6.00 The Great British Bake Off
Masterclass (G)
7.00 Storage Wars: Texas (PGR)
7.30 Prime Planet: The Wonder
of Britain (G, C) Our
Royal Story: Britain has
a continuous monarchy
stretching back 1000 years.
8.30 Midsomer Murders (PGR, C)
The Incident at Cooper Hill:
UFO spotters are convinced
aliens killed a forest ranger.
10.30 Tatau (AO) UK drama
series about two back
packers in the Cook Islands.
11.30 Al McGlashans Fishn with
Mates (PGR)
12.00am 6.00 Home Shopping

MAORI

FREEVIEW 5 SKY 019

10.00 Whanau Bake-Off (G, R)


10.30 This Is Piki (PGR)
11.00 Native Affairs: Summer
Series (R)
11.30 The Political Game
(PGR, R)
Noon Waka Warriors (G, R)
12.30 Kapa Haka Whanau (G, R)
1.00 Finding Aroha (PGR, R)
1.30 Play (PGR, R)
2.30 Basketball College National
Championship 2016, live.
3.30 Marae Kai Masters (G, R)
4.30 Waiata (G, R)
5.00 Sidewalk Karaoke (G, R)
5.30 Te Kaea
6.00 Nga Tangata Taumata Rau
(G, R)
7.00 The Laughing Samoans
(G, R)
7.30 AIA Marae DIY (G, R)
8.30 The Kids Are All Right
(2010, AO) Two children
who were conceived by
IVF decide to bring their
biological father into their
lives. Annette Bening,
Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo.
Films, page 70
10.30 11.00 Te Kaea (R)

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 4

SKY PREMIERE SKY 030

MOVIES EXTRA SKY 031

MOVIES CLASSICS SKY034 RIALTO SKY 039

6.35

6.45 Jackie & Ryan (2014, M)


Katherine Heigl.
8.15 Its a Disaster (2012, M)
David Cross.
9.45 Before We Go (2014, M)
Chris Evans.
11.20 Bridget Jones: The Edge
of Reason (2004, M)
Rene Zellweger.
1.10 Truth (2015, M)
Cate Blanchett, Robert
Redford.
3.15 Preggoland (2014, M)
Sonja Bennett.
5.05 Woman in Gold (2015, M)
Helen Mirren.
6.55 5 to 7 (2014, M) An aspiring
novelist falls for a wealthy
Frenchwoman. Anton
Yelchin, Brnice Marlohe.
8.30 Room (2015, M) A young
mother whose son was born
while she was held captive
makes a bid for freedom.
Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay,
Joan Allen. Films, page 70
10.30 Relative Happiness
(2014, M) Melissa Bergland,
Aaron Poole.
12.05am Preggoland (2014, M) 1.55
Woman in Gold (2015, M) 3.45 5
to 7 (2014, M) 5.20 Room (2015, M)

7.00

Spooks: The Greater Good


(2015, M) Kit Harington.
8.20 Mad Max: Fury Road
(2015, 16) Tom Hardy.
10.20 The Revenant (2016, 16)
Leonardo DiCaprio.
12.55 Entourage (2015, 16)
Adrian Grenier.
2.40 Jupiter Ascending (2015, M)
Mila Kunis.
4.50 The Harvest (2013, M)
Samantha Morton.
6.35 San Andreas (2015, M)
Dwayne Johnson.
8.30 Zoolander 2 (2016, M)
After many years away
from modelling and each
other, Derek and Hansel
are reunited through their
investigation of a recent
spate of mysterious celebrity
deaths. Ben Stiller, Owen
Wilson.
10.15 The Other Side of the Door
(2016, 16) A grieving mother
upsets the balance between
life and death. Jeremy Sisto.
11.50 Innocence (2014, M)
Sophie Curtis.
1.25am The Harvest (2013, M)
3.10 San Andreas (2015, M) 5.05
Zoolander 2 (2016, M)

Sudden Impact (1983, 16)


Clint Eastwood.
8.55 The Incredible Mr Limpet
(1964, G) Voice of Don
Knotts.
10.35 The Alamo (1960, PG)
John Wayne.
1.15
Immortal Beloved (1994, M)
Gary Oldman.
3.15 Repossessed (1990, M)
Leslie Nielsen.
4.40 Navy Seals (1990, M)
Charlie Sheen.
6.30 Fallen (1998, M) Denzel
Washington, John Goodman.
8.30 Blazing Saddles (1974, M)
An African-American railroad
worker is made sheriff of
a lawless town in the Wild
West. Cleavon Little.
10.05 The Producers (1968, G) Two
Broadway producers plan to
sell shares in a sure-fire flop
and escape with the money.
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder,
Kenneth Mars.
11.35 The Driver (1978, PG)
Ryan ONeal.
1.05am Boxcar Bertha (1972,
16) 2.50 Hollywoods Best Film
Directors (PG) 3.20 The Alamo
(1960, PG)

GENERAL

TVNZ Duke FREEVIEW 13 SKY 023

8.05 NBA, Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Lakers.


10.00 Counter-Strike Noon On Duke Today 1.15
Racing Dirt to Road NZ 1.30 NBA, Philadelphia
76ers v Boston Celtics, live. 4.10 Rude-ish Tube 4.35
MythBusters (PGR) 5.30 Formula E Magazine 6.25
Ultimate Fish (PGR) 7.15 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (PGR,
C) Oolong Slayer: Jake enlists Holts help. The Night
Shift: Jake struggles with his first case back at the
precinct. 8.05 Duck Dynasty (PGR) US reality series
about the Robertsons, who run a duck hunting
goods business in Louisiana. 8.30 Bar Rescue (PGR)
Tears for Beers: Jon Taffer visits a Texas couple
whose failing bar could cost them their livelihood
and their marriage. 9.20 DCs Legends of Tomorrow
(PGR) Invasion!: The Legends team up with the
Flash, Supergirl and the Green Arrow to stop the
Dominators. 10.10 Supernatural (AO, C) Celebrating
the Life of Asa Fox: Sam, Dean and Mary take action
when a demon starts picking off the hunters one
by one.11.00 Bar Rescue (PGR, R) 11.50 12.20
Omnisport.

UKTV SKY 007

6.50 Birds of a Feather (PG) 7.15 EastEnders (PG)


9.25 Heartbeat (PG) 10.15 Doc Martin (M) 11.05 The
Vicar of Dibley (PG) 11.35 Fawlty Towers (PG) 12.10
The Jonathan Ross Show (M) 1.00 DCI Banks (16)

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Populaire (2012, M)
Dborah Franois.
8.25 Salinger (2013, M) Philip
Seymour Hoffman.
10.30 The One I Love (2014, M)
Mark Duplass.
Noon 3 Hearts (2014, M)
Benoit Poelvoorde.
1.50 Advanced Style (2014, PG)
US documentary.
3.05 Tangerines (2013, M) Lembit
Ulfsak, Elmo Nuganen.
4.35 As the Palaces Burn
(2014, M) US documentary.
6.40 Listen Up Philip (2014, M)
Jason Schwartzman.
8.30 The Survivalist (2015, 18)
In a post-apocalyptic world,
a survivalists way of life is
challenged by two women.
Martin McCann, Mia Goth.
10.20 Miniseries: The Secret River
(2015, M, part 2) Tonight: Will
is increasingly desperate to
hold onto the land. Oliver
Jackson-Cohen.
11.45 Transcend (2014, M)
Canadian documentary.
12.55am 3 Hearts (2014, M)
2.45 Advanced Style (PG) 4.00
Tangerines (2013, M) 5.30 The
Survivalist (2015, 18)

The Affair (16) One Year earlier: A stern request from


Noah leaves Helen devastated, and Alison returns to
Montauk only to have her worst fears realised. 9.30
Westworld (18) The Well-Tempered Clavier: Hector
thinks about a proposition from Maeve, and Dolores
and Bernard bring up old memories. 10.30 The
Young Pope (16) 11.30 Good Behaviour (16) 12.20am
Mad Dogs (18) 1.05 Southern Rites (16) 2.30 The
Affair (16) 3.30 Westworld (18) 4.30 The Young
Pope (16) 5.30 Good Behaviour (16)

Choice TV FREEVIEW 12 SKY 024

6.00 Monkey Thieves 6.30 Through the Bible with


Les Feldick 7.00 The Auction House 8.00 Wild
Arabia 9.00 Salvage Hunters 10.00 American
Pickers 11.00 Brother vs Brother Noon Beverly Hills
Pawn 12.30 Bondi Vet 1.30 Salvage Hunters 2.30
Tropic of Cancer 3.30 Extreme Frontiers South
Africa 4.30 Jamies Great Britain 5.30 Restoration
Man 6.30 The Living Room 7.30 British Treasure,
American Gold 8.30 Pride and Glory (2008, AO)
A family of cops moral code is tested. Edward
Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich. 11.00 I Love
You, Man (2009, AO) A mans quest for a friend gets
out of hand. Paul Rudd. 1.00am Decks, Docks and
Gazebos 1.30 Jamies Great Britain 2.30 Pride and
Glory (2008, AO) 5.00 Restoration Man

6.35

Living SKY 017


Sky Premiere: Zoolander 2, 8.30pm
2.35 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.20 New Tricks (M)
5.15 Heartbeat (PG) 6.05 Wanted Down Under (PG)
Galloway: Karen Galloway and her family sample life
in Auckland. 7.05 Birds of a Feather (PG) Knocking
on Heavens Door: Dorien is treating Sharon and
Tracey to a Christmas trip to the Canary islands.
7.30 Casualty (PG) The Last Chance Saloon: Lily
makes a special connection with a new mother
with learning disabilities. 8.25 A Touch of Frost (M)
Mans Meat: Frost is determined to find out how a
homeless teenager died. 10.10 Death in Paradise (M)
Unlike Father, Unlike Son: A prisoner is killed while in
custody. 11.15 The Graham Norton Show (M) Tonight:
Tom Cruise, Gerard Butler and Olga Kurylenko.
12.05am Bluestone 42 (16) 12.35 Doc Martin (M)
1.25 A Touch of Frost (M) 3.10 Midsomer Murders
(M) 4.55 Wanted Down Under (PG) 5.55 Birds of a
Feather (PG)

SoHo SKY 010

6.25 Halt and Catch Fire Marathon (M) Season three


of the US drama series. 9.30 Southern Rites (16)
Photographer Gillian Laub documents a divisive
murder case in a small Georgia town. 10.55 Halt and
Catch Fire Marathon (M) 6.25 Mad Dogs (18) Xtabai:
The guys scramble to find the missing yacht, but
an unexpected encounter with a pair of Swedish
drug dealers complicates their quest. 7.05 Southern
Rites (16) Photographer Gillian Laub documents a
divisive murder case in a small Georgia town. 8.30

6.00 Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb 6.55 Home


of the Year 7.25 Better Homes and Gardens 8.50
Show Me Your Garden 9.40 Big Dreams, Small
Spaces 10.40 Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb
11.35 Country House Rescue (M) 12.35 A Place in the
Sun: Summer Sun 1.35 Home of the Year 2.05 Nick
Knowles Original Features 3.00 Better Homes and
Gardens 4.30 Restoration Australia 5.30 Holmes
and Holmes 6.30 Antiques Roadshow Detectives
7.30 Escape to the Country 8.30 40 Years of the
Princes Trust (G) Documentary about Prince Charles
Princes Trust charity. 10.00 Home of the Year 10.30
Long Lost Family 11.30 Nick Knowles Original
Features 12.25am Antiques Roadshow Detectives
12.55 Escape to the Country 1.45 Restoration
Australia 2.45 40 Years of the Princes Trust 4.10
Antiques Roadshow Detectives 4.40 Long Lost
Family 5.35 Colin and Justins Cabin Pressure

Sky Arts SKY 020

6.05 Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Club Concert 7.30


African Masters 8.00 Borgen (PG) 10.00 Dido and
Aeneas 11.30 Off Camera 12.30 The Third Eye (PG)
1.20 Capture 2.05 Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Club
Concert 3.30 African Masters 4.00 The Charging
Bull 5.00 Adventurers of Modern Art: Jazz 6.00 The
Chair 7.00 Styx: Pieces of Eight Live 8.30 Later with
Jools Holland (G) Tonight: Elton John; Bloc Party;
Spring King; Corinne Bailey Rae; Basia Bulat; and
Kronos Quartet. 9.30 Polifonia 10.00 Buddy Guys
Legends Presents Chicago Blues: Linsey Alexander.
11.00 Rockwiz 12.00am The Charging Bull 1.00
Adventurers of Modern Art: Jazz 2.00 The Chair
3.00 Styx: Pieces of Eight Live 4.30 Later with Jools
Holland 5.30 Polifonia

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SPORT

RADIO

Sky Sport 1 SKY 051

RNZ National

6.00 Soccer, Fifa U-20 Womens World Cup, third


place playoff. 8.00 Bowls, World Bowls Cship. 9.00
Bowls, World Bowls Cships, mens pairs final, live.
Noon Fox Sports News 12.30 Sky Sports UK News
1.00 Bowls, World Bowls Cships, womens singles
final, live. 4.00 The Cricket Show 4.20 Cricket,
Australia v NZ, Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, game one,
live. 7.55 The Cricket Show 8.25 Cricket, Australia
v NZ, Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, game one, live.
12.30am Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting Chance 1.30
Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Auckland Aces v
Otago Volts. 2.00 UFC Fight Night, the Ultimate
Fighter 24 Finale. 4.00 Golf, Australian PGA Cship,
final round. 4.30 Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World
Challenge, third round. 5.00 Golf, US PGA Tour,
Hero World Challenge, final round, live.

Sky Sport 2 SKY 052

6.00 Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, third


round. 11.00 Sky Sport News NZ 11.30 Parker v Ruiz:
A Fighting Chance 12.30 ICC Cricket 360 1.30 The
Cricket Show 2.00 Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash,
Auckland Aces v Otago Volts, live. 5.30 Europa
League Weekly 6.30 UCL Magazine Show 7.00
A-League, round nine, Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC,
live. 9.00 A-League, round nine, Adelaide United v
Phoenix, live. 11.15 Gillette Soccer Saturday 1.30am
A-League, round nine, Adelaide United v Phoenix.
2.00 Fox Sports News 2.30 Tennis, West End Cup.
3.00 Squash, AJ Bell British GP, mens first semifinal, live. 4.30 Bowls, World Bowls Cship, mens
Pairs Final and the womens Singles Final. 5.30
Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Auckland Aces v
Otago Volts.

FREEVIEW 50 SKY 421 iHeartRADIO

Sky Sport 1: Cricket, Australia v NZ, 4.20pm


1.00 Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship,
third round. 1.30 Golf Central 2.00 Golf, Australian
PGA Cship, final round, live. 7.00 Golf, European
PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 7.30 Fox Sports
News 8.00 Rugby Sevens Series, day two. 9.30 Fox
Sports News 10.00 International Supercars Cship,
Coates Hire Sydney 500. 10.30 Golf, Australian
PGA Cship, final round. 11.00 Golf, European PGA
Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship, final round, live. 3.30am
NBL, Melbourne United v NZ Breakers. 4.00 NBL,
Illawarra Hawks v Sydney Kings.

ESPN SKY 060

6.00 Gillette Soccer Saturday 6.25 Soccer, EFL


Cship, Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City,
live. 8.30 UCL Magazine Show 9.00 A-League,
Melbourne City v Phoenix. 9.30 TBA 12.30 Golf,
US PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, third round.

6.00 Soccer, FA Cup, second round, live. 8.00 ESPN


Original Documentaries 9.30 Basketball, College,
Big 12 Conference, Stanford v Kansas, live. 11.30
Basketball, College, Pacific-12 Conference, Arizona v
Gonzaga, live. 1.30 In Depth with Graham Bensinger
2.00 NBA, Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers,
live. 4.30 NBA Action 5.00 SportsCenter 6.00
E:60 6.30 In Depth with Graham Bensinger 7.00
Basketball, College, Big 12 Conference, Stanford v
Kansas. 8.30 ESPN Original Documentaries 10.00
Soccer, FA Cup, second round. 12.00am Soccer,
FA Cup, second round. 2.00 NFL Films 2.30 NFL
Matchup 3.00 NFL Insiders 4.00 NFL Countdown

DOCUMENTARIES

History SKY 073

Sky Sport 3 SKY 053

6.00 Auction Hunters (PG) 6.30 MythBusters


(PG) 8.30 Bering Sea Gold (PG) 9.25 Treehouse
Masters (PG) 10.20 Railroad Australia (PG) 11.15
You Have Been Warned (M) 12.10 What on Earth?
(PG) 1.05 Harley and the Davidsons (M) 6.35
Railroad Australia (PG) 7.30 Hell Roads (M) 8.30
Isle of Jaws (PG) Tonight: While searching for Joan
of Shark, scientists followed great white migration
patterns and may have stumbled upon an incredible
discovery. 9.30 Jaws of the Deep (PG) Tonight: The
SharkCam team return to Guadalupe. 10.30 Bride
of Jaws (M) 11.30 Spawn of Jaws (PG) 12.30am
Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba (PG) 1.25 Isle of Jaws
2.20 Jaws of the Deep 3.15 Return of the Great
White Serial Killer (M) 4.10 Bride of Jaws (M) 5.05
Air Jaws: Walking with Great Whites (PG)

6.30 The Ancient Life (PG) 7.30 Ancient Aliens


(PG) 8.30 The Jesus Code (PG) 9.30 Evolution
of Evil (PG) 10.30 The Kennedy Files (PG) 11.30
Ancient Assassins (PG) 12.30 The Bomb (PG) 2.30
JFK (PG) 3.30 The Restorers (PG) 4.30 The Real
Mill (PG) 5.30 Inside the Vietnam War (M) 6.30
The Murder Maps London (M) 7.30 WWIIs Most
Daring Raids (PG) 8.30 The American West (M)
The violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws,
and gunslingers. 9.30 Making Tracks (PG) The
Ghan Through the Heart of Australia: Takes a look
at the Southern Spirit, a refreshing contrast to the
great desert trains. 10.30 M.A.D. World (PG) 11.30
The Jesus Code (PG) 12.30am Combat Trains (PG)
1.30 Soviet Storm: WWII in the East (PG) 2.30
Scorched Earth (PG) 3.15 Time Team 4.00 WWIIs
Most Daring Raids (PG) 4.45 The American West
(M) 5.30 Making Tracks (PG)

National Geographic SKY 072

BBC Knowledge SKY 074

Discovery SKY 070

7.30 Megafactories 8.30 Megabreakdown (PG)


9.30 Air Crash Investigation (PG) 11.30 Facing... (M)
12.30 Nazi Megastructures (PG) 2.30 Superstorm
New York (PG) 3.30 Witness: Disaster in Japan (PG)
4.30 Air Crash Investigation (PG) 6.30 Air Crash
Investigation (PG) 7.30 MARS (M) Power: Follow
the first human mission to Mars in 2033. 8.30 No
Man Left Behind (M) The Real Black Hawk Down:
Recounts the intense details of one of the most
horrific scenes in US military history. 9.30 Facing
(M) Pablo Escobar: Delves into the life of Colombian
drug lord Pablo Escobar, using interviews from
those who opposed him. 10.30 Continent 7:
Antarctica (PG) 11.30 MARS (M) 12.30am Nazi
Underworld (PG) 2.30 Ancient X-Files (PG) 3.30
Air Crash Investigation (PG) 5.30 Worlds Toughest
Fixes (PG)

78

6.25 Shallow Seas (PG) 7.15 The World Around


Us (PG) 8.10 Trust Me Im a Doctor (PG) 9.05 24
Hours in A&E (M) 1.10 Top Gear Marathon (PG) 6.50
24 Hours in A&E (M) Free Spirit: A tree surgeon
falls 12m from a tree. 7.45 The Dog Rescuers with
Alan Davies (PG) Tonight: In Watford, an owner is
struggling to cope with his older dog, Ted. 8.30
Stop, Search, Seize (M) Follows the work of Irelands
border force officers. Tonight: Customs dog Alfie
comes up trumps with a cigarette haul in Rosslare;
brides-to-be try to get one up on customs; and
counterfeit underwear turns up in the post. 9.20
The Wanted (M) Tonight: Serious Organised Crime
try to track down two absconded prisoners. 10.15
Top Gear Marathon (PG) 3.45am Jeremy Clarkson
Meets the Neighbours Marathon (M) 5.45 24 Hours
in A&E (M)

6.08 Storytime
7.10 Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman
Including: 7.32 The Week in Parliament; 9.06
Mediawatch
12.12 Standing Room Only with Lynn Freeman
Including: 1.10 At the Movies with Simon Morris;
2.05 The Laugh Track
3.04 The 3 OClock Drama Tumanbay, by John
Dryden and Mike Walker (9 of 10, RNZ)
4.06 The Sunday Feature
5.00 The World at Five
5.11 Heart and Soul (BBC)
5.40 Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi
6.06 Te Ahi Kaa
6.40 Voices
7.05 The TED Radio Hour (NPR)
8.06 Sunday Night with Grant Walker
10.12 Mediawatch
10.45 The Week in Parliament
11.04 The Retro Cocktail Hour (KPR)
12.04 All Night Programme Including: 12.05
Music After Midnight; 12.30 Health Check
(BBC); 1.05 Te Ahi Kaa; 2.30 NZ Music Feature;
3.05 Cry Havoc: A Hartley Manners Story, by
Matthew OSullivan (RNZ); 3.30 Science; 5.10
Witness (BBC)

Website: radionz.co.nz

RNZ Concert
FREEVIEW 51 SKY 422 iHeartRADIO

News and Weather 6.00am, 8.00, 9.00am,


noon, 3.00pm, 6.00, 10.00pm
6.00 Sanctuary
7.30 Hymns on Sunday
8.00 Grace Notes
9.00 The Works
10.00 BBC Lunchtime Concerts 2016 MarieElisabeth Hecker (cello), Martin Helmchen
(pno) Bach: Viola da gamba Sonata No 3 in
G minor BWV1029; Stravinsky: Suite italienne;
Brahms: Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor Op 38
(recorded in Wigmore Hall, London)
Noon The Critics Choice
1.00 Vintage Years
2.00 The Sunday Feature Interrupted
Cadences: John Drummond explores critical
moments in the history of Western music.
Verdis Chance Meeting: In 1841, Verdi decided
to compose no more (8 of 10)
3.00 Sunday Concert 2014 Kerikeri International
Piano Competition: The Final, first half (3 of 4,
recorded in the Turner Centre, Kerikeri)
5.00 New Horizons With William Dart
6.00 Opera on Sunday Anna Netrebko,
Francesco Meli, Devid Cecconi, Dmitry
Beloselskiy, Michele Mauro, Chorus and
Orchestra of La Scala Milan/Riccardo Chailly
Verdis Giovanna dArco, an opera in four acts
(EBU)
9.00 From the New Zealand Collection
10.00 Days End
12.00am Music Through the Night

Website: radionz.co.nz/concert

Radio Live

6.00 Tony Murrell 10.00 Heather du Plessis-Allan


2.00 Hamish McKay 6.00 Newshub 7.00 Vaughn
Davis 8.00 Graeme Hill 12.00am Joe Reid
Website: radiolive.co.nz

Newstalk ZB

6.00 Peter Wolfkamp 8.00 Daniel McHardy 9.00


Andrew Dickens Noon Tony Veitch 6.00 Jax Van
Buuren & Sam Bloore 7.30 John Cowan 8.00 Tim
Wilson & Tim Roxborogh 11.00 Mike King 1.00am
Bruce Russell
Website: newstalkzb.co.nz

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

MONDAY DECEMBER 5

TVNZ 1

FREEVIEW 1 SKY 001

6.00 Breakfast
9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, R, C)
10.00 Tipping Point (G, R)
11.00 The Chase Australia (G)
Noon 1 News (C)
12.30 Emmerdale (PGR, C) Today:
Dan demands the truth; Ross
is thrown at Charitys news;
and Marlon is insecure over
Carly.
1.00 May the Best House Win
Abroad (G, R, C) Today: Four
expats in Alicante, Spain,
compete.
2.00 Brendans Magical Mystery
Tour (PGR, R, C)
2.30 Four in a Bed (G) Today:
At the Nateby Inn in
Cumbria, guests compete in
a cask-rolling competition.
3.00 Tipping Point (G)
3.55 Te Karere (C)
4.25 Millionaire Hot Seat (G, C)
5.00 The Chase (G, C)
Contestants race to answer
quiz questions correctly to
avoid being caught by the
Chaser.
6.00 1 News (C)
7.00 Seven Sharp (C) With Mike
Hosking and Toni Street.
7.30 Piha Rescue (PGR, R, C)
Tonight: One of the guards is
badly injured; a man is lost at
sea; and a man has stopped
breathing.
8.00 Life Flight (G, R, C, AD)
Tonight: The team respond
to an injured yachties call
for help in the Marlborough
Sounds, and a cyclist hit by a
car in Raumati is raced by air
to Wellington Hospital.
8.30 Lucifer (AO, C, AD)
Homewrecker: Following
the murder of the owner of
the building in which Lux is
located, Lucifer and Chloe
search for the killer, while
Lucifer also deals with the
fact that the new owner
wants to evict him.
9.30 Person of Interest
(AO, C, AD) The Day the
World Went Away: Finchs
number comes up after a
fatal error blows his cover
identity, igniting a series of
encounters with Samaritans
operatives.
10.30 1 News Tonight (C)
11.00 Criminal Minds
(AO, R, C, AD) Anonymous:
The team searches
Tallahassee for a killer who
calls the authorities to
report the crimes prior to
committing murder.
11.55 Murder in the First
(AO, R, C) Blue on Blue:
The newly-appointed DA
promises justice for the
victims.
12.45am Te Karere (R, C)
1.10 Infomercials
5.05 Impact for Life
5.35 6.00 Te Karere (R, C)

TVNZ 2

TV3

FREEVIEW 2 SKY 002

6.00
6.30
6.55
7.00

Creflo Dollar Ministries


Sesame Street (G, C)
Wiki the Kiwi (G, R, HD, C)
ALVINNN!!! and the
Chipmunks (G, R, C)
7.15 Pokmon (G)
7.45 The Penguins of
Madagascar (G, R, C)
8.10 Henry Hugglemonster
(G, R, C)
8.35 Doc McStuffins (G, R, C)
9.00 Infomercials
10.30 Neighbours (G, R, C)
11.00 Home and Away (R, C)
11.30 Shortland Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD)
Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, C)
1.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(PGR, R)
2.00 Judge Rinder (G, R)
3.00 Americas Funniest Home
Videos (G, R, C)
3.30 Holly and Lukes First Dates
(C)
3.32 Leon (G, R, C)
3.35 Wander Over Yonder (G, C)
4.00 Lightning Point (G, C)
4.35 My Wife and Kids (G, R, C)
5.00 8 Simple Rules (G, R, C)
5.30 Home and Away (G, C)
6.30 Neighbours (G, C) Tonight:
Treys arrival forces Brooke
to tell Xanthe the truth.
7.00 Shortland Street (PGR,
HD, C, AD) Tonight: Leanne
contemplates Howards end;
Kylie fears for TK; and Lucy
discovers a series of buried
secrets. Writer Shoshana
McCallum, director Oliver
Driver.
7.30 Dumb Delinquents Make
You Laugh Out Loud
(PGR, C) A special featuring
funny clips of bumbling
lawbreakers.
8.30 First Dates NZ (PGR, HD,
C, AD) Tonight: Toms quest
for great legs lands him with
an aspiring lingerie model,
and a Portuguese ninja and a
paediatric nurse take a crack
at romance.
9.30 The Walking Dead (AO, C)
Sing Me a Song: Sanctuary
and the world of the Saviors
is revealed, and members of
Alexandria look for supplies.
10.30 Two and a Half Men
(PGR, R, C) Tights Good:
Charlie ignores his stepfathers advice.
11.00 Mom (AO, R, C)
11.30 Seven Year Switch US (PGR)
12.25am Desperate Housewives
(AO, R, C)
1.15
Shortland Street
(R, HD, C, AD)
1.45 Infomercials
2.45 The Vampire Diaries
(AO, R, C)
3.35 Scandal (AO, R, C)
4.20 Americas Funniest Home
Videos (G, R)
4.40 Baby Daddy (G, R, C)
5.05 Neighbours (G, R, C)
5.30 6.00 Infomercials

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FREEVIEW 3 SKY 003

6.00
9.00
10.00
11.25
Noon
1.00

Paul Henry
The Cafe
Infomercials
Family Feud (G, R, HD, C)
Dr Phil (PGR, R, HD)
The National Tree
(2009, PGR, HD) A man and
his son transport a Christmas
tree to Washington.
Evan Williams.
2.55 Entertainment Tonight (G)
3.20 Sticky TV (G)
4.25 Survivor: Millennials vs Gen
X (G, HD) Today: Figgy
and Taylor begin to regret
their decision to reveal their
budding romance.
5.25 Family Feud (G, HD, C)
Hosted by Dai Henwood.
6.00 Newshub Live
7.00 Story Hosted by Duncan
Garner and Heather du
Plessis-Allan.
7.30 Zumbos Just Desserts
(PGR, HD, C, another
episode screens tomorrow)
Tonight: The contestants
must create a dessert
inspired by fire.
8.40 Humans (AO, HD, C) UK scifi series in which synthetic
humans have been created
to help humanity.
9.45 The Blacklist (AO, HD, C)
The Thrushes: Alexander
Kirk contracts with a group
that specialises in hacking
the worlds most secure
computer systems.
10.40 Newshub Late
11.10 The Nation (R, C) Hosted by
Lisa Owen.
12.25am Infomercials
5.30 6.00 City Impact Church (R)

BRAVO

FREEVIEW 4 SKY 012

6.00 Infomercials 10.00 Million


Dollar Listing NY (PGR, R) 10.55
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
(PGR, R) 11.45 Snapped (PGR, R)
12.40 The Real Housewives of
Orange County (AO) 1.35 Dance
Moms (G, R) 2.30 Botched (R)
3.30 Flip Men (G, R) 4.30 Dance
Moms (G) 5.30 Hoarders (G, R)
6.30 Million Dollar Listing NY (G)
Will Haze for Listing: Ryan visits
an old frat brother. 7.30 Hoarders:
Family Secrets (G, R) Tonight:
Lauras partner sleeps in the garage.
8.30 Million Dollar Listing LA (G)
Bye, Felicia: James and David get
creative to sell a $5.75 million dollar
hillside modern. 9.30 Wahlburgers
(G) Pauliday: Donnie forces Paul to
take a break. 10.00 Wahlburgers
(G) The Real Entourage: Mark
brings his entourage to LA for a bit
of fun. 10.30 Keeping Up with the
Kardashians (PGR) About Bruce
(Part 2): Bruce and the family share
their feelings. 11.30 Snapped (PGR)
Brynn Hartman: The Simpsons
voice actor Phil Hartman is gunned
down in his home by his wife Brynn.
12.20am 6.00 Infomercials

TV3: Zumbos Just Desserts,


7.30pm

PRIME

FREEVIEW 10 SKY 004

6.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
Noon
1.00
2.00

Home Shopping
Hot Bench (G, R)
The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
Home Shopping
The Doctors (PGR)
MasterChef USA (G, R)
The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR, R)
3.00 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
3.30 Antiques Roadshow (G, R, C)
4.35 Hot Bench (G)
5.00 Million Dollar Minute (G)
5.30 Prime News
6.00 Wheel of Fortune (G)
6.30 Jeopardy! (G)
7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild
7.30 Paul Mertons Secret
Stations (G, C)
8.30 60 Minutes (PGR)
9.30 Nightwatch (AO, C)
100% Every Time: Randy
and Justin chase down a
car thief.
10.30 The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR)
11.30 Soccer English Premier
League.
1.30am The Crowd Goes Wild
(G, R)
2.00 6.00 Home Shopping

MAORI

FREEVIEW 5 SKY 019

6.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
10.00
11.00
Noon
1.00
2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30
4.00
4.30
5.00
5.30
6.00
6.25

Childrens Programmes (R)


Miharo (G, R)
Te Kaea (R)
Kawe Korero: Reporters (R)
Te Irikura (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Opaki (G, R)
Ako (R)
Tagata Pasifika
Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
Iwi Anthems (R)
Te Hikoi Mahanga (G, R)
ASB Polyfest (G)
Te Kaea
Pukoro (G, R)
Moko Toa: The Revenge of
Hara (G, R)
6.30 Pukana (G)
7.00 Swagger (G)
7.30 Matau (PGR, R)
8.00 Te Po Mekemeke
8.30 Friday Night Lights (PGR)
9.30 Hunting Aotearoa (AO, R)
10.00 Whawhai Fight Night
10.30 Te Kaea (R)
11.00 11.30 Kawe Korero:
Reporters

C Captions AD Audio Description HD High Definition

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MONDAY DECEMBER 5

SKY PREMIERE SKY 030

MOVIES EXTRA SKY 031

MOVIES CLASSICS SKY034 RIALTO SKY 039

6.45 Jupiter Ascending (2015, M)


Mila Kunis.
8.50 The Harvest (2013, M)
Samantha Morton.
10.35 San Andreas (2015, M)
Dwayne Johnson.
12.30 The Other Side of the Door
(2016, 16) Jeremy Sisto.
2.05 Zoolander 2 (2016, M)
Ben Stiller.
3.50 Innocence (2014, M)
Sophie Curtis.
5.25 Gone Tomorrow (2015, 16)
Chad Connell.
7.00 Break Point (2014, M) Two
brothers pursue a grand
slam tennis title. Jeremy
Sisto, David Walton.
8.30 Curve (2015, 18) A young
woman encounters a
dangerous stranger on a
detour to the grand canyon.
Julianne Hough.
10.00 The Gunman (2015, 16)
A former assassins past
catches up with him. Sean
Penn.
11.55 Deadly Voltage (2016, PG)
Mike Dopud.
1.20am Gone Tomorrow (2015, 16)
2.55 Break Point (2014, M) 4.40
Curve (2015, 18)

7.15

6.00 Repossessed (1990, M)


Leslie Nielsen.
7.25 Excalibur (1981, M)
Nigel Terry.
9.45 Navy Seals (1990, M)
Charlie Sheen.
11.35 Fallen (1998, M)
Denzel Washington.
1.35 Blazing Saddles (1974, M)
Cleavon Little.
3.10 The Producers (1967, G)
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder.
4.40 Tender Mercies (1983, PG)
An alcoholic drifter confronts
his past. Robert Duvall.
6.10 Arizona Dream (1992, PG)
A young man attends a
wedding in Arizona. Johnny
Depp, Faye Dunaway.
8.30 Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 18)
An alcoholic writer goes to
Las Vegas to drink himself to
death and meets a prostitute
who invites him to live with
her. Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth
Shue.
10.25 Scarface (1983, 18) A Cuban
becomes a crime lord. Al
Pacino, Steven Bauer.
1.10am Red Sun (1971, PG) 3.05
Dark Blue (2002, 16) 5.00 Tender
Mercies (1983, PG)

Relative Happiness
(2014, M) Melissa Bergland.
8.50 Preggoland (2014, M)
Sonja Bennett.
10.40 Woman in Gold (2015, M)
Helen Mirren.
12.30 5 to 7 (2014, M)
Anton Yelchin.
2.05 Room (2015, M) Brie Larson.
4.00 Relative Happiness
(2014, M) Melissa Bergland.
5.35 Miniseries: The Secret Life
of Marilyn Monroe (2015,
M, part 1) Tonight: Marilyn
recounts her early life to
a new doctor. Kelli Garner,
Susan Sarandon.
7.00 Miniseries: The Secret Life
of Marilyn Monroe (2015,
M, part 2) Tonight: Marilyn
recalls her rocky marriages
to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur
Miller and her affair with
John F Kennedy. Kelli Garner.
8.30 The Longest Ride (2015, M)
Scott Eastwood.
10.40 Laggies (2014, M) Keira
Knightley.
12.20am A Kind of Magic (2015,
PG) 1.50 Miniseries: The Secret Life
of Marilyn Monroe (2015, M, parts 1
and 2) 4.40 Laggies (2014, M)

GENERAL

TVNZ Duke FREEVIEW 13 SKY 023

7.00 NFL, New Orleans Saints v Detroit Lions,


live. 10.00 On Duke Today 10.25 NFL, San Diego
Chargers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers, live. 1.30 On
Duke Today 2.00 Formula E Magazine 2.30 NFL,
week 13, Seattle Seahawks v Carolina Panthers,
live. 5.30 Holly and Lukes First Dates (G, C) 5.35
Maverick Moments (G, C) 6.00 Regular Show (PGR,
C) 6.10 Home Improvement (G, C) 6.40 MythBusters
(PGR) 7.35 Family Guy (PGR) Griffin Family History:
When burglars break into the Griffin house, Peter
takes the family into the panic room. 8.30 The
Judge (2014, AO) A lawyer reconnects with his
father, a judge, who has been accused of murder.
Robert Downey Jr. Films, page 70 10.55 The Town
(2010, AO, C) A career thief plots his next robbery.
Ben Affleck. Films, page 70 1.05am The Late Late
Show with James Corden 1.50 2.20 Omnisport

UKTV SKY 007

6.20 Casualty (PG) 7.15 Bluestone 42 (16) 7.50 New


Tricks (M) 8.45 The Bill (M) 9.35 Midsomer Murders
(M) 11.10 New Tricks (M) 12.05 Stella (M) 1.00 Doc

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Transcend (2014, M)
Canada documentary.
8.30 As the Palaces Burn
(2014, M)
10.35 Listen Up Philip (2014, M)
Jason Schwartzman.
12.25 Gayby Baby (2015, PG)
Australia documentary.
1.55 A Fantastic Fear of
Everything (2012, M) Simon
Pegg.
3.35 No More Heroes (2006, M)
Local documentary.
5.05 Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
(2014, G) Rinko Kikuchi.
6.50 Jane Got a Gun (2016, 16)
Natalie Portman, Joel
Edgerton.
8.30 Volcano (2015, M) A Mayan
girl prepares for her
arranged marriage. Mara
Mercedes Coroy, Mara Teln.
10.05 Bad Turn Worse (2013, 16)
Mackenzie Davis, Logan
Huffman.
11.40 Sweet Micky for President
(2015, M) US documentary.
1.10am Gayby Baby (2015, PG)
2.40 A Fantastic Fear of Everything
(2012, M) 4.20 No More Heroes
(2006, M) 5.50 Bad Turn Worse
(2013, 16)

7.30 Westworld (18) Well-Tempered Clavier: Hector


thinks about a proposition from Maeve; Dolores
and Bernard bring up old memories; and Teddys
enlightenment comes with a cost. 8.30 Westworld
(18) 10.00 The Young Pope (16) 11.00 Orphan Black
(16) Scarred By Many Past Frustrations: Helena
and her seestra are reunited at the Castor camp
when Sarah is captured. 11.50 Silicon Valley (M)
12.20am Billions (18) 1.15 Animal Kingdom (16) 2.05
Westworld (18) 3.05 Westworld (18) 4.35 The Young
Pope (16) 5.30 Billions (18)

Choice TV FREEVIEW 12 SKY 024

6.00 Benny Hinn 6.30 The Living Room 7.30 British


Treasure, American Gold 8.30 The Cook and the
Chef 9.00 The Water Brothers 9.30 Jamies Great
Britain 10.30 Restoration Man 11.30 Double Your
House for Half the Money 12.30 Decks, Docks and
Gazebos 1.00 Extreme Frontiers South Africa 2.00
The Living Room 3.00 The Cook and the Chef 3.30
The Water Brothers 4.00 Forest Elephants: Rumbles
in the Jungle 5.00 Tasting Tasmania 5.30 Jamies
Family Christmas 6.00 Junk Gypsies 6.30 Buy It, Fix
It, Sell It 7.00 Auction Kings 7.30 New York: Worlds
Busiest City 8.30 Secrets of Great British Castles
9.30 Walking Through History with Tony Robinson
10.30 Auction Kings 11.00 Tasting Tasmania 11.30
Jamies Family Christmas 12.00am The Liquidator
12.30 Benny Hinn 1.00 The Cook and the Chef 1.30
The Water Brothers 2.00 Forest Elephants: Rumbles
in the Jungle 3.00 Junk Gypsies 3.30 Buy It, Fix
It, Sell It 4.00 Secrets of Great British Castles 5.00
Walking Through History with Tony Robinson

7.20

Living SKY 017


Movies Extra: The Longest Ride, 8.30pm
Martin (M) 1.50 Father Brown (M) 2.40 Midsomer
Murders (M) 4.15 The Bill (M) 5.05 Wanted Down
Under (PG) 6.00 New Tricks (M) Blue Flower:
The team looks into the murder of an East German
immigrant. 6.55 EastEnders (PG) 7.30 QI (M) 8.00
Would I Lie to You? (PG) 8.30 New Tricks (M) Wild
Justice: Miller faces a dilemma after the revelation of
a corrupt senior officer throws a previous conviction
into doubt. 9.30 DCI Banks (16) Undertow (Part 1):
Banks begins the difficult task of finding out who
was responsible for the incident that has affected all
their lives. 10.20 DCI Banks (16) Undertow (Part 2):
Using his years of experience, Banks operates for the
first time on the other side of the law. 11.05 Casualty
(PG) 12.00am The Bill (M) 12.50 Stella (M) 1.45 New
Tricks (M) 2.40 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.20 Doc
Martin (M) 5.10 Father Brown (M)

SoHo SKY 010

6.20 Mad Dogs (18) 7.00 Southern Rites (16) 8.25


The Affair (16) 9.25 Westworld (18) 10.25 The Young
Pope (16) 11.25 Good Behaviour (16) 12.15 Orphan
Black (16) 1.00 The Affair (16) 2.00 Westworld (18)
3.00 Westworld (18) 4.30 Mad Dogs (18) 5.20 Good
Behaviour (16) 6.10 Orphan Black (16) Scarred by
Many Past Frustrations: Pauls allegiances begin
to strain. 7.00 Silicon Valley (M) Server Space: An
over-stressed Richard struggles to find Pied Piper
office space, drawing the ire of a nosy neighbour,
while Big Heads management style is questioned.

6.00 Holmes and Holmes 6.55 Antiques Roadshow


Detectives 7.55 Escape to the Country 8.45 40
Years of the Princes Trust 10.10 Restoration Australia
11.10 Antiques Roadtrip 12.05 Long Lost Family 1.05
Flog It! 2.00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away
3.00 Escape to the Continent 4.00 40 Years of the
Princes Trust 5.30 Antiques Roadshow 6.30 Selling
Houses Australia Extreme 7.30 Homes Under the
Hammer 8.30 The Queens Garden 9.30 Selling
Houses Australia 10.30 A Place in the Sun: Home
or Away 11.30 Selling Houses Australia Extreme
12.30am Escape to the Continent 1.30 Homes Under
the Hammer 2.30 The Queens Garden 3.25 Selling
Houses Australia 4.15 A Place in the Sun: Home or
Away 5.05 Selling Houses Australia Extreme

Sky Arts SKY 020

6.00 Buddy Guys Legends Presents Chicago


Blues 7.00 Rockwiz 8.00 The Charging Bull 9.00
Adventurers of Modern Art: Jazz 10.00 The Chair
11.00 Styx: Pieces of Eight Live 12.30 Later with
Jools Holland 1.30 Polifonia 2.00 Buddy Guys
Legends Presents Chicago Blues 3.00 Rockwiz
4.00 Behind the Artist 5.00 Composers of the
Great War 6.00 City Time Traveller 7.00 Exhibition:
Vincent Van Gogh (G) Documentary featuring
works at Amsterdams Van Gogh Museum. 8.30
A Ballerinas Tale (2015, G) US documentary about
African American ballerina Misty Copeland. 10.00
Mariss Jansons: Concertgebouw Farewell 11.50
Marfa 12.00am Behind the Artist 1.00 Composers
of the Great War 2.00 City Time Traveller 3.00
Exhibition: Vincent Van Gogh 4.30 A Ballerinas
Tale (2015, G)

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MONDAY DECEMBER 5

SPORT

RADIO

Sky Sport 1 SKY 051

RNZ National

6.00 Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, final


round, live. 10.00 Golf, Australian PGA Cship. 10.30
Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Australia v
NZ. 11.00 Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Auckland
Aces v Otago Volts. 2.30 Sky Sports UK News 3.00
World Rugby 3.30 Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee
Trophy, Australia v NZ. 4.00 ICC Cricket 360 5.00
Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Auckland Aces
v Otago Volts. 5.30 Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee
Trophy, Australia v NZ. 7.30 Tennis, West End Cup.
8.00 World Rugby 8.30 School of Hard Knocks 9.00
Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting Chance 10.00 Countdown
to Glory 36 11.00 TBA 2.00am Golf, European
PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 2.30 Golf, US PGA
Tour, Hero World Challenge. 3.00 Soccer, Fifa U-20
Womens World Cup, third place playoff. 5.00 Fox
Sports News 5.30 Cricket, ODI, Australia v NZ.

Sky Sport 2 SKY 052

6.00 Squash, AJ Bell British GP, mens second


semi-final, live. 7.30 Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee
Trophy, Australia v NZ. 8.00 ICC Cricket 360 9.00
World Rugby 9.30 Rugby Sevens Series. 11.00
NBL, Melbourne United v NZ Breakers. 11.30
Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship,
final round. Noon Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World
Challenge. 12.30 The Ultimate Fighter 1.30 Parker v
Ruiz: A Fighting Chance 2.30 International Supercars
Cship, Coates Hire Sydney 500. 4.00 Rugby Sevens
Series. 5.30 NBL, Melbourne United v NZ Breakers.
6.00 Tennis, West End Cup. 6.30 Golf Central 7.30
Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge. 8.00
Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship.
8.30 International Supercars Cship, Coates Hire
Sydney 500. 10.00 Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee
Trophy, Australia v NZ. 12.00am Golf, US PGA
Tour, Hero World Challenge. 12.30 Golf, European
PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 1.00 Cricket, ODI,
Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Australia v NZ. 1.30 School
of Hard Knocks 2.00 Rugby Sevens Series. 3.30
Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting Chance 4.30 International
Supercars Cship, Coates Hire Sydney 500.

DOCUMENTARIES

FREEVIEW 50 SKY 421 iHeartRADIO

History: The Kennedy Files, 9.30pm

Sky Sport 3 SKY 053

6.00 A-League, Adelaide United v Phoenix. 8.00


UCL Magazine Show 8.30 Bowls, World Bowls
Cship. 9.30 Soccer, Fifa U-20 Womens World
Cup, final. 11.30 NZ Football Weekly Noon UCL
Magazine Show 12.30 Bowls, World Bowls Cship.
1.30 Tennis, West End Cup. 2.00 Golf Central 3.00
Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship,
final round. 3.30 MUTV 6.30 A-League, Adelaide
United v Phoenix. 7.00 NZ Football Weekly 7.30
UCL Magazine Show 8.00 Soccer, EFL Cship. 10.00
A-League, Adelaide United v Phoenix. 12.00am
MUTV 3.00 A-League, Adelaide v Phoenix. 3.30 NZ
Football Weekly 4.00 UCL Magazine Show 4.30
Europa League Weekly 5.30 A-League Highlights

ESPN SKY 060

6.00 Outside the Lines 6.30 The Sports Reporters


7.00 NFL Redzone 1.30 SportsCenter 2.15 NFL,
week 13, Seattle Seahawks v Carolina Panthers,
live. 5.30 SportsCenter 6.30 SportsCenter 8.00
American Football, NFL. 10.00 ESPN FC 11.00
Soccer, FA Cup, second round. 1.00am Soccer,
FA Cup, second round. 3.00 ESPN FC 4.00 NFL,
week 13, Seattle Seahawks v Carolina Panthers.

History SKY 073

6.00 Shark After Dark 6.30 Spawn of Jaws (PG)


7.30 Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba (PG) 8.30 Island
of the Mega Shark (M) 9.25 Return of the Great
White Serial Killer (M) 10.20 Bride of Jaws (M) 11.15
MythBusters vs Jaws (PG) 12.10 Isle of Jaws 1.05
Jaws of the Deep 2.00 Return of the Great White
Serial Killer (M) 2.55 Spawn of Jaws (PG) 3.50
Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba (PG) 4.45 Bride of Jaws
(M) 5.40 MythBusters vs Jaws (PG) 6.35 Island of
the Mega Shark (M) 7.30 Jaws of the Deep 8.30
Tiger Shark Beach 9.30 Shallow Water Invasion
10.30 Shark Trek (M) 11.30 Isle of Jaws 12.30am
Jaws of the Deep 1.25 Tiger Shark Beach 2.20
Shallow Water Invasion 3.15 Air Jaws: Fin of Fury
(PG) 4.10 Shark Trek (M) 5.05 Lair of the Mega
Shark (PG)

6.30 M.A.D. World (PG) 7.30 The Jesus Code (PG)


8.30 Penelope Keiths Hidden Villages 9.30 The
Sixties (M) 10.30 WWIIs Most Daring Raids (PG)
11.30 The American West (M) 12.30 Making Tracks
(PG) 1.30 M.A.D. World (PG) 2.30 Combat Trains
(M) 3.30 Soviet Storm: WWII in the East (M) 4.30
Riddles of the Bible (PG) 5.30 Time Team 6.30
Myth Hunters (PG) 7.30 Ancient Assassins (PG)
8.30 The Six Queens of Henry VIII (PG) A look at
the reign of Henry VIII. Today: Catherine of Aragon.
9.30 The Kennedy Files (PG) Jack and Jackie:
The original power couple. 10.30 The History of
Christianity (PG) 11.30 Soviet Storm: WWII in the
East (PG) 12.30am Combat Trains (M) 1.30 Soviet
Storm: WWII in the East (M) 2.30 Scorched Earth
(PG) 3.15 Time Team 4.00 Ancient Assassins (PG)
4.45 The Six Queens of Henry VIII (PG) 5.30 The
Kennedy Files (PG)

National Geographic SKY 072

BBC Knowledge SKY 074

Discovery SKY 070

6.30 NZ from Above 7.30 The Known Universe


8.30 Brain Games (PG) 9.30 Science of Stupid
(PG) 10.30 Disaster Planet (PG) 11.30 Seconds from
Disaster (M) 12.30 Air Crash Investigation (PG) 2.30
Disaster Earth (PG) 3.30 Evacuate Earth (PG) 5.30
The Truth Behind (PG) 6.30 The Truth Behind (PG)
7.30 Nazi Megastructures (PG) Hitlers Killer Subs:
By early 1943, Nazi Germany was losing the battle
in the Atlantic, however, Hitler believed they were
one step ahead. 8.30 Hitlers Last Year (M) Tonight:
Explores the 11 months that preceded Hitlers defeat
and unveils entire chapters of the war that are
largely unknown. 10.30 MARS (M) Power: Follow
the first human mission to Mars in 2033. 11.30
StarTalk (M) 12.30am Nazi Underworld (PG) 2.30
Ancient X-Files (PG) 3.30 Air Crash Investigation
(PG) 5.30 Worlds Toughest Fixes (PG)

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7.20 The Dog Rescuers (PG) 8.05 Stop, Search,


Seize (M) 8.55 The Wanted (M) 9.40 Who Do You
Think You Are? US (PG) 10.20 24 Hours in A&E
(M) 11.10 Pointless (PG) 11.55 David Attenboroughs
Natural Curiosities (PG) 12.45 Top Gear (PG) 2.40
24 Hours in A&E (M) 3.30 Embarrassing Bodies
Revisits (M) 4.20 Eggheads (PG) 4.50 Pointless
(PG) 5.40 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) Jane
Horrocks. 6.45 Life in the Undergrowth (PG) 7.40
24 Hours in A&E (M) 8.35 Life Below Zero (M) The
Unknown: Four end-of-roaders battle the dark. 9.30
The Wanted (M) 10.25 24 Hours in A&E (M) 11.20
Embarrassing Bodies Down Under (M) 12.10am
David Attenboroughs Natural Curiosities (PG) 1.00
Top Gear (PG) 3.05 Jeremy Clarkson Meets the
Neighbours (PG) 4.30 Speed with Jeremy Clarkson
(PG) 5.30 Embarrassing Bodies Revisits (M)

6.00 Morning Report Including: 6.16 and 6.50


Business News; 6.18 Pacific News; 6.26 Rural
News; 6.48 and 7.45 NZ Newspapers
9.06 Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
Including: 10.45 The Reading: The Twelve Point
Plan, by Liz Breslin, read by Emma Kinane. A
woman is waiting on the results of medical
tests and is reluctant to know the results.
(RNZ)
Noon Midday Report Including: 12.16 Business
News; 12.26 Sport 12.34 Rural News 12.43
Worldwatch
1.06 Jesse Mulligan
4.06 The Panel with Jim Mora
5.00 Checkpoint with John Campbell
6.30 Trending Now
7.06 Nights with Bryan Crump
7.35 Pick of Upbeat
8.30 Windows on the World
9.30 Insight
10.00 News and Late Edition
11.06 Nashville Babylon Wairarapas Mark
Rogers presents a selection of old and
new music and the very best in alt.country,
Americana and blues (18 of 20, Arrow FM)
12.04am All Night Programme Including: 12.05
Music After Midnight; 12.30 Tuesday Special;
1.05 From the World; 2.05 The Jazz Singers
(Smithsonian); 3.05 Beginners Please: A
Hartley Manners Story, by Matthew OSullivan
(RNZ); 3.30 An Authors View; 5.10 Witness
(BBC)

Website: radionz.co.nz

RNZ Concert
FREEVIEW 51 SKY 422 iHeartRADIO

News and Weather 6.00am, 7.00, 8.00,


9.00am, noon, 3.00, 5.00, 6.00, 10.00pm
6.00 Classic Morning with Rick Young
10.00 Weekday Classics with Clarissa Dunn
1.00 Upbeat with Eva Radich Music news and
current affairs
2.00 Made in New Zealand NZ performers
and composers
3.00 Classic Afternoons with David Morriss
Favourite music from the Renaissance to the
Romantic and beyond
7.00 Music Alive Including: Curtain Raiser:
Elizabeth Kerr introduces The Soldiers Tale
by Stravinsky; 7.20 A Chamber Music New
Zealand Concert featuring the London
Conchord Ensemble Debussy: Violin Sonata
in G minor; Poulenc: Elegy for horn and piano;
Stravinsky: Suite from The Soldiers Tale;
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Op 73; Brahms: Trio
in E flat for violin, horn and piano Op 40; arr
Pailthorpe: Hungarian Dance No 1 (recorded
in Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts,
Hamilton)
10.00 Days End
12.00am Music Through the Night

Website: radionz.co.nz/concert

Radio Live

6.00 Paul Henry 9.00 Mark Sainsbury Noon Willie


Jackson & Alison Mau 3.00 Duncan Garner 6.00
Newshub Live 7.00 Story 7.30 Paul Henry Highlights
8.00 Karyn Hay 12.00am Tony Amos 5.00 James
Coleman
Website: radiolive.co.nz

Newstalk ZB

6.00 Mike Hosking 8.30 Leighton Smith Noon Kerre


McIvor & Mark Dye 4.00 Larry Williams 7.00 Mark
Watson 8.00 Marcus Lush 12.00am Bruce Russell
5.00 Rachel Smalley
Website: newstalkzb.co.nz

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TVNZ 1

FREEVIEW 1 SKY 001

6.00 Breakfast
9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, R, C)
10.00 Tipping Point (G, R)
11.00 The Chase Australia (G)
Noon 1 News (C)
12.30 Emmerdale (PGR, C) Today:
Kerrys world falls apart; Ross
is angered by a drunken
revelation; and Priya jumps
to conclusions.
1.00 May the Best House Win
Abroad (G, R, C)
2.00 Brendans Magical Mystery
Tour (G, R, C) Today: There
is shopping and a paellacooking class.
2.30 Four in a Bed Today: At
the Merchant House B&B in
Girvan, Scotland, one couple
rubs everyone up the wrong
way.
3.00 Tipping Point (G) Quizshow
hosted by Ben Shephard.
3.55 Te Karere (C)
4.25 Millionaire Hot Seat (G, C)
With Eddie McGuire.
5.00 The Chase (G, C)
Contestants race to answer
quiz questions correctly to
avoid being caught by the
Chaser.
6.00 1 News (C)
7.00 Seven Sharp (C) Toni Street
and Mike Hosking present
current affairs, entertainment
and opinion.
7.30 Amazing Spaces Shed of
the Year (G, C) Tonight:
George and the judges
pick from the Eco and
Unexpected categories,
including a mud hut and a
shed on wheels.
8.30 The Job Interview
(AO, C, AD) Tonight: On Air
Dining is looking for a
concierge co-ordinator to
manage their multimillionaire
clients needs, and digital
marketing company
Wowzone needs a new
account manager.
9.35 The DNA Detectives
(G, R, HD, C, AD) Tonight:
Weatherman Sam Wallace
and actress Amanda Billing
seek out the truth behind
old family myths, and from
rumours of royal ties to the
origins of dark colouring,
their questions are answered
thanks to DNA.
10.35 1 News Tonight (C)
11.05 Major Crimes (AO, C) Four
of a Kind: Flynn is injured
during the investigation into
the deaths of four poker
players.
12.00am Allegiance (AO, R, C)
Pilot: A CIA rookie gets his
first case and unknowingly
investigates his parents, who
are part of a Russian sleeper
cell.
12.50 Te Karere (R, C)
1.15
Infomercials
5.35 6.00 Te Karere (R, C)

TVNZ 2
6.00
6.30
6.55
7.00

Creflo Dollar Ministries


Sesame Street (G, C)
Wiki the Kiwi (G, R, HD, C)
ALVINNN!!! and the
Chipmunks (G, R, C)
7.15 Pokmon (G)
7.45 The Penguins of
Madagascar (G, R, C)
8.10 Henry Hugglemonster
(G, R, C)
8.35 Doc McStuffins (G, R, C)
9.00 Infomercials
10.30 Neighbours (G, R, C)
11.00 Home and Away (G, R, C)
Noon Shortland Street
(R, HD, C, AD)
12.30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, C)
1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(PGR, R)
2.30 Judge Rinder (PGR, R)
3.30 Holly and Lukes First Dates
(C)
3.32 Leon (G, R, C)
3.35 Wander Over Yonder (G, C)
4.05 Lightning Point (C)
4.35 My Wife and Kids (G, R, C)
5.00 8 Simple Rules (G, R, C)
5.30 Home and Away (C)
6.30 Neighbours (G, C) Tonight:
Elly learns that Susan
informed the board of her
relationship with Angus.
7.00 Shortland Street
(PGR, HD, C, AD) Tonight:
Leanne cries an ocean;
Kylie hopes all is not lost;
and Lucy realises she loves
a monster. Writer Nina
Vlahovic, director Caroline
Bell-Booth.
7.30 The Middle (G, C) US sitcom.
8.00 The Real ONeals (PGR, C)
The Real Tradition: Pat
and Eileen invite dates to
Thanksgiving.
8.30 This Is Us (AO, C, AD) The
Trip: Kate, Kevin and Randall
head to their familys cabin
to get away after their
chaotic family Thanksgiving.
9.30 Ramsays Hotel Hell (C)
Towns Inn (Part 1): Gordon
Ramsay visits Towns Inn in
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia,
where the owner hoards
personal items through the
premises.
10.30 Two and a Half Men
(PGR, R, C)
11.00 Mom (PGR, R, C)
11.30 The Last Ship (AO, C)
Unreal City: Chandler and
the crew work to spread
the cure. Fight the Ship:
Chandler and Thornwald raid
Grandersons headquarters.
1.20am Shortland Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD)
1.45 Infomercials
2.50 The Vampire Diaries
(AO, R, C)
3.35 Scandal (AO, R, C)
4.20 Americas Funniest Home
Videos (G, R)
4.40 Baby Daddy (PGR, R, C)
5.05 Neighbours (G, R, C)
5.30 6.00 Infomercials

NEW RETURN FINAL FILM

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TV3

FREEVIEW 2 SKY 002

FREEVIEW 3 SKY 003

6.00
9.00
10.00
11.25
Noon
1.00

Paul Henry
The Cafe
Infomercials
Family Feud (G, R, HD, C)
Dr Phil (AO, R, HD)
Another Christmas Kiss
(2014, PGR, HD) A kiss in
an elevator inspires two
people to take a leap of faith.
Jonathan Bennett.
2.55 Entertainment Tonight (G)
3.20 Sticky TV (G)
4.25 Survivor: Millennials vs
Gen X (G, HD) Today: Two
millennials attempt to mend
their relationship.
5.25 Family Feud (G, HD, C) With
Dai Henwood.
6.00 Newshub Live
7.00 Story Hosted by Duncan
Garner and Heather du
Plessis-Allan.
7.30 Zumbos Just Desserts
(PGR, HD, C) Tonight:
The dessert-makers must do
something really risky: put
a new twist on an Aussie
classic.
8.35 Law & Order: SVU/Chicago
PD Crossover (AO, HD, C)
Nationwide Manhunt: The
manhunt for Greg Yates
continues. The Song of
Gregory Williams Yates:
Benson and Fin continue
their search for Yates in
Chicago.
10.25 Newshub Late
11.00 The Night Shift (AO, HD)
Ghost: A patient arrives with
radiation poisoning, creating
chaos on the night shift and
putting it into lockdown.
11.55 6.00am Infomercials

BRAVO

FREEVIEW 4 SKY 012

6.00 Infomercials 10.00 Million


Dollar Listing NY (G, R) 10.55
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
(R) 11.45 Snapped (PGR, R) 12.40
The Real Housewives of Orange
County (AO) 1.35 Wahlburgers
(G, R) 2.30 Million Dollar Listing
L.A. (G, R) 3.30 Flipping Out
(G, R) 4.30 Dance Moms (G) 5.30
Hoarders (G, R) 6.30 Million Dollar
Listing NY (G) Lord Have Mercer!:
Luis is back to listing apartments.
7.30 Snapped (PGR, R) Carmen
Montelongo: Police discover
a woman pushing a trash can full of
body parts down the street. 8.30
The Real Housewives of Melbourne
(PGR) Portrait of Figaro: Chyka
hosts a glamorous Middle Eastern
dinner. 9.40 The Real Housewives
of Atlanta (PGR) 10.40 Keeping Up
with the Kardashians (PGR) Moons
Over Montana: Kim tries to keep
traditions alive by planning a family
ski trip to Montana. 11.35 Snapped
(PGR) Michele Despain: The
investigation into a deadly home
invasion reveals just how far a father
would go for his daughter. 12.25am
6.00 Infomercials

TVNZ 1: Amazing Spaces


Shed of the Year, 7.30pm

PRIME

FREEVIEW 10 SKY 004

6.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
Noon
1.00
2.00

Home Shopping
Hot Bench (G, R)
The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
Home Shopping
The Doctors (PGR)
MasterChef USA (G, R)
The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR, R)
3.00 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
3.30 Antiques Roadshow
(G, R, C)
4.35 Hot Bench (G)
5.00 Million Dollar Minute (G)
5.30 Prime News
6.00 Wheel of Fortune (G)
6.30 Jeopardy! (G)
7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild
7.30 The Great British Bake Off
(G, C) Tonight: The finalists
must create a pastry with no
recipe.
8.35 Poldark (PGR, C) Tonight:
Dwight enlists in the navy.
9.55 Legends (AO)
10.50 The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR, R)
11.50 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
12.20am Home Shopping
1.50 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
2.20 6.00 Home Shopping

MAORI

FREEVIEW 5 SKY 019

6.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
10.00
11.00
Noon
1.00
2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30
4.00
4.30
5.00
5.30
6.00
6.25

Childrens Programmes (R)


Miharo (G, R)
Te Kaea (R)
Kawe Korero: Reporters (R)
Te Irikura (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Opaki (G, R)
Ako (R)
City Slickers Rodeo (G, R)
Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
Iwi Anthems (R)
The Stage: Haka Fusion (R)
ASB Polyfest (G)
Te Kaea
Pukoro (G, R)
Moko Toa: The Revenge of
Hara (G, R)
6.30 Pukana (G)
7.00 KTK: Next Level (G, R)
7.30 Kai Ora (G, R)
8.00 Native Affairs: Summer
Series
8.30 Man on Wire (2008,
PGR, R) Films, page 70
10.15 Media Take (R)
10.45 Te Kaea (R)
11.15 11.45 Kawe Korero

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

SKY PREMIERE SKY 030

MOVIES EXTRA SKY 031

MOVIES CLASSICS SKY034 RIALTO SKY 039

6.05 Deadly Voltage (2016, PG)


Mike Dopud.
7.30 The Gunman (2015, 16)
Sean Penn.
9.25 Break Point (2014, M)
Jeremy Sisto.
10.55 Gone Tomorrow (2015, 16)
Chad Connell.
12.30 Deadly Voltage (2016, PG)
Mike Dopud.
1.55 The Gunman (2015, 16)
Sean Penn.
3.50 10 Days to Destruction
(2011, M) James DArcy.
5.25 Love & Air Sex (2013, 16)
Michael Stahl-David.
6.55 Term Life (2016, M) Vince
Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld.
8.30 Vacation (2015, M) Rusty
Griswold takes his family on
a road trip to Walley World
to spice up his marriage and
reconnect with his sons. Ed
Helms, Christina Applegate.
10.10 The Hateful Eight (2015, 18)
Eight travellers seek refuge
at a roadside inn during a
blizzard. Samuel L Jackson,
Kurt Russell.
12.55am War Room (2015, PG) 2.55
10 Days to Destruction (2011, M)
4.50 Vacation (2015, M)

6.20 A Kind of Magic (2015, PG)


Nikki Deloach.
8.05 The Secret Life of Marilyn
Monroe (M)
9.30 Miniseries: The Secret Life
of Marilyn Monroe (2015, M,
parts 1 and 2) Kelli Garner.
11.00 The Longest Ride (2015, M)
Scott Eastwood.
1.05 Laggies (2014, M)
Keira Knightley.
2.45 A Kind of Magic (2015, PG)
Nikki Deloach.
4.15 The Physician (2013, M)
Tom Payne.
6.50 Goodbye World (2013, 16)
Adrian Grenier.
8.30 The Boy Next Door
(2015, 16) A high-school
teacher begins a relationship
with a student that becomes
a dangerous obsession.
Jennifer Lopez, Ryan
Guzman, John Corbett.
10.05 Casual Encounters (2016, 16)
Taran Killam, Brooklyn
Decker.
11.25 The Last Days of Disco
(1998, M) Chlo Sevigny.
1.30am Goodbye World (2013, 16)
3.10 The Boy Next Door (2015, 16)
4.40 Casual Encounters (2016, 16)

6.30 Arizona Dream (1992, PG)


Johnny Depp.
8.50 Leaving Las Vegas (1995, 18)
Nicolas Cage.
10.45 Scarface (1983, 18) Al Pacino.
1.30 Dark Blue (2002, 16)
Kurt Russell.
3.25 The Driver (1978, PG)
Ryan ONeal.
4.55 Twins (1988, PG)
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
6.40 Angel Heart (1987, 16)
Mickey Rourke, Robert De
Niro.
8.30 Moonstruck (1987, PG)
A New York bookkeeper
finds herself in a difficult
situation after she falls for
her fiancs brother. Cher,
Nicolas Cage.
10.10 The Pack (2015, M)
The residents of an island are
terrorised by a bloodthirsty
pack of dogs that were
abandoned by holidaymakers. Anna Lise Phillips.
11.50 Buffalo Bill and the Indians
(1976, PG) Paul Newman,
Joel Grey.
1.50am The Incredible Mr Limpet
(1964, G) 3.30 The Driver (1978, PG)
5.00 Twins (1988, PG)

GENERAL

TVNZ Duke FREEVIEW 13 SKY 023

10.20 Bundesliga, round 13, Mainz v Bayern Munich.


12.05 NFL, New Orleans Saints v Detroit Lions.
2.40 NBA, Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics. 4.35
Bundesliga Highlights 5.30 Holly and Lukes First
Dates (G, C) 5.35 Maverick Moments (G, C) 6.00
Regular Show (PGR, C) 6.10 Home Improvement (G,
C) 6.40 MythBusters (PGR) 7.35 Bar Rescue (PGR,
R) Tears for Beers: Jon helps a Texas couple. 8.30
South Park (AO) Youre Not Yelping: Cartman wants
to race with the pros and hes ready to do whatever
it takes to make it happen. 8.55 Tosh.0 (AO) Daniel
Tosh takes a jaundiced look at the internet. 9.20 Full
Frontal with Samantha Bee (AO) 9.45 Workaholics
(AO) Heist School: The guys go undercover at a high
school. Dry Guys: The guys make a bet as to who
can stay sober the longest. 10.35 Tosh.0 (AO) 11.00
South Park (AO) 11.25 The Late Late Show with
James Corden 12.10am 12.40 Omnisport

UKTV SKY 007

6.00 Would I Lie to You? (PG) 6.30 Doc Martin (M)


7.20 EastEnders (PG) 7.50 New Tricks (M) 8.45 The
Bill (M) 9.35 Midsomer Murders (M) 11.10 New Tricks

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Kumiko the Treasure Hunter


(2014, G) Rinko Kikuchi.
9.10 Tits on a Bull (2015, M)
9.30 Volcano (2015, M) Mara
Mercedes Coroy.
11.05 Jane Got a Gun (2016, 16)
Natalie Portman.
12.45 Act of Kindness (2015, M)
2.10 Maries Story (2014, PG)
Isabelle Carre.
3.45 The Ground We Won
(2015, M) Local
documentary.
5.15 Boulevard (2014, M) Robin
Williams, Roberto Aguire.
6.45 Suite Franaise (2014, M)
Michelle Williams, Kristin
Scott Thomas.
8.30 Rectify (16, season 4,
episode 6) Tonight: Tawney
devotes herself to Zeke.
9.20 Catch Me Daddy (2014, 16)
A girl runs away from her
family. Sameena Jabeen
Ahmed, Conor McCarron.
11.15 The Connection (2014, 16)
In 70s France, a cop tries
to take down a heroin ring.
Jean Dujardin.
1.30am The Look of Silence (M)
3.15 Maries Story (2014, PG) 4.50
Boulevard (2014, M)

Julius Caesar returns to Rome after his masterful


conquest of Gaul, ready to overthrow the republic
and make himself emperor. 10.30 Orphan Black (16)
11.20 Silicon Valley (M) 11.50 Westworld (18) 1.20am
Good Behaviour (16) 2.10 The Affair (16) 3.10 Animal
Kingdom (16) 4.00 Rome (16) 4.50 Orphan Black
(16) 5.40 Good Behaviour (16)

Choice TV FREEVIEW 12 SKY 024

6.00 Benny Hinn 6.30 New York: Worlds Busiest


City 7.30 Forest Elephants: Rumbles in the Jungle
8.30 The Cook and the Chef 9.00 The Water
Brothers 9.30 Tasting Tasmania 10.00 Jamies
Family Christmas 10.30 Junk Gypsies 11.00 Buy It,
Fix It, Sell It 11.30 Auction Kings Noon New York:
Worlds Busiest City 1.00 Secrets of Great British
Castles 2.00 Walking Through History with Tony
Robinson 3.00 The Cook and the Chef 3.30 The
Water Brothers 4.00 Sea Otters: A Million Dollar
Baby 5.00 Destination Flavour Christmas 6.00
Charlie Luxtons Homes by Sea 7.00 Sold! 7.30
Building the Dream 8.30 My Dream Home 9.30
Money for Nothing 10.30 Sold! 11.00 Destination
Flavour Christmas 12.00am The Liquidator 12.30
Benny Hinn 1.00 The Cook and the Chef 1.30 The
Water Brothers 2.00 Sea Otters: A Million Dollar
Baby 3.00 Charlie Luxtons Homes by Sea 4.00
Building the Dream 5.00 My Dream Home

7.25

Living SKY 017

Movies Extra: The Boy Next Door, 8.30pm


(M) 12.05 Stella (M) 1.00 Doc Martin (M) 1.50 Father
Brown (M) 2.40 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.15 The Bill
(M) 5.05 Wanted Down Under (PG) 6.00 New Tricks
(M) 6.55 EastEnders (PG) 7.30 QI (M) 8.00 Would
I Lie to You? (PG) 8.35 Heartbeat (PG) Strike Up
the Band: The police are called in after a musician
ends up in hospital, and Dawn is swept off her feet
by a handsome stranger. 9.30 Call the Midwife (PG)
Tonight: A troubled Patsy is taken off the midwifery
roster and instead cares for an injured dock worker.
10.30 Keeping Up Appearances (PG) 11.05 Allo Allo!
(PG) 11.35 Would I Lie to You? (PG) 12.05am The
Bill (M) 12.55 Stella (M) 1.50 New Tricks (M) 2.45
Midsomer Murders (M) 4.20 Doc Martin (M) 5.10
Father Brown (M)

SoHo SKY 010

6.25 Animal Kingdom (16) 7.15 Orphan Black (16)


8.00 Westworld (18) 9.00 Westworld (18) 10.30
Billions (18) 11.25 Animal Kingdom (16) 12.15 Orphan
Black (16) 1.00 Westworld (18) 3.30 Billions (18) 4.25
The Young Pope (16) 5.25 Animal Kingdom (16) 6.15
Orphan Black (16) 7.00 Silicon Valley (M) 7.30 The
Affair (16) One Year Earlier: A stern request from
Noah leaves Helen devastated, and Alison returns to
Montauk only to have her worst fears realised. 8.30
Animal Kingdom (16) Flesh Is Weak: When Deran
wont come home, Pope goes to extreme measures,
and Baz gets an idea for the Codys next job. 9.30
Rome (16) The Stolen Eagle: After eight years,

6.00 Flog It! 6.55 A Place in the Sun: Home or


Away 7.50 Zoo Days (M) 8.15 Antiques Roadshow
9.15 Escape to the Continent 10.15 Selling Houses
Australia 11.10 Antiques Roadtrip 12.05 Homes
Under the Hammer 1.05 Flog It! 2.00 A Place in the
Sun: Home or Away 3.00 Zoo Days (M) 3.30 Escape
to the Continent 4.30 The Queens Garden 5.30
Antiques Roadshow (G) Tonight: At Bletchley Park,
treasures include an ornate vase, a teddy bear with
a secret story, and a stunning art deco brooch. 6.30
Selling Houses Australia Extreme 7.30 Homes Under
the Hammer 8.30 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun
9.30 Kirsties Handmade Christmas 10.30 Location
Location Location 11.30 Selling Houses Australia
Extreme 12.30am Escape to the Continent 1.30
Homes Under the Hammer 2.30 A Place in the Sun:
Summer Sun 3.20 Kirsties Handmade Christmas
4.15 Location Location Location 5.05 Selling Houses
Australia Extreme

Sky Arts SKY 020

6.00 Mariss Jansons: Concertgebouw Farewell 7.50


Marfa 8.00 Behind the Artist 9.00 Composers of the
Great War 10.00 City Time Traveller 11.00 Exhibition:
Vincent Van Gogh 12.30 A Ballerinas Tale (2015,
G) 2.00 Mariss Jansons: Concertgebouw Farewell
3.50 Marfa 4.00 Behind the Artist 5.00 The Art of
Australia 6.00 Put Some Colour in Your Life 7.00
Neil McCormicks Needle Time: Mark King. 7.45 Stars
of the Silver Screen: Errol Flynn. 8.30 Mammon
(M) 9.20 Guitar Star (G) Guitar talent search with
mentors George Benson, Tony Visconti and classical
maestro Milo. 10.05 Design & Decoration 10.35
Reelside: Superheroes 11.05 Off Camera 12.00am
Behind the Artist 1.00 The Art of Australia 2.00 Put
Some Colour in Your Life 3.00 Neil McCormicks
Needle Time 3.45 Stars of the Silver Screen 4.30
Mammon (M) 5.20 Guitar Star 2016

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SPORT

RADIO

Sky Sport 1 SKY 051

RNZ National

6.00 Rugby Sevens Series, day two. 7.30 School


of Hard Knocks 8.00 World Rugby 8.30 Golf,
European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 9.00
Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge. 10.00
Golf, Australian PGA. 10.30 Cricket, ODI, Australia
v NZ. 11.00 Tennis, Davis Cup, best of 2016. Noon
The Cricket Show 12.30 ICC Cricket 360 1.30
Golf, Australian PGA 2.00 Golf Central 3.00 Golf,
European PGA, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 3.30 The
Cricket Show 3.50 Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee
Trophy, Australia v NZ. 4.20 Cricket, ODI, ChappellHadlee Trophy, Australia v NZ, game two, live.
7.55 The Cricket Show 8.25 Cricket, ODI, ChappellHadlee Trophy, Australia v NZ, game two, live.
12.30am ICC Cricket 360 1.30 Cricket, Super Smash,
Auckland v Otago. 2.00 NZ Premiership Highlights
2.30 Arsenal TV 5.30 The Football League Show

Sky Sport 2 SKY 052

6.00 Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Auckland


Aces v Otago Volts. 6.30 The Cricket Show 7.00
Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Australia v
NZ. 7.30 Tennis, West End Cup. 8.00 Squash, AJ
Bell British GP, final, live. 9.30 Cricket, Twenty20
Super Smash, Aces v Volts. 10.00 Fox Sports
News 10.30 Rugby Sevens Series, day two. Noon
A-League, Adelaide v Phoenix. 2.00 A-League
Highlights 2.30 Soccer, Stirling Sports Premiership.
4.30 NZ Football Weekly 5.00 Tennis, West End
Cup. 6.00 UCL Magazine Show 6.30 A-League,
Adelaide v Phoenix. 7.00 A-League Highlights 7.30
NZ Premiership Football Highlights Show 8.00 The
Football League Show 8.30 UFC Now 9.30 Fight
Night on Sky 11.30 UFC Fight Night. 1.30am Parker
v Ruiz: A Fighting Chance 2.30 Squash, AJ Bell
British GP, final. 4.00 Fight Night on Sky

FREEVIEW 50 SKY 421 iHeartRADIO

National Geographic: Air Crash Investigation,


9.30pm
AJ Bell British GP, final. 2.30 Sky Sports UK News
3.00 International Supercars Cship, Sydney 500.
4.30 5.00 5.30 Driver vs Driver 6.30 Golf Central
7.30 The Golf Fix 8.30 School of Golf 9.30 Golf
Channel Academy 10.00 Driver vs Driver 11.00 Golf,
European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 11.30
Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge. 12.30am
Tennis, West End Cup. 1.00 The Crowd Goes Wild
1.30 Fox Sports News 2.00 Europa League Weekly
3.00 Tennis, West End Cup. 5.00 Tennis, West End
Cup.

ESPN SKY 060

6.00 A-League, Adelaide v Phoenix. 6.30 A-League


Highlights 7.00 MUTV 10.00 Tennis, West End
Cup. Noon Tennis, West End Cup. 1.00 Squash,

6.30 NFL Films 7.00 NFL Primetime 8.00 NFL


Insiders 9.00 NFL Live 10.00 SportsNation 10.30
Highly Questionable 11.00 NFL Primetime Noon
Monday Night Countdown 2.15 NFL, week 13, Jets
v Colts, live. 5.20 SportsCenter 7.00 Off Road
Racing, Baja 500. 8.00 Off Road Racing, Bud Light
Challenge. 9.00 Off Road Racing, Baja 1000. 10.00
ESPN FC 10.30 NBA: The Jump 11.00 ESPN Original
Documentaries 12.30am Pardon the Interruption
1.00 SportsCenter 2.00 ESPN FC 2.30 Jalen &
Jacoby 3.00 NFL, week 13, Jets v Colts. 5.30
Basketball, College, American Athletic Conference,
Syracuse v Connecticut.

DOCUMENTARIES

History SKY 073

Sky Sport 3 SKY 053

6.00 Shark After Dark 6.30 Isle of Jaws 7.30 Jaws


of the Deep 8.30 MythBusters vs Jaws (PG) 9.25
Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (PG) 10.20 Shark Trek (M)
11.15 Alien Sharks (PG) 12.10 Tiger Shark Beach
1.05 Shallow Water Invasion 2.00 Air Jaws: Fin of
Fury (PG) 2.55 Isle of Jaws 3.50 Jaws of the Deep
4.45 Shark Trek (M) 5.40 Alien Sharks (PG) 6.35
Tiger Shark Beach 7.30 Shallow Water Invasion
8.30 Sharks Among Us (PG) Tonight: Examines
whether sharks and people can peacefully coexist.
9.30 Sharks vs Dolphins: Face Off 10.30 Shark
Alley: Legend of Dynamite (M) 11.30 Tiger Shark
Beach 12.30am Shallow Water Invasion 1.25 Sharks
Among Us 2.20 Sharks vs Dolphins: Face Off 3.15
Zombie Sharks (PG) 4.10 Shark Alley: Legend of
Dynamite (M) 5.05 MythBusters vs Jaws (PG)

6.30 The History of Christianity (PG) 7.30 Soviet


Storm: WWII in the East (PG) 8.30 Riddles of the
Bible (PG) 9.30 Time Team 10.30 Myth Hunters
(PG) 11.30 Ancient Assassins (PG) 12.30 The Six
Queens of Henry VIII (PG) 1.30 The Kennedy Files
(PG) 2.30 Combat Trains (PG) 3.30 Soviet Storm:
WWII in the East (PG) 4.30 Riddles of the Bible
(PG) 5.30 Time Team 6.30 Myth Hunters (PG) 7.30
Who Put the Klan in the Ku Klux Klan? (M) 8.30 The
Restorers (PG) They Were All Volunteers: Follows a
B-25 Mitchell bomber from Minnesota. 9.30 M.A.D.
World (PG) Falling Dominoes: President Gorbachev
holds talks with the USA. 10.30 WWII in the Pacific
(16) 11.30 The Hidden Side of WWII (M) 12.30am
Combat Trains (PG) 1.30 Soviet Storm: WWII in the
East (PG) 2.30 Scorched Earth (PG) 3.15 Time Team
4.00 Who Put the Klan in the Ku Klux Klan? (M)
4.45 The Restorers (PG) 5.30 M.A.D. World (PG)

National Geographic SKY 072

BBC Knowledge SKY 074

Discovery SKY 070

6.30 Salvage Code Red (M) 7.30 The Known


Universe 8.30 Brain Games (PG) 9.30 Science of
Stupid (PG) 10.30 Jurassic Mega Battle (PG) 11.30
MARS (M) 12.30 Air Crash Investigation (PG) 2.30
Evacuate Earth (M) 3.30 Secret History of UFOs
(PG) 4.30 UFOs in Europe: The Untold Stories
(PG) 5.30 Finding Atlantis (PG) 6.30 The Truth
Behind (PG) The Loch Ness Monster: The truth
behind the Loch Ness Monster. 7.30 Years of Living
Dangerously (M) 8.30 Continent 7: Antarctica (PG)
9.30 Air Crash Investigation (PG) Carnage in Sao
Paulo: Seconds after taking off, TAM Airlines flight
402 slammed into a residential neighbourhood.
11.30 Comet of the Century 12.30am Nazi
Underworld (PG) 2.30 Ancient X-Files (PG) 3.30
Air Crash Investigation (PG) 5.30 Worlds Toughest
Fixes (PG)

84

6.20 24 Hours in A&E (M) 8.05 Life Below Zero


(M) 8.55 The Wanted (M) 9.40 Who Do You Think
You Are? US (PG) 10.20 24 Hours in A&E (M) 11.10
Pointless (PG) 11.55 David Attenboroughs Natural
Curiosities (PG) 12.45 Top Gear (PG) 2.35 24 Hours
in A&E (M) 3.25 Embarrassing Bodies Revisits (M)
4.15 Eggheads (PG) 4.45 Pointless (PG) 5.35 Who
Do You Think You Are? (PG) Julian Clary. 6.40
Planet Earth (PG) 7.35 Embarrassing Teen Bodies
(M) Boys vs Girls: Tom is concerned about the
shape of his body. 8.30 24 Hours in A&E (M) 9.25
Stop, Search, Seize (M) 10.15 24 Hours in A&E (M)
11.10 Embarrassing Kids Bodies (M) 12.00am David
Attenboroughs Natural Curiosities (PG) 12.50 Top
Gear (PG) 2.40 Speed with Jeremy Clarkson (PG)
4.40 Dangerous Roads (M) 5.40 Embarrassing
Bodies Revisits (M)

6.00 Morning Report Including: 6.16 and 6.50


Business News; 6.18 Pacific News; 6.26 Rural
News; 6.48 and 7.45 NZ Newspapers
9.06 Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
Including: 10.45 The Reading: Imperial Victory
Spectacular, by Steve Danby, read by Peter
Dennet. A theatre troupe arrives in Wellington
and misfortune befalls them, but the show
must go on (RNZ)
Noon Midday Report Including: 12.16 Business
News; 12.26 Sport; 12.34 Rural News; 12.43
Worldwatch
1.06 Jesse Mulligan
4.06 The Panel with Jim Mora
5.00 Checkpoint with John Campbell
6.30 Trending Now
6.55 Today in Parliament
7.06 Nights with Bryan Crump
7.35 The Sampler
8.30 Windows on the World International
public radio features and documentaries
9.06 The Tuesday Feature
10.00 News and Late Edition
11.06 Worlds of Music
12.04am All Night Programme Including:
12.06 Music After Midnight; 12.30 Insight; 1.15
Country Life; 2.05 The Forum (BBC); 3.05 With
Lots of Love from Georgia, by Brigid Lowry
(1 of 10, RNZ); 3.30 Diversions; 5.10 Witness
(BBC); 5.45 The Day in Parliament

Website: radionz.co.nz

RNZ Concert
FREEVIEW 51 SKY 422 iHeartRADIO

News and Weather 6.00am, 7.00, 8.00,


9.00am, noon, 3.00, 5.00, 6.00, 10.00pm
6.00 Classic Morning with Rick Young
10.00 Weekday Classics with Clarissa Dunn
1.00 Upbeat with Eva Radich
2.00 Made in New Zealand
3.00 Classic Afternoons with David Morriss
7.00 Music Alive New Zealand SO/Hamish
McKeich Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Op 62; Symphony No 5 in C minor Op
67 (recorded in Michael Fowler Centre,
Wellington)
8.00 The Lilburn Lecture 2016 Prosaic Notes
from an Unwritten Journal: Composer Jenny
Mcleod begins with Lilburns thoughts on
tradition and continues with her own personal
reflections, in illustrated verse (recorded at
National Library of New Zealand)
10.00 Days End
12.00am Music Through the Night

Website: radionz.co.nz/concert

Radio Live

6.00 Paul Henry 9.00 Mark Sainsbury Noon Willie


Jackson & Alison Mau 3.00 Duncan Garner 6.00
Newshub Live 7.00 Story 7.30 Paul Henry Highlights
8.00 Karyn Hay 12.00am Tony Amos 5.00 James
Coleman
Website: radiolive.co.nz

Newstalk ZB

6.00 Mike Hosking 8.30 Leighton Smith Noon Kerre


McIvor & Mark Dye 4.00 Larry Williams 7.00 Mark
Watson 8.00 Marcus Lush 12.00am Bruce Russell
5.00 Rachel Smalley
Website: newstalkzb.co.nz

Parliament

On AM radio: Auckland 882 Bay of Plenty 657


Waikato 1494 Napier 909 Wellington 657
Christchurch 963 Dunedin 900 Southland 1314
On television: Freeview 22 Sky 086 Igloo 50
Vodafone 86
Website: parliament.nz

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7

TVNZ 1

FREEVIEW 1 SKY 001

6.00 Breakfast
9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, R, C) Today: Helen
Mirren, James Marsden and
the Weeknd.
10.00 Tipping Point (G, R) With
Ben Shephard.
11.00 The Chase Australia (G)
With Andrew OKeefe.
Noon 1 News (C)
12.30 Emmerdale (PGR, C) Today:
Ross confronts James; Priya
makes a heartbreaking
discovery; and Bernice takes
pity on Kerry.
1.00 Coronation Street
(G, R, HD, C, AD) Today: Gail
takes matters into her own
hands, and Sinead faces the
challenge of physiotherapy.
2.00 Brendans Magical Mystery
Tour (PGR, R, C) Today:
The tourists are challenged
to a Gaudi treasure hunt.
2.30 Four in a Bed (G) Today:
A visit to the White Bear in
Chorley, Lancashire.
3.00 Tipping Point (G)
3.55 Te Karere (C)
4.25 Millionaire Hot Seat (G, C)
With Eddie McGuire.
5.00 The Chase (G, C)
Contestants race to answer
quiz questions correctly to
avoid being caught by the
Chaser.
6.00 1 News (C)
7.00 Seven Sharp (C)
7.30 MasterChef Australia (G, C,
another episode screens
tomorrow) Tonight: The four
best contestants from the
relay invention test compete
for immunity, with the winner
of the first round having
to prove they have what it
takes by outcooking guest
chef Victor Liong.
8.35 Beyond the Darklands
(AO, R, C, AD) Tonight:
Nigel investigates the life
of Brad Callaghan, a young,
successful engineer who,
seemingly out of the blue,
beat the mother of his child,
Carmen Thomas, to death.
9.35 The Special Needs
Hotel (G, C, AD) Tonight:
Incessantly cheeky Alex is in
his third year of training at
Foxes and wants to become
a chef, but tutor Martin
needs to keep him in line if
he is ever going to get a job.
10.35 1 News Tonight (C)
11.05 800 Words (AO, R, C)
Tonight: George earns the
ire of the locals after making
the mistake of calling Weld
a dead end town in his
column.
12.05am Our Girl (AO, R, C, AD)
Feelings: Smurf thinks that
Molly is becoming too
attached to a local girl.
1.05 Te Karere (R, C)
1.30 Infomercials
5.35 6.00 Te Karere (R, C)

TVNZ 2

TV3

FREEVIEW 2 SKY 002

6.00
6.30
6.55
7.00

Creflo Dollar Ministries


Sesame Street (G, C)
Wiki the Kiwi (G, R, HD, C)
ALVINNN!!! and the
Chipmunks (G, R, C)
7.15 Pokmon (G)
7.45 The Penguins of
Madagascar (G, R, C)
8.10 Henry Hugglemonster
(G, R, C)
8.35 Doc McStuffins (G, R, C)
9.00 Infomercials
10.30 Neighbours (G, R, C)
11.00 Home and Away (R, C)
Noon Shortland Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD)
12.30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, C)
1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(PGR, R)
2.30 Judge Rinder (G, R)
3.30 Leon (G, R, C)
3.35 Wander Over Yonder (G, C)
4.05 K.C. Undercover (G, R, C)
4.35 My Wife and Kids (G, R, C)
5.00 8 Simple Rules (G, R, C)
5.30 Home and Away (G, C)
6.30 Neighbours (G, C) Tonight:
Elly experiences a flashback.
7.00 Shortland Street (PGR,
HD, C, AD) Tonight: Ali lies
to Lucy for her own good;
Chris creates a monster; and
Leannes rejected by her own
family. Writer Alison James,
director Caroline Bell-Booth.
7.30 Dr Ken (PGR, C) DKs New
Girlfriend: DK moves in with
his girlfriend.
8.00 Mike & Molly (PGR, C) The
Adoption Option: Mike and
Molly need everyone to
be on their best behavior
when the adoption agency
schedules a home visit.
8.30 The Big Bang Theory (PGR,
C) US sitcom.
9.00 Mom (PGR, C) No One Is
Safe: Christy and Bonnie
rush to a sick Violets side.
9.30 Hoarding: Buried Alive (AO,
C) Battle with Chaos: A
father denies his childrens
accusations that he is a
hoarder.
10.30 Two and a Half Men
(PGR, R, C) Meander to Your
Dander: Alan wants to break
up with a woman.
11.00 Mom (PGR, R, C) Benito
Poppins and a Warm
Pumpkin: Christy gets
promoted to manager.
11.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (AO, C)
12.00am Manhattan Love Story
(PGR, R)
12.25 RuPauls Drag Race (C)
1.20 Shortland Street
(R, HD, C, AD)
1.45 Infomercials
2.45 The Vampire Diaries
(AO, R, C)
3.35 Scandal (AO, R, C)
4.20 Americas Funniest Home
Videos (G, R)
4.40 Baby Daddy (G, R, C)
5.05 Neighbours (G, R, C)
5.30 6.00 Infomercials

NEW RETURN FINAL FILM


DECEMBER 3 2016 www.noted.co.nz/the-listener

FREEVIEW 3 SKY 003

6.00
9.00
10.00
11.25
Noon
1.00

Paul Henry
The Cafe
Infomercials
Family Feud (G, R, HD, C)
Dr Phil (PGR, R, HD)
Three Wise Women
(2010, PGR, HD) A woman
who is set to get married on
Christmas Eve must make
a life-changing decision.
Fionnula Flanagan.
2.55 Entertainment Tonight (G)
3.20 Sticky TV (G)
4.25 Survivor: Millennials vs Gen
X (G, HD) Hosted by Jeff
Probst.
5.25 Family Feud (G, HD, C)
Hosted by Dai Henwood.
6.00 Newshub Live
7.00 Story Hosted by Duncan
Garner and Heather du
Plessis-Allan.
7.30 Australias Cheapest
Weddings (PGR, HD, C)
Tonight: A couple who fell
in love on the battlefield
as their royal alter-egos
and stage a battle for their
wedding guests.
8.30 The Change-Up
(2011, AO, R, HD, C) Two old
friends have their worlds
turned upside-down when
they wake up in each others
bodies. Jason Bateman,
Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde.
10.50 Newshub Late
11.20 NCIS: Los Angeles
(AO, R, HD, C) In the Line
of Duty: Callen and Hanna
go on a secret mission to
retrieve key evidence from
a crime scene.
12.15am 6.00 Infomercials

BRAVO

FREEVIEW 4 SKY 012

6.00 Infomercials 10.00 Million


Dollar Listing NY (G, R) 10.55
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
(R) 11.45 Snapped (PGR, R) 12.35
The Real Housewives of Orange
County (AO) 1.30 The Real
Housewives of Melbourne (R) 2.35
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
(R) 3.30 Flipping Out (G, R) 4.30
Dance Moms (G) 5.30 Hoarders
(G, R) 6.30 Million Dollar Listing
NY (G) Tonight: Luis deals with an
overpriced listing. 7.30 Botched
(AO, R) Breast Greedy: Dr Nassif
performs a rhinoplasty on a woman.
8.30 The Real Housewives of
Beverly Hills (PGR) Stronger Than
Ever: Lisa Rinna and Eileen come
face-to-face with Lisa Vanderpump
for the first time in months. 9.30
Vanderpump Rules (PGR) Reunion
(Part 2): Katie and Tom Schwartz
talk about their long-awaited
proposal, but not without getting
grilled about their sex life. 10.30
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
(PGR) In the Blink of an Eye: Kris
travels with Kendall to Paris. 11.30
Snapped (PGR) 12.20am 6.00
Infomercials

Prime: The White Queen,


8.30pm

PRIME

FREEVIEW 10 SKY 004

6.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
Noon
1.00
2.00

Home Shopping
Hot Bench (G, R)
The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
Home Shopping
The Doctors (PGR)
MasterChef USA (G, R)
The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR, R)
3.00 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
3.30 Antiques Roadshow
(G, R, C)
4.35 Hot Bench (G)
5.00 Million Dollar Minute (G)
5.30 Prime News
6.00 Wheel of Fortune (G)
6.30 Jeopardy! (G)
7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild
7.30 Buble At The BBC (G)
8.30 The White Queen (AO, R)
In Love with the King: A
Lancastrian widow becomes
Queen of England.
9.45 QI (AO) With Stephen Fry.
11.00 The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR)
12.00am The Crowd Goes Wild
(G, R)
12.30 Home Shopping
2.00 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
2.30 6.00 Home Shopping

MAORI

FREEVIEW 5 SKY 019

6.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
10.00
11.00
Noon
1.00
2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30
4.00
4.30
5.00
5.30
6.00
6.25
6.30
7.00

Childrens Programmes (R)


Miharo (G, R)
Te Kaea (R)
Kawe Korero: Reporters (R)
Te Irikura (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Opaki (G, R)
Ako (R)
Whare Taonga (G, R)
Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
Iwi Anthems (R)
Marae (G)
ASB Polyfest (G)
Te Kaea
Pukoro (G, R)
Moko Toa (G, R)
Pukana (G)
Ahorangi Next Generation
(PGR, R)
7.30 Pete and Pio (PGR, R)
8.00 Behind the Brush (G, R)
8.30 Waka Huia (G)
9.00 Waiata (G, R)
9.30 Karanga the First Voice (R)
10.00 Koroua (G, R)
10.30 Te Kaea (R)
11.00 11.30 Kawe Korero

C Captions AD Audio Description HD High Definition

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7

SKY PREMIERE SKY 030

MOVIES EXTRA SKY 031

MOVIES CLASSICS SKY034 RIALTO SKY 039

6.30 War Room (2015, PG)


Priscilla C. Shirer.
8.30 10 Days to Destruction
(2011, M) James DArcy.
10.30 Love & Air Sex (2013, 16)
Michael Stahl-David.
Noon Term Life (2016, M)
Vince Vaughn.
1.35 Vacation (2015, M) Ed Helms.
3.15 War Room (2015, PG)
Priscilla C Shirer.
5.15 We Are Your Friends
(2015, 16) Zac Efron.
6.50 Sleeping with Other People
(2015, 16) Two serial cheaters
start a platonic relationship.
Jason Sudeikis.
8.30 Ex Machina (2015, M)
A programmer is asked to
evaluate the human qualities
of a female AI. Oscar Isaac,
Alicia Vikander, Domhnall
Gleeson.
10.20 The Sound and the Fury
(2014, 16) A Southern family
questions their existence.
James Franco.
12.00am Leprechaun: Origins (2014,
18) 1.35 We Are Your Friends (2015,
16) 3.10 Sleeping with Other People
(2015, 16) 4.50 Leprechaun: Origins
(2014, 18)

6.05 The Last Days of Disco


(1998, M) Chlo Sevigny.
7.55 The Physician (2013, M)
Tom Payne.
10.30 The Boy Next Door
(2015, 16) Jennifer Lopez.
Noon Casual Encounters (2016, 16)
Taran Killam.
1.20 Goodbye World (2013, 16)
Adrian Grenier.
3.00 The Last Days of Disco
(1998, M) Chlo Sevigny.
4.50 Beautiful Beast (2013, PG)
Shona Kay.
6.25 Trumbo (2015, M) Based
on the life of Hollywood
screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
Bryan Cranston.
8.30 Pride (2014, M) Based on
the story of a group of gay
and lesbian activists who
travelled to Wales to help
striking miners. Bill Nighy,
Imelda Staunton.
10.35 The Other Boleyn Girl
(2008, M) Based on the lives
of Mary and Anne Boleyn.
Natalie Portman.
12.30am Love Is in the Air (2012,
M) 2.00 Beautiful Beast (2013, PG)
3.35 Trumbo (2015, M) 5.40 Pride
(2014, M)

6.45 Angel Heart (1987, 16)


Mickey Rourke.
8.35 Moonstruck (1987, PG) Cher.
10.15 The Pack (2015, M)
Anna Lise Phillips.
11.55 The Deer Hunter (1978, 18)
Robert De Niro.
2.55 Fallen (1998, M)
Denzel Washington.
4.55 Yankee Zulu (1993, PG) Leon
Schuster, John Matshikiza.
6.55 Ransom (1974, M)
Terrorists kidnap the
British ambassador of a
Scandinavian country. Sean
Connery, Ian McShane.
8.30 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
(1970, M) A failed prospector
discovers water and builds
a business supplying the
stagecoach route. Jason
Robards, Stella Stevens,
David Warner.
10.30 Bullitt (1968, M) A detective
searches for an underworld
kingpin. Steve McQueen,
Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline
Bisset.
12.25am Three Amigos! (1986, PG)
2.05 Hollywood Singing & Dancing:
A Musical History (PG) 3.00 The
Deer Hunter (1978, 18)

GENERAL

Axe Capital, plunging the firm into chaos. 10.30


Orphan Black (16) 11.20 Silicon Valley (M) 11.50
Insecure (16) 12.20am Quincy Jones: Burning the
Light (M) 1.15 Fear the Walking Dead (18) 2.05
Divorce (16) 2.35 Catastrophe (16) 3.00 Good
Behaviour (16) 3.50 Billions (18) 4.50 Insecure (16)
5.20 Quincy Jones: Burning the Light (M)

Choice TV FREEVIEW 12 SKY 024

6.00 Benny Hinn 6.30 Money for Nothing 7.30 Sea


Otters: A Million Dollar Baby 8.30 The Cook and
the Chef 9.00 The Water Brothers 9.30 Destination
Flavour Christmas 10.30 Charlie Luxtons Homes
by Sea 11.30 Sold! Noon Building the Dream 1.00
My Dream Home 2.00 Money for Nothing 3.00 The
Cook and the Chef 3.30 The Water Brothers 4.00
Natural World: Cuckoo 5.00 Made in Italy with Silvia
Colloca 5.30 Hook It, Cook It 6.00 Fantasy Homes
by the Sea 7.00 American Restoration 7.30 Billy
Connollys Route 66 (PGR) 8.30 Fishing Expedition
Amazonia 9.00 Wild France 9.30 Cold Water
Cowboys 10.30 American Restoration 11.00 Made
in Italy with Silvia Colloca 11.30 Hook It, Cook It
12.00am The Liquidator 12.30 Benny Hinn 1.00 The
Cook and the Chef 1.30 The Water Brothers 2.00
Natural World: Cuckoo 3.00 Fantasy Homes by the
Sea 4.00 Fishing Expedition Amazonia 4.30 Wild
France 5.00 Cold Water Cowboys

TVNZ Duke FREEVIEW 13 SKY 023

11.35 Formula E Magazine 12.30 Mixed Martial Arts,


One Championship, Manila. 3.00 NFL, San Diego
Chargers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 5.35 Maverick
Moments (G, C) 6.00 Regular Show (PGR, C)
6.10 Home Improvement (G, C) Love Is a Many
Splintered Thing: A quiz determines that Jill and
Tim are incompatible. 6.40 MythBusters (PGR) 7.35
Megafactories (PGR) Tonight: Explores why BMW
moved production of the iconic X3 from Europe to
South Carolina. 8.30 The Flash (PGR) The Present:
Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to
get advice from Jay Garrick. 9.20 Marvels Agents of
SHIELD (PGR) 10.10 The X-Files (AO, C) My Struggle
II: People start falling gravely ill. 11.00 Full Frontal
with Samantha Bee (AO) 11.25 The Late Late Show
with James Corden 12.10am 12.40 Omnisport

UKTV SKY 007

6.00 QI (M) 6.35 Would I Lie to You? (PG) 7.10


EastEnders (PG) 7.45 New Tricks (M) 8.40 The Bill
(M) 9.30 Midsomer Murders (M) 11.10 New Tricks
(M) 12.05 Stella (M) 12.55 Doc Martin (M) 1.45
Father Brown (M) 2.35 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.10

86

6.20 The Ground We Won


(2015, M) Local
documentary.
7.50 Suite Franaise (2014, M)
Michelle Williams.
9.35 The Connection (2014, 16)
Jean Dujardin.
11.50 We Must Go (2014, M)
US documentary.
1.25 The Sweet Escape (2015, M)
Bruno Podalyds.
3.15 Being Evel (2015, M)
US documentary.
4.55 Partisan (2015, M) Vincent
Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel.
6.35 Stonehearst Asylum
(2014, M) Kate Beckinsale.
8.30 Turbo Kid (2015, 16)
In a post-apocalyptic future,
a young solitary scavenger
becomes a reluctant hero.
Munro Chambers.
10.05 Applesauce (2015, 16)
Two married couples
become agitated with each
other. Onur Tukel.
11.35 The Troublemaker (2014, M)
Nicaraguan documentary.
1.00am We Must Go (2014, M) 2.35
Being Evel (2015, M) 4.15 Turbo Kid
(2015, 16) 5.50 Applesauce (2015,
16)

Living SKY 017

Rialto: Turbo Kid, 8.30pm


The Bill (PG) 5.00 Wanted Down Under (PG) 6.00
New Tricks (M) 6.55 EastEnders (PG) 7.30 QI (M)
8.00 Would I Lie to You? (PG) 8.30 New Blood
(M) Tonight: Stefan questions schizophrenic Henry
Williams, and Rashs pursuit of David Leese puts
him in danger. 9.35 Holby City (M) Contra Mundum:
Jonny and Jac face a difficult decision about their
baby. 10.40 DCI Banks (16) 11.30 Would I Lie to You?
(PG) 12.05am The Bill (PG) 12.55 Stella (M) 1.45
New Tricks (M) 2.45 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.20
Doc Martin (M) 5.10 Father Brown (M)

SoHo SKY 010

6.30 The Affair (16) 7.30 Rome (16) 8.20 Animal


Kingdom (16) 9.10 Good Behaviour (16) 10.00
Silicon Valley (M) 10.30 Westworld (18) Noon
Orphan Black (16) 12.50 The Affair (16) 1.50 Animal
Kingdom (16) 2.50 Good Behaviour (16) 3.40 Rome
(16) 4.40 Westworld (18) 6.10 Orphan Black (16)
7.00 Silicon Valley (M) Adult Content: The Pied
Piper team field job offers. 7.30 Divorce (16) Church:
Frances is inspired to put her hat in the ring for
new job. 8.00 Catastrophe (16) Tonight: Sharons
parents arrive from Ireland. 8.30 Good Behaviour
(16) Beautiful Things Deserve Beautiful Things: Letty
rejoins Javier on the road and Javier visits his sister
in search of information about mysterious phone
calls he has been receiving. 9.30 Billions (18) The
Good Life: Axe orders his traders to unload their
positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from

6.00 Flog It! 6.55 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away


7.50 Zoo Days (M) 8.15 Antiques Roadshow 9.15
Escape to the Continent 10.15 Kirsties Handmade
Christmas 11.10 Antiques Roadtrip 12.05 Homes
Under the Hammer 1.05 Flog It! 2.00 A Place in the
Sun: Home or Away 3.00 Zoo Days (M) 3.30 Escape
to the Continent 4.30 A Place in the Sun: Summer
Sun 5.30 Antiques Roadshow (G) Tonight: At
Burghley House, treasures include a valuable Lalique
figure, and a model ship made by Napoleonic
prisoners of war. 6.30 Selling Houses Australia
Extreme 7.30 Homes Under the Hammer 8.30 A
Place in the Sun: Home or Away 9.30 The Best of
Location Location Location 10.30 Selling Houses
with Amanda Lamb 11.30 Selling Houses Australia
Extreme 12.30am Escape to the Continent 1.30
Homes Under the Hammer 2.30 A Place in the Sun:
Home or Away 3.20 The Best of Location Location
Location 4.10 Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb
5.05 Selling Houses Australia Extreme

Sky Arts SKY 020

6.05 Design & Decoration 6.35 Reelside:


Superheroes 7.05 Off Camera 8.00 Behind the Artist
9.00 The Art of Australia 10.00 Put Some Colour
in Your Life 11.00 Neil McCormicks Needle Time
11.45 Stars of the Silver Screen 12.30 Mammon (M)
1.20 Guitar Star 2016 2.05 Design & Decoration
2.35 Reelside: Superheroes 3.05 Off Camera 4.00
Behind the Artist 5.00 Hokusai 6.00 Inside the
Vatican Museums 7.00 Verbier Festival: Jaap Van
Zweden 8.30 Baroque Treasures (G) Highlights from
Handels Messiah, conducted by Ruben Dubrowsky.
9.35 Easter Concert Baden Baden 11.10 Off Camera
12.00am Behind the Artist 1.00 Hokusai 2.00 Inside
the Vatican Museums 3.00 Verbier Festival: Jaap
Van Zweden 4.30 Baroque Treasures 5.35 Easter
Concert Baden Baden

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7

SPORT

RADIO

Sky Sport 1 SKY 051

RNZ National

6.00 Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship.


6.30 Golf, Australian PGA Cship. 7.00 The Golf Fix
8.00 School of Golf 9.00 Golf Channel Academy
9.30 British Open Womens Cship Official Film
10.30 UFC Now 11.30 Arsenal TV 2.30 A-League
Highlights 3.00 Golf Central 3.30 Driver vs Driver
4.30 Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship.
5.00 Golf, Australian PGA Cship. 5.30 Cricket, ODI,
Australia v NZ. 7.30 Survival of the Fittest China
8.00 UCL Magazine Show 8.30 UEFA Champions
League. 10.30 Tennis, Davis Cup, best of 2016. 11.30
Tennis, West End Cup. 12.00am Inside Cricket 1.00
Cricket, ODI, Australia v NZ. 1.30 Cricket, Twenty20
Super Smash, Aces v Volts. 2.00 The Cricket Show
2.30 Golf, European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship.
3.00 Golf, Australian PGA Cship. 3.30 Fox Sports
News 4.00 The Crowd Goes Wild 4.30 Ultimate
Insider 5.00 UFC Now

Sky Sport 2 SKY 052

6.00 Bowls, World Bowls Cship. 7.00 Tennis, West


End Cup. 7.30 Cricket, ODI, Australia v NZ. 8.00 Fox
Sports News 8.30 The Crowd Goes Wild 9.00 Sky
Sport Select 9.30 Tennis, West End Cup. 10.00 Fox
Sports News 10.30 Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee
Trophy, Australia v NZ. 11.00 Sky Sport Select 11.30
The Crowd Goes Wild Noon Fox Sports News 12.30
Sky Sports UK News 1.00 Ice Hockey, NHL, Islanders
v Rangers. 4.00 Cricket, ODI, Australia v NZ. 4.30
Europa League Weekly 5.30 UEFA Champions
League. 7.30 Esports, NZ Gaming Cships, Call of
Duty, live. 9.30 Sky Sport Select 10.00 Ice Hockey,
NHL, Islanders v Rangers. 12.00am Survival of the
Fittest China 12.30 Squash, AJ Bell British GP, final.
2.00 Esports, NZ Gaming Cships. 4.00 Cricket, ODI.

FREEVIEW 50 SKY 421 iHeartRADIO

National Geographic: Attack on Pearl Harbor,


8.30pm
Show 2.30 Tennis, West End Cup. 5.30 British Open
Womens C;ship Official Film 6.30 Golf Central 7.00
Golf, US PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge. 8.00 Golf
Channel Academy 8.30 Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting
Chance 9.30 Countdown to Glory 36 10.30 Fight
Night on Sky 12.30am Ultimate Insider 1.00 The
Football League Show 1.30 MUTV 4.30 Europa
League Weekly 5.30 Sky Sport Select

ESPN SKY 060

6.00 A-League Highlights 6.30 UCL Magazine


Show 7.00 UEFA Champions League, live. 11.30
UEFA Champions League. 1.30 NZ Premiership
Football Highlights Show 2.00 The Football League

7.00 Outside the Lines 7.30 College Football Live


8.00 NFL Insiders 8.30 Fantasy Football Kickoff
9.00 NFL Live 10.00 SportsNation 10.30 Highly
Questionable 11.00 NFL Live Noon SportsCenter
12.30 College GameDay 1.00 Basketball, College,
Jimmy v Classic, Purdue v Arizona State, live. 3.00
College GameDay 3.30 Basketball, College, Jimmy
v Classic, Florida v Duke, live. 5.30 SportsCenter
7.00 Worlds Strongest Man 7.30 Basketball,
College, Villanova v Lasalle. 9.00 Around the Horn
9.30 Pardon the Interruption 10.00 ESPN FC 10.30
NBA: The Jump 11.00 Basketball, College, Michigan
v Texas. 12.30am FA Cup Highlight Show 1.00
SportsCenter 2.00 ESPN FC 2.30 Jalen & Jacoby
3.00 Basketball, College, Purdue v Arizona State.
4.30 Basketball, College, Florida v Duke.

DOCUMENTARIES

History SKY 073

Sky Sport 3 SKY 053

6.00 Shark After Dark 6.30 Tiger Shark Beach 7.30


Shallow Water Invasion 8.30 Alien Sharks (PG) 9.25
Zombie Sharks (PG) 10.20 Shark Alley: Legend of
Dynamite (M) 11.15 Sharks of the Shadowlands (PG)
12.10 Sharks Among Us 1.05 Sharks Vs Dolphins:
Face Off 2.00 Zombie Sharks (PG) 2.55 Tiger Shark
Beach 3.50 Shallow Water Invasion 4.45 Shark
Alley: Legend of Dynamite (M) 5.40 Sharks of the
Shadowlands (PG) 6.35 Sharks Among Us 7.30 Isle
of Jaws 8.30 Abalone Wars (M) Into The Storm:
Winter storms strike the coast. 9.30 Super Predator
10.30 Monster Mako (PG) 11.30 Sharks Among Us
12.30am Sharks Vs Dolphins: Face Off 1.25 Abalone
Wars (M) 2.20 Super Predator 3.15 Ninja Sharks
(PG) 4.10 Monster Mako (PG) 5.05 Alien Sharks
(PG)

6.30 WWII in the Pacific (16) 7.30 The Hidden


Side of WWII (M) 8.30 Riddles of the Bible (PG)
9.30 Time Team 10.30 Myth Hunters (PG) 11.30
Who Put the Klan in the Ku Klux Klan? (M) 12.30
The Restorers (PG) 1.30 M.A.D. World (PG) 2.30
Battlefield (PG) 4.30 Riddles of the Bible (PG) 5.30
Time Team 6.30 Pearl Harbour: Who Fired First?
(PG) 7.30 WWIIs Most Daring Raids (PG) 8.30
Evolution of Evil (PG) General Tojo: A look at the
most notorious despots in recent history. 9.30 Pearl
Harbour: 24 Hours After (PG) Tonight: Examines
Roosevelts actions following the attack on Pearl
Harbor. 11.30 Apollo 17: The Last Men on the Moon
(PG) Tonight: Charts the final days of NASAs
Apollo programme. 12.30am Battlefield (PG) 2.30
Scorched Earth (PG) 3.15 Time Team 4.00 WWIIs
Most Daring Raids (PG) 4.45 Evolution of Evil (PG)
5.30 Pearl Harbour: 24 Hours After (PG)

National Geographic SKY 072

BBC Knowledge SKY 074

Discovery SKY 070

6.30 Salvage Code Red (M) 7.30 The Known


Universe 8.30 Brain Games (PG) 9.30 Science of
Stupid (PG) 10.30 Ghost Ship: Resurrection (PG)
11.30 Continent 7: Antarctica (PG) 12.30 Air Crash
Investigation (PG) 2.30 Megastructures (M) 5.30
Megafactories (PG) 6.30 The Truth Behind (PG)
7.30 Drain the Bermuda Triangle (PG) Tonight: A
look at the ocean below the Bermuda Triangle. 8.30
Attack on Pearl Harbor (PG) Tonight: Looks back
when Japan launched a surprise attack on a US
naval base in Hawaii, a day the lives of thousands
of servicemen were lost and the United States was
thrust into WWII. 9.30 MARS (M) 10.30 StarTalk
(M) 11.30 Chinas Lost Pyramids (PG) 12.30am Nazi
Underworld (M) 2.30 Ancient X-Files (PG) 3.30 Air
Crash Investigation (PG) 5.30 Worlds Toughest
Fixes (PG)

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6.30 24 Hours in A&E (M) 7.20 Embarrassing


Teen Bodies (M) 8.05 24 Hours in A&E (M) 8.50
Stop, Search, Seize (M) 9.40 Who Do You Think
You Are? US (PG) 10.20 24 Hours in A&E (M)
11.10 Pointless (PG) 11.55 David Attenboroughs
Natural Curiosities (PG) 12.45 Top Gear (PG) 2.35
24 Hours in A&E (M) 3.25 Embarrassing Bodies
Revisits (M) 4.15 Eggheads (PG) 4.45 Pointless
(PG) 5.35 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) Sheila
Hancock. 6.40 Planet Earth (PG) 7.35 Worlds Best
Diet (PG) 8.25 Who Do You Think You Are? US
(PG) Actor and talk show host Aisha Tyler. 9.10 Life
Below Zero (M) 10.00 24 Hours in A&E (M) 10.55
Embarrassing Bodies Down Under (M) 11.45 David
Attenboroughs Natural Curiosities (PG) 12.35am
Top Gear (PG) 2.35 Dangerous Roads (M) 5.35
Embarrassing Bodies Revisits (M)

6.00 Morning Report Including: 6.16 and 6.50


Business News; 6.18 Pacific News; 6.26 Rural
News; 6.48 and 7.45 NZ Newspapers
9.06 Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
Including: 10.45 The Reading: Bean Counting,
by Shirley Eng, read by Phil Vaughan. Barry
usually avoids Valerie, but when her dog is
killed hes the only one around to comfort her
(RNZ)
Noon Midday Report Including: 12.16 Business
News; 12.26 Sport; 12.34 Rural News; 12.43
Worldwatch
1.06 Jesse Mulligan
4.06 The Panel with Jim Mora
5.00 Checkpoint with John Campbell
6.00 Trending Now
6.55 Today in Parliament
7.06 Nights with Bryan Crump
7.35 At the Movies with Simon Morris
A weekly topical magazine about current film
releases and film related topics
8.30 My Heels Are Killing Me Tonight: Wynn
Hamlyn Crawshaw is a young designer who
transitioned from construction to developing
his own womenswear label and he wouldnt
have it any other way
9.06 Book Ends, by Roger Hall A group of
cantankerous, opinionated and erudite gold
card-holding literary types meet for coffee
over a period of four years (RNZ)
10.00 News and Late Edition News, including
Dateline Pacific and the days best interviews
11.06 Inside Out with Nick Tipping
12.04am All Night Programme Including: 12.05
Music After Midnight; 12.30 Discovery (BBC);
1.05 The Thursday Feature; 2.05 The Cultural
Frontline; 3.05 With Lots of Love from Georgia,
by Brigid Lowry (2 of 10, RNZ); 3.30 NZ Books;
5.10 Witness (BBC); 5.45 The Day in Parliament

Website: radionz.co.nz
Parliament: parliament.nz

RNZ Concert
FREEVIEW 51 SKY 422 iHeartRADIO

News and Weather 6.00am, 7.00, 8.00,


9.00am, noon, 3.00, 5.00, 6.00, 10.00pm
6.00 Classic Morning with Rick Young
10.00 Weekday Classics with Clarissa Dunn
1.00 Upbeat with Eva Radich Music news and
current affairs
2.00 Made in New Zealand NZ performers
and composers
3.00 Classic Afternoons with David Morriss
Favourite music from the Renaissance to the
Romantic and beyond
7.00 Music Alive Christmas Music from
Sweden: A concert of seasonal music in folk
style performed by Jul i Folkton (recorded in
Scalateatern, Stockholm, EBU)
10.00 Days End
12.00am Music Through the Night

Website: radionz.co.nz/concert

Radio Live

6.00 Paul Henry 9.00 Mark Sainsbury Noon Willie


Jackson & Alison Mau 3.00 Duncan Garner 6.00
Newshub Live 7.00 Story 7.30 Paul Henry Highlights
8.00 Karyn Hay 12.00am Tony Amos 5.00 James
Coleman
Website: radiolive.co.nz

Newstalk ZB

6.00 Mike Hosking 8.30 Leighton Smith Noon Kerre


McIvor & Mark Dye 4.00 Larry Williams 7.00 Mark
Watson 8.00 Marcus Lush 12.00am Tim Beveridge
5.00 Rachel Smalley
Website: newstalkzb.co.nz

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 8

TVNZ 1

FREEVIEW 1 SKY 001

6.00 Breakfast
9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, R, C) Today: Carrie
Fisher, Tracee Ellis Ross and
The Revivalists.
10.00 Tipping Point (G, R)
11.00 The Chase Australia (G)
Noon 1 News (C)
12.30 Emmerdale (PGR, C) Today:
Rakesh makes a big decision;
Chrissie gets a surprise
guest; and Emma simmers
over Jamess betrayal.
1.00 Coronation Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD) Today:
Leanne has an offer for Kal;
Sinead hits a setback; and
Lloyd and Steve try to get
back on old terms.
2.00 Brendans Magical Mystery
Tour (PGR, R, C) Today: In
Barcelona, the Brits try their
hands at acting.
2.30 Four in a Bed (G) Today:
At the Keepers Arms in
Quenington, Gloucestershire,
an argument breaks out at
breakfast.
3.00 Tipping Point (G)
3.55 Te Karere (C)
4.25 Millionaire Hot Seat (G, C)
With Eddie McGuire.
5.00 The Chase (G, C)
6.00 1 News (C)
7.00 Seven Sharp (C)
7.30 MasterChef Australia
(G, C, another episode
screens tomorrow) Tonight:
The contestants must cater
for 165 guests attending the
screening of MasterChef
Australias greatest hits.
8.35 The Windsors (AO, C, AD)
UK comedy about the British
royal family, the Windsors, as
they deal with the dramas of
everyday life. Tonight: Prince
Charles tries to keep his clan
in order, but his son Will
insists on mingling with the
people.
9.10 Upstart Crow (AO, C, AD)
UK comedy about William
Shakespeare as he makes a
name for himself in London.
Star Crossed Lovers: Will is
working on his latest play, a
teen romance, but is forced
into babysitting the Master
of the Revels nephew.
9.45 Mountain Goats
(AO, C, AD) UK sitcom about
a group of mountain rescue
volunteers in the Scottish
Highlands. Homeless: Jimmy
has burnt his house down
and needs a new home.
10.25 1 News Tonight (C)
10.55 Citizen Khan (PGR, R, C)
Wedding Venue: Mr Khan
finds himself on his wifes
bad side when he forgets to
book the wedding venue.
11.30 CCTV Caught on Camera
(AO, R, C)
12.35am Te Karere (R, C)
1.00 Infomercials
5.35 6.00 Te Karere (R, C)

TVNZ 2
6.00
6.30
6.55
7.20
7.45

Creflo Dollar Ministries


Sesame Street (G, C)
Numb Chucks (G, R, C)
Pokmon (G)
The Penguins of
Madagascar (G, R, C)
8.15 Henry Hugglemonster
(G, R, C)
8.40 Doc McStuffins (G, R, C)
9.00 Infomercials
10.30 Neighbours (G, R, C)
11.00 Home and Away (G, R, C)
Noon Shortland Street
(R, HD, C, AD)
12.30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, C)
1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(PGR, R)
2.30 Judge Rinder (G, R)
3.30 Leon (G, R, C)
3.35 Wander Over Yonder (G, C)
4.05 K.C. Undercover (G, R, C)
4.30 8 Simple Rules (G, R, C)
5.30 Home and Away (G, C)
6.00 The Simpsons (G, C) Old
Yeller-Belly: Santas Little
Helper becomes a mascot.
6.30 Neighbours (G, C) Tonight:
Piper and Tyler, and Lou
and Kathy, are drawn back
together for Brad and
Laurens wedding day.
7.00 Shortland Street
(PGR, HD, C, AD) Tonight:
Mo sweeps Kate off her
feet, and Nicole comes
to a shocking realisation.
Writer Ben Marshall, director
Caroline Bell-Booth.
7.30 Ten 7 Summer (PGR, HD, C)
Tonight: A wet night in
Whangarei leads to a crash,
and police break up a family
fight in Tauranga.
8.00 Renters (PGR, R, C) Tonight:
Judy attempts to evict a
hoarder who has filled the
house with books, paper,
wood and other items.
8.30 Motorway Patrol (R, HD, C)
Tonight: A game of hide and
seek goes wrong.
9.00 Car Crash TV (PGR, C)
Clips of disastrous driving.
9.30 Worlds Worst Storms
(AO, R, C) Tonight: Freak
winds cause a stage to
collapse, hurricane Sandy
strikes a small town,
and a tornado tears a
neighbourhood to pieces.
10.35 Two and a Half Men
(PGR, R, C)
11.05 Ten 7 Summer (G, HD, C)
11.35 Embarrassing Bodies
(AO, R, C)
12.40am Surveillance Oz: Dashcam
(PGR, R, C)
1.05 Car Crash TV (G, R, C)
1.35 Shortland Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD)
2.05 Infomercials
3.05 The Vampire Diaries
(AO, R, C)
3.50 Scandal (AO, R, C)
4.40 Baby Daddy (PGR, R, C)
5.05 Neighbours (G, R, C)
5.30 6.00 Infomercials

NEW RETURN FINAL FILM

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TV3

FREEVIEW 2 SKY 002

FREEVIEW 3 SKY 003

6.00
9.00
10.00
11.25
Noon
1.00

Paul Henry
The Cafe
Infomercials
Family Feud (G, R, HD, C)
Dr Phil (PGR, R, HD)
Angels in the Snow
(2015, PGR, HD) A Christmas
getaway sets the stage for
a family miracle to occur.
Kristy Swanson.
2.55 Entertainment Tonight (G)
3.20 Sticky TV (G)
4.25 Survivor: Millennials vs Gen
X (G, HD)
5.25 Family Feud (G, HD, C)
6.00 Newshub Live
7.00 Story With Duncan Garner
and Heather du Plessis-Allan.
7.30 Road Cops (PGR, R, HD, C)
Tonight: A man throws an
object at a police car, and a
truck driver says sneezing is
why he drove off the road.
8.00 Territory Cops
(PGR, R, HD, C) Tonight:
The cops put an end to a
couples romantic night
out when they are caught
speeding.
8.30 The Taking of Pelham 123
(2009, AO, HD, C) When
subway train passengers are
taken hostage, a dispatcher
matches wits with a criminal.
Denzel Washington, John
Travolta. Films, page 70
10.40 Newshub Late
11.10 The Good Wife (AO, R, HD)
Old Spice: Alicia and Elsbeth
place their legal battle
on hold after charges are
brought against both their
clients.
12.10am 6.00 Infomercials

BRAVO

FREEVIEW 4 SKY 012

6.00 Infomercials 10.00 Million


Dollar Listing NY (PGR, R) 10.55
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
(R) 11.45 Snapped (PGR, R)
12.40 The Real Housewives of
Orange County (AO) 1.35 The Real
Housewives of Beverly Hills (R)
2.30 Vanderpump Rules (R) 3.30
Flipping Out (G, R) 4.30 Dance
Moms (G) 5.30 Hoarders (G, R)
6.30 Million Dollar Listing NY (G)
Harlem Shake: Ryan gets bad news.
7.30 The Real Housewives of New
York City (PGR) Reunion (Part 2):
Luann and Carole fight through
their issues. 8.30 Below Deck (PGR)
Bombed By a Care Bear: Kyle finds
a common bond with one of the
charter guests. 9.30 #killerpost
(AO) Ludemann/Wade: When a
woman realised she was sharing
her man, social media became a
battlefield. 10.30 Keeping Up with
the Kardashians (PGR) Mother
Armenia: Kourtney wants to know
why Kylie is being distant. 11.30
Snapped (PGR) Ana GonzalezAngulo: A prominent cancer
researcher is poisoned. 12.20am
6.00 Infomercials

TVNZ 1: Upstart Crow,


9.10pm

PRIME

FREEVIEW 10 SKY 004

6.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
Noon
1.00
2.00

Home Shopping
Hot Bench (G, R)
The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
Home Shopping
The Doctors (PGR)
MasterChef USA (G, R)
The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR, R)
3.00 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
3.30 Antiques Roadshow
(G, R, C)
4.35 Hot Bench (G)
5.00 Million Dollar Minute (G)
5.30 Prime News
6.00 Wheel of Fortune (G)
6.30 Jeopardy! (G)
7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild
7.30 Charlie Luxtons Homes by
the Mediterranean (G, C)
8.30 Amy (2015, AO, HD, C)
Documentary about singer
Amy Winehouse. Films,
page 70
11.10 The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR)
12.10am The Crowd Goes Wild
(G, R)
12.40 Home Shopping
2.10 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
2.40 6.00 Home Shopping

MAORI

FREEVIEW 5 SKY 019

6.30 Childrens Programmes (G)


8.00 Miharo (G, R)
8.30 Te Kaea (R)
9.00 Kawe Korero: Reporters (R)
9.30 Te Irikura (G, R)
10.00 Korero Mai (G, R)
11.00 Toku Reo (G, R)
Noon Korero Mai (G, R)
1.00 Toku Reo (G, R)
2.00 Opaki (G, R)
2.30 Ako (R)
3.00 Whaikorero (G, R)
3.30 Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
4.00 Iwi Anthems (R)
4.30 2Kaha (G)
5.00 ASB Polyfest (G)
5.30 Te Kaea
6.00 Pukoro (G, R)
6.20 Huhu (G)
6.30 Avatar: The Last Airbender
7.00 Hahana (G)
7.30 Cams Kai (G, R)
8.00 Hakataetae (G, R)
8.30 Aotearoa (G, R)
9.00 The GC (PGR, R)
9.30 Billy T James (AO, R)
10.00 Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
10.30 Te Kaea (R)
11.00 11.30 Kawe Korero:
Reporters

C Captions AD Audio Description HD High Definition


LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

THURSDAY DECEMBER 8

SKY PREMIERE SKY 030

MOVIES EXTRA SKY 031

MOVIES CLASSICS SKY034 RIALTO SKY 039

6.25

7.40

6.00 Fallen (1998, M)


Denzel Washington.
8.00 Yankee Zulu (1993, PG)
Leon Schuster.
10.00 Ransom (1974, M)
Sean Connery.
11.35 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
(1970, M) Jason Robards.
1.35 Three Amigos! (1986, PG)
Steve Martin.
3.15 Sid and Nancy (1986, 16)
Gary Oldman.
5.10 Navy Seals (1990, M)
Charlie Sheen.
7.00 The Man with Two Brains
(1983, PG) A surgeon falls
in love with a brain in a jar.
Steve Martin.
8.30 Toy Soldiers (1991, M) After
commandos seize control
of a prep school, a group
of students decides to take
action. Sean Astin.
10.20 Johnny Handsome (1989, 16)
A disfigured prisoner
volunteers for experimental
plastic surgery. Mickey
Rourke, Ellen Barkin.
11.55 The Alamo (1960, PG)
John Wayne.
2.35am Restoration (1995, M) 4.30
Navy Seals (1990, M)

Hollywoods Best Film


Directors (PG)
6.55 Ex Machina (2015, M)
Oscar Isaac.
8.45 The Sound and the Fury
(2014, 16) James Franco.
10.25 We Are Your Friends
(2015, 16) Zac Efron.
Noon Sleeping with Other People
(2015, 16) Jason Sudeikis.
1.40 Ex Machina (2015, M)
Oscar Isaac.
3.30 The Sound and the Fury
(2014, 16) James Franco.
5.10 The Truth Commissioner
(2016, M) Roger Allam.
6.45 Regression (2015, 16) A
woman is sexually abused by
her father. Ethan Hawke.
8.30 Zoolander 2 (2016, M) Derek
and Hansel are reunited
through a new investigation.
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson.
10.15 Mad Max: Fury Road
(2015, 16) Two veterans of
the apocalypse try to outrun
a warlord. Tom Hardy.
12.15am Superfast! (2015, M)
1.55 Regression (2015, 16) 3.40
Hollywoods Best Film Directors
(PG) 4.10 The Truth Commissioner
(2016, M) 5.45 Zoolander 2 (2016, M)

The Other Boleyn Girl


(2008, M) Natalie Portman.
9.50 Love Is in the Air (2012, M)
Jenna Fischer.
11.20 Trumbo (2015, M)
Bryan Cranston.
1.25 Pride (2014, M) Bill Nighy.
3.25 The Other Boleyn Girl
(2008, M) Natalie Portman.
5.20 Before We Go (2014, M)
Chris Evans, Alice Eve.
6.55 Ill See You in My Dreams
(2015, M) A widow decides
to make a change to her life.
Blythe Danner.
8.30 Me and Earl and the Dying
Girl (2015, M) An awkward
high school filmmaker
befriends a terminally ill girl
and discovers the true bonds
of friendship. Thomas Mann,
Olivia Cooke.
10.20 A Secret Life (2015, M)
A husbands double life is
uncovered. Haylie Duff.
11.45 The Most Fun Ive Ever Had
with My Pants On (2012, M)
Drew Denny.
1.20am Before We Go (2014, M)
2.55 Ill See You in My Dreams
(2015, M) 4.45 Me and Earl and the
Dying Girl (2015, M)

GENERAL

TVNZ Duke FREEVIEW 13 SKY 023

10.50 Mixed Martial Arts, One Championship,


Manila. 1.20 Racing Dirt to Road NZ 1.35 Bundesliga
Highlights 2.30 NFL, week 13, Seattle Seahawks v
Carolina Panthers. 5.05 NFL Gameday 5.35 Maverick
Moments (G, C) 6.00 Regular Show (G, C) 6.10
Home Improvement (G, C) 6.40 MythBusters (PGR)
7.35 Air Crash Investigation (PGR) Tonight: Experts
investigate the cause of the crash of Colgan Air
Flight 3407 on February 12, 2009. 8.30 MythBusters
(PGR) 9.30 Arrow (AO) What We Left Behind:
After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realises
Prometheus knows all of Team Arrows secret
identities and is planning to come for them one by
one. 10.20 South Park (AO, R) Youre Not Yelping:
Cartman becomes a restaurant critic. 10.45 Tosh.0
(AO, R) 11.10 Bordertown (AO, R) 11.35 The Late
Late Show with James Corden 12.20am 12.50
Omnisport

UKTV SKY 007

6.00 QI (M) 6.35 Would I Lie to You? (PG) 7.10


EastEnders (PG) 7.45 New Tricks (M) 8.40 The Bill
(PG) 9.30 Midsomer Murders (M) 11.10 New Tricks

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The Troublemaker (2014, M)


A Nicaraguan documentary.
8.45 Partisan (2015, M)
Vincent Cassel.
10.20 Stonehearst Asylum
(2014, M) Kate Beckinsale.
12.10 Dior and I (2014, M)
Marion Cotillard.
1.40 My Summer in Provence
(2014, M) Jean Reno.
3.25 The Disappearance of
Eleanor Rigby: Him
(2013, M) James McAvoy.
5.00 The Disappearance of
Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013, M)
Jessica Chastain, James
McAvoy.
6.45 The Survivalist (2015, 18)
Martin McCann, Mia Goth.
8.30 Mavis! (2015, PG)
Documentary about singer
Mavis Staples.
9.55 Volcano (2015, M) A
Mayan girl prepares for her
arranged marriage. Mara
Mercedes Coroy, Mara Teln.
11.30 Blood Brother (2013, M)
US documentary.
1.05am My Summer in Provence
(2014, M) 2.50 Dior and I (2014, M)
4.20 Volcano (2015, M) 5.55 Blood
Brother (2013, M)

of Diane and Nicks parties. 9.00 Catastrophe (16)


Tonight: Sharon and Rob plan their wedding, while
Rob prepares a surprise birthday party for Sharon.
9.25 Ferrell Takes the Field (M) Will Ferrell takes to
the field in five MLB training games. 10.15 Blunt Talk
(16) Walter Has to Look After Walter: Walter runs
into an old flame. 10.45 Orphan Black (16) 11.30
Silicon Valley (M) 12.00am Rome (16) 12.50 Mad
Dogs (18) 1.30 Divorce (16) 2.00 Catastrophe (16)
2.30 Animal Kingdom (16) 3.20 Silicon Valley (M)
3.50 Ferrell Takes the Field (M) 4.40 Blunt Talk (16)
5.10 Rome (16)

Choice TV FREEVIEW 12 SKY 024

6.00 Benny Hinn 6.30 Billy Connollys Route 66


(PGR) 7.30 Natural World: Cuckoo 8.30 The Cook
and the Chef 9.00 The Water Brothers 9.30 Made
in Italy with Silvia Colloca 10.00 Hook It, Cook It
10.30 Fantasy Homes by the Sea 11.30 American
Restoration Noon Cold Water Cowboys 1.00 Billy
Connollys Route 66 (PGR) 2.00 Fishing Expedition
Amazonia 2.30 Wild France 3.00 The Cook and
the Chef 3.30 The Water Brothers 4.00 Wildest
South America 5.00 Christmas with Poh 5.30 Pohs
Kitchen 6.00 Great British Garden Revival 7.00 Toy
Hunter 7.30 Tiny House Nation 8.30 Fill Your House
for Free with Gok Wan 9.30 Tomorrows Food
10.30 Toy Hunter 11.00 Christmas with Poh 11.30
Pohs Kitchen 12.00am The Liquidator 12.30 Benny
Hinn 1.00 The Cook and the Chef 1.30 The Water
Brothers 2.00 Wildest South America 3.00 Great
British Garden Revival 4.00 Tomorrows Food 5.00
Fill Your House for Free with Gok Wan

7.20

Living SKY 017


Movies Classics: Toy Soldiers, 8.30pm
(M) 12.05 Stella (M) 12.55 Doc Martin (M) 1.45
Father Brown (M) 2.35 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.10
The Bill (PG) 5.00 Wanted Down Under (PG) 6.00
New Tricks (M) 6.55 EastEnders (PG) 7.30 8 Out
of 10 Cats (M) 8.35 The Jonathan Ross Show (M)
9.30 Fawlty Towers (PG) The Builders: Basil employs
an inept Irish builder to make structural alterations
to the hotel. 10.05 The Vicar of Dibley (PG) Songs
of Praise: Songs of Praise is filmed at the church.
10.35 Birds of a Feather (PG) 11.00 8 Out of 10 Cats
(M) 12.05am The Bill (PG) 12.55 Stella (M) 1.45 New
Tricks (M) 2.40 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.20 Doc
Martin (M) 5.10 Father Brown (M)

SoHo SKY 010

6.15 Orphan Black (16) 7.05 Fear the Walking


Dead (18) 8.10 Divorce (16) 8.40 Catastrophe (16)
9.05 Good Behaviour (16) 9.55 Insecure (16) 10.25
Quincy Jones: Burning the Light (M) 11.20 Billions
(18) 12.20 Fear the Walking Dead (18) 1.10 Orphan
Black (16) 2.00 Insecure (16) 2.30 Divorce (16)
3.00 Catastrophe (16) 3.30 Fear the Walking Dead
(18) 4.20 Good Behaviour (16) 5.10 Billions (18)
6.10 Orphan Black (16) 7.00 Silicon Valley (M) 7.30
Animal Kingdom (16) Flesh Is Weak: When Deran
wont come home, Pope goes to extreme measures,
and Baz gets an idea for the Codys next job. 8.30
Divorce (16) Another Party: Frances gets more
involved following insinuations that shes a negligent
mother, and Dallas forms a connection at another

6.00 Flog It! 6.55 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away


7.50 Zoo Days (M) 8.15 Antiques Roadshow 9.15
Escape to the Continent 10.15 The Best of Location
Location Location 11.10 Antiques Roadtrip 12.05
Homes Under the Hammer 1.05 Flog It! 2.00 A
Place in the Sun: Home or Away 3.00 Zoo Days
(M) 3.30 Escape to the Continent 4.30 A Place in
the Sun: Home or Away 5.30 Antiques Roadshow
6.30 Selling Houses Australia 7.30 Homes Under the
Hammer 8.30 Holmes and Holmes 9.30 40 Years of
the Princes Trust 11.00 Zoo Days (M) 11.30 Selling
Houses Australia 12.30am Escape to the Continent
1.30 Homes Under the Hammer 2.30 Holmes and
Holmes 3.20 40 Years of the Princes Trust 4.40 Zoo
Days (M) 5.05 Selling Houses Australia

Sky Arts SKY 020

7.10 Off Camera 8.00 Behind the Artist 9.00


Hokusai 10.00 Inside the Vatican Museums 11.00
Verbier Festival: Jaap Van Zweden 12.30 Baroque
Treasures 1.35 Easter Concert Baden Baden
3.10 Off Camera 4.00 Wallace National Piano
Competition 2015 5.35 Glastonbury 2014 6.30 The
Big Painting Challenge 7.30 Later with Jools Holland
(G) Tonight: Paul Weller; Father John Misty; Lianne
La Havas; Curtis Harding; the Hot Sardines; and
SOAK. 8.30 The Book Club 9.00 The Great Culture
Quiz 9.30 In Light of the Revolution 10.30 Guitar
Star 11.15 Brian Sewells Grand Tour 12.00am Wallace
National Piano Competition 2015 1.35 Glastonbury
2014 2.30 The Big Painting Challenge 3.30 Later
with Jools Holland 4.30 The Book Club 5.00 The
Great Culture Quiz 5.30 In Light of the Revolution

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SPORT

RADIO

Sky Sport 1 SKY 051

RNZ National

6.00 Squash, AJ Bell British GP, final. 7.30 Tennis,


West End Cup. 8.00 Fox Sports News 8.30 The
Crowd Goes Wild 9.00 British Open Womens
Cship 10.00 Fox Sports News 10.30 Golf, European
PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 11.00 Golf,
Australian PGA Cship. 11.30 Rugby Sevens Series.
1.00 Sky Sport Select 1.30 Ultimate Insider 2.00
Fight Night on Sky 4.00 Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting
Chance 5.00 Ultimate Insider 5.30 Sky Sport Select
6.00 Rugby Sevens Series. 7.30 NBL, round 10, NZ
Breakers v Brisbane Bullets, live. 9.30 Supercars
Life 10.00 The Crowd Goes Wild 10.30 Fox Sports
News 11.00 Rugby Sevens Series, day two. 12.30am
MMA, UFC 206 Countdown. 1.30 Inside Cricket 2.30
Arsenal TV 5.30 Supercars Life

Sky Sport 2 SKY 052

6.00 The Crowd Goes Wild 6.30 Cricket, ODI,


Australia v NZ. 7.00 Survival of the Fittest China
7.30 Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Aces v Volts.
8.00 Inside Cricket 9.00 The Cricket Show 9.30
Cricket, ODI, Australia v NZ. 11.30 The Crowd Goes
Wild Noon Fox Sports News 12.30 Sky Sports
UK News 1.00 Survival of the Fittest China 1.30
Cricket, ODI, Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Australia v
NZ. 2.00 Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Aces v
Volts. 2.30 Golf Central 3.00 British Open Womens
Cship Official Film 4.00 Driver vs Driver 5.00 The
Football League Show 5.30 Cricket, ODI, Australia
v NZ. 6.00 Cricket, Twenty20 Super Smash, Aces
v Volts. 6.30 Supercars Life 7.00 Survival of the
Fittest China 7.30 Fox Sports News 8.00 The Crowd
Goes Wild 8.30 MMA, UFC 206 Countdown. 9.30
Ultimate Insider 10.00 Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting
Chance 11.18 Soccer, Fifa Club World Cup, live.
1.30am UEFA Champions League. 3.30 UEFA
Champions League. 5.30 UEFA Europa League.

FREEVIEW 50 SKY 421 iHeartRADIO

Sky Sport 1: NBL basketball, 7.30pm


Football League Show 2.00 Golf, European PGA
Tour, Alfred Dunhill Cship. 2.30 Tennis, West End
Cup. 3.00 Survival of the Fittest China 3.30 The
Cricket Show 3.50 Inside Cricket 4.50 Cricket,
India v England, fourth test, day one, live. 7.05
Cricket, ODI, Australia v NZ. 7.35 Cricket, India v
England, fourth test, day one, live. 12.30am Inside
Cricket 1.30 NBL, round 10, NZ Breakers v Brisbane
Bullets. 3.30 Ultimate Insider 4.00 MMA, UFC 206
Countdown. 5.00 Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting Chance

ESPN SKY 060

6.00 Europa League Weekly 7.00 UEFA Champions


League. 11.30 UEFA Champions League. 1.30 The

6.00 Basketball, College, Michigan v Texas. 7.30


College Football Live 8.00 NFL Insiders 9.00 NFL
Live 10.00 SportsNation 10.30 Highly Questionable
11.00 NFL Live Noon SportsCenter 1.00 NBA
Countdown 2.00 NBA, Knicks v Cavaliers, live.
4.30 NBA, Clippers v Warriors, live. 7.00 Worlds
Strongest Man 7.30 Basketball, womens College,
Notre Dame v Connecticut. 9.00 Around the Horn
9.30 Pardon the Interruption 10.00 ESPN FC 10.30
NBA: The Jump 11.00 Basketball, College, North
Carolina v Davidson. 12.30am Basketball, College,
Washington v Gonzaga. 2.00 ESPN FC 2.30 Jalen
& Jacoby 3.00 NBA, Knicks v Cleveland Cavaliers.
5.00 NBA, Clippers v Warriors.

DOCUMENTARIES

History SKY 073

Sky Sport 3 SKY 053

6.00 Shark After Dark 6.30 Sharks Among Us 7.30


Sharks vs Dolphins: Face Off 8.30 Sharks of the
Shadowlands (PG) 9.25 Ninja Sharks (PG) 10.20
Monster Mako (PG) 11.15 Great White Bite (M) 12.10
Abalone Wars (M) 1.05 Super Predator 2.00 Island
of the Mega Shark (M) 2.55 Sharks Among Us 3.50
Sharks vs Dolphins: Face Off 4.45 Monster Mako
(PG) 5.40 Great White Bite (M) 6.35 Abalone Wars
(M) 7.30 Super Predator 8.30 The Return of the
Monster Mako 9.30 Wrath of a Great White Serial
Killer 10.30 Jaws Strikes Back (PG) 11.30 Abalone
Wars (M) 12.30am Super Predator 1.25 The Return
of the Monster Mako 2.20 Wrath of a Great White
Serial Killer 3.15 MythBusters Jawsome Shark Special
(PG) 4.10 Jaws Strikes Back (PG) 5.05 Sharks of the
Shadowlands (PG)

7.30 Apollo 17: The Last Men on the Moon (PG)


8.30 Riddles of the Bible (PG) 9.30 Time Team
10.30 Pearl Harbour: Who Fired First? (PG) 11.30
WWIIs Most Daring Raids (PG) 12.30 Evolution of
Evil (PG) 1.30 Apollo 17: The Last Men on the Moon
(PG) 2.30 Combat Trains (PG) 3.30 Soviet Storm:
WWII in the East (M) 4.30 Riddles of the Bible
(PG) 5.30 Time Team 6.30 Myth Hunters (PG) 7.30
Conspiracy (PG) 8.30 Ancient Aliens (PG) What
compelled ancient man to build stone monuments?
9.30 13 Factors That Saved Apollo (PG) Tonight:
An oxygen leak threatened the lives of three
astronauts. 10.30 Unsealed: Alien Files (PG) 11.00
The Conspiracy Show (PG) 11.30 UFO Hunters (PG)
12.30am Combat Trains (PG) 1.30 Soviet Storm:
WWII in the East (M) 2.30 Scorched Earth (PG)
3.15 Time Team 4.00 Conspiracy (PG) 4.45 Ancient
Aliens (PG) 5.30 13 Factors That Saved Apollo

National Geographic SKY 072

BBC Knowledge SKY 074

Discovery SKY 070

6.30 Salvage Code Red (M) 7.30 The Known


Universe 8.30 Brain Games (PG) 9.30 Science of
Stupid (PG) 10.30 Search for the Living Cannibals
(PG) 11.30 Years of Living Dangerously (M) 12.30
Air Crash Investigation (PG) 2.30 Seconds from
Disaster (M) 6.30 Science of Stupid (M) 7.30
Hubbles Amazing Universe (PG) 8.30 Inside:
Area 51s Secrets (PG) Tonight: Area 51 insiders
reveal their secrets. 9.30 Original Sin: Sex (M)
Sex in Advertising: Explores the progression of
sexualised images used to promote consumerism
and the impact on popular culture. 10.30 Years of
Living Dangerously (M) 11.30 No Man Left Behind
(M) 12.30am Mystery Files (PG) 1.00 Chinas Lost
Pyramids (PG) 2.00 Science of Stupid (PG) 2.30
Ancient X-Files (PG) 3.30 Air Crash Investigation
(PG) 5.30 Worlds Toughest Fixes (PG)

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6.25 24 Hours in A&E (M) 7.15 Worlds Best Diet


(PG) 8.00 Who Do You Think You Are? US (PG)
8.45 Life Below Zero (M) 9.30 Who Do You Think
You Are? US (PG) 10.10 24 Hours in A&E (M) 11.00
Pointless (PG) 11.45 Attenboroughs Life on Earth
12.40 Top Gear (PG) 2.30 24 Hours in A&E (M)
3.20 Embarrassing Bodies (M) 4.10 Eggheads (PG)
4.40 Pointless (PG) 5.30 Who Do You Think You
Are? (PG) Jeremy Paxman. 6.35 Planet Earth (PG)
7.30 Countryfile (PG) Kent: John Craven finds out
about Kentish blue cheese. 8.30 The Dog Rescuers
(PG) 9.20 Shallow Seas (PG) Tonight: Takes a look
at the reefs in tropical Indonesia 10.15 24 Hours in
A&E (M) 11.10 Embarrassing Bodies (M) 12.00am
Attenboroughs Life on Earth 12.55 Top Gear (PG)
2.45 Dangerous Roads (M) 4.45 Eggheads (PG)
5.15 Embarrassing Bodies (M)

6.00 Morning Report Including: 6.16 and 6.50


Business News; 6.18 Pacific News; 6.26 Rural
News; 6.48 and 7.45 NZ Newspapers
9.06 Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
Including: 10.45 The Reading: In Deep, by
David Hill, read by Hadleigh Walker. Matthews
mother wants her son to learn to swim, but
young boys can be stubborn (RNZ)
Noon Midday Report Including: 12.16 Business
News; 12.26 Sport; 12.34 Rural News; 12.43
Worldwatch
1.06 Jesse Mulligan
4.06 The Panel with Jim Mora
5.00 Checkpoint with John Campbell
6.30 Trending Now
6.55 Today in Parliament
7.06 Nights with Bryan Crump
7.30 New Horizons
8.30 Windows on the World
9.06 Our Changing World Highlights from the
world of science and the environment, with
Alison Ballance
9.30 This Way Up After Dark Exploring the
things we use and consume. Some content
may offend
10.00 News and Late Edition News, including
Dateline Pacific and the days best interviews
11.06 The Music 101 Pocket Edition
12.04am All Night Programme Including: 12.05
Music After Midnight; 12.30 At the Movies with
Simon Morris; 1.05 The Friday Feature; 2.30
The Sampler; 3.05 With Lots of Love from
Georgia, by Brigid Lowry (3 of 10, RNZ); 3.30
The Why Factor (BBC); 5.10 Witness (BBC);
5.45 The Day in Parliament

Website: radionz.co.nz
Parliament: parliament.nz

RNZ Concert
FREEVIEW 51 SKY 422 iHeartRADIO

News and Weather 6.00am, 7.00, 8.00,


9.00am, noon, 3.00, 5.00, 6.00, 10.00pm
6.00 Classic Morning with Rick Young
10.00 Weekday Classics with Clarissa Dunn
1.00 Upbeat with Eva Radich
2.00 Made in New Zealand
3.00 Classic Afternoons with David Morriss
7.00 Music Alive Adam Chamber Music
Festival 2013. Mendelssohn: Songs without
Words, in E Op 19/1; in D Op 30/5; in A flat
Op 38/6; in A Op 62/6; in C Op 102/3; in
C Op 67/4, Pter Nagy (pno); McLeod: He
Whakaahua a Maru (A Portrait of Maru), Jenny
Wollerman (sop), Karen Batten (fl), Emma
Sayers (pno); Schubert: Piano Trio No 2 in
E flat D929, Helene Pohl (vln), Rolf Gjelsten
(cello), Emma Sayers (pno) (recorded in the
Nelson School of Music)
10.00 Days End
12.00am Music Through the Night

Website: radionz.co.nz/concert

Radio Live

6.00 Paul Henry 9.00 Mark Sainsbury Noon Willie


Jackson & Alison Mau 3.00 Duncan Garner 6.00
Newshub Live 7.00 Story 7.30 Paul Henry Highlights
8.00 Karyn Hay 12.00am Joe Reid 5.00 James
Coleman
Website: radiolive.co.nz

Newstalk ZB

6.00 Mike Hosking 8.30 Leighton Smith Noon Kerre


McIvor & Mark Dye 4.00 Larry Williams 7.00 Mark
Watson 8.00 Marcus Lush 12.00am Bruce Russell
5.00 Rachel Smalley
Website: newstalkzb.co.nz

LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9

TVNZ 1

FREEVIEW 1 SKY 001

6.00 Breakfast With Jack Tame


and Hilary Barry.
9.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, R, C) Today: Jennifer
Aniston and Derek Hough.
10.00 Tipping Point (G, R) Quiz
show hosted by Ben
Shephard.
11.00 The Chase Australia (G)
Contestants race to answer
quiz questions correctly to
avoid being caught by the
Chaser.
Noon 1 News (C)
12.30 Emmerdale (PGR, C)
Emmerdale: Rakesh takes
drastic action; Emma
hatches a plan; and Robert
schemes with the new
arrival.
1.00 Coronation Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD) Today:
Gails problems begin to
mount; Roy and Sharif
embark on a new project;
and Kevin points the blame
at Sophie.
2.00 Brendans Magical Mystery
Tour (G, R, C) Coach
Trip tour guide Brendan
Sheerin leads eight tourists
to exciting and exotic
destinations.
2.30 Four in a Bed (G) Today:
It is the last day in the
competition, and the B&B
owners meet for the final
time to find out what theyve
been paid.
3.00 Tipping Point (G) Ben
Shephard hosts a quiz show
in which four players take on
a machine.
3.55 Te Karere (C)
4.25 Millionaire Hot Seat (G, C)
With Eddie McGuire.
5.00 The Chase (G, C)
Contestants race to answer
quiz questions correctly to
avoid being caught by the
Chaser.
6.00 1 News (C)
7.00 Seven Sharp (C)
7.30 MasterChef Australia
(G, C) Tonight: The losing
team from the gourmet
cinema challenge must
now cook a dish in an effort
to avoid elimination, with
the survivors also earning
themselves a position in the
competitions top 10.
8.40 Coronation Street
(PGR, HD, C, AD) Tonight:
Steve faces a dilemma; Gail
fears she has made an huge
error; and Kevin tries to
convince Jenny to stay.
10.40 1 News Tonight (C)
11.10 The Player (AO, R, C) Ante
Up: Alex has to stop a
group of robbers who have
attacked money transport
trucks and now want to
launder their loot.
12.00am Castle (AO, R, C)
1.00 Te Karere (R, C)
1.25 6.00 Infomercials

TVNZ 2

TV3

FREEVIEW 2 SKY 002

6.00
6.30
6.55
7.20
7.45

Creflo Dollar Ministries


Sesame Street (G, C)
Numb Chucks (G, R, C)
Pokmon (G)
The Penguins of
Madagascar (G, R, C)
8.15 Henry Hugglemonster
(G, R, C)
8.40 Doc McStuffins (G, R, C)
9.00 Infomercials
10.30 Neighbours (G, R, C)
11.00 Home and Away (G, R, C)
11.30 Shortland Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD)
Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(PGR, C)
1.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(PGR, R)
2.00 Judge Rinder (G, R)
3.00 Americas Funniest Home
Videos (G, R, C)
3.30 Leon (G, R, C)
3.35 Wander Over Yonder (G, C)
4.05 K.C. Undercover (G, R, C)
4.30 8 Simple Rules (G, R, C)
5.30 Home and Away (C)
6.00 The Simpsons (C) Brake My
Wife, Please: After Homer
loses his drivers licence,
Marge is forced to take
charge of all the chores
which involve driving.
6.30 Neighbours (G, C) Tonight:
Maxine crashes Lauren and
Brads wedding reception;
Paige receives shocking
news; and Sonya learns she
is pregnant with Marks baby.
7.00 Shortland Street
(PGR, HD, C, AD) Tonight:
Nicole gives in to temptation,
and Alis efforts backfire.
Writer Allan George, director
Caroline Bell-Booth.
7.30 Shanghai Knights
(2003, PGR, R, C, AD)
An ex-imperial guard and
his cowboy friend travel to
England to find the murderer
of his father. Jackie Chan,
Owen Wilson, Donnie Yen.
9.45 The Voice US (G, C)
Tonight: On the second night
of knockouts, three pairs
of artists perform for the
chance to make it to the live
shows.
10.45 Two and a Half Men
(PGR, R, C) The Soil Is Moist:
Alan goes on a date with a
friend of Judiths.
11.45 2 Broke Girls (AO, R, C)
And the DJ Face: Max is
embarrassed by her date.
12.15am Scrubs (PGR, R, C) My Big
Bird: The death of a patient
leads to interrogations.
1.05 Shortland Street
(PGR, R, HD, C, AD)
1.35 Infomercials
2.35 iZombie (AO, R, C)
3.20 Beowulf Return to the
Shieldlands (AO)
4.05 Scandal (AO, R, C)
4.50 Baby Daddy (G, R, C)
5.10 Neighbours (G, R, C)
5.35 6.00 Crash & Bernstein
(G, R, C)

NEW RETURN FINAL FILM


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FREEVIEW 3 SKY 003

6.00
9.00
10.00
11.25
Noon
1.00

Paul Henry
The Cafe
Infomercials
Family Feud (G, R, HD, C)
Dr Phil (PGR, R, HD)
Naughty or Nice
(2012, PGR, HD) Krissy
Kringle receives Santas
naughty or nice book by
accident. Hilarie Burton.
2.55 Entertainment Tonight (G)
3.20 Sticky TV (G)
4.25 Survivor: Millennials vs Gen
X (G, HD) Hosted by Jeff
Probst.
5.25 Family Feud (G, HD, C)
Hosted by Dai Henwood.
6.00 Newshub Live
7.00 The Friday Story A panel
discuss the weeks news.
7.30 Now Thats Funny!
(PGR, HD, C) UK series
featuring funny clips from
the internet.
8.30 The Graham Norton Show
(AO, HD, C) Tonight: Jennifer
Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Jamie
Oliver and Emeli Sande.
9.35 Live at the Apollo (AO, R, C)
Tonight: Jon Richardson
introduces Sara Pascoe and
Nathan Caton.
10.35 Newshub Late
11.10 Bobs Burgers (PGR, HD)
The animated adventures
of a family running a
hamburger restaurant.
11.35 American Dad! (AO, HD)
12.05am Community (PGR, R, HD)
Modern Espionage: Jeff is
drawn into a secret paintball
league competing on the
Greendale campus.
12.40 6.00 Infomercials

BRAVO

FREEVIEW 4 SKY 012

6.00 Infomercials 10.00 Million


Dollar Listing NY (PGR, R) 10.55
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
(R) 11.45 Snapped (PGR, R) 12.40
The Real Housewives of Orange
County (AO) 1.35 Below Deck (R)
2.30 #killerpost (R) 3.30 Flipping
Out (G, R) 4.30 Dance Moms (G)
5.30 Hoarders (G, R) 6.30 Million
Dollar Listing NY (G) Tonight:
An energetic interior designer
creates a problem. 7.30 The Real
Housewives of New York City (PGR)
Reunion (Part 3): The women look
back on the Turks and Caicos trip.
8.30 The Break-Up (2006, AO, C)
Feeling under-appreciated and
neglected, an art dealer decides
to break up with her partner and
begin dating other people in an
effort to make him jealous. Jennifer
Aniston, Vince Vaughn. 10.40
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
(PGR) It Feels Good to Be Home:
Kim arranges a stop in Jerusalem.
11.35 Snapped (PGR) Patricia
Olsen: The investigation into an
apparent farm accident reveals a
tangled family plot. 12.25am 6.00
Infomercials

TVNZ 2: The Voice US,


9.45pm

PRIME

FREEVIEW 10 SKY 004

6.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
Noon
1.00
2.00

Home Shopping
Hot Bench (G, R)
The Crowd Goes Wild (G)
Home Shopping
The Doctors (PGR)
MasterChef USA (G, R)
The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR, R)
3.00 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
3.30 Antiques Roadshow (G, R, C)
4.35 Hot Bench (G)
5.00 Million Dollar Minute (G)
5.30 Prime News
6.00 Wheel of Fortune (G)
6.30 Jeopardy! (G)
7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild
7.30 Top Gear: Ambitious but
Rubbish (PGR, R)
8.35 The Murder Detectives
(AO, C) UK documentary
series.
9.50 11.22.63 (AO, C)
10.50 Jane the Virgin (PGR)
11.45 The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon (PGR)
12.45am The Crowd Goes Wild
(G, R)
1.15
Home Shopping
2.45 The Crowd Goes Wild (G, R)
3.15 6.00 Home Shopping

MAORI

FREEVIEW 5 SKY 019

6.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
10.00
11.00
Noon
1.00
2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30
4.00
4.30
5.00
5.30
6.00
6.20
6.30
7.00
7.30
8.00
8.30

Childrens Programmes (R)


Miharo (G, R)
Te Kaea (R)
Kawe Korero: Reporters (R)
Te Irikura (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Korero Mai (G, R)
Toku Reo (G, R)
Opaki (G, R)
Ako (R)
My Country Song (G, R)
Nga Pari Karangaranga (R)
Iwi Anthems (R)
Whare Taonga (G, R)
ASB Polyfest (G)
Te Kaea
Pukoro (G, R)
Huhu (G)
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pukuhohe (G)
Get Your Fish On (G, R)
Paki Vault (G, R)
Mt Zion (2013, G, R) A
potato picker has musical
ambitions. Stan Walker.
10.15 Iti Pounamu (AO, R)
10.45 Te Kaea (R)
11.15 11.45 Kawe Korero:
Reporters

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SKY PREMIERE SKY 030

MOVIES EXTRA SKY 031

MOVIES CLASSICS SKY034 RIALTO SKY 039

7.25

6.30 A Secret Life (2015, M)


Haylie Duff.
7.50 Before We Go (2014, M)
Chris Evans.
9.25 The Most Fun Ive Ever Had
with My Pants On (2012, M)
Drew Denny.
11.00 Ill See You in My Dreams
(2015, M) Blythe Danner.
12.35 Me and Earl and the Dying
Girl (2015, M) Thomas Mann.
2.20 A Secret Life (2015, M)
Haylie Duff.
3.40 The Most Fun Ive Ever Had
with My Pants On (2012, M)
Drew Denny.
5.15 The Trials of Cate McCall
(2013, 16) Kate Beckinsale.
6.50 Laggies (2014, M)
Keira Knightley.
8.30 Room (2015, M) A young
woman and her son who are
being held captive make a
bid for freedom. Brie Larson.
10.30 Bridget Jones: The Edge
of Reason (2004, M)
Rene Zellweger.
12.15am Siren (2013, 18) 1.50
Laggies (2014, M) 3.30 The Trials of
Cate McCall (2013, 16) 5.00 Bridget
Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004,
M)

6.20 The Man with Two Brains


(1983, PG) Steve Martin.
7.50 Toy Soldiers (1991, M)
Sean Astin.
9.40 Johnny Handsome (1989, 16)
Mickey Rourke.
11.15 Restoration (1995, M)
Robert Downey Jr.
1.10 Crimes of the Heart
(1986, PG) Diane Keaton.
2.55 Fresh (1994, 16)
Samuel L Jackson.
4.50 Death Becomes Her
(1992, PG) Meryl Streep.
6.30 The Accidental Tourist
(1988, PG) Kathleen Turner,
Geena Davis.
8.30 Friday the 13th (1980, 16)
A serial killer begins stalking
the counsellors at a newly
reopened summer camp.
Kevin Bacon, Betsy Palmer.
10.05 The Big Easy (1986, PG)
A district attorney
investigates police
corruption. Dennis Quaid.
11.45 Repossessed (1990, M)
Leslie Nielsen.
1.10am Frank and Jesse (1995, M)
2.55 Death Becomes Her (1992, PG)
4.35 The Accidental Tourist (1988,
PG)

Hollywoods Best Film


Directors (PG)
7.55 Mad Max: Fury Road
(2015, 16) Tom Hardy.
9.55 Superfast! (2015, M)
Alex Ashbaugh.
11.35 Regression (2015, 16)
Ethan Hawke.
1.20 Zoolander 2 (2016, M)
Ben Stiller.
3.00 Mad Max: Fury Road
(2015, 16) Tom Hardy.
5.00 Daughter of God (2015, 16)
Keanu Reeves.
6.45 Entourage (2015, 16)
A movie star and his crew
embark on an ambitious
project. Adrian Grenier.
8.30 Triple 9 (2016, 18)
An unsuspecting rookie foils
a heist and causes serious
complications for a group
of dirty cops. Casey Affleck,
Anthony Mackie.
10.30 Z for Zachariah (2015, M)
Two men compete for the
love of a woman after a
nuclear war. Margot Robbie.
12.05am The Harvest (2013, M) 1.50
Entourage (2015, 16) 3.35 Triple 9
(2016, 18) 5.30 Z for Zachariah
(2015, M)

GENERAL

TVNZ Duke FREEVIEW 13 SKY 023

12.25pm Racing Dirt to Road NZ 12.55 NFL Replay


1.55 NFL Gameday 2.25 NFL, week 14, Kansas
City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders, live. 5.35 Maverick
Moments (G, C) 6.00 Regular Show (G, C) 6.10
Home Improvement (G, C) Youre Driving Me Crazy,
Youre Driving Me Nuts: Tim ignores Jills directions.
6.40 MythBusters (PGR) Tonight: Putting an age-old
expression to the test, Adam and Jamie discover
what really happens when the poop hits the fan.
7.35 Megastructures (PGR) Tonight: The Air-Crane
heavy-lift helicopter. 8.30 The Cold Light of Day
(2012, AO) A young Wall Street trader is confronted
by the people responsible for kidnapping his family
during a holiday in Spain. Henry Cavill, Vernica
Echegui, Bruce Willis. 10.10 Nightmare Factory
(PGR) An inside look at the world of Hollywood
special effects. 11.55 The Late Late Show with James
Corden 12.40am 1.05 Omnisport

UKTV SKY 007

6.00 Fawlty Towers (PG) 6.35 Birds of a Feather


(PG) 7.10 EastEnders (PG) 7.45 New Tricks (M) 8.40
The Bill (PG) 9.30 Midsomer Murders (M) 11.10 New

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Mavis! (2015, PG) Mavis


Staples.
8.55 The Disappearance of
Eleanor Rigby: Him
(2013, M) James McAvoy.
10.30 The Disappearance of
Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013, M)
Jessica Chastain.
12.15 Champs (2015, M)
US documentary.
1.45 In the Courtyard (2014, M)
Catherine Deneuve.
3.25 Into the Void (2014, 16)
A local documentary.
4.40 Broke (2016, 16) Steve
Bastoni.
6.30 Knight of Cups (2015, M)
A screenwriter tries to make
sense of strange events.
Christian Bale.
8.30 Millers Crossing (1990, 18)
A mob war breaks out.
Gabriel Byrne.
10.30 The Cook, the Thief,
His Wife, and Her Lover
(1990, 18) A restaurant
owners wife has an affair.
Richard Bohringer.
12.35am The Case Against 8
(2014, M) 2.25 Champs (2015, M)
3.55 Broke (2016, 16) 5.45 In the
Courtyard (2014, M)

9.30 Good Behaviour (16) Beautiful Things Deserve


Beautiful Things: Javier visits his sister in search of
information about mysterious phone calls he has
been receiving. 10.30 Orphan Black (16) 11.20 Silicon
Valley (M) 11.50 Divorce (16) 12.20am Catastrophe
(16) 12.50 The Young Pope (16) 1.50 Fear the
Walking Dead (18) 2.50 Good Behaviour (16)
3.50 The Young Pope (16) 4.50 Divorce (16) 5.20
Catastrophe (16) 5.50 Orphan Black (16)

Choice TV FREEVIEW 12 SKY 024

6.00 Benny Hinn 6.30 Tiny House Nation 7.30


Wildest South America 8.30 The Cook and the
Chef 9.00 The Water Brothers 9.30 Christmas
with Poh 10.00 Pohs Kitchen 10.30 Great British
Garden Revival 11.30 Toy Hunter Noon Tiny House
Nation 1.00 Fill Your House for Free with Gok Wan
2.00 Tomorrows Food 3.00 The Cook and the
Chef 3.30 The Water Brothers 4.00 Catching the
Impossible 5.00 Tom & Bens Singapore Sling 6.00
Buying & Selling with the Property Brothers 7.00
Money Barn 7.30 George Clarkes Amazing Spaces
8.30 Double Your House for Half the Money 9.30
Sandcastles 10.00 Gardeners World 10.30 Money
Barn 11.00 Tom & Bens Singapore Sling 12.00am
The Liquidator 12.30 Benny Hinn 1.00 The Cook and
the Chef 1.30 The Water Brothers 2.00 Catching the
Impossible 3.00 Buying & Selling with the Property
Brothers 4.00 Sandcastles 4.30 Gardeners World
5.00 George Clarkes Amazing Spaces

7.30

Living SKY 017

Movies Classics: Friday the13th, 8.30pm


Tricks (M) 12.05 Stella (M) 12.55 Doc Martin (M) 1.50
Father Brown (M) 2.40 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.15
The Bill (PG) 5.05 Wanted Down Under (PG) 6.00
New Tricks (M) 6.55 Midsomer Murders (M) Kings
Crystal: A glassware factory faces ruin following the
death of its co-owner. 8.35 Inspector George Gently
(M) Gently with Honour: Gently and Bacchus delve
into army secrets when a young former soldier
commits a murder. 10.10 The Jonathan Ross Show
(M) 11.05 8 Out of 10 Cats (M) 11.45 8 Out of 10 Cats
(M) 12.10am The Bill (PG) 1.00 Stella (M) 1.50 New
Tricks (M) 2.50 Midsomer Murders (M) 4.25 Doc
Martin (M) 5.15 Father Brown (M)

SoHo SKY 010

6.00 Orphan Black (16) 6.50 Mad Dogs (18) 7.30


Animal Kingdom (16) 8.20 Divorce (16) 8.50
Catastrophe (16) 9.20 Rome (16) 10.15 Ferrell Takes
the Field (M) 11.05 Blunt Talk (16) 11.35 Mad Dogs
(18) 12.15 Silicon Valley (M) 12.45 Orphan Black
(16) 1.30 Divorce (16) 2.00 Catastrophe (16) 2.25
Ferrell Takes the Field (M) 3.15 Blunt Talk (16) 3.45
Animal Kingdom (16) 4.35 Mad Dogs (18) 5.15 Rome
(16) 6.10 Orphan Black (16) 7.00 Silicon Valley (M)
Binding Arbitration: Pied Piper and Hooli battle it out
in binding arbitration, and Jared, Dinesh and Gilfoyle
debate philosophy. 7.30 The Young Pope (16)
8.30 Fear the Walking Dead (18) Not Fade Away:
Madison and Travis witness different sides of the
National Guards occupation of their neighbourhood.

6.00 Flog It! 6.55 A Place in the Sun: Home or


Away 7.50 Antiques Roadshow 8.50 Escape to the
Continent 9.50 40 Years of the Princes Trust 11.10
Antiques Roadtrip 12.05 Homes Under the Hammer
1.05 Flog It! 2.00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away
3.00 Zoo Days (M) 3.30 Escape to the Continent
4.30 Holmes and Holmes 5.30 Antiques Roadshow
6.30 Selling Houses Australia 7.30 Homes Under the
Hammer 8.30 Long Lost Family 9.30 Family Finders
10.30 The Queens Garden 11.30 Selling Houses
Australia 12.25am Escape to the Continent 1.25
Homes Under the Hammer 2.25 Long Lost Family
3.15 Family Finders 4.15 The Queens Garden 5.10
Selling Houses Australia

Sky Arts SKY 020

6.30 Guitar Star 7.15 Brian Sewells Grand Tour 8.00


Wallace National Piano Competition 2015 9.35
Glastonbury 2014 10.30 The Big Painting Challenge
11.30 Later with Jools Holland 12.30 The Book Club
1.00 The Great Culture Quiz 1.30 In Light of the
Revolution 2.30 Guitar Star 3.15 Brian Sewells Grand
Tour 4.00 Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You (2014,
G) US documentary. 5.45 This Is Civilisation 6.30
Shakespeare Uncovered: Antony & Cleopatra with
Kim Cattrall, and Romeo and Juliet with Joseph
Fiennes. 8.00 The Quizeum 8.30 Fake or Fortune?
9.30 Playhouse Presents (G) The Other Woman:
A couples ailing home life is mirrored on the TV
show where they work. Trevor Eve, Geraldine James.
10.00 Art of Scandinavia 11.00 Greatest Painters:
Nicolas De Stael 12.00am Elliott Smith: Heaven
Adores You (2014, G) 1.45 This Is Civilisation 2.30
Shakespeare Uncovered 4.00 The Quizeum 4.30
Fake or Fortune? 5.30 Playhouse Presents: The
Other Woman

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SPORT

RADIO

Sky Sport 1 SKY 051

RNZ National

6.00 Inside Cricket 7.00 Cricket, ODI, Australia v


NZ. 7.30 Cricket, India v England, fourth test. 8.00
Golf, US PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout,
first round, live. 11.00 Sky Sport Select 11.30 Inside
Cricket 12.30 Supercars Life 1.00 MMA, UFC 206
Countdown. 2.00 Golf, European PGA Tour, Hong
Kong Open. 2.30 Motorcycle Racing, Road Racing.
3.30 Cricket, ODI, Australia v NZ. 4.20 Cricket, ODI,
Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Australia v NZ, game three,
live. 7.55 The Cricket Show 8.25 Cricket, ODI,
Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Australia v NZ, game three,
live. 12.30am Inside Cricket 1.30 Ultimate Insider
2.00 Supercars Life 2.30 Motorcycle Racing, Road
Racing. 3.30 Survival of the Fittest China 4.00 Golf,
European PGA Tour, Hong Kong Open. 4.30 Golf,
US PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout. 5.00
British Open Womens Cship Official Film

Sky Sport 2 SKY 052

6.00 UEFA Europa League. 8.00 UEFA Europa


League. 10.30 UEFA Champions League. 12.30
Hockey, 2016 Junior World Cup, NZ v Japan. 2.00
UEFA Europa League Highlights 6.00 World
Rugby 6.30 Golf Central 7.00 Golf, US PGA Tour,
Franklin Templeton Shootout. 7.30 Supercars Life
8.00 Motorcycle Racing, Road Racing. 9.00 NBL,
Breakers v Bullets. 9.30 NBL, round 10, Cairns
Taipans v Sydney Kings, live. 11.30 NBL, round 10,
Perth Wildcats v Melbourne United, live. 1.30am
NBL, Breakers v Bullets. 2.00 World Rugby 2.30
MMA, UFC 206 Countdown. 3.30 Ultimate Insider
4.00 A-League, Sydney FC v Melbourne City.

FREEVIEW 50 SKY 421 iHeartRADIO

ESPN: NFL, Chiefs v Raiders, 2.15pm


fourth test. 2.30 Golf Central 3.00 Golf, US PGA
Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout. 3.30 Ultimate
Insider 4.20 Cricket, India v England, fourth test.
4.50 Cricket, India v England, fourth test, day two,
live. 7.05 NBL, Breakers v Bullets. 7.35 Cricket, India
v England, fourth test, day two, live. 12.30am Fox
Sports News 1.00 The Crowd Goes Wild 1.30 Golf,
European PGA Tour, Hong Kong Open. 2.00 Golf
Central 2.30 Golf, US PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton
Shootout. 3.00 Cricket, India v England, fourth
test. 3.30 The Cricket Show 4.00 NBL, Wildcats v
United.

ESPN SKY 060

6.00 Soccer, Fifa Club World Cup. 8.00 NBL,


Breakers v Bullets. 10.00 British Open Womens
Cship Official Film 11.00 Golf, European PGA Tour,
Alfred Dunhill Cship. 11.30 Golf, Australian PGA
Cship. Noon Golf, European PGA Tour, Hong Kong
Open. 12.30 Parker v Ruiz: A Fighting Chance 1.30
Sky Sport Select 2.00 Cricket, India v England,

6.00 NBA, Clippers v Warriors. 7.00 Outside the


Lines 7.30 College Football Live 8.00 NFL Insiders
9.00 NFL Live 10.00 SportsNation 10.30 Highly
Questionable 11.00 NFL Live Noon SportsCenter
1.00 NFLs Greatest Games 2.00 SportsCenter
2.15 NFL, week 14, Chiefs v Raiders, live. 5.30
SportsCenter 6.00 SportsCenter 7.00 NBA, Raptors
v Timberwolves. 9.00 Around the Horn 9.30 Pardon
the Interruption 10.00 ESPN FC 10.30 NBA: The
Jump 11.00 NBA, Bulls v Spurs. 1.00am SportsCenter
2.00 ESPN FC 2.30 Jalen & Jacoby 3.00 NBA,
Raptors v Timberwolves. 5.00 NFL, Chiefs v Raiders.

DOCUMENTARIES

History SKY 073

Sky Sport 3 SKY 053

6.00 Shark After Dark 6.30 Abalone Wars (M) 7.30


Super Predator 8.30 Great White Bite (M) 9.25
MythBusters Jawsome Shark Special (PG) 10.20
Jaws Strikes Back (PG) 11.15 Lair of the Mega Shark
(PG) 12.10 The Return of the Monster Mako 1.05
Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer 2.00 Isle of Jaws
2.55 Abalone Wars (M) 3.50 Super Predator 4.45
Jaws Strikes Back (PG) 5.40 Lair of the Mega Shark
(PG) 6.35 The Return of the Monster Mako 7.30
Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer 8.30 Jungle Shark
9.30 Nuclear Shark 10.30 Air Jaws: Walking with
Great Whites (PG) 11.30 The Return of the Monster
Mako 12.30am Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer
1.25 Jungle Shark 2.20 Nuclear Shark 3.15 Monster
Hammerhead (PG) 4.10 Air Jaws: Walking with Great
Whites (PG) 5.05 Great White Bite (M)

6.30 Unsealed: Alien Files (PG) 7.00 The


Conspiracy Show (PG) 7.30 UFO Hunters (PG) 8.30
Riddles of the Bible (PG) 9.30 Time Team 10.30
Myth Hunters (PG) 11.30 Conspiracy (PG) 12.30
Ancient Aliens (PG) 1.30 13 Factors That Saved
Apollo 2.30 Combat Trains (PG) 3.30 Soviet Storm:
WWII in the East (M) 4.30 Riddles of the Bible
(PG) 5.30 Time Team 6.30 Myth Hunters (PG) 7.30
The Queen Mary (PG) 8.30 The Jesus Code (PG)
The Bones of John the Baptist: Examines the new
insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest
scientific techniques and archaeological research.
9.30 Battle Castle (M) 10.30 The Road from Christ
to Constantine (PG) 11.30 Sex and the Church (16)
12.30am America Unearthed (PG) 1.30 Forbidden
History (PG) 2.30 Monsters & Mysteries (M) 3.15
UFO Hunters (PG) 4.00 The Queen Mary (PG) 4.45
The Jesus Code (PG) 5.30 Battle Castle (M)

National Geographic SKY 072

BBC Knowledge SKY 074

Discovery SKY 070

6.30 Salvage Code Red (M) 7.30 The Known


Universe 8.30 Brain Games (PG) 9.30 Science
of Stupid (PG) 10.30 Omens of the Apocalypse
(PG) 11.30 UFOs in Europe: The Untold Stories
(PG) 12.30 Air Crash Investigation (PG) 2.30
Hitlers Death Army: Das Reich (M) 3.30 Nazi
Megastructures (PG) 6.30 10 Ways to End the
World (PG) Tonight: Scientists and other experts
outline risks. 8.30 MARS (M) Power: Follow the first
human mission to Mars in 2033. 9.30 Continent 7:
Antarctica (PG) Take Your Best Shot: Examines
whether both climate change and direct human
interference have affected the marine ecosystem.
10.30 Science of Stupid (M) 12.30am Eyewitness
War (M) 1.30 No Man Left Behind (M) 2.30 Seconds
from Disaster (PG) 3.30 Air Crash Investigation
(PG) 5.30 Salvage Code Red (M)

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6.05 24 Hours in A&E (M) 6.55 Countryfile (PG)


7.50 The Dog Rescuers (PG) 8.40 Shallow Seas
(PG) 9.30 Who Do You Think You Are? US (PG)
10.10 24 Hours in A&E (M) 11.00 Pointless (PG)
11.45 David Attenboroughs Fabulous Frogs (PG)
12.45 Top Gear (PG) 2.30 24 Hours in A&E (M) 3.20
Embarrassing Bodies (M) 4.10 Eggheads (PG) 4.40
Pointless (PG) 5.30 Who Do You Think You Are?
(PG) Gurinder Chadha. 6.35 Planet Earth (PG) 7.30
Embarrassing Bodies (M) 8.30 Who Do You Think
You Are? US (PG) Scott Foley: Scott Foley finds a
connection to the Salem witch trials in 17th-century
Massachusetts. 9.15 Dragons Den (PG) 10.25 24
Hours in A&E (M) 11.20 Embarrassing Bodies Down
Under (M) 12.10am David Attenboroughs Fabulous
Frogs (PG) 1.10 Top Gear (PG) 3.10 Dangerous
Roads (M) 5.10 Embarrassing Bodies (M)

6.00 Morning Report Including: 6.16 and 6.50


Business News; 6.18 Pacific News; 6.26 Rural
News; 6.48 and 7.45 NZ Newspapers
9.06 Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan
Including: 10.45 The Reading: Put a Ring
Around It, by David Hill read, by Gavin
Rutherford. A man struggles with knowing
how to do the right thing (RNZ)
Noon Midday Report Including: 12.16 Business
News; 12.26 Sport; 12.34 Rural News; 12.43
Worldwatch
1.06 Jesse Mulligan
4.06 The Panel with Jim Mora
5.00 Checkpoint with John Campbell
6.30 Trending Now
6.43 Focus on Politics
7.06 Nights with Bryan Crump
8.30 Spotlight
9.06 Country Life Memorable scenes, people
and places in rural New Zealand
10.00 News and Late Edition
11.06 The Mixtape
12.04am All Night Programme Including: 12.05
Music After Midnight; 12.30 The Laugh Track;
1.05 From the World (BBC); 2.05 NZ Live; 3.05
With Lots of Love from Georgia, by Brigid
Lowry (4 of 10, RNZ); 3.30 The Week; 4.30
Global Business (BBC); 5.10 BBC Witness; 5.45
Voices

Website: radionz.co.nz

RNZ Concert
FREEVIEW 51 SKY 422 iHeartRADIO

News and Weather 6.00am, 7.00, 8.00,


9.00am, noon, 3.00, 5.00, 6.00, 10.00pm
6.00 Classic Morning with Rick Young
10.00 Weekday Classics with Clarissa Dunn
1.00 Upbeat with Eva Radich
2.00 Made in New Zealand
3.00 Classic Afternoons with David Morriss
Favourite music from the Renaissance to the
Romantic and beyond
7.00 Music Alive Ben Hoadley (bsn), Auckland
CO/Peter Scholes Shostakovich arr Barshai:
Chamber Symphony in C minor Op 110a; Alex
Taylor: Bassoon Concerto (recorded in the
Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland)
9.00 Sound Lounge RNZ Concerts weekly
forum for contemporary music, including:
10.00 Resound 2016: A collaboration between
RNZ and SOUNZ to give past recordings of
works by NZ composers new life, introduced
by Kenneth Young. Ross Harris: Reflections,
Ed Allen (hn), Emma Sayers (pno); Jenny
Mcleod: The Courtship of the YonghyBonghy-Bo, Viva Voce/John Rosser; Michael
Williams: Synaesthesia, NZSO/Kenneth Young;
Christopher Norton: Sonatina, Scott Terzaghi
(cello), Terence Dennis (pno); Edwin Carr:
Octet, Ensemble Philharmonia (7 of 8); 11.00
New Music Dreams
12.00am Music Through the Night

Website: radionz.co.nz/concert

Radio Live

6.00 Paul Henry 9.00 Mark Sainsbury Noon Willie


Jackson & Alison Mau 3.00 Duncan Garner 6.00
Newshub Live 7.00 Story 7.30 Paul Henry Highlights
8.00 Karyn Hay 12.00am Bruce Hopkins
Website: radiolive.co.nz

Newstalk ZB

6.00 Mike Hosking 8.30 Leighton Smith Noon Kerre


McIvor & Mark Dye 4.00 Larry Williams 7.00 Mark
Watson 8.00 Marcus Lush 12.00amTim Beveridge
Website: newstalkzb.co.nz

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LIFE

BILL
RALSTON

Hunt for the milder people


There is no real room
for the alt-right in this
countrys politics.

STEVE BOLTON

hat the hell is the alt-right? Since the


Trump election, Ive heard that label
thrown around, not just in the US, but
here in Godzone. Apparently, it stands
for alternative right. It applies to a loose collection of people who infest the internet, rejecting
the conservative mainstream and favouring rabidly
hard-right politics.
Alt-right ideology seems to broadly embrace
white supremacy, homophobia, Islamaphobia,
anti-feminism, anti-Semitism, ethno-nationalism,
right-wing populism, nativism and traditionalism.
At least thats what Wikipedia says. It sounds like
neo-nazism.
Thankfully, its mainly a Northern Hemisphere
aberration at the moment. I cant think of many
in this country who would embrace that kind of
thinking, because its just plain wrong. Okay, Im
sure there are a couple of alt-right loonies online
here or lurking behind an equally loony website,
but the attitudes of most New Zealanders are far
distant from alt-right prejudice and bigotry.
Despite suffering repeated shocks from earthquakes over the past decade or so, our society
appears a rare island of stability and sanity in
the world. That is probably because, as someone
recently suggested, New Zealand had its Brexit/
Trump moment back in the mid-1990s when,
heartily sick of the extremes of our politics, we
brought in MMP. Now the left and the right are
barely separated by a tissue-thin postage stamp on
most issues. The Greens probably offer the biggest
difference in political, economic and environmental thinking, but even that is mild compared with
the yawning chasm you find between political
parties overseas.
Of course, you still get spirited partisanship on
both sides of the political centre, which is kind
of cute. Recently, I had a couple of people tell me
coolly that they dont like my politics, which is

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odd, as for the past 20 years or more


Ive voted exactly in line with most
New Zealanders in choosing the government of the day.

recently ran unsuccessfully (sob)


in the Auckland local body elections and it was amusing to see
some left-wing commentators online
attack me as some kind of neo-liberal
Act acolyte when my policies, with
the exception of perhaps one, were
almost exactly aligned with those
of the successful mayoral candidate,
former Labour leader Phil Goff. Go
figure.
It is important, though, to realise
as we head towards a general election year that, despite the invective
likely to be thrown across party lines,
Andrew Little is not the devil and
John Key is not an evil demon. Both
are genuine, decent people with their
own ideas of how the country should

New Zealand
had its Brexit/
Trump moment
back in the
mid-1990s.
best be run. Hell, Ill even include
Winston Peters in that comment.
Two main issues will decide the
next election. One is the traditional
question of which main party will
be able to provide the best stability
and economic growth. The other
is social equity, covering such
issues as a fairer spread of wealth in
society, which includes such things
as access to affordable housing.
New Zealanders have a keen sense
of fairness and both Labour and
National will have to come up with
better ideas of how to achieve it,
because there is a sense that social
inequity is growing.
Its that spirit of fairness that
defines us and means there is no real
room for alt-right in this countrys
politics. Me? Ill define myself as altcentre, willing to vote for whichever
party appears to be the best to lead.
Its the New Zealand way. l

The whole thing is political incorrectness gone mad.


LISTENER DECEMBER 3 2016

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN


YOUR BODY'S DEFENCES ATTACK YOU?
Sometimes your immune system doesnt recognise your healthy cells as part of you and attacks them as though
theyre foreign organisms. When the body is at war with itself, its known as autoimmunity. Multiple Sclerosis, often
called MS, is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system and interrupts the flow of information
in the brain, and between the brain and body.
Understanding why autoimmunity diseases occur is incredibly challenging. Some people may have a genetic
predisposition to MS, which can then be triggered by environmental factors. For instance, MS is more prevalent in
people born some distance from the equator.
Researchers at Victoria University of Wellington are working to piece together the autoimmunity puzzle. By
repurposing medications designed to treat other illnesses were targetting the neuroinflammation caused by MS.
Well-resourced research is vital. It helps in the fight against MS and other autoimmune diseases, so that one day
we can find a cure.

For more about world-leading thinking and research at Victoria, go to victoria.ac.nz

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