9 Feb 2017

Masterpieces: Finlay MacDonald on The Listener

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:10 pm on 9 February 2017

The Listener was first published in 1939, initially to publish radio listings. But it expanded beyond that to become a current affairs and lifestyle magazine. It lost its monopoly on programme schedules in the 1980s, but adapted and remains one of New Zealand’s top-selling magazines.

Finlay MacDonald is a former editor of the magazine.

First issue of the New Zealand Listener, 1939

First issue of the New Zealand Listener, 1939 Photo: Te Ara / Public Domain