Kōrero: Magazines and periodicals

The Listener

Monte Holcroft was editor of the Listener from 1949 to 1967, with another stint as acting editor in 1972 and 1973. In this radio interview from 1973 Holcroft describes how discovering new literary talent was one of the most rewarding aspects of his job at the magazine.

This cover from 30 March 1961 depicts a still from the forthcoming 26-part television series Victory at sea, about Allied naval operations in the Second World War – as well as a warning about driving safely during the Easter break. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: New Zealand Listener, 30 March 1961 (S-L-1318-Cover)

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Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero (M. H. (Monty) Holcroft)/ Reference number ID 36663)

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Magazines and periodicals - Popular magazines, 1920 to 1939', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/44382/the-listener (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014