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In this week's Listener – July 13, 2019

July 13, 2019

On sale July 8-14

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Jaws of life

Does diet or genetics stop some us from achieving the perfect smile? Glenda Lewis reports on the debate between orthodontists and evolutionary biologists about why our teeth are increasingly crooked and crowded and our jaws malformed.

‘Forgiveness is complicated’

Scathing critic of South African Government corruption Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, here soon to give a public lecture, has insights about forgiveness after the Christchurch mosque attacks. by Clare de Lore

From the archive: Moth to a flame

When quiet, likeable Wellington bachelor Norrie Triggs was killed in 1994, there were sensational revelations about his sex life, but his death remains a whodunnit mystery. by Denis Welch

Greener pastures

An American visitor who’s fallen in love with New Zealand puts his case for being allowed to move to a place where even the cows are polite. by Jonathan Kronstadt

This Life

Health Women with deeply embedded vaginal mesh are being helped by a new surgical technique. by Ruth Nichol

Nutrition If you have to do a “gluten challenge” before being tested for coeliac disease, beware of side effects. by Jennifer Bowden

Food A Kiwi chef is wowing Irish diners with her fresh, innovative recipes and a touch of history from her homeland. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Some exciting new wines are not going to be on everyone’s shopping list. by Michael Cooper

Psychology A US expert suggests three steps that could help cut the rising suicide toll. by Marc Wilson

Sport In sport, interviews and commentaries can often be as entertaining as the events themselves. by Paul Thomas

Books & Culture

Once were warriors The role of Māori soldiers in World War I has long been relegated to footnotes, but a major new work by historian Monty Soutar re-examines their service at Gallipoli and the Western Front. by Peter Calder

Books By Joyce Carol Oates, David Nicholls and Joanne Ramos, a poetry book by Gregory Kan and a round-up of crime novels

Music From Louis Baker

Classical Composer Michael Norris and the NZSO

Film Yesterday, Ophelia



Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon


Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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