July 20, 2019

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Features

The day the Eagle landed

On July 20, it will be 50 years since humans landed on the Moon, a feat achieved thanks to a Kiwi scientist and his team. by Peter Griffin

Age of upheaval

He’s a big fan of New Zealand’s “well-being budget”, but Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz believes much more needs to be done to tackle tax avoidance, inequality and the widespread sense that “something’s wrong”. by Andrew Anthony

Put upon by Putin

Persistently pointed to as interfering in the votes for Trump and Brexit, Russia’s leader declares “job done”. by Paul Thomas

Ranulph the Conqueror

Legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has conquered some of the toughest challenges on Earth and raised millions for charity, so why, at 75, does he sometimes sleep in his car? by Clare de Lore

This Life

Health For the one in five New Zealanders living with persistent pain, a new self-help tool could hold the key to restoring some quality of life. by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition If you’re prone to mouth ulcers, the very product you use for oral hygiene could be partly to blame. by Jennifer Bowden

Food Students from a renowned Irish cooking school wow their overseas guests with a lunch that includes tasty traditional dishes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Although its name is a mouthful, gewürztraminer is well worth trying. by Michael Cooper

Technology To avoid scams such as my friend fell for, ditch your home phone. by Peter Griffin

Sport The legendary Crusaders – and the All Blacks – will struggle to relive past glories as key players go. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

American horror story While Quentin Tarantino’s latest film turns the 1969 Manson murders into pulp fiction, writer Tom O’Neill’s new marathon investigation of the case re-examines its Hollywood and political connections. by Linda Herrick

Books By Colson Whitehead and Ruby Porter and a handbook for climate-change activists

Classical Bella Hristova and Michael Houstoun’s CD of Beethoven violin sonatas

Music From Troy Kingi and Thom Yorke

Film Amazing Grace

 

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Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

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Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

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Why we need to plant more native trees than pines
108089 2019-07-18 00:00:00Z Planet

Why we need to plant more native trees than pines

by Jane Clifton

We do need more trees, but native species may be a better long-term choice than pine trees.

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How to eat a New Zealand forest, and other secrets
108277 2019-07-18 00:00:00Z Planet

How to eat a New Zealand forest, and other secrets…

by Sally Blundell

Our native forests provide food and natural medicines, support jobs, hinder erosion and play a major role in climate-change mitigation.

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Simon Bridges searches for a miracle
108491 2019-07-17 00:00:00Z Politics

Simon Bridges searches for a miracle

by Graham Adams

The opposition leader hoped to pick up election-winning tips in Australia.

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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on the tragedy of post-apartheid South Africa
108416 2019-07-17 00:00:00Z Profiles

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on the tragedy of post-apa…

by Clare de Lore

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Writer Robert Macfarlane finds deeps truths in Underland
108287 2019-07-17 00:00:00Z Books

Writer Robert Macfarlane finds deeps truths in Und…

by Tony Murrow

In a new book, Robert Macfarlane heads underground to ponder mankind’s effect on the planet.

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Why extra virgin olive oil is back on the menu for frying
108203 2019-07-17 00:00:00Z Nutrition

Why extra virgin olive oil is back on the menu for…

by Jennifer Bowden

For decades, the word in the kitchen has been that olive oil shouldn’t be used for frying, but new research could change that.

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Abstract artist Gretchen Albrecht's true colours
108108 2019-07-16 00:00:00Z Profiles

Abstract artist Gretchen Albrecht's true colours

by Linda Herrick

Gretchen Albrecht paintings may be intangible, but they are triggered by real-life experience, she tells Linda Herrick.

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That's a Bit Racist is playful, but it packs a punch
108435 2019-07-16 00:00:00Z Television

That's a Bit Racist is playful, but it packs a pun…

by Diana Wichtel

The taboo-busting doco is trying to change our default settings on race, but some people aren't stoked.

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