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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Editorial

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

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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