This government is not for turning, at least not on immigration. Mass immigration is its key, overarching economic policy.Read more
The June issue of North & South
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In this issue:
THE DNA OF HEALTH
Can a genetic test help you stay healthy and live longer? Donna Chisholm asks the experts.
OF ONIONS AND SIX-TOED CATS
As for the human genome, well, it’s complicated. Jenny Nicholls reports
BECOMING SOMETHING OTHER
How Jillian Sullivan built a straw-bale house – and a new life – in Oturehua, Central Otago.
BARBARIANS AT THE GATE?
Global private equity companies are eyeing up New Zealand acquisitions. Branko Marcetic asks who benefits when the buyout boys hit town.
Sharon Stephenson on outrunning the blues – in the dark.
HELL AND HIGH WATER
From Tuvalu to Dunedin – climate change refugee Sigeo Alesana talks to Anke Richter.
UP WITH THE CHICKENS
Beck Eleven meets the filmmakers and poultry fanciers behind the "flockumentary”
CONVERSATIONS WITH CLARKEY
Peter Winter recalls his long friendship with John Clarke through a wry and fond email exchange.
ALSO IN NORTH & SOUTH THIS MONTH:
Margo White examines our vocal preferences and prejudices; Mike White discovers an outdoor playground on and around Lake Taupo; Bevan Rapson asks why politicians find authenticity so hard to fake; Oamaru artist Donna Demente captures all the fun of the steampunk fair; “What has rugby ever done for me?” – Graham Adams takes an indefensible position on our national sport. And more!
The campaign against the bloody, lucrative trade in rhino horn has to combat powerful economic incentives for poachers.Read more
The government's budget is "rinky-dink" and will provide some minimum-wage earners with only one extra dollar a week, Labour says.Read more
Methamphetamine is the ultimate time bomb, with an ability to reach backwards as well as forwards in ruining the lives of three generations at once.Read more