We don't want any David Cunliffe cod-bogan attempts to get down with the peeps, but MPs seem to be going way too far in the other direction this year.Read more
The May issue of North & South
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In this issue:
The Greens have always been painted as fringe hippies and kept out of government. Mike White investigates how scary they really are, and if this election will finally see them win power.
AIDS: THE DEATH OF AN EPIDEMIC?
The spread of HIV in New Zealand could be virtually eliminated by 2025 – yet the number of new infections is increasing. Joanna Wane asks why.
HOW BIZARRE! ABSURDISTAN REVISITED
New Zealand may seem like a beacon of normality, but we still have an impressive number of our own oddities. Graham Adams goes back to the weirdness well.
Clowning around for a living is tough in this age of distractions. Paul Little takes the pulse on the Kiwi clown business.
FOR THE FALLEN
Every day before sundown, a Last Post ceremony is held at Wellington’s National War Memorial on Mt Cook. Fiona Terry answers the call.
SENSE OF AN ENDING
Lynda Williams talks to Hannah Sperber about her long service to women’s health, as her own health fails.
BONUS ESSAY: WHO’S THE WE?
Peter Walker’s essay, reflecting on the mutual admiration between Maori and Pakeha in colonial times, is the second from the D’Arcy Writers Grants to be published in North & South.
Also in North & South this month:
Jenny Nicholls on the poisoners’ tea party; Margo White says most of us are snobbish about something – at least some of the time; Mike White embraces the wild, wonderful and wacky at the Queenstown Winter Festival; Bevan Rapson asks if we’re too quick to be best buddies with China; In a new column, “High Heels and Gumboots”, Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay. And more!
Dame Jenny Shipley on being the first woman Prime Minister, plus coups and coalitions, welfare reform and Winston Peters.Read more
McLaren is the definitive tale of New Zealander Bruce McLaren, who created a motor racing empire from his shed.Read more
Should schools be selling chocolate to raise funds? The Health Minister says it's ok, but nutrition experts disagree.Read more