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.

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.

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.

Every day before sundown, a Last Post ceremony is held at Wellington’s National War Memorial on Mt Cook. Fiona Terry answers the call.

Lynda Williams talks to Hannah Sperber about her long service to women’s health, as her own health fails.

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!



Politicians aren’t talking to us this election year, but to Winston Peters
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Politicians aren’t talking to us this election yea…

by Jane Clifton

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.

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9th Floor: Jenny Shipley on how 'middle class welfare' is morally bankrupt
71856 2017-04-28 09:53:00Z Politics

9th Floor: Jenny Shipley on how 'middle class welf…

by Guyon Espiner

Dame Jenny Shipley on being the first woman Prime Minister, plus coups and coalitions, welfare reform and Winston Peters.

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Win a double pass to exclusive screening of McLaren
71854 2017-04-28 09:39:24Z Win

Win a double pass to exclusive screening of McLare…

by The Listener

McLaren is the definitive tale of New Zealander Bruce McLaren, who created a motor racing empire from his shed.

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Win a double pass to Doc Edge Festival
71847 2017-04-28 09:30:01Z Win

Win a double pass to Doc Edge Festival

by The Listener

Doc Edge Festival is one of Australasia’s premier international documentary film festivals.

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First look: Poké Poké
Health Minister dismisses chocolate fundraiser ban
71842 2017-04-28 09:07:08Z Nutrition

Health Minister dismisses chocolate fundraiser ban…

by RNZ

Should schools be selling chocolate to raise funds? The Health Minister says it's ok, but nutrition experts disagree.

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Film review: Denial
71718 2017-04-28 00:00:00Z Movies

Film review: Denial

by Peter Calder

The dramatisation of a Holocaust denier’s libel suit is both engrossing and moving.

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Danish dramas versus Kiwi soaps
71634 2017-04-28 00:00:00Z Television

Danish dramas versus Kiwi soaps

by Jeremy Rose

A quarter of Denmark's population regularly watch Danish TV dramas, while the highest-rating Kiwi drama attracted an audience of just over 250,000.

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