What's inside North & South's August issue

by North & South / 15 July, 2018
North & South August edition

In the August issue of North & South, on sale now:

What's your risk of a heart attack?
Donna Chisholm looks at the latest research on cardiovascular disease and the factors that reduce your risk. 

Centrepoint: The healing 
A new documentary tells the story of survivor Angie Meiklejohn’s teenage years at Bert Potter’s toxic community. Anke Richter revisits the legacy of Centrepoint.

Rex Haig's unfinished business
Mike White investigates the murky deals done to convict Rex Haig of murder, and the questions the authorities still refuse to answer. 

The rise of Rolleston
From big-city escapees to Cantabrians making a fresh start after the quakes, Donna-Marie Lever looks at what’s putting Rolleston on the map. 

Facing the music
Veteran TV reporter Ian Sinclair looks back at the love affair that changed his life. 

Sense of an ending
Facing the end of her life at the age of 48, mother of five Lisa Thompson talks to Hannah Brown about the toll of her difficult childhood. 

The Fixer
Sarah Catherall talks to the foodie-in-charge of Wellington on a Plate, Sarah Meikle. 

Diary of a divided land
Joanna Wane finds herself amid tumultuous times on a two-week trip to Israel. 

Social Studies
Margo White wonders if your phone might be eavesdropping. 

Nerd nation
Jenny Nicholls finds there is more to glasses than meets the eye.

Food
The best places to eat this ski season – from Ohakune to Queenstown – when you come off the snow. 

Travel
Mike White heads to the snowy hills, valleys and hamlets of northern Southland. 

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