What's inside North & South's April 2019 issue?

by North & South / 11 March, 2019
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In the April issue of North & South, on sale now.

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Cover story: Too many pills?

By Donna Chisholm

Modern medicine helps extend our lives – but over-prescribing pills can have dangerous side effects.

The power of the people

By Rebecca Hayter

The long-awaited era of the electric car looks set to charge ahead.

Crime: part 1

The hope and the hurt 

By Venetia Sherson

The author of a new book looks back at what she’s learnt from a year of writing about domestic violence.

Crime: part 2

By Venetia Sherson

Why do men harm women?

The death of British backpacker Grace Millane exposed some ugly truths that need to be faced about New Zealand.

Crime: part 3

By Donna Chisholm

Not people like us

The Aunties’ Jackie Clarke opens up about her own abusive marriage.

A right to die?

By Matt Vickers

Lecretia Seales’ widower makes his case for death with dignity.

Sam Pillsbury

By Sharon Stephenson

The man behind some iconic Kiwi films talks about becoming a vintner in Arizona.

The works

By John Summers

New Zealand’s abandoned freezing works trigger family memories.

Medals Reunited

Detective work is returning service decorations to their rightful owners. 

House of Song

Musician Warren Maxwell returns to his roots. 

Golden Daffodils

Kiwi songs tell a story of smalltown love on the big screen.

Being Human

The remarkable work of photographer William Wegman and his “four-legged muses”.

My Space

Auckland War Memorial Museum’s John Glen hits the roof.

Social Studies

Margo White finds comfort in lists. 

Nerd Nation

Jenny Nicholls looks at the curious evolution of man’s best friend. 


Bevan Rapson on the interminable talk about tax. 


Ray Prebble makes sense of abbreviations.


Jean Teng looks at the serious business of brewing coffee.


Jenny Nicholls catches the Heartland Flyer to Woodville.

High Heels & Gumboots

Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay.


How to enhance your dining experience – with water
103174 2019-03-22 00:00:00Z Dining

How to enhance your dining experience – with water…

by Metro

A stunning dining experience isn’t just about food and wine. Water plays a big part too.

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Facebook won't give up its insidious practices without a fight
103856 2019-03-22 00:00:00Z Tech

Facebook won't give up its insidious practices wit…

by Peter Griffin

Facebook came under fire for its response to the live-streaming of the Christchurch terror attack, but it's digital nudging that's also concerning.

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In photos: The world unites in solidarity with Christchurch
103800 2019-03-21 15:36:46Z World

In photos: The world unites in solidarity with Chr…

by Lauren Buckeridge

Countries around the world have put on a show of solidarity for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

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The tangled path to terrorism
103777 2019-03-21 09:59:55Z Psychology

The tangled path to terrorism

by Marc Wilson

The path that leads people to commit atrocities such as that in Christchurch is twisting and unpredictable, but the journey often begins in childhood.

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If 'This is not New Zealand', let us show it
103768 2019-03-21 09:31:27Z Social issues

If 'This is not New Zealand', let us show it

by The Listener

The little signs among the banks of flowers said, “This is not New Zealand.” They meant, “We thought we were better than this.” We were wrong.

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Extremism is not a mental illness
103785 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

Extremism is not a mental illness

by The Mental Health Foundation of NZ

Shooting people is not a symptom of a mental illness. White supremacy is not a mental illness.

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PM announces ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles
103805 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Crime

PM announces ban on all military-style semi-automa…

by RNZ

Ms Ardern pledged the day after the terrorist massacre that "gun laws will change" and would be announced within 10 days of the attack.

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No mention of right-wing extremist threats in 10 years of GCSB & SIS public docs
103770 2019-03-21 00:00:00Z Politics

No mention of right-wing extremist threats in 10 y…

by Jane Patterson

There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of security agency documents.

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