North & South June 2018 issueby North & South
In the June issue of North & South, on sale now:
Saying goodbye to the city
Would life really be better in a small town? Joanna Wane asks what you should weigh up before you book a one-way ticket to the country.
Making tracks to Wairarapa
With Wellington house prices booming, more people are forging new lives across the Remutakas. Mike White checks out Featherston on the Wairarapa Line.
The cult next door
Young Kiwi women are being targeted by a South Korean sect, led by a convicted rapist. Rosel Labone investigates.
Kate Evans argues the case for paid paternity leave.
Fields of gold
Mike White heads to the New Zealand Ploughing Championships in Southland, where tensions run high and traditions remain strong.
￼Suck it up, buttercup
Denise Arnold’s practical compassion is changing children’s lives in Cambodia. She talks to Sue Hoffart.
Sense of an ending
Hannah Brown talked with Julie Johnston-Smith a few weeks before she died from cancer, about saying goodbye to her twin, husband and son.
The ones that got away
Cantabrian Jamie Scott is converting Canadians to classic Kiwi pies. Sue Hoffart tracked him down in Edmonton.
Chairman of the board
Olly Farley takes on the serious science of surfing.
￼Come fly with me
Canterbury spud farmer Michael Oakley has broadened his business horizons.
A love letter to Whangarei.
Jenny Nicholls on the tussle for science funding.
Margo White says there’s a right kind of diary writing.
Bevan Rapson on “Disco Dave” Seymour and jostling for partners on a crowded MMP dance floor.
Kate Richards meets hangi pit master Rewi Spraggon.
Sharon Stephenson ditches city dog-walking for a hike on the wild side.
High heels & gumboots
Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay.
Winston Peters’ contrariness and belligerence in the media feed the impression of a self-indulgent, China-baiting tear.Read more
A Government-initiated working group suggested putting a speed limit of 130km/h on motorways to lower emissions and make roads safer. Big mistake.Read more
John C Reilly and Steve Coogan are lifelong devotees to comic duo Laurel and Hardy – and it shows.Read more
With his second book about Sam Hunt proving a hit, Colin Hogg ponders why so much of his writing career has been inspired by his mates.Read more
Vote for your favourite dish in the 2019 Peugeot People’s Choice Award and be in to win dinner for two.Read more
The closer you get to a kauri, the more you realise you are looking at one of the wonders of the planet.Read more
National's Bluegreen wing are set to hold their annual conference this weekend. Greenpeace’s Steve Abel will be there to challenge the party.Read more
Lidu Gong first started learning te reo in bed.Read more