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Are there too many tourists in NZ?

What's inside North & South's August issue?

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Cover story: Too many tourists?
By Mike White

Crowded towns, clogged roads, congested trails and the backlash against New Zealand’s largest industry.

Smoke screen
By Sarah Catherall

Middle-class teens know the dangers of alcohol and tobacco, but cannabis use is rising. How worried should we be?

Feels like home
By Donna Chisholm

As a high-flyer in London and Sydney, Jaki Arthur brushed shoulders with the stars. Now she’s found a new life – in Whanganui.

Grant Phelps
By Sharon Stephenson

The colourful tale of an expat Cantabrian who built a hotel from old containers in Chile and is making wine with royalty.

Being Jewish in NZ
By Juliet Moses

An Auckland lawyer reflects on her not-quite-typical childhood, and the concerning rise of antisemitism.

Not that kind of cancer story
By Adele Cubitt Cohen

A newly-wed diagnosed with breast cancer writes of a life interrupted – but not destroyed.

Clifford Owler
By Hannah Brown

An 87-year-old struggling with life-threatening depression talks about the challenge of finding meaning in very old age.

Grammarian 
Ray Prebble on the humble hyphen. 

Michellany
Michelle Langstone is lost for words. 

Nerd Nation
Jenny Nicholls looks at the literature of climate change.

Politics
Bevan Rapson is unconvinced by public-sector reform. 

Music
Phil Gifford on the Boss, a pop brat and a blues legend. 

Events
The best of what’s on in August. 

Bold Moves
A suffrage-inspired ballet puts the strength of women centre stage. 

Street Life
DCM has been working with Wellington’s homeless for 50 years. 

High-Skates Game
Philippa O’Brien looks into the counter culture of roller derby. 

To the Rescue
Guide Dave McKinley and his avalanche rescue dog Stellar. 

My Space
Chris Mathers has kept more than memories of his late grandfather. 

Food 
A new restaurant rises from the ashes in Dunedin.

Travel Special
Joanna Wane takes an underground tour of Seattle, Shaun Barnett picks six favourite winter walks, and Pamela Wade goes day-tripping on the Pelorus Mail Boat.