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North & South June 2018 issue

Here's a sneak peek at what's inside this month's edition. Cover design: Jenny Nichols

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. 

Daddy’s home!

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. 

Standing true

A love letter to Whangarei. 

Nerd nation

Jenny Nicholls on the tussle for science funding. 

Social Studies

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.