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Saving the earth one (less) child at a time


What's inside the latest issue of North & South?

Inside North & South's February 2020 issue, on sale at newsstands now:

Saving the world: one (less) child at a time

Nothing trumps the carbon footprint of having a child. So why aren’t “birthstrikers” being applauded?

More than enough

An early adopter of the Generation Less movement reflects on her singular “family planning” decision.

Weird woo

Why is a course in homeopathy – alternative medicine that has been proven not to work – accredited by NZQA?

Saving the kea

Kea are one of our most iconic native birds – but their numbers have plummeted and they are now considered endangered.

A light left burning

Death in a foreign field and the long shadow of loss in small-town New Zealand.

Killing kitty

Musings on love, death and losing a best furry friend.

Face to face: Nikki Denholm

The Light Project founder on teens using online pornography for sex education.

Many Happy Returns

The deputy harbourmaster helping Nelson boaties to stay safe.

The Vegetator

Wairākei’s homegrown and green-fingered superhero, Shawn Vennell.

Being in the Moment

Pūkana, the Alexander Turnbull Library’s centenary-marking exhibition.

My Space

Rosemary Escott oversees the tiniest patients in the neonatal unit at Wellington Hospital.


Dean Brettschneider’s new recipe collection champions home-cooking.

Travel Special

Sharon Stephenson gets rubbed up the right way in Morocco, Katrina Megget traverses Auckland on the Te Araroa trail, and Shaun Barnett picks six crowd-free, one-day summer walks.


Michelle Langstone on riding in cars with girls.

Nerd Nation

Guest columnist Shaun Hendy on being the “no-fly guy”.

Say, What?

“Where’s the nanny state when you need it?” asks Jenny Nicholls.


Phil Gifford on a lost-and-found Harry Nilsson album.

New Zealand Books

Anne Kennedy, Vincent O’Sullivan, on the road with the All Blacks, and a colonial Renaissance man.

International Books

Dambusters, undercover agents and spies, plus new fiction from Christos Tsiolkas and Jeanine Cummins.

Film & Television

Scorsese’s epic The Irishman, an Aussie series Mr Inbetween, a French comedy and the passionate Pavarotti.

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