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Brothers Alexander, left, and George, 100m below the 6089m summit of Lobuche peak in the Himalayas, with Nuptse and Everest in the background. Photo/Tendi Sherpa

Sir Ed's grandsons take on Everest

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

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

Four Hillarys and a mountain

George and Alexander Hillary are determined to follow their grandfather and father to the summit of Mt Everest.

The pain & the glory

An “impossible” extreme adventure race – The Revenant – returns to the wilds of Southland.

Immigration: the winners and losers

The hard-cash costs of a surging population on New Zealanders’ standard of living.

Immigration: welcome to New Zealand?

Is poor treatment of migrant workers turning New Zealand into the Dubai of the South Pacific?

Cold comfort

Regular cold-water swimming can help relieve stress and reduce inflammation.


One year after the mosque attacks: no rest for victim advocate Zhiyan Basharati; and where did millions in donations go?

The wood age

A son’s unexpected diagnosis and its link to a family obsession with firewood. 

Meet the makers

The couple behind a hit TV reality series tell their story in a new book, Life as a Casketeer.

A fine balance

Sophie and Emily Martin’s wellbeing tips for fellow uni students. 

Man of the people

A new play Black Lover tells the Sir Garfield Todd story. 

Life lessons

Lauded young writer Chessie Henry headlines Womad’s inaugural Book Club.

My Space

Whanganui designer/prop maker “Indy” Magnoli in his Victoriana study. 


Simon Farrell-Green goes climatarian – and has the recipes to prove it.


Mike White enjoys autumn in red, gold and glorious Arrowtown.


Bevan Rapson on the jockeying to be infrastructure heroes. 


Michelle Langstone’s love letter to Frances, her cat. 

Nerd Nation

Jenny Nicholls on the universal trials and tribulations of adolescence. 


Phil Gifford’s post-millennium musical highlights. 

New Zealand books

A history of Kiwi farming, the Pacific examined from afar, and two wild-ride novels. 

International books

An Edna O’Brien novel, a Lenny Henry memoir, and dirty dealing at a London morgue. 

Film & television

Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, Parasite, a messianic TV series and a tribute to Helen Kelly. 

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