In the April issue of North & South, on sale now.

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Cover story: Too many pills?

By Donna Chisholm

Modern medicine helps extend our lives – but over-prescribing pills can have dangerous side effects.

The power of the people

By Rebecca Hayter

The long-awaited era of the electric car looks set to charge ahead.

Crime: part 1

The hope and the hurt 

By Venetia Sherson

The author of a new book looks back at what she’s learnt from a year of writing about domestic violence.

Crime: part 2

Why do men harm women?

The death of British backpacker Grace Millane exposed some ugly truths that need to be faced about New Zealand.

Crime: part 3

Not people like us

By Donna Chisholm

The Aunties’ Jackie Clarke opens up about her own abusive marriage.

A right to die?

By Matt Vickers

Lecretia Seales’ widower makes his case for death with dignity.

Sam Pillsbury

By Sharon Stephenson

The man behind some iconic Kiwi films talks about becoming a vintner in Arizona.

The works

By John Summers

New Zealand’s abandoned freezing works trigger family memories.

Medals Reunited

Detective work is returning service decorations to their rightful owners. 

House of Song

Musician Warren Maxwell returns to his roots. 

Golden Daffodils

Kiwi songs tell a story of smalltown love on the big screen.

Being Human

The remarkable work of photographer William Wegman and his “four-legged muses”.

My Space

Auckland War Memorial Museum’s John Glen hits the roof.

Social Studies

Margo White finds comfort in lists. 

Nerd Nation

Jenny Nicholls looks at the curious evolution of man’s best friend. 

Politics

Bevan Rapson on the interminable talk about tax. 

Grammarian

Ray Prebble makes sense of abbreviations.

Food

Jean Teng looks at the serious business of brewing coffee.

Travel

Jenny Nicholls catches the Heartland Flyer to Woodville.

High Heels & Gumboots

Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay.

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