As controversy continues over Auckland's proposed waterfront stadium, Bill Ralston looks at the merits and flaws of the plan.Read more
The December issue of North & South
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Then she was gone
Chilling new details have emerged about the night Auckland teenager Joanne Chatfield vanished without a trace 30 years ago.
The happiness algorithm
You can’t buy happiness – but can you calculate your way to joy? An engineer turned happiness guru and a psychology professor face off.
The first graduates from a mentoring programme designed to lift their expectations look back on the difference it’s made to their lives.
Mot’ grows up
It used to be a regional backwater, but Motueka is thriving – and turning the tables on nearby Nelson.
There’s good news from the country’s most intensive study of memory loss and pre-dementia.
A view from the inside
Serving a life sentence, inmate Daniel Luff has seen the best and worst of our maximum-security prison – and reckons he knows how to fix it.
For the love of horses
With photographs by Jane Ussher, a new book explores the deep relationship between human and horse.
Margo White considers the slippery nature of luck.
Bevan Rapson on rising unease over China’s growing influence here.
Ray Prebble looks at the art of emphasis.
Phil Gifford on three very different queens of pop.
Riders on the storm.
The Sikh community’s “Free Kitchen” for the homeless.
An artisan jeweller who creates stories to be worn.
Out on a Limb
Each year, the residents at Dunedin’s Moana House pine for Christmas.
Fire and Clay
More than a century of ceramics has found a home in Whanganui.
Nelson winchmaster Andy Wills is in the driver’s seat.
Kate Richards finds our best-handcrafted kitchen accessories.
Michael Donaldson showcases top Kiwi craft beers for summer.
Joanna Wane takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the capital.
In a confused moral universe, Mr Inbetween charts the trials and tribulations of your average neighbourhood hitman.Read more
It's beer nirvana at new craft beer store, the Bottle Stop, on Vinegar Lane.Read more
A new TV series stars two women in repressed, male-chauvinist Naples and is filmed in Neapolitan.Read more
Many people find themselves using one or other of these subjunctive forms without really knowing why.Read more
Unless we get serious about recycling, there’ll be a tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish in the ocean by 2025.Read more
Todd Pitock's travels through Israel reveal the true differences between American and Israeli Jews.Read more
Far from being Trump’s near-“complete victory”, the midterms mean opportunities for rigging electoral boundaries have swung back towards the Dems.Read more