In the February issue of North & South, on sale now:

Fast food

Can intermittent fasting help you lose weight quickly and safely? Dr Michael Mosley, of “5:2” fame, is back with new research and a winning new diet plan.

Looking after your liver

In his new book, Gene Eating, Dr Giles Yeo takes on the detoxing, juice-cleansing and raw food movements.

Mama’s boys

Pasimaca Osment was one of the first female prison officers to work in a maximum-security jail. Twenty-eight years later, she’s still dishing out tough love to the inmates.

Growth towns: Cromwell's new boom

Not since its goldrush days has Cromwell experienced such an influx of people. Can the Central Otago town keep pace with its new-found popularity?

Flash Fiction

Entries are open for our Short, Short Story competition.

Uncut cloth

A daughter reflects on love, loss and the tucks, pleats and drape of six metres of sari.

Love’s labours

A male perspective on the pitfalls and very occasional pleasures of the online dating scene.

Travel Special

A stout cycling tour of Ireland; all at sea in Tahiti; and riding the iron rooster to Kaikōura.

Last of the long-horns

It was shearing day at Bendigo Station – and the end of an era for its famous long-horn merinos.

He tangata, he tangata

A reflection on marae life, te reo and the ties that bind.

Social Studies

Margo White on the luxe-to-lowbrow appeal of the sneaker.

Nerd Nation

Jenny Nicholls reviews a startling new book on genes.

Say, What?

Jenny Nicholls asks if a book can change your life.

Grammarian

Ray Prebble on place name problems. 

 

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