Instead of striving to be disciplined, dedicated and presidential, Trump is flitting between seven characters that have no place in the White House.Read more
In the February issue of North & South, on sale now:
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.
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?
A daughter reflects on love, loss and the tucks, pleats and drape of six metres of sari.
A male perspective on the pitfalls and very occasional pleasures of the online dating scene.
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.
Margo White on the luxe-to-lowbrow appeal of the sneaker.
Jenny Nicholls reviews a startling new book on genes.
Jenny Nicholls asks if a book can change your life.
Ray Prebble on place name problems.
Artist Bruce Mahalski's museum is the result of a lifetime of collecting.Read more
The backlash against the Gillette ad shows how painfully little distance we as a society have covered since the #MeToo movement.Read more
Germans face a familiar dilemma in finding ways to oppose the views of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.Read more
In his delightful way, Stephen Fry dips back into the ancient world with more stories of tests, quests and feats of old.Read more