North & South January 2019 issue

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

Safe as houses
For natural hazards, New Zealand is one of the world’s riskiest places. Overdue is a national conversation about where it’s safe to live and what to do if it’s not. 

Fixing the Family Court
Experts, parents, advocates and mediators speak out on what it will take to fix a broken institution.

The year that was
Weird, wacky and sometimes wonderful, we look back on the highlights and lowlights of 2018 for another somewhat unreliable review.

Unmasking the Armed Offenders Squad
Behind the scenes at the gruelling selection process as regular police officers try out for the crack-force AOS.

Homo Genius
Dr Ivan Howie has been hatching, matching, dispatching and patching up fellow Great Barrier Islanders since 1983.

Weight-loss surgery: one year on
A patient reports from the lighter side of a stomach-shrinking operation. 

Sally Wast
At 65, with terminal cancer, Sally Wast expresses her hopes for her children and a vision of equality for her people.

Editorial
Home truths. 

Lessons on Less
Helensville collector John Perry lightens the curio load. 

Closet Skeletons
Inside the Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery. 

Buried Treasures
China’s ancient terracotta warriors surface at Te Papa.

Insect Code Cracked
Deciphering the secret life of insects. 

A Whole Lot of Spirit
The Reefton Distilling Company launches in style.

My Space
Sebastian Nebel makes sausages out back of a Wairarapa farm. 

Social Studies
Margo White, in defence of self-deprecation, mostly. 

Politics
Bevan Rapson welcomes the prospect of a three-header referendum.

Nerd Nation
Jenny Nicholls on the fake news that costs lives. 

Grammarian 
Ray Prebble ponders levels of spelling tolerance. 

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