What's inside North & South's July issue?

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Mike White's three-year investigation into a world of guns, gangs and grief is our cover story for July, on sale June 10.

Three killings, no justice 
By Mike White

A family has lost three of their men to shootings. Adding to their grief, no one has been convicted for their deaths.

New Zealand’s bitter pill
by Donna Chisholm

Kiwis harmed by substandard healthcare aren’t getting justice through the complaints system.

A beautiful mind
By Fergus Riley

Fergus Riley has uncovered important life lessons caring for his father, who has Alzheimer’s.

Guiding principal
By Poppie Johnson

The road has been rocky but rewarding for New Zealand’s head mountain guide Jane Morris.

How to frighten a millennial
By Graham Adams

Will expanding “hate speech” laws come back to bite us?

World famous in Wairoa
By Joanna Wane

Hip-hop duo Rugged and Wylde are breaking down barriers and making music in Wairoa.

For the record
Entomologists salute Des Helmore’s scientific “bug” drawings.

Reframing the view
Pioneering Kiwi art photographers tell their powerful story.

Away with the birds
Auckland graphic designer Glenn Jones turns his lens on nature. 

My Space
A Wellington garage holds John Pace’s motorbike collection. 

Anna Valentine’s cooking school brings the world’s cuisine to Kāeo.

James W. Barnes drives a house-bus from Motueka to Tūātapere.

Michelle Langstone on being injured and feeling guilty. 

Ray Prebble takes on the “that” and “which” challenge. 

Bevan Rapson tackles political biffo. 

Nerd Nation 
Violence made us good, Jenny Nicholls discovers. 

Phil Gifford says it’s Fleetwood Mac’s turn for a movie. 

Film & Television
Bill Nighy in word-scoring form, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cold War, and a musical romp. 

New Zealand Books
Kiwis at war, in love during war, and living boldly in Australia.

International Books
A history of the space race, life behind the lines in Palestine and Syria, and more. 

Children’s Books
Cool new books for Kiwi kids. 


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by Joanna Wane

Joanna Wane investigates a callous and increasingly sophisticated global crime wave that’s defrauding millions of dollars from Kiwis every year.

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Investment scams: 'Like problem gambling combined with an abusive relationship'
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by Joanna Wane

The daughter of a retired civil engineer has spent 18 months trying to extricate her father from a series of overseas investment scams.

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Crunch time as Parliament votes on euthanasia bill…

by Jo Moir

The bill that would give the terminally ill the right to choose to die faces a make-or-break vote in Parliament today.

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Space-science communicator Haritina Mogoşanu's fascination with the red planet
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Space-science communicator Haritina Mogoşanu's fas…

by Sarah Lang

In June, New Zealanders turn their eyes to the stars as we celebrate Matariki – but it’s the red planet that captivates Haritina Mogoşanu.

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by Nicky Pellegrino

Weight-loss surgery is becoming more common, but lifestyle and attitude changes are needed for long-term success.

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Matariki feast: Kasey and Karena Bird's family rec…

by Lauraine Jacobs

Māori food champions Kasey and Karena Bird share traditional family recipes that are ideal for Matariki.

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Julie Anne Genter on bicycles, babies and what's going to make a better world
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Julie Anne Genter on bicycles, babies and what's g…

by Emma Clifton

The MP made world headlines when she cycled to hospital to give birth. She talks about how this put her and what she stands for in the spotlight.

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Toy Story 4: The beloved franchise reaches a Forky in the road
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Toy Story 4: The beloved franchise reaches a Forky…

by Russell Baillie

The fourth Toy Story instalment is clever, enjoyable and refreshingly weird.

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