Despite Winston Peters' ongoing shenanigans, trust in small-g government is on the rise, a new survey shows.Read more
The July issue of North & South
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The bank of mum and dad
With so many young people unable to afford a house, parents are becoming one of the country’s largest lenders. But Sharon Stephenson learns it doesn’t always end well.
￼Happy ever after?
Retirement villages – country clubs for “active retirees” or milking the elderly for profit? Diana Clement reports.
Is the state a psychopath?
Aaron Smale’s investigation into abuse in state care helped bring about a Royal Commission of Inquiry. He reflects on the tortuous path to justice.
￼The house that Norm built
Labour leader Norman Kirk took housing seriously, and not just in government. John Summers visits the cinderblock house Kirk built in 1950s Kaiapoi.
A problem in the pelvis
Gareth Eyres parks his modesty at the door in the interests of relieving his chronic pelvic pain.
￼She’s real country
Laura Douglas gave up the corporate life for an outdoors tourism business in Southland. She teaches Mike White how to crack a whip.
￼The Hay doctrine
Poet Kate Camp on her embarrassing attachment to Louise L. Hay’s self-help classic You Can Heal Your Life.
A Christchurch couple restore injured penguins to health in the ‘burbs.
A flourishing native bird reserve.
Match made in heaven
Ana Scotney puts Hawke’s Bay youth on stage.
Let there be light
The man who helped make Nelson shine.
A Taranaki museum is a Holden lover’s dream.
Julie Oliver paints rural scenes on saw blades.
Jenny Nicholls goes aboard the good (science) ship JOIDES Resolution.
Margo White on the enduring pleasure of the sandwich.
Bevan Rapson on town and country pulling together, mostly...
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