Jim Lott was one of two New Zealanders who died serving in the United States military in the Vietnam War.Read more
The May issue of North & South
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Cover story: Grand designs
What makes some Kiwi designs and images find a place in our hearts and minds? Donna Chisholm asks the experts to explain the secrets of great design.
Ready to rumble
In a rough and ready Auckland gym, women come looking for a fight – and sometimes find salvation. Joanna Wane goes to fight club.
Doing it right
Our farming and fishing endeavours are fast exhausting soil and sea, but Gareth Eyres finds there are eco-friendly ways to extract value over volume.
The greatest race
Hardship, friendship and unexpected triumph marked our coxed four’s run to gold at the 1968 Olympics. Unexpected tragedy marks their 50th anniversary. Mike White reports.
Face to face: Dame Anne Salmond
She’s a distinguished historian and opinionated social commentator; in a new documentary series, Dame Anne Salmond is required to be both. She talks to Joanna Wane.
All the single ladies
Nancy de Plume reports from the dating trenches – and it’s not pretty.
Brothers in arms
Jim Lott was one of two New Zealanders who died serving in the US military in the Vietnam War. Ben Stanley follows the threads of his short, shining life – and the loved ones he left behind.
Bevan Rapson on fumbles in the capital, encouraging rumbles in Auckland.
Margo White explores the meaning, and cost, of blue jeans.
Jenny Nicholls develops a grudging admiration for “social wasps”.
Kapiti Coast’s bus-based Cordon Bleu chef.
Nature’s symmetry on show at the Auckland Art Fair.
Call the doctor
Dunedin’s fashionable Margo Barton has a PhD in millinery.
Now a source of pride, the Bulford Kiwi on Beacon Hill was originally hatched from a post-WWI mutiny.Read more
A tale of bookworms in occupied Guernsey makes for a safe film.Read more
Will Smith and Darren Aronofsky come together to create a jaw-dropping documentary about Planet Earth.Read more
In time for Anzac Day, books for younger readers make war stories easy to digest.Read more
East Auckland gets a new cafe, Woolfy's, from the brains behind Scout in Torbay.Read more