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.

Politics

Bevan Rapson on fumbles in the capital, encouraging rumbles in Auckland.

Social studies

Margo White explores the meaning, and cost, of blue jeans.

Nerd nation

Jenny Nicholls develops a grudging admiration for “social wasps”.

Day tripper

Kapiti Coast’s bus-based Cordon Bleu chef.

Picture perfect

Nature’s symmetry on show at the Auckland Art Fair.

Call the doctor

Dunedin’s fashionable Margo Barton has a PhD in millinery.

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