The populist contagion sweeping Europe spreads to Germany, Cathrin Schaer writes from Berlin.Read more
The October issue of North & South
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It’s based on the latest microbiome science, but does Dr Michael Mosley’s “clever guts” diet really work?
A wing and a prayer
Conservationist Don Merton called our native birds New Zealand’s “national monuments”. Now they’re in a battle against extinction.
A serial renter looks back on a rollercoaster 35 years as a flatmate and tenant - and finds little to recommend it.
One of New Zealand's most celebrated writers, Vincent O'Sullivan, has published his first novel in 20 years - at the age of 80.
Are you being served?
When is it your business what people are getting up to next door?
Napier’s overlooked sister city is stepping out of the shadows to stage a comeback in Hawke’s Bay.
Where are they now? Craig Scott
For a few glorious years, he was about as famous as you could be in New Zealand. Sharon Stephenson tracks down the 70s prince of pop.
Voyage of discovery: Mr Pip
A journey to Bougainville Island in search of the legacy of Mister Pip takes an unexpected turn.
Monster or man of his time?
Captain James Cook revisited.
Margo White reveals the latest wellbeing fad: silence.
Bevan Rapson on an opportunity for National.
Jenny Nicholls makes a case for some unlikely bedfellows.
Ray Prebble probes the nettlesome subjunctive.
Jenny Nicholls looks at a bold idea to save the kea.
Behind the Story
A tribute to “The Master”, Warwick Roger.
Letters on the body-brain connection and very bad driving.
Ōamaru handcrafters Rod and Sue McLean.
Making a Scene
The world is a stage for Auckland visual artist Mardo El-Noor.
In His Wake
Actor Sam Neill joins the ghost of Captain James Cook on a great adventure.
Kate Richards turns milk monitor to taste-test some of the best.
Gareth Eyres saddles up for the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.
From sperm counts to obesity, scientists are only beginning to understand the long-term health effects of many chemicals in everyday use.Read more
Preservative-free cosmetics that survive in your bathroom cupboard are a challenge, says Evolu founder Kati Kasza.Read more
There’s an increasing amount of evidence on cannabis effects, but it's far from straightforward.Read more
Despite an apparent backlash against bread – against carbohydrates and gluten – the sandwich endures.Read more
The author of worldwide bestsellers Sapiens and Homo Deus says our free will is at stake. We talk to Yuval Noah Harari about his new book.Read more
There is just one civilisation in the world, writes Yuval Noah Harari, and the West and Islam are joint participants in it.Read more