What's inside North & South's May 2019 issue?

by North & South / 15 April, 2019

In the May issue of North & South, on sale now.

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Cover story: The power of persuasion

By Joanna Wane

Kiwis are losing millions of dollars in online scams – and you could be the next victim.

Christchurch special: Come together

By Ken Downie and Jenny Nicholls

A week after the terror attack, people of many faiths gathered in support of the Muslim community at our oldest mosque.

Antidote to bigotry?

By Mike White

A reflection on the people met and the lessons learnt while travelling in the Muslim world.

Crossing the divide

By Joanna Wane

How do we keep alive the compassion and sense of unity that have made the past few weeks bearable?

Do lone-wolf terrorists really act alone? 

By security and crime scientists Devon Polaschek, Maryanne Garry and Joe Burton

A special report on what drives violent extremists to action – and how to prevent future attacks.

Short show stoppers

Announcing the “flash-fiction” winners of our Short, Short Story competition.

Sense of an ending: Sharon O'Brien

By Hannah Brown

A Matatā mother of four is still experiencing growth and change at the very end of her life.

Face to face with Jan Hellriegel

By Joanna Wane

The singer, songwriter and “suburban philosopher” is writing herself back into our music history.

Growth towns: Under the Ōtaki sun

By Sharon Stephenson

For city escapees, the “unfashionable end’ of the Kāpiti Coast is coming into its own.

Social Studies

Margo White longs for the days when footpaths were safe. 

Nerd Nation

Jenny Nicholls on the “unseen cogs of the natural world”. 

Politics

Bevan Rapson looks at a soul-searching time for MPs.

Say, What?

Cancer patient Graham Adams says yes to Big Pharma. 

Grammarian

Ray Prebble splits hairs – and infinitives. 

Royal Flush

Theresa Healey brings the Queen’s 65-year reign to the stage. 

The Milk (Can) Man

Ian Spellerberg’s curious collection recalls a time gone by. 

Surely You Jest

Snapchat sensation Tom Sainsbury is up for a Billy T Award. 

Telling Tales

The colourful world of Guyana-born storyteller Mona Williams. 

My Space

Unlocking the mysteries of African art. 

Family Ties

Goldsmith Kobi Bosshard and his filmmaker daughter Andrea. 

Food

Chef Josh Emett has created a “food bible” of classic dishes. 

Travel

Mike White visits the quarter-acre paradise of Waikaia in Southland. 

High Heels & Gumboots

Rebecca Hayter swaps city life for 10 acres in Golden Bay. 

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