The opposition’s internal wrangling — and its fractious former MP Jami-Lee Ross — is a gift to the government that keeps on giving.Read more
In the February issue of North & South, on sale now:
Can intermittent fasting help you lose weight quickly and safely? Dr Michael Mosley, of “5:2” fame, is back with new research and a winning new diet plan.
Looking after your liver
In his new book, Gene Eating, Dr Giles Yeo takes on the detoxing, juice-cleansing and raw food movements.
Pasimaca Osment was one of the first female prison officers to work in a maximum-security jail. Twenty-eight years later, she’s still dishing out tough love to the inmates.
Growth towns: Cromwell's new boom
Not since its goldrush days has Cromwell experienced such an influx of people. Can the Central Otago town keep pace with its new-found popularity?
A daughter reflects on love, loss and the tucks, pleats and drape of six metres of sari.
A male perspective on the pitfalls and very occasional pleasures of the online dating scene.
A stout cycling tour of Ireland; all at sea in Tahiti; and riding the iron rooster to Kaikōura.
Last of the long-horns
It was shearing day at Bendigo Station – and the end of an era for its famous long-horn merinos.
He tangata, he tangata
A reflection on marae life, te reo and the ties that bind.
Margo White on the luxe-to-lowbrow appeal of the sneaker.
Jenny Nicholls reviews a startling new book on genes.
Jenny Nicholls asks if a book can change your life.
Ray Prebble on place name problems.
The new morality of a strident and vocal “Generation Z” minority who demand protection from words and ideas they do not like is spreading quickly.Read more
A New York mother who let her nine-year-old ride the subway alone became a hated villain and a national heroine – both at the same time.Read more
The lawyer of a woman ordered to pay $28,000 to her likely abuser has urged the justice minister to intervene.Read more
Instead of striving to be disciplined, dedicated and presidential, Trump is flitting between seven characters that have no place in the White House.Read more