North & South3 min citite
Sowing Machine
IT’S AN IDEA that seems so obvious, but it took an Aussie to come up with it and pioneer a new way to plant millions of trees throughout New Zealand. When Sue Streatfield arrived here 10 years ago, she couldn’t believe nobody was using direct-seeding
North & South5 min citite
Power Play
ELEVEN AND A half years after being voted out of office, Helen Clark still packs a political punch. Seeing her weigh in recently over Radio New Zealand’s plans to scrap its Concert programme brought back memories of the steely persona she presented t
North & South2 min citite
My Space
Being enchanted by hares frolicking on her Wairarapa lifestyle block when she was home caring for her newborn son seeded the idea for Nikki McIvor’s intricate animal drawings – the basis of her eco-brand Wild Grey Fox, which is produced with as small
North & South4 min citite
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
In the sea’s hidden gardens grow plants without roots, flowers or fruit. Some looks artifically bright, like Troll doll hair – others like green necklaces, translucent elephant ears or plush green cushions. They are, in all their mad, unsung variety,
North & South1 min cititePolitics
The Lundy Murders
On 29 August 2000, Mark Lundy drove from his Palmerston North home to Wellington to sell kitchen sinks and benchtops. Nearly 20 years later, in Wellington’s Supreme Court, his conviction for murdering his wife Christine and seven-year-old daughter Am
North & South2 min citite
• Seaweeds are marine macroalgae, aquatic organisms that live in salty or brackish water. • Algae is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of organisms. There are three major groups: green, brown and red algae. The differences are surprisingly pr
North & South41 min citite
Anatomy Of A Scandal
Mark Lundy was in Johnson-ville, just north of Wellington city, when a friend rang to tell him police were swarming over his house. For some time on that Wednesday morning, 30 August 2000, Lundy had been trying to contact his 38-year-old wife, Christ
North & South4 min citite
Concerted Effort
As if we weren’t beset by enough problems: a world of shrill partisanship, raw demagoguery, vulgarity and philistinism; an attention-deficit culture addicted to the rapid visual scree of social feeds; a society in which the innocent are lost to first
North & South2 min cititeCrime & Violence
Mark Lundy Genius Murderer or Bumbling Idiot?
“I believe he’d taken a long time to plan this crime and he believed he’d committed the perfect crime.” Detective Sergeant Ross Grantham, officer in charge of the investigation into Christine and Amber’s murders. GENIUS: Uses protective clothing and
North & South4 min citite
Girls To The Front
NADIA REID is about to play a sold-out concert at a church in Kenilworth, a small town a short drive from Coventry, in England’s West Midlands. One group bemuses her. A dozen or so men and women have the worldly, slightly weather-beaten look you’d be
North & South3 min citite
I DIDN’T WANT to write about Mark Lundy’s case. I’d been approached in December 2007 by Lundy supporter Geoff Levick at a conference in Wellington because I’d just written a story about Scott Watson, controversially convicted of murdering Ben Smart a
North & South13 min citite
Something In The Water
This year, New Zealanders will get the chance to have their say on two controversial issues, euthanasia and cannabis legalisation. There is another contentious issue, however, that long predates these two – water fluoridation. Water fluoridation is e
North & South5 min citite
New Zealand Books
It’s one of the bugbears of publishing that, although success breeds success, success also inhibits innovation. Each month these pages are offered books that are very much of a kind – those that a publisher knows will succeed commercially, usually be
North & South1 min citite
Andy Reid
Many years ago, Andy Reid and his wife, Tara, moved from a busy street in North London to the Coromandel bush, where the loudest sounds come from moreporks calling each other in the night (and they’re bloody noisy, he says). Twenty-seven years later,
North & South1 min cititeMedical
Mercury Rising
Fluoride was not the only controversial substance that played a role in the working lives of school dental nurses. Their daily routine involved working with mercury. Up to 10 times a day, they prepared amalgam fillings, breathing in the highly toxic
North & South1 min cititeComposition & Creative Writing
A Technically Dazzling Collection Of Poems...
This is a technically dazzling collection of poems, most of them short, all of them showing care and conviction. Take, for instance, the three found poems. Finding poems is not difficult – all those shopping lists other people leave in their trolleys
North & South1 min citite
North & South
North & South8 min citite
Spirited Away
Jo James was… well, she doesn’t like to reveal exactly how old she was when a babysitter introduced her to gin, but she was amazed by how much it tasted like hairspray. “I remember wondering why people drank this stuff, then thinking, actually, it’s
North & South5 min citite
International Books
When 15-year-old Vanessa decides she wants to go to Browick, a prestigious boarding school in Maine, she makes an impassioned presentation to her hard-working parents as to why she should attend. And when she wins a scholarship, they let her go. But
North & South9 min citite
People Watching
It is a truly sobering photograph of George and Alexander Hillary practising for their Mt Everest climb (Four Hillarys and a Mountain, March). The mountains in the background display the location and pathways of many former glaciers now totally melte
North & South1 min citite
Have You Seen This Plant?
Researchers at Massey University are exploring the potential for New Zealand to become perhaps the first country in the world to grow gin-suited junipers as a commercial crop. Genetic diversity is required for a viable population, so the Great New Ze
North & South2 min citite
This feel-good movie by The Full Monty’s Peter Cattaneo presses all the usual buttons: a (largely) predictable story arc, a (largely) stereotypical if diverse cast of characters, the shameless use of emotional triggers. And yet… The deeply unsexy ins
North & South1 min citite
Whiz Quiz
1. US basketballer Kobe Bryant, who died in January, won the Best Animated Short Oscar in 2018 for which film? 2. Who is currently the world’s youngest prime minister? 3. Who is Dr James Muecke? 4. In which US state would you find the towns or sma
North & South5 min citite
Bye The Book?
Cast your mind back to when you were growing up – what did you do to fill in the gaps between eating, sleeping and annoying your teachers? My brothers built treehouses and dredged slimy black eels from the creek near our house; my best friend played
North & South1 min citite
Rave Review
How 21st century: a reimagined television series of a reimagined television series. This mega-budget Netflix sci-fi is based on the 1965 TV series, which was a reworking of a novel written in 1812. How far the Robinsons have come. Even those who love
North & South1 min citite
Festival Winner
Congratulations to Suzanne Kendrick, who is the winner of our Auckland Arts Festival competition! Suzanne says she’ll be using the generous prize as “an intergenerational family birthday celebration”. One lucky family member will accompany her to the
North & South2 min citite
10 Reasons Why We Should Read Every Day
Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, since keeping our brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power. A well-written novel can transp
North & South7 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Vegans On The Road
If anyone had told us five years ago that we would be teaching people all over the world how to cook vegan, we would never have believed it. We didn’t even know what vegan food really was, let alone wanted to eat it. I’d been a dairy and beef farmer
North & South3 min citite
Since forming in 1995, Australian music ensemble The Ten Tenors (or TTT, as they’re known) have released more than 10 albums, recording genre-crossover covers of classic operatic arias and contemporary rock songs. Their 2018 New Zealand tour was a se
North & South8 min cititeFashion
Living Colour
Once one of New Zealand’s most popular ceramic artists, Christine Harris was browsing in an op shop a couple of years ago when another customer spotted one of her decorative pieces for sale. Picking up the red and green cup, he turned to his friend a
... Sau descoperiți ceva nou