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North & South January 2019

North & South is New Zealand’s premier monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine, specialising in long-form investigative journalism, delivered by award-winning writers and photographers. North & South also showcases New Zealand ingenuity and creativity, explores the country and profiles its people. It is a touchstone of New Zealand life.

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pick your path

Freedom is the name of the game when it comes to summer adventures – and the 2019 Ford Everest Titanium is the SUV to take you there. With exceptional fuel economy, bold, aerodynamic exterior and smart technology inside, this is so much more than an off-road vehicle. The Everest Titanium has a refined drivability that provides the ultimate urban 4X4 to fit with your lifestyle. Whether you’re getting the boat ready for a long-awaited fishing trip, heading to Sunday brunch with friends or embarking on a camping getaway, the Everest Titanium works with any environment. As dynamic on the road as it is off-roading, this epic SUV boasts all the specs you need for a superb ride. Jetskis, horse trailer, the boat or the retro caravan you’ve lovingly restored – tow what…

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bells & whistles

+ Big Towing Capacity: Be ready for any task with a 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel engine and maximum rated towing capability of 3,100kg. + Seven Airbags: A network of protection with front-seat driver and passenger airbags and seat-mounted side airbags. + Panoramic Power Moonroof: Open up your world to New Zealand’s big skies with a glass panoramic sunroof and powered sun blind. + Keyless Entry & Push Button Start: Set off without ever taking the key out of your pocket. + Terrain Management System: Tackle any surface, on-road or off, at the turn of a dial. + Active Park Assist: At the press of a button, this feature will find the right-size parking spot and steer itself in. For more information visit ford.co.nz…

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home truths

I WAS GETTING my self worked up about the state of our bathroom a few weeks ago, a home improvement niggle which wasn’t helped when the shower fitting sheared off and had to be stuck back together with silver duct tape. Not that I was worked up enough to go to Plumbing World or do anything useful; I just flicked through Your Home & Garden magazines and felt annoyed about other people’s sparkly bathrooms with their Villeroy & Boch basins and fancy shower heads. Then deputy editor Joanna Wane delivered her cover story Safe as Houses, and I felt like a selfish twit. Her feature opens with a description of the Whalley family of Matata and the home they built 25 years ago; a property they may have to abandon now…

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bumpy ground

Deputy editor Joanna Wane has lived in Auckland under the shadow of a volcano for almost 30 years. Building New Zealand’s largest city on an active volcanic field might not have been the smartest call, in hindsight. But when Wane has been out of town for a while, it’s the swell of Rangitoto rising from the harbour that makes her feel like she’s home. Now she’s contemplating getting an e-bike (or even a Lime scooter) because if it looks like a new volcano is about to erupt and parts of the city are evacuated, the prospect of getting out by car is daunting. Wane says she had no idea New Zealand is rated internationally as one of the riskiest places in the world to live until she began researching her cover…

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long time passing

DANGEROUS TIMES I was interested to read your cover story about the disappearance of 17-year-old [Joanne] Joe Chatfield, who vanished after a concert at the University of Auckland 30 years ago (Then She Was Gone, December). Like Joe, I belonged to an animal rights group based in inner-city Auckland in the 80s: a friend and I, both vegans, stickered the university to protest live sheep exports. Although I wasn’t in Auckland in 1988, I lived above a shop in Symonds St from 1985 to mid-1987, and remember the area well. Two nearby pubs hosted gangs who didn’t like each other much. In those days, pubs closed at 11pm. The last time Joe was seen by her friends was just before midnight. She was walking into dark and dangerous streets. At night, the…

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whiz quiz

1. Who rode Cross Counter to victory in the 2018 Melbourne Cup? 2. Who won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction? 3. Which theatre company produced the stage plays Krishnan’s Dairy and The Elephant Thief ? 4. The cities once called Salisbury, Edo and Kristiania are now known by what names? 5. In which Pacific nation would you find the islands of Vava’u, Tofua and Tafahi? 6. Who is our Minister of State-owned Enterprises? 7. The evil witch Dame Gothel appears in which children’s story? 8. Which well-known New Zealand musician began his career in Th’ Dudes? 9. Which is New Zealand’s largest harbour? 10. What is the Māori word for a bellbird? 11. What gift did Joanna Lumley present to the 14th Dalai Lama on her television programme Joanna Lumley’s India, released in 2017? 12. Who said, “In three…