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March 2021

By 16 February 2021August 7th, 2023Issue, North&South


Inside the supreme court. Photo: Courtesy Te Tari Toko i the Tumu Whakawā | The Office of the Chief Justice
Finn Henry. Photo: Courtesy Team Emirates New Zealand

On The Cover: The Afterlife Of Peter Ellis

How the fight to clear his name is changing New Zealand law.

By Pete McKenzie

The Hard Grind

Meet Finn Henry, the builder with no sailing experience who won a spot on Team New Zealand.

By Michael Burgess

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. Photo: COR 36 | Studio Borlenghi
Tributes for the victims of the 2019 mosque shootings, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch. Photo: Kebabette. CC BY-SA 4.0

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

The technical magic of the America’s Cup’s futuristic AC75s.

by Rebecca Hayter

Is This Us?

Two years after the Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand may be missing a rare opportunity to combat online hate.

By Charlotte Graham-McLay

Entrance to the women’s ablution room at Al Noor. Photo: Sarah Rowlands

The Power Of Prayer

An intimate portrait of Al Noor and Linwood mosques.

By Sarah Rowland

Four Corners

Normally the camera exaggerates light. But on 5 January at Big Manly Beach, says photographer Grant Birley, the bioluminescence “was really vibrant” Photo: @chasing_horizonz

The Most Powerful Man In Huntly

By Aimie Cronin

Diary of a Hapless Fruitpicker

By James Joblin

Plus: Biohunting with Siousxie Wiles; shark sightings; what real tenancy reform looks like, and more.

Culture Etc.

Cassette from The Chills, 1981 Photo: Mark Beatty, National Library of New Zealand

Matter of Records

The man saving New Zealand rock history.

By Sharon Stephenson

Recovery Island

Rotoroa: from rehab centre to bird sanctuary.

By Michelle Langstone

Reel Life

An appreciation of classic small-town cinemas.

By Tom Augustine

Homegrown Hits

Is Covid sparking a Kiwi music revival?

By Anna Rawhiti-Connell

From America With Love

The time the US military drew up plans to invade Auckland.

By Scott Hamilton

Homegrown Hits

Is Covid sparking a Kiwi music revival?

By Anna Rawhiti-Connell


Paul Little on an illuminating history of the New Zealand Land Wars; a necessary memoir of an all-too-common life in Aotearoa; the latest thriller from Auckland’s Ben Sanders, and more.

The National Gallery

Featuring work by a New Zealand amateur artist every month. March’s artist is Demelza Craig with Waahi rua.

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