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December 2021

By 14 November 2021August 7th, 2023Issue, North&South


Above: Mark Anderson. Photo: Camilla Rutherford.

The Fight for the Future of Farming

Meet the farmers who are risking their reputations to save our environment.

By Nicola Harvey

Photo: iStock

The Dark Side of the Moon

How New Zealand ended up in the middle of the next space race.

By Kate Evans

Illustration: Imogen Greenfield

This is like, totally weird

Why a growing number of Kiwi kids speak with an American twang.

By Don Rowe

Lisa Tumahai. Photo: George Heard, NZME.

The Change Agent

Ngāi Tahu’s first female chair is on a mission to transform the iwi’s operations from the ground up.

By Sally Blundell

Four Corners

SPC-820 (aka Printy) flanked by fellow comrades. Photo: Supplied.

Bella Ciao

An anarchist collective bids farewell to a beloved comrade.

By Konstantin Richter

The Ballad of Petra and Jacinta

Exploring the exotic phenomenon of ostrich grief.

By Ben Mack

The City That Convicts Built

The Wellington landmarks built using prison labour.

By John Summers

Culture Etc.

Selection of books by Nalini Singh.

Is This Just Fantasy?

Despite its immense popularity, genre writing like fantasy and romance struggles to be taken seriously by the literary establishment. Why?

By Tobias Buck

About Town: Te Hāpua

Searching in the Far North for traces of the late great Matiu Rata.

By Paula Morris

All That Jazz

Long the domain of music geeks and snobs, jazz is making a comeback — particularly among young people.

Sarah Catherall


Paul Little on a new book documenting our natural world at night, the latest release from Mākaro Press, a collection of essays on notable New Zealanders and more.

How I Wrote

Paul Little talks to Stacey Morrison about how she compiled her latest book, a collection of aspirational Māori stories for young New Zealanders.


Illustration: Imogen Greenfield


Crosswords and quiz by Graeme Wilson.

10 Things

. . . to watch, eat, hear, see and do this month.


Covid-19 checkpoints are not the first time regional borders have closed parts of New Zealand off from the rest of the country.

By Scott Hamilton

The National Gallery

Featuring an amateur artist every month.

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