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April 2023

By 11 March 2023August 7th, 2023Issue, North&South


Surf lifesaving volunteers searching for bodies feared washed out to sea by Cyclone Gabrielle in Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay. Photo: Richard Brimer.

Broken: The Long Tail of Cyclone Gabrielle

A special photographic essay by Hawke’s Bay locals.

By Tobias Buck and Richard Brimer

Illustration: Rachel Salazar.

The ADHD Explosion

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder diagnoses in adults have quadrupled in New Zealand in the past decade. It was once seen as a disorder affecting mostly kids. Now, adults are taking to social media to share their new diagnosis. What’s behind this extraordinary rise?

By Mirjam Guesgen

Photo: George Driver

Kia Ora, Welcome, Queue Here…

When New Zealand’s borders closed in March 2020, the government was faced with a tourism industry in freefall and a blank canvas for change after record numbers of visitors in the previous year. As international visitors return, has tourism really been reimagined?

By George Driver

Photo: Audioculture

Play It, Shayne

Frontman of rockers Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer, Shayne P Carter didn’t hesitate when asked to share the stage with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

By Shayne Carter

Gliding instructor Roger Read gives 17-year-old Ted McFadgen a few last words of encouragement before the young pilot’s first solo flight.

Flying Solo

Teens take to the skies at a gliding camp held every summer in Mackenzie Country.

By Peta Carey


A reluctant mower tackles the suburban challenge of lawn maintenance.

By Matt Vance

The Map: Bookmarks

Aotearoa’s authors ground their stories with our physical and built landscapes, from the needle of the Sky Tower to quintessential dairies, troubled harbours and small towns shadowed by mountains.

By Gabi Lardies

Save the Date

April’s to-do calendar

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

Foreign Correspondence

The tangle of economic ties with China.

By Peter Bale

Buenos Aires. Photo: Ben Hanns

From Here to There

The rags-to-riches story of the kunekune, New Zealand’s cutest curly-tailed ambassador to Europe.

By Gregor Thomson

The Proof’s in the Pudding

In Ōtepoti Dunedin, distillers Jenny McDonald and Sue Stockwell turn unsold bread and bakery treats into delectable gin.

By Eric Trump

Q&A: Showing Now

As the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki opens its doors to another marquee exhibition, curator Julia Waite explains how shows come together.

By Gabi Lardies

Travel: Buenos Aires

Argentina’s capital holds plenty of charm for the visitor — don’t let the locals tell you otherwise.

By Gabi Lardies

Travel: Vietnam

A journey on an overnight train takes the traveller right into Vietnam’s heart.

By Markus Bell

About Town: Coromandel

A family bach holds poignant memories.

By Aimie Cronin

Alice Eats: Picnics

No date, no matter: Alice treats herself to a picnic-for-one.

By Alice Taylor


The Whiz Quiz and crossword.

By Graeme Wilson

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