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September 2023

By 21 August 2023August 28th, 2023Issue, North&South


Photo courtesy: John Cowpland

Fozzie vibes

Ian Foster chats to North & South about rugby, pressure and keeping up a mantra.

By Greg Partington

Photo: Ian Foster and Fabien Galthié at Stade de France in Paris in November 2021.

A tale of two coaches

The coaches of the All Blacks and Les Bleus face off – who will come out on top?

By Matthew Jansen

Photo: Supplied by SIRRL

A burning question

Debate rages over plans for massive rubbish-burning facilities. Is it truly environmentally sound and are the risks too high?

By George Driver

Photo: During his valedictory speech to Parliament in 2018.

Steven Joyce

A new memoir off ers an inside glimpse into John Key’s government.

By Oliver Neas


On message

Cracker election slogans from days gone by.

By Michael Fletcher

Photo: Georgia Skiffington

University challenge

What’s the solution to the cash crisis?

By Jonathan Boston

Photo: New Zealand Herald


By Vanessa Green

The map

By Nadia Shaw-OwensUp

Photo: May Hallett, as pictured in the Dominion, on 15 May 1909.

Sam Stubbs

He says good timesare coming our way.

By Theo Macdonald

Kharl’s world

Gutsy opinions about life and fashion.

By Theo Macdonald

My first ever

An ocean journey.

By Gregory O’Brien


A novice gravediggertakes up the mantle.

By Tihema Baker

National treasures

Mealworms on the menu in Taranaki.

By Lindsay Wright

Meet the maker

Snakes and saints inhabit Laura Williams’ paintings.

By Theo Macdonald


In a new series, we test out breathwork.

By Dr Curious


Pity the poet, with so many titles to invent.

By Bill Manhire

Photo: Cillian Murphy is J. Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer.


Rugby, poetry anda new novel.

By Theo Macdonald


Try our Spotify playlist.

By Victoria Spence


A blockbuster and a surprising, gentle gem.

By Theo Macdonald

Photos: Carolyn Ferraby


A box of special cookies is a lovely gift.

By Shan James


Farewell to a beautiful Marlborough garden.

By Rosemary Barraclough


Crosswords and more.

By Graeme Wilson

Save the date

Fun ahead: A Hobbit day, cars, music, food.

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

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