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December 2023

By 13 November 2023January 24th, 2024Issue


Photo: Je McEwan

End of an Era

An ode to Kim Hill.

By Hera Lindsay Bird

Steam and pipework at the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station near Taupō.

Power Play

Are the big electricity generators abusing their market dominance?

By Michael Fletcher

Photo: Shutterstock

Letter from Israel

A Jewish philosophy professor on the war in Gaza.

By Oded Na’aman

Photo: Shutterstock

A terrible trap

Is our Ministry of Health failing to respond adequtely to the rise in puberty blockers?

By Charlotte Paul

Photo: Reproduced with the permission of New Zealand Police

The Crewe Murders

A new book revisits the case that captured the nation.

By Kirsty Johnston & James Hollings

Costs, cuts and consequences

Small changes can help ease the burden of rising prices.

Trampoline by Roberta Thornley


By Roberta Thornley

Four corners

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

Photo: Alt Group / Toaki Okano

Brett Graham

Redefining Sculpture On the Gulf.

Embroidered visions

The other wordly art of Saskia Bunce-Rath.

The call home

James Courage and Robert Lord and their shared love of Aotearoa.

By Chris Brickell

Couch Surfing

What might the Buddha and Freud have to talk about?

By Dr Curious


Some of the best poems are riddles.

By Bill Manhire

My first ever…

A death threat inspires a poem.

By Tusiata Avia

Harbouring Doubts

An ocean swim is the start of a new love.

By Rachel Finlay


The playful garden of Wendy Palmer.

By Rosemary Barraclough


Everyday meals from all over the world.

By Kelly Gibney


Crosswords and more.

By Graham Wilson

Save the date

Music, art, comedy and festivals galore.

By Nadia Shaw-Owens

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